Tag Archives: Health

Standing Rock Two Years Later: Public Health Lessons and the Physician’s Responsibility

As physicians, we must educate ourselves on how profit-driven policies lead to specific diseases in the Native American patients we have the privilege to treat. To be sure, involuntary exposure to uranium is a root cause of suffering and disease in these communities. We have a responsibility to our patients to avail ourselves of this… Read More »

The Sad State of Indian Health Services

We usually do not report on political issues, but this problem is so important that it must be brought to your attention. Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota introduced  legislation calling for a broad investigation of the U.S. Indian Health Service. He is calling for a broad evaluation of the agency’s performance including how it… Read More »