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'Just Move It' campaign targets diabetes among Natives


With diabetes at epidemic rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives, a new program seeks to reverse the trend.

Through "Just Move It," the Indian Health Service hopes to improve physical activity among 1 million Natives Americans. The program has already started in New Mexico and Alaska.

According to the American Diabetes Association, 14.5 percent of IHS patients have diabetes.

Get the Story:
Conference works to halt diabetes epidemic in Indians (AP 8/27)

Relevant Links:
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov

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