Every indicatory of morbidity, morality, and quality of life for Native Americans are substantially worse off than other minorities. 4 Native Health is dedicated to providing the information, resources and skills for all generations to make positive health choices.
By @mypubliclands “This photo was the first place winner of the Fire Category from the Oregon BLM’s 2008 Photo Contest. Photographer J.T. Sohr, an Engine Boss with then six summer’s experience fighting fires, snapped this shot while his fatigued crew was taking a well-deserved break. “We’d just finished a long period of putting out fires and saw some more storms on the way,” said J.T. “Everybody knew we’d be busy, so I took this photo of us taking a breather. It was the calm before the storm.” Right after this photo, J.T. and his crew got up and went back to work.

Thank you to the firefighters out there on the line today - come home safely!

#fire #firefighters #wildlandfire #firefighter #firemanagement #safety #mypubliclands #rainbow #oregon #BLMcareers #BLMproud #instagood #instacool #photooftheday” via @PhotoRepost_app

By @mypubliclands “This photo was the first place winner of the Fire Category from the Oregon BLM’s 2008 Photo Contest. Photographer J.T. Sohr, an Engine Boss with then six summer’s experience fighting fires, snapped this shot while his fatigued crew was taking a well-deserved break. “We’d just finished a long period of putting out fires and saw some more storms on the way,” said J.T. “Everybody knew we’d be busy, so I took this photo of us taking a breather. It was the calm before the storm.” Right after this photo, J.T. and his crew got up and went back to work.

Thank you to the firefighters out there on the line today - come home safely!

#fire #firefighters #wildlandfire #firefighter #firemanagement #safety #mypubliclands #rainbow #oregon #BLMcareers #BLMproud #instagood #instacool #photooftheday” via @PhotoRepost_app

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stars-and-sunflowers:

It’s sad to think that when a 16 y.o  girl is raped and photos surface she is mocked and made fun of through #jadapose Well having been a victim of sexual assault in the past myself, I admire her for her courage to stand up for herself on television and while some people still mock her and even those trying to show her support this is the real #jadapose

stars-and-sunflowers:

It’s sad to think that when a 16 y.o girl is raped and photos surface she is mocked and made fun of through #jadapose Well having been a victim of sexual assault in the past myself, I admire her for her courage to stand up for herself on television and while some people still mock her and even those trying to show her support this is the real #jadapose

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jewsee-medicalstudent:

Brain surgery to treat epilepsy.

The device was invented to treat epilepsy. The electrodes are connected directly to the brain and stimulate his current extra parts required, which leads to seizures.

Epilepsy (from the Ancient Greek verb ἐπιλαμβάνειν meaning “to seize, possess, or afflict”) is a group of long-term neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. These seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking. In most cases the cause is unknown, although some people develop epilepsy as the result of brain injury, stroke, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse, among others.

Epileptic seizures are the result of excessive and abnormal cortical nerve cell activity in the brain. The diagnosis typically involves ruling out other conditions that might cause similar symptoms (such as syncope) as well as figuring out whether any immediate causes are present. Epilepsy can often be confirmed with an electroencephalogram. Epilepsy cannot be cured, but seizures are controllable with medication in about 70% of cases. In those whose seizures do not respond to medication, surgery, neurostimulation or dietary changes may be considered.

(Pictures from Medicine and Health Over Time).

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environmentalillnessnetwork:

The Los Angeles Times article “Ticks may have carried Lyme disease for more than 15 million years" explains that:

Lyme disease, which causes a variety of symptoms, including headaches, joint pain, fever and fatigue, has only been recognized by medical experts in the last few decades.
However, [George] Poinar argues that ticks have been harboring a variety of bacteria that are harmful to humans and other hosts for millions of years. …
"It’s likely that many ailments in human history for which doctors had no explanation have been caused by tick-borne disease," Poinar told OSU science writer David Stauth.

Try to imagine how many tick-borne disease infected people throughout human history are likely to have been treated poorly and told their chronic illnesses were all or mostly “in their heads” merely because tick-borne diseases had not yet been adequately understood.

environmentalillnessnetwork:

The Los Angeles Times article “Ticks may have carried Lyme disease for more than 15 million years" explains that:

Lyme disease, which causes a variety of symptoms, including headaches, joint pain, fever and fatigue, has only been recognized by medical experts in the last few decades.

However, [George] Poinar argues that ticks have been harboring a variety of bacteria that are harmful to humans and other hosts for millions of years. …

"It’s likely that many ailments in human history for which doctors had no explanation have been caused by tick-borne disease," Poinar told OSU science writer David Stauth.

Try to imagine how many tick-borne disease infected people throughout human history are likely to have been treated poorly and told their chronic illnesses were all or mostly “in their heads” merely because tick-borne diseases had not yet been adequately understood.