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Medical experts meeting at the NIH over the next three days are going to try to reach a consensus... more »
posted 03/04/13
Doctors are debating whether to lower the blood-sugar threshold for determining whether a woman... more »
posted 10/13/12
    The fifth and final story in my series, "Invisible Nations, Enduring Ills," on health... more »
posted 07/22/12

Bill Graves's Work

Health care program for Alaska Natives keeps better tabs on patients, often with email and texts, and reduces unnecessary doctor visits. And because patients usually get appointments the day they call, they turn to the emergency room less for primary care.

Candida KingBird, 38, has lived a decade with diabetes and has five children, the last of whom nearly died from problems related to the disease after a cesarean section. Read about her journey through a difficulty, risky sixth pregnancy.

How trauma, alcohol and the chaos they produce undercut Native American health.