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$5 million for nutrition

The Shakopee Mdewakaton Sioux Community launches Seeds of Native Health campaign to improve access to good foods and reduce the rates of preventable diseases.

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Health care technology

Investments in health care technologies have made care and treatment more cost-effective, specialized, and in many cases, more attainable in recent years.

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Oral health legislation

New Mexico moved closer to addressing the gap on a statewide dentist shortage this week when legislators passed House Bill 349, which would allow for the education and licensure of dental therapists.

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Water is good medicine

On his journey to wellness, Omaha Nation member Ricky Sheridan gets back to healthy basics. He has been passionate about looking more presentable and adopting healthier lifestyle behaviors.

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Colon Cancer Screenings

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among Northern Plains American Indians - a population with rates 53 percent higher than the general U.S. population.

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Measles prevention

Native American children receive the MMR vaccine at a higher rate nationwide than the general population. However, the exposure rates tell a slightly different story.

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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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