|MEDICAL HEALTH WELLNESS Information News and Facts for Native American Indians
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT FOR NATIVE AMERICANS: Whether you're for or against "Obamacare" it's the "law of the land" and its Open Enrollment Period officially began on October 1, 2013... You have until March 31, 2014, to enroll in a qualified health plan or risk financial penalties imposed by the IRS...
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Hello, "My Name is Meth"
Short anti-drug poem by young female Indian addict in jail who later dies. READ facts and links to more information about methamphetamine use and where to get help.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES STD Web Portal
Safer sex tips, testing and treatment facilities in Southern California, San Diego County....
ONLINECOLLEGES.NET published a free on-line guide to student health and wellness — covers Common Pitfalls, Mental Health, Physical Health, Nutrition with a lot of supporting information. Excellent resource for Alaska Native and American Indian students concerned about a healthy lifestyle.... Recommended by: Melissa Venable.
BESTCOLLEGES.COM features college planning tools and academic resources. According to the CDC, “empty” calories account for up to 40% of a young person’s diet, which could lead to real health problems. Our free student nutrition guide goes beyond supplying students with cursory information about nutrition, and takes an in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health.... Recommended by: Leslie Hunter.
Could Grandparents Really Lower Their Risk of Alzheimer’s by Doing This?
New research reveals that women who take care of their grandchildren one day a week are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. This is because the mental activity derived from looking after youngsters can actually increase brain function... READ MORE.
Articles, short films and informational videos about alzheimer's and the family.
Obesity is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years
by Gina Kolatajan, Jan. 29, 2014
For many obese adults, the die was cast by the time they were 5 years old. A major new study of more than 7,000 children has found that a third of children who were overweight in kindergarten were obese by eighth grade. And almost every child who was very obese remained that way....
“The main message is that obesity is established very early in life, and that it basically tracks through adolescence to adulthood,” said Ruth Loos, a professor of preventive medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, who was not involved in the study... READ STORY.
PAUMA TRIBE HOSTS WEEKLY AA MEETINGS
As of 2005, substance abuse among American Indians remained the highest among all racial groups in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration...
INDIAN WARRIORS AGAINST DRUGS & ALCOHOL
What's the word: ALCOHOL! A little trivia from back in the '50s...Thunderbird is a cheap, fortified Gallo wine...we must let our young people know we care about them.
MILITARY VETERANS & PROSTRATE CANCER
What is prostrate cancer? What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? What testing methods are available? Where can I get screened for prostrate cancer?
Sherwood Valley adopts tribal nutrition policy — Innovative effort to address diabetes and obesity
On the social networking site Facebook, friends can jokingly share “commods gifts” that demonstrate the high fat, sugar and salt content of government issued processed foods that have long been staples in many Native households: Canned beef, peaches, milk and beef stew; powdered milk; bags of farina, macaroni and cheese, roast beef and instant potatoes.
CALIFORNIA CALORIE COUNT MENU LAW
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - California on Tuesday became the first US state to force fast-food restaurant chains to post calorie information on menus and indoor menu boards, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said...
AM I HAVING A STROKE?
FACTS information about having a stroke, and simple tests to have the victim perform to test for identifying early stroke symptoms.
NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN DIABETES
"Bad Sugar" travels to the O'odham Indian reservations of southern Arizona where residents are marked not just by poverty but with the dubious distinction of perhaps the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the world.
SCAIR Trban TANF holds First Aid and CPR classes.
Classes held at Alpine and San Diego Family Learning Centers.
COMMUNITY LETTER from Romelle Majel McCauley
Indian Health Council, Inc., begins implementing fee schedules and eligibillity guidlined for various patient services...