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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday banned JUUL Labs, Inc. to stop selling its e-cigarette products. The FDA cites a lack of data and evidence to assess their potential health risks.

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The Navajo Nation has reported 309 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths between Saturday and Tuesday. Two hundred-forty of these cases were on Saturday or Sunday. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday gave final approval for use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children six months through four years old and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children six months through five years old. 

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The Navajo Nation on Friday announced two more deaths related to COVID-19, which brings to total number of deaths to 1,802 since tracking began on March 17, 2020. Also, announced were 124 4 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation. The overall  total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 55,844.

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Last week, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its Cancer Disparities Progress Report for 2022 which seeks to raise awareness about the health disparities that disproportionately affect marginalized communities. The results of this study are particularly alarming for Native people.

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Former Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairperson Aaron Payment has been named the Director of Government Relations at the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), based in Washington, D.C.  His appointment became effective on June 14, 2022.

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It’s June and time to celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month with these colorful and tasty fruits and vegetables.  These delicious foods provide a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber — while remaining naturally low in calories, fat, and sodium.  They can also lower your risk of developing certain chronic diseases. Whether you shop at a market or just grow the fruits and veggies at home, enjoy any combination of these delectable delights to kick off your summer right.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Indigenous walkers and runners trekking cross country to halt drug abuse and domestic violence affecting Native Americans made it to Grand Rapids, Mich. this week. 

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In the wake of signing extremely restrictive anti-abortion laws, Oklahoma Republican Governor Kevin Stitt has made unsubstantiated claims about the right to abortion on sovereign tribal land.

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Chef Nephi Craig spoke at the Native Nutrition Conference, convening this week in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He talked about the practice of decolonization, unraveling the knot of colonization that is in our hearts, and using our own personal journeys to help others. The following is a lightly edited transcription of his remarks.