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Despite high incidence of sexual assault on the Navajo Nation, many women in Indian Country have been denied access to Plan B.
December 25, 2014
Lindsay Johnson
Forty percent of the Navajo Nation doesn’t have running water. A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is trying to change that one community at a time.
December 23, 2014
Buzz Lechowski
Firefighters face a multitude of cancer-causing agents but one of the most insidious is the exhaust from their own trucks. There's now funding available to install exhaust removal systems.
December 22, 2014
Recent studies say firefighters are twice as likely to get certain types of cancer than the general public. But scientists say stricter firefighting safety practices could lower those rates.
December 22, 2014
Jensen
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
uranium
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

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