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heart disease

Image of a blood glucose meter, insulin pen and diabetic test strips
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)
Mature daughter embracing senior mother after outdoor family dinner party
Tags: medical bias, minority patients, African American women, African American men, Hispanic, American Indian, quality of care, spirtual beliefs, heart disease, health, medicine, minority and underserved populations
Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic... (read more)
Tags: heart health, heart disease, heart failure, donor hearts, transplants, mechanical heart devices, ventricular assist devices, quality of life, CardioMEMs
When it comes to mechanical heart devices, downsizing has been a good thing.In 1985, when the University of Arizona and then-University Medical Center were making history as the first medical center to successfully use a total... (read more)
Hands in a heart shape
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)
Pregnancy and oral health
Tags: oral health, pregnancy, pre-term deliveries, low birth weight, perodontitis, dental care, heart disease, new-born health
Good oral health is more than just a nice smile. Having good oral health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew and eat. Untreated tooth decay leads to needless pain and... (read more)
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