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Pow-Wow Connects Community to Health Providers


by Sydney Widell

Speaking over the sound of powwow drums, UW-Madison pharmacy student Kym Ludwig compared the sugar contents in different energy drinks and helped administer free diabetes risk tests to Wunk Sheek Spring Powwow guests at an informational booth tucked between indigenous food vendors and stalls selling beaded jewelry.

Ludwig, who is also a member of the Native American Center for Health Professions, or NACHP, said she hoped Saturday’s powwow would be an opportunity to start conversations with members of her community about diabetes — a disease which disproportionately affects Native people — as well as health care in general.

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