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Keeping baby safe and sound

Health educators recommend parents and caregivers creating a ‘safe sleep environment’ to reduce the high risk of sudden infant death for Native American babies.
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Resources to kick the habit

American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest smoking rates in the US, but more than half of smokers want to quit.
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Obesity: State-by-state

“This is the first time that we have had some real data that looked at the Native American population for each state,” said Rich Hamburg of Trust for America’s Health, who added that, of the 25 states with reportable data for Natives, all reported obesity rates above 50 percent.

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Indigenous Pink Day

The American Indian Cancer Foundation asks men and women of all ages to wear pink on Oct. 21 and share photos on social media using the hashtag #indigenouspink to spread breast cancer awareness.
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Honoring the Beat of Life

This weekend, the American Heart Association (AHA) is hosting the fourth annual “Honoring the Beat of Life” Powwow in Shawnee, Oklahoma on October 17, an event that seeks to empower tribal members to embrace the healthy aspects of Native American traditions.
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Combating youth suicides

A recent presentation in Oxford, England, sparked the formation of an international collaborative of counselors, social workers, psychologists and other mental health professionals, who want to empower Native youth to rise above suicidal thoughts and feelings.
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Teen mental health

More partnerships and initiatives aimed at addressing mental health among Native youth are starting to take shape, including the Zero Suicides campaign from IHS, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
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The legacy of Native running

The Hopi High School boy’s cross country team has extended its streak of winning the most state titles in a row with its 26th Arizona State championship. The win is a national record with no other team in the nation able to top the feat. The success of the team was part of the this story first published by NHNA Sept. 9, 2015.
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The state of Native food systems

Improving the food system for American Indians and Alaska Natives must also factor the loss of culture and poverty, as well as sedentary lifestyles. Report details the historical and economic factors that have broken down the Native American food system.
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Debora Cartagena

This image depicts a close view of the distal tip of an empty syringe revealing the metallic needle with its blue plastic proximal end that attached the needle to the syringe barrel. In the bright red background, though out of focus, you can still make out the universal biohazard symbol. The barrel is calibrated, however, it is not known what the calibrated tic marks represented, as to their measurement.

The syringe and needle is a very efficient method for delivering medications and vaccines into an organism in a parenteral manner, which includes humans as well as animals. Injections can be delivered intravenously, i.e., into a vein, arterially, i.e., into an artery, subcutaneously, i.e., under the surface of the skin, and intramuscularly, i.e, into a muscle.

The high price of HepC

American Indians are more likely than other races and ethnicities to die from hepatitis C, making it one of the most deadly diseases for Native people.


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