Health

July 02, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Most people in the United States are unaware of what an important role plants play in the field of medicine. Plants are the original source material for nearly 40% of all pharmaceutical remedies in the United States.

June 30, 2011
By:
Harold A. Monteau

Ordinarily I would not use those two words in the same sentence. A little over ten years ago I awoke in my pickup along a dirt road that served as a common driveway to my home and neighboring homes.

June 28, 2011
By:
Matt Gilbert

A year ago, I read a Washington Post article (“Two Worlds: Government Contractors, Alaska Natives”) about how Alaska Nat

June 05, 2011
By:
Charlotte Hofer

It begins with three chilling words, "You have cancer." And then, your life forever changes.

May 16, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Republican Party unity on the issue of a massive restructuring of Medicare and Medicaid (if there is such a thing) ended this weekend.

April 28, 2011
By:
Geoffrey Strommer

A year after passage of national health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Act”), the entire Act, including the many Indian-specific provisions within, is in danger of being taken away.

April 05, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The national budget debate is multi-directional. Most of the story, so far, has centered on this year’s federal spending, basically how to strip dollars from a fiscal year that’s roughly half over. Then, there is the fight over next year’s budget, the one that is supposed to start on October 1.

February 28, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

This week represents, perhaps, the most important week of lobbying for tribal nations since the end of the termination era.

February 07, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

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March 24, 2010
By:
Katsi Cook

About 15 years ago, brain tissue from 33 infants who succumbed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was taken from Northern Plains tribes, including Pine Ridge, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River, as part of the Aberdeen Indian health Service Infant Mortality Study.

October 14, 2009
By:
Valerie Taliman

The Oct. 9 headlines read: “Sweat lodge disaster” and “2 dead, 19 taken to hospitals, 64 people in sweat lodge.”

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