A doctor uses a stethoscope to examine a young boy at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida. Among Native Americans, heart disease is the most dangerous illness.
Photograph by Otis Imboden, National Geographic
ability to use.
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
a style of cooking.
organized public display of support or criticism for a policy or event.
to inspire or support a person or idea.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
display, often in a museum.
cost or expense.
material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.
system for addressing the physical health of a population.
illness affecting the heart and circulatory system.
to contribute time or money.
way of living, including cultural, economic, and social habits.
to restrict or keep to a certain amount.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.
to encourage or help.
to lower or lessen.
initial evaluation of an individual used to identify the presence of a disease.
meeting for holding discussions on a specific topic.
injury caused by a blood clot in the brain.
the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.
plant whose leaves are smoked or chewed as a mild narcotic.
area separated from others by artificial or natural divisions.