Health

Jimmy Yazzie
For the first time, the federal government has made a focused effort to address Native American veteran homelessness. Native Americans serve in the military at a higher rate than any ethnic or racial group.
January 11, 2016
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The National Weather Service has called for a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday for the state’s high country. Forecasters expect a second storm early Thursday.
January 05, 2016
The Veterans Affairs Department in El Paso is implementing what could become a national model for health care reform. The plan is for the VA to focus primarily on specialized care unique to the military while outsourcing basic care to private providers.
November 10, 2015
Salazars
Many Native Americans with Alzheimer’s are outcasts in their own communities. There’s little knowledge about the disease on reservations, let alone support and resources.
November 09, 2015
A coalition of government, industry and citizen groups are meeting Monday in Colorado to discuss air quality in the four corners region. The discussion will include new federal requirements on ozone emissions.
November 06, 2015
Access to safe drinking water will be the subject of a hearing Friday by an international human rights commission in Washington, D.C. Among the participants are representatives from the Navajo Nation.
October 23, 2015
Isaac and Blake
The introduction of formula led many women to stop breastfeeding in the 1950s and '60s. It’s taken decades, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says breastfeeding rates are on the rise.
October 06, 2015
The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest. Rivers and underground aquifers are proving insufficient, so cities are turning to options that were once unthinkable — like "toilet to tap" recycling.
September 28, 2015
September is a popular month for exploring northern Arizona’s forests and canyons. Turns out it’s also a popular time to get lost. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 35 search and rescue calls in 20 days.
September 28, 2015
Navajo officials have called for a state of emergency following a recent string of suicides. Tribal and health officials have met this week to discuss how to address the problem.
September 24, 2015

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