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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast cancer is the second leading type of cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native women. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Additional risk factors include being overweight, eating a high fat diet, drinking alcohol, and using tobacco. If you are between 40 and 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a mammogram screening. If you are a woman between 50 and 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.

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October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Substance Abuse includes the use of illegal drugs, overconsumption of alcoholic beverages, underage drinking, and the non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The abuse of these substances significantly affects the health and well-being of our nation's youth and people of all ages. Reference the links below to learn more about National Substance Abuse Awareness Month.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence takes many forms. Abuse can be physical, but it can also be mental, emotional, sexual, and even financial. Resources, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline, are available 24 hours a day. It’s important to learn warning signs and the stages in the “Cycle of Abuse” for prevention efforts. Access links below for more information.

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability to obtain, process, and understand information so they can make decisions about their health care. Seeking medical care, taking medications correctly, and following prescribed treatments requires the capacity to access and apply health information. Limited health literacy can lead to medication errors, increased health care costs, and decreased care for chronic health conditions.

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ACA Monthly Special Enrollment Periods

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ended on March 31. However, if you are a member of a federally recognized tribe, you're eligible for monthly special enrollment periods. This means you can still enroll in a health plan or make changes to your current health plan once per month. Please consider enrolling in the Marketplace and sharing this information with those you know who are eligible for enrollment. To enroll today, visit HealthCare.gov Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.

For more information on how the Affordable Care Act impacts Indian Country, visit the IHS ACA website.

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