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The Healthy Dose

Older couple walking down a sidewalk

Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One in three elderly patients dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia, making it the sixth leading fatality in the United... read more

Tags: maternal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, pregnancy, childbirth, maternal & child health, family metal health

Around the world, as many as 2 in 10 new mothers experiences some type of perinatal mental health issues. Having a child is viewed as being a happy time in a woman's life however for many it can be a dark, terrifying and... read more

Mariano Lake, New Mexico. Photo credit Ariel Shirley.
Tags: Diné (Navajo) Nation, Native American health care, traditional Native American teachings, running, holistic wellness, diabetes, heart disease, Cancer, family health history, integrative health

Yá’át’ééh (hello in Diné), my name is Ariel Shirley. I am a senior studying public health at the University of Arizona. I grew up near the Diné (Navajo) Nation in Gallup, N.M. Since I was a little girl, my Diné... read more