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News from the Northwest and Beyond

Nov

20

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Healthy Native Youth

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments

HealthyNativeYouth.org, produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides resources for culturally-appropriate sexual health programs to AI/AN youth.  Stakeholders from adolescent health and Indian Country were consulted to build connections, offer input… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, K-12, Training & Education


Nov

15

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“Mistakes Were Made”

Posted by on November 15th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

“When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.”  That’s the start of a recent article on NPR’s web site, citing a new study that found that levels of medication errors are rising, and that most mistakes were preventable.  The researchers used information from U.S. poison control centers, and looked only at errors that happened outside… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health


Nov

13

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Happy World Vegan Month!

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Observances, News From NN/LM PNR


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