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Hey Auntie, my brother andI have been arguing about washing our masks every time after we go grocery shopping. I don’t think it needs it every time, but my brother does. Who’s right?

Well, first good on you for wearing your masks when you’re out. Sorry, but your brother is right on this one. You should treat your mask like a biohazard: Don’t let it touch anything, especially things like the kitchen counter or coffee table Put your cloth mask in the washer, with laundry soap, then the dryer Make sure to wash…

I’m about 4’11-5ft tall i’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time i weigh about 180-220 I’ve done sports all my life yet still the weight won’t come off I’m only 13 will i grow into it?

This is a very important question. You cannot get the full picture of your health by looking at weight or a single point on a growth chart. Children’s bodies change as they grow, throughout childhood and you may experience “growth spurt” (periods of fast growth). What is important right now is to not just look at your weight, but look…

What are some beneficial traditional indigenous medicinal practices?

This is a great question. I would start by talking to your elders or family members about what is used in your tribe, as every tribe has different and various practices. A lot of this can depend on the location of the tribe, since communities generally use what plants and natural elements are available to them. Check out We R…

What is hepatitis C? Should I get tested?

My parents told me I needed to get tested for hepatitis C because I used IV drugs in the past and have some home piercings and tattoos. What is it exactly? Hepatitis C is a contagious infection that affects your liver that can cause liver cancer or liver failure if it’s not treated. Hepatitis C is spread mostly through contact with…

Is vaping good for a 12 year old?

Is vaping good for a 12 year old? No. Vaping or JUULing are not good for anyone, especially someone the age of 12. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the same highly addictive drug in cigarettes. Some can even contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes! The danger with e-cig’s is that they can be viewed as harmless…

What should I do this summer?

 What should I do this summer?  Hey there. Good question! So when I first thought of this question, I thought, ‘Oh, well I’ve got a list of things you could do!’ But, then I thought of how rare it was for me as a teenager to actually think about what I wanted to do with my time, much less to…
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