Yellow Bird: The dangers of smoking
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"Cancer mortalities among North Dakota Native Americans is the highest in the nation, Dr. Judith Salmon Kaur, a physician and researcher for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, said in a presentation at the UND medical school last week.

Indian people and tribal governments need to heed these findings.

In her research of Indian people, she is finding alarming rates of this deadly disease among tribes throughout the country.

Unfortunately, North Dakota is the state with the highest rate of cancer deaths for Native people. Other states - Minnesota, Alaska, Michigan, Montana and South Dakota -are close behind. . ."

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DOREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Smoking, and its aftermath, hits us all (The Grand Forks Herald 11/12)

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