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IHS: Stop Blocking Native Women's Access to Emergency Contraception! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: IHS, Native Americans, women, rape, birth control, Indian Health Service )

- 2190 days ago -
In the US, women age 17 and over have the legal right to get emergency contraception -- sometimes called Plan B or "the morning after pill -- over the counter and without a prescription at their pharmacy. But not, it seems, if you're Native like me.
Native American Health News Channel Available
Health & Wellness  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, culture, society, Body-Mind-Spirit, health, healthcare, medicine, news )

- 2914 days ago -
At first glance, it appears to be a cable news channel like any other. There's someone giving a report, and a crawl across the bottom, but watch a while, and it's obvious this is not just any news station...
Death and Diabetes in Indian Country: One Community's Struggle to Beat the Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, interesting, diabetes, Native Americans )

- 2929 days ago -
It was late last March, and these were just her finishing touches. Frannie had already squeezed on her jeans, tucked in a pink t-shirt and put on a gold necklace and earrings specially reserved for this event: Thursday night darts
Trahant: The Medical Practitioner Will See You Now
Health & Wellness  (tags: chiropractors, massage, acupuncture, Native Americans )

- 2929 days ago -
A family member and I visited a clinic over the weekend. First, a nurse, then the doctor, then X-ray, back to the nurse and finally back to the doctor. The patient took lots of steps
Academy Introduces Native American Youth to Health Care Field
Health & Wellness  (tags: Native Americans, healthcare, study, doctors )

- 2960 days ago -
-- 23 high schoolers from Indian communities across Upper Michigan are taking over the campus of NMU for a few days. "The College Prep Medicine Wheel Academy is really designed to introduce Native youth to the idea of the health sciences," explains
Statement By the President on the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, interesting, Native Americans )

- 3011 days ago -
Earlier today, I signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform bill passed by Congress. In addition to reducing our deficit, making health care affordable for tens of millions of Americans, and enacting some
Medicaid Cuts Threaten American Indian Population
Health & Wellness  (tags: medical, cuts to Medicaid, Native Americans, health, prevention )

- 3051 days ago -
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley recently wrote to the State's Medical Assistance Division (MAD) expressing his Tribe's opposition to cuts in Tribal health, with Pueblo and Apache leaders voicing concerns as well
2010's People to Watch in the GTA: Jessica Yee, Activist
Health & Wellness  (tags: Womens Health, Native Americans, activists, interesting )

- 3092 days ago -
Jessica Yee is a young woman on a mission. And at 23, she is wowing social justice activists twice her age with her passion and persistence. The eldest daughter of a Mohawk mother and a
Shorter Ben Nelson: Killing Indian Babies Is Fine, Just Don't Kill White Babies
Health & Wellness  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Prejudice, Genocide, politics, culture, society, ethics, healthcare )

- 3105 days ago -
Poor Ben Nelson. He went on John King's show today and told King, "[I]f you think it's fun having both sides on an issue mad at you when you're trying to do something in good faith, just think, it's like going home and getting bit by the family dog. So...
Indian Country Dental Aide Expansion: Yea or Nay?
Health & Wellness  (tags: dental, Native Americans, health, protection )

- 3105 days ago -
WASHINGTON - As visions of sugarplums dance in some heads, tribal communities are pondering methods for expanding dental health care in Indian country
'Historic Failure'
Health & Wellness  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, culture, society, healthcare, protection, Body-Mind-Spirit, abuse, ethics, safety, medicine, illness, health )

- 3106 days ago -
Cleveland Kills In Sight fears the night. He fears the nightmare that visits him in the darkness of his St. Francis apartment, bringing with it the terror of a morning two months ago when he lay in his hospital bed and a doctor pressed her fingers...
Native American Heart Disease May Be Linked to Blood Clotting Gene
Health & Wellness  (tags: Heart Disease, genes, blood clots, Native Americans )

- 3107 days ago -
Native American's increased heart disease susceptibility may arise from evolution favoring genes for blood clotting, suggest a genetic comparison. In the current Annals of Human Genetics, an international team
Swine Flu Hits NM's American Indian Population Harder
Health & Wellness  (tags: illness, risks, deaths, Native Americans, high risk )

- 3124 days ago -
Swine flu is killing American Indians in New Mexico at a higher rate than other ethnic groups, the Associated Press reports
GAO: IHS Muddles Revenue Collections
Health & Wellness  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, IHO, culture, society, ethics, government )

- 3127 days ago -
WASHINGTON - A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office confirms some costly concerns regarding the collection of third-party payments owed to the IHS by insurers. Some tribal affairs experts say IHS' laxity has ended up shortchanging ...
The Health Care America Refuses To Provide
Health & Wellness  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, healthcare, health, medicine, government, humans, politics, culture, society )

- 3139 days ago -
As you're reading this I'm sure your eyes are beginning to roll, indicating how peeved you're probably getting over yet another tirade on the subject of health-care-overhaul. Fear not. To prevent this article from joining the all-embracing tautology of...

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