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Haskell Indian Nations University fights diabetes in Native American population

Fred Gipp pounded his feet on the bricks until his feet hurt. His performance outside the Kansas Union on Thursday attracted the attention of students and passersby. Gipp danced to promote a powwow he will perform in next year. He said he dances to stay in shape. And it’s important that Gipp stays in shape. … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

A recent study by Gallup and Healthways shows that fewer 18- to 25-year-olds are uninsured in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in uninsured college-aged students may be because of laws allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. High blood pressure and inflammation, traits associated with obesity, cause the … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case involving blood testing and drunk driving within the next nine months. The case challenges the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures, but if approved could prevent car accidents associated with driving under the influence. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday banning … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

The generation defined by its obsession with technology is physically suffering – above the waistline – from technological advances. “Text Neck” affects users of smartphones, tablets and computers when they lean toward the screens, creating poor posture and applying stress to the spine. Removing soda – arguably the leading cause of obesity – from a diet results in … Continue reading

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