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The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry, located on the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a new, fun activity to engage young students to learn about dentistry.

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Tahlequah, Okla.—The nation’s most populous federally recognized Tribe also boasts the largest, by square footage, and most comprehensive health center operated by a Tribe in Indian Country. The Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) is the largest tribally-operated health care system in the United States. It opened Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center, a 469,000-square-foot, four-story outpatient health facility, on the campus of the W.W. Hastings Hospital campus in Tahlequah in October 2019. 

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President Biden signed an executive order Apr. 5 directing federal agencies responsible for administering Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act to “identify ways to continue to expand the availability of affordable health coverage.” The order is a followup to his January 2021 order that led to enrolling 14.5 million people in Affordable Care Act coverage, extending Medicaid coverage for pregnant women until a year after the baby is born, and proposing rules to fix a regulatory gap in the ACA known as the “family glitch” that prevents family members from accessing subsidies despite high premiums for coverage through an employer.

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The Navajo Department of Health issued three orders on Apr. 5 to loosen COVID-19 restrictions, as the number of new infections continues declining on the Navajo Nation. 

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National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Chairman and Alaska Area Representative William Smith advocated for tribal health equity at a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Apr. 5. Chairman Smith urged Congress to support President Joseph Biden’s budget request for the 2023 fiscal year, which would authorize nearly $9.3 billion for the Indian Health Service (IHS). 

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"Unpacking Our Trauma Bundles to Create Community Healing," first in the Healing Trauma series of Changemakers Alliance, a statewide conversation-story-and-action membership community of Minnesota Women's Press. 
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The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Northwestern Ontario, in a remote small town about 330 miles (535 km) northwest of Thunder Bay, shut down its emergency department for 24 hours over the weekend of March 26-27 due to a lack of physicians. Residents experiencing medical emergencies had to travel about 130 miles to the nearest open hospital, in Dryden.  

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The last time Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Cynder Metz saw her son, Matthew Jay Broncho, he told her he wanted to go back to school. Matt, then 34, had a bachelor’s degree in political science from Idaho State University and was thinking of getting his master’s. 

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MILWAUKEE — Duane “Dodge” Waubanascum, once an amateur boxer from the Oneida Nation who won two Golden Glove titles in the 1970s, stands in the back of a room watching a group of fellow Native American Elders participate in a boxing class.

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Special to Native News Online. Some of your child’s most exciting growth milestones involve their teeth – from their first tooth coming in, to losing their first tooth and getting a special visit from the Tooth Fairy.