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    Native American summit on health careers is Aug. 13-14

    A Native American summit on careers in health care will be held next month in Rapid City.The second annual “Healing Indian Nations Through Research, Education and Outreach” summit will be held on Aug. 13-14.

    In Alaska, Better Dental Care

    This article was produced and provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Alaska Natives have found a way to add more dental providers. Can Indian Country be far behind? Historical evidence suggests that dental disease was rare among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the early 20th century. Today, AI/ANs have more untreated tooth decay and gum disease than any other population group, due to socioeconomic status, changes in diet, lack of preventive programs, and simply not enough dental professionals to meet the huge backlog of untreated disease.

    Obese Teens at Increased Risk of Gallstones

    Compared to teens at healthy weights, obese teens are much more like to develop gallstones—hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder ranging from the size of a sand grain to a golf ball, reported BBC News. Most stones are made of cholesterol, although their existence has no connection to cholesterol levels in the blood.

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