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Mental Health

Some of the most conclusive research to date finds that women who were depressed during pregnancy were less likely to breastfeed or nursed for a shorter period of time.

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Diabetes & Oral Health

Dentists now routinely take medical histories of new and regular patients, and regularly check for signs that may indicate undiagnosed diabetes or other diseases.

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Tobacco & Teeth

Poor oral health among Native Americans linked to commercial tobacco use; Health experts warn against substituting traditional herbs with commercial tobacco for ceremonies uses.

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Breastfeeding Meds

Despite evidence to the contrary, health care providers are still regularly getting questions and comments about prescription medication use being unsuitable for breastfeeding mothers.


Mixed Messages

Social attitudes about breastfeeding in public send mixed messages to moms about when and where it’s OK to nurse. Available in print, web & audio.

Obesity Findings

Researchers, physicians, and fitness and nutrition experts describe the biological and social forces that give rise to obesity and strategies for pushing back against those forces.

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Office Breastfeeding

Workplace breastfeeding under Affordable Care Act, Native style; Businesses across Indian Country adapt to new breastfeeding mandates but ACA provisions not straightforward for Native moms.


Dental Partnerships

IHS Oral Health Division prioritizes new task force recommendation to encourage medical-dental partnerships to help combat tooth decay among children ages 0-2.


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