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The Health Dose: Cancer

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

Tags: HPV, human papillomavirus, virus, Cancer, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer, immune system, vaccine, Gardasil

What lacks a brain but has the ability to swiftly avoid setting off our body’s intruder detectors, bringing its own blueprints into our cells to make more of itself, and in some cases, cause cancer? Human papillomavirus... read more

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more