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The Health Dose: Healthy Communities

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

child playing with plastic building blocks
Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorder, autism awareness, asd, special needs, children, neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatry, repetitive behaviors, sensory processing disorder, aspergers

As of 2018, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 59 births in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction... read more