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Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Opinion
Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)
This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities
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YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
National | Politics
Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.

Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo
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Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo (July 21, 2017)
A new report confirms that American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by diabetes but Congress has been slow to renew a program helps fight the disease.

Vi Waln: Prescription pills are destroying lives in Indian Country
Health | Opinion
Vi Waln: Prescription pills are destroying lives in Indian Country (October 4, 2016)
Our children deserve to grow up in homes with adults who are sober and have clear minds.

Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos (December 16, 2015)
The debate was kind of like looking at a traffic accident. You drive by not wanting to peek, but then you do, and it’s awful, so you think, 'why did I do that?'

Smoking rates in Indian Country continue to top the nation
Health | National
Smoking rates in Indian Country continue to top the nation (November 13, 2015)
In a glaring shift, smoking rates among American Indian and Alaska Native women actually increased.

Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
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Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.

BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide
Education | Health | National
BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide (September 10, 2015)
The suicide rate among American Indians ages 15 to 34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Substance abuse ruins tribal nations
Health | Opinion
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Substance abuse ruins tribal nations (August 10, 2015)
Since the landing of the Mayflower and up until today, the destructive and insidious force of alcohol has kept up a choking pace within tribal communities.

CDC reports high rate of alcohol poisoning deaths among Natives
Health | National
CDC reports high rate of alcohol poisoning deaths among Natives (January 7, 2015)
Alaska and New Mexico, home to the largest percentages of Native Americans, had the highest death rates.

Alaska Native man hopes antismoking message reaches youth
Health | National
Alaska Native man hopes antismoking message reaches youth (December 2, 2014)
Michael George Patterson, who is Tlingit, is featured in a media campaigned aimed at American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

CDC: Native Americans see highest death rate from drownings
Health | National
CDC: Native Americans see highest death rate from drownings (May 16, 2014)
The death rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives was twice the rate for Whites.

Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health
Health
Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health (April 23, 2014)
The Crushplate blog uncovers 10 disturbing facts regarding the health of Native Americans.

CDC reports show high death rates among Native Americans
Health | National
CDC reports show high death rates among Native Americans (April 22, 2014)
Death rates for Native Americans are nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic Whites, according to the CDC.

Native Sun News: A call for more HIV testing in Indian Country
Health | National
Native Sun News: A call for more HIV testing in Indian Country (February 27, 2014)
In recognition of the 8th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, organizers are calling for increased testing for the disease in Indian communities across the country.

CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5
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CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5 (February 26, 2014)
The obesity rate among children ages 2-5 dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC sees big jump in use of  electronic cigarettes    among teens
Health
CDC sees big jump in use of electronic cigarettes among teens (September 6, 2013)
The use of electronic cigarettes among teens doubled from 2011 to 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Lawmakers press  IHS to confront HIV/AIDS    on Navajo Nation
Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers press IHS to confront HIV/AIDS on Navajo Nation (June 14, 2013)
Lawmakers whose districts include theNavajo Nation are urging the Indian Health Service to confront a rise in HIV cases on the reservation.

CDC finds  65 percent  increase in Native American suicide rate
Health | National
CDC finds 65 percent increase in Native American suicide rate (May 3, 2013)
The suicide rate among Native American adults grew 65.2 percent in the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report. The rate of suicide...

Anti-smoking ads include American Indians,  Alaska Natives
Health | National
Anti-smoking ads include American Indians, Alaska Natives (March 29, 2013)
YouTube: Nathan's Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma The Be Tobacco Free campaign has released a new set of videos that are aimed at reducing smoking among American Indians and...

Walt Lamar: Rate of flu shots low among American Indians
Opinion
Walt Lamar: Rate of flu shots low among American Indians (September 17, 2012)
"This fall, most of us will suffer from nothing worse than hay fever. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several warnings recently about rising numbers of more...

CDC reports 12 percent drop in Indian teenage birth rates
Health
CDC reports 12 percent drop in Indian teenage birth rates (April 10, 2012)
Birth rates among American Indian and Alaska Native teenagers fell 12 percent from 2009 to 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The drop reflected an overall decline...

CDC   finds high rates of prescription abuse in Indian Country
Health
CDC finds high rates of prescription abuse in Indian Country (November 2, 2011)
Prescription painkiller abuse is high in Indian Country, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest overdose...

CDC   report  takes   look at  racial and ethnic health disparities in   US
Health
CDC report takes look at racial and ethnic health disparities in US (January 14, 2011)
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights racial and ethnic health disparities for the first time. According to the report, American Indians and Alaska Natives...

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