Producer of genetic testing kit won't provide health information (12/06)
The maker of a genetic testing kit will stop providing health-related information to consumers in response to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration.
Famed comedian Charlie Hill battles lymphoma cancer at home (12/04)
Donations are being sought to offset health care costs for comedian Charlie Hill, who has been battling lymphoma cancer.
NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians (12/03)
The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Mark Trahant: Healthcare.gov is running but real work lies ahead (12/03)
The healthcare.gov web site is working. I spent some time on it this weekend and it was easy to navigate, pages popped up when they should, and I quickly found answers.
Native Sun News: Health advocate makes trip to South Dakota (11/28)
Thanks to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, a poster child of the worldwide movement for healthcare access, Luwiza Makukula from Lusaka, Zambia, was able to address the Black Hills and Badlands area community
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation hit hard by diabetes (11/22)
The Ute Mountain Tribe and the Navajo Nation are struggling with high rates of diabetes.
Mark Trahant: State demonstrates contempt for Alaska Natives (11/19)
There are only so many ways to demonstrate contempt for Alaska Natives. Yet the state seemed to find many ways.
A-dae Vena Romero: FDA fails to engage tribes with new rules (11/18)
A-dae Vena Romero says the Food and Drug Administration has failed to consult tribes on a new set of safety rules.
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards: Tax sugar to protect Indian lives (11/18)
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards says tribes should impose taxes on sugary foods to fight high rates of diabetes and obesity.
Vince Two Eagle: Some questions about Indian health care (11/12)
Vince Two Eagles shares answers to some commonly asked questions about the Indian Health Service.
Conan Murat: Dental aides provide vital care to Alaska Natives (11/11)
Conan Murat, a dental health aide therapist for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, explains the need for services in rural Alaska Native villages.
Robyn Sunday-Allen: American Indians and Affordable Care Act (11/07)
With open enrollment now started, Oklahomans can enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace to shop for an insurance plan that fits their health needs and budget, as required by the mandate that goes into effect in 2014.
Mark Trahant: Obamacare brings new funds to Indian Country (11/07)
There has been much controversy about the Affordable Care Act, what some call Obamacare. The politics are beyond intense.
Navajo Nation Council considers bill to impose tax on junk food (11/06)
The Navajo Nation Council is considering a bill to impose a tax on the sale of junk food on the Navajo Nation.
Anti-smoking group to collect signatures for Navajo Nation ban (11/05)
A group called Arizonans Concerned About Smoking will collect signatures to put a smoking ban on the Navajo Nation ballot in 2014.
Kaiser: IHS develops form for exemption to health insurance (11/01)
The Indian Health Service is developing a form that will ensure members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from the insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
WSU News: Grant with Spokane Tribe will address youth issues (10/29)
The Spokane Tribe and Washington State University will work together on a youth project.
Native Sun News: Rapid City hospital brings home a 'C' grade (10/24)
Rapid City Regional Hospital brought home a “C” for safety on its Oct. 23 report card, The Leapfrog Group announced in its Fall 2013 Hospital Safety Score Grades assessment.
Opinion: Sequester cuts hinder Native youth suicide prevention (10/23)
Despite high rates of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth, mental heath funds are being reduced due to sequestration.
Claudia Kauffman: Breast cancer awareness in Indian Country (10/23)
Claudia Kauffman calls on Indian Country to join National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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