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CA Area Director's Messages

November 1, 2005
National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month and we who work in Indian health know that diabetes is a significant burden in the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population.

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October 1, 2005
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 21st is National Mammography Day. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, after skin cancer. 

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September 1, 2005
Behavioral Health is September Topic

Six of the top ten causes of death for American Indians are directly related to life style, behavior and mental health. In addition to effect on other health problems, mental health and substance abuse problems contribute to a whole host of social problems

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