Indian Health Service House Bill Would Fund Cancer Treatment on Tribal Lands By Ryan Heinsius • Apr 12, 2018 David Wallace/The Arizona Republic Tribal members suffering from cancer because of uranium contamination have few options for local care. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a bill introduced in Congress would provide federal grants for treatment programs on often-remote reservations. Listen Listening... / 1:04 Native American Overdose Deaths Surge Since Opioid Epidemic By Associated Press • Mar 15, 2018 Overdose deaths in Native American communities have skyrocketed in the time the opioid epidemic has swept the U.S. and federal officials are looking for solutions. Health Care for Navajo Elders Requires Bridging Language, Culture By Melissa Sevigny • Jun 21, 2016 Althea John / Navajo Times Navajo spiritual tradition accepts old age as a natural part of life, but that’s doesn’t mean aging is easy – especially when language and culture can make it difficult to communicate with doctors. Listen Listening... / 3:06 Health Care Access Hard To Measure For Native Americans By Associated Press • Apr 29, 2016 Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found. Wireless Medicine Connects Navajo Heart Patients Laurel Morales Congestive heart failure is one of those medical conditions that has patients in and out of emergency rooms constantly. That’s tough on the Navajo Nation, where hospitals, are few and far between.