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Acanthosis Nigricans
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Diabetes, Type 2
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Diabetic Neuropathy
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Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Kidney Disease
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Oral Clefting
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Parkinson's Disease
Personality Disorders
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Reye's Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Schizophrenia Facts
Scleroderma Facts
Seizure Disorders
Substance Abuse
Suicide Prevention
SIDS Facts
Stroke Information
Testicular Cancer
Tobacco Use and Abuse
Traditional Herbal Medicine
Tuberculosis Facts

Welcome To Our Health Section!

In this section you will be able to access all of our health promotion/education and disease prevention pages. In our attempt to reach our main target audience of American Indians, we have created each page as a fact sheet, which appears to be the preferred method of health education/information among this population.

As with any health concern you may have: please, please check with your health care provider first before beginning a new course of treatment. Our health facts are strictly for information only and we do not side with any particular theory of medicine for the purposes of this website.

Ten Leading Causes of death in the U.S. in 2002 for American Indians and Alaska Natives:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer (see breast cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, colon cancer and cervical cancer)
  3. Unintentional injuries
  4. Diabetes
  5. Stroke
  6. Chronic liver disease and Cirrhosis
  7. Chronic lower respiratory disease
  8. Suicide
  9. Influenza and Pneumonia
  10. Homicide

Source: Health, U.S., 2004, Table 31.




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