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Dr. William Coutts ii
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Native American Health (Overview)

Native-American health relates to the health care of Native-Americans, as well as to health issues specific to these populations.


Dr. William Coutts ii
3 doctors shared insights

Native American Health (Overview)

Native-American health relates to the health care of Native-Americans, as well as to health issues specific to these populations.


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I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned , responsible adult.

I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned , responsible adult.

Healthy enough 4 it?: Ed in midlife is unhealthy not just as a lifestyle problem but as an indicator of possible decline in health. So get a general physical from pcp. Determine if diabetes or cardiovascular disease present. Also consider eating healthy or, if needed, start a weight loss program. Exercise programs can strengthen both endurance and confidence. Then see a urologist for followup on the ed to find out more. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

NO!!..........but...: It's really about you! although certain groups have more issues with drug abuse and addiction, it ultimately comes down to who you are......Do you have a job that you enjoy?....Are your friends and family plagued with drug problems?.....Have you been mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy? If you are at a party and are offered drugs, what will you do? Do you know how to just say "no"? ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Can a DNA test tell me how much native American Indian I have in me an what type?

No: There is no distinctive genotype that identifies native American vs other people that we term races. And there is no test to distinguish one tribe from another. There is such admixture between whites and Native Americans that any distinction would probably have been "washed out" already. ...Read more

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Did you know that Native American and Asian ppl have a hard time with atypical antipsychotics? How is this? DNA maybe? Fnp told me this

Did you know that Native American and Asian ppl have a hard time with atypical antipsychotics? How is this? DNA maybe? Fnp told me this

Interesting: Wonder what kinds of problems these medicines cause them, or what you FNP has seen. Sometimes some groups of people may not do well with certain things. People of mediteranean descent sometimes become ill after eating fava beans for example. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

No: Could be a generic link for aneurysms. I would be active, not smoke, control cholesterol an sugar. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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I'm native american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of a native american dying from pancreatic cancer?

Yes: The seer data shows a similar incidence to other populations and similar death rate. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Can you tell me if there are ancient indian/chinese/native american (etc) cures for a runny nose or cough?

Not likely: Runny nose and cough can be caused by a wide variety of etiologies. Acute etiologies like in a cold or viral infection will heal itself after one or two weeks. Bacterial infection causing rhinosinusitis or bronchitis need antibiotics. Allergic rhinitis causing runny nose and post nasal drip cough needed to be treated for allergies. I can hardly imagine an ancient remedy can cure all of those. ...Read more

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What does an american without health insurance do if his child has cancer or another serious disease?

What does an american without health insurance do if his child has cancer or another serious disease?

Still get treatments: If proved to be poor, and have no financial resources, medicaid and lots of charitable medical facilities are always available, this is what the health care reform is about, every one will have health care insurance, and prevent people to put money in the mat and place the burden on the health care system, virtual destruction of hospitals are due uninsured people walking in with grave problems. ...Read more

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