One of every five people on the Navajo Nation in Arizona is considered food insecure. That means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. A community on the western edge of the reservation has just gotten a grant to help.
November 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday halted strict new rules for clinics that provide abortions in Texas. The order holds until a legal challenge against those rules goes before a federal appeals court.
October 15, 2014
A federal judge in Austin ruled the laws would pose an undue burden on a woman's legal right to an abortion.
August 29, 2014
For the first time Northern Arizona University researchers have linked uranium exposure to skin cancer. And one sub-population is especially at risk.
August 08, 2014
Clinics in El Paso and McAllen shut their doors, unable to meet new stricter state requirements. Now a legal team will challenge those rules in court.
August 04, 2014
One of the biggest challenges at the El Paso VA is recruiting and retaining medical professionals. Secretary Sloan Gibson announced an infusion of $5.2 million that will help the facility find new hires and pay for overtime.
July 18, 2014
Eating healthy can be tough, not to mention expensive. For many, fatty fast foods are more accessible than a nutritious meal. But communities across the country are trying to change that.
July 16, 2014
After a two-year ban on its cattle inspectors entering Mexico at the Ojinaga-Presidio port of entry for unspecified security threats, the USDA now says the safety is not a problem.
July 15, 2014
Rattlesnake fangs can be a deadly force in the desert Southwest. Both man and beast can be a victim of their venom.
July 14, 2014
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The Southwest wilderness can be a dangerous place. Outdoor enthusiasts must be prepared for many potential perils — extreme heat, snakes, flash floods. Many have survived near-death experiences.
June 13, 2014


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