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Tags: prediabetes, diabetes, insulin, gestational diabetes, obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, Exercise, heart disease, stroke
You are likely familiar with type 2 diabetes, the most common form, but what do you know about prediabetes?  In the United States, 84 million people, 1 in 3 adults, have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 are unaware. That is more... (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)
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Tags: African American women, heart disease, healthy lifestyle, minority and underserved populations, diabetes, obesity
As an African American woman, I am aware that I’m in one of the highest-risk groups for dying from heart disease but my non-inherited risk factors are manageable. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity and inactivity are risk... (read more)
Tags: Teen pregnancy, poverty, mental health, diabetes, contraceptives, family planning, high-risk births
Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancy and its social consequences, are a significant cause of inter-generational poverty and poor health outcomes. Teen mothers are less likely to finish high school or college, meaning... (read more)
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Tags: Community Health, diabetes, Arizona, Intervention, Patient Care
When you’re working with a patient in the healthcare delivery system, it’s pretty straightforward. You get a medical history, talk to your patient about how they are doing and their symptoms, and learn about their... (read more)
Tags: Arizona, health disparities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health equity, diabetes, smoking, health insurance
Every year, more than 1,500 deaths in Arizona could be avoided if all residents had an equal chance to be healthy. That’s the startling conclusion of the Arizona Health Gaps Report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson... (read more)
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Tags: flatgate, high heels, feet, foot pain, Cannes Film Festival, diabetes
You might have heard about the recent “flatgate” controversy, in which women not wearing high heels reportedly were barred from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of the new Cate Blanchett film, Carol. ... (read more)
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