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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.

Recent Articles

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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.

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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.

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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.

Journalists

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