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Common Diseases and Illnesses

We all want to live a long, healthy life. Having a health issue will make it harder for anyone to stay healthy and strong. Eating right, exercising more often, and making the right choices will help you stay healthy. One of the first steps to a healthier life is to understand how certain health issues are a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. Check out the different topics and learn more about the different diseases and illnesses that are impacting our communities.

Diabetes Awareness

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day!...

Wearing Contact Lenses

So, you’ve made the switch from wearing glasses to the ease of...

Our Cultures are Our Source of Health

Renowned Hollywood actor and Cherokee tribal member, Wes Studi, explains how American...

The Flu

What is Influenza? Influenza also known as the “Flu” is a highly...

Living with a Chronic Illness

The term “chronic” refers to a group of illnesses that are permanent...

Kicking Butts and Staying Smoke Free

Smoking is not so glamorous. There are several ways smoking ruins your...

Obesity

What is obesity? Being obese means having so much body fat that...

Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs...

Smoking

In this video Davian Zephier,, Yankton Sioux, talks about his own experience...

Stroke

What is a stroke? If you get a stroke, your brain’s blood...

Tips for Teens with Diabetes

Stay at a Healthy Weight. If you have diabetes and are overweight,...

Smoking is a Choice

We are all faced with choices. Smoking is one of them.

Cancer

What is cancer? Cancer refers to any one of a large number...

Chronic Bronchitis

What is chronic bronchitis? Chronic, or long-term, bronchitis is a condition where...

Chronic Kidney Disease

What is it? The kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and excess...

Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis

What is it? The liver is an organ that is essential for...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD refers to a group of lung diseases—emphysema and...

Diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes means your blood sugar, or glucose, is too...

Emphysema

What is emphysema? In the lung, there are many tiny air sacs...

Heart Disease

What is heart disease? Heart diseases affect the heart and blood vessels....

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