Compared to white women, American Indian and Alaska Natives are more than 2X as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes.   And Native women in urban areas—where there’s better access to care—fare no better than those on rural reservations.  

The rate of diabetes-related kidney failures, or end-stage renal disease, among Native Americans plummeted by 54% between 1996 and 2013, according to a new CDC report.   The report calls the decline “especially remarkable” given the health and socioeconomic disparities…

Drug-related deaths among American Indian and Alaska Native people are nearly double the rate of the US as a whole, and Cherokee Nation sits in Oklahoma, a state hard-hit by prescription painkiller abuse.

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have illuminated other health crises among Native American populations, including a persistent lack of reproductive health care for Indigenous women.   Amie Newman, a blogger for Our Bodies Ourselves, argues that the problem originated…

Mathuram Santosham, a self-described “champion of failure,” repeatedly turned challenges into successes in an astounding public health career that can be credited with saving millions of  lives. The physician-researcher-trailblazer-teacher stepped down this spring after a…