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2008-08-06 15:00:56

By Jerry Reynolds, Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Aug. 6--WASHINGTON -- The view of food is changing. Throughout America and the world, as epidemics of diabetes and other often lifestyle-based diseases chart their destructive courses, the notion grows that food can be seen as medicine. The question of whether an individual's diet is good medicine or bad medicine will help to determine susceptibility to disease. A similar change is at work in the concept of hospital architecture....

2008-08-01 15:00:42

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, engaged in serving the US government community, and its business partner Trans-Tel Central, have announced that the Indian Health Service has selected Alcatel-Lucent's communications solutions for a number of communications upgrade projects. The Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service has implemented an area-wide initiative to connect the federally controlled Indian hospitals and clinics in the region with VoIP to streamline services, centralize...

2008-07-31 09:01:06

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:ALU) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, and its business partner Trans-Tel Central today announced that the Indian Health Service (IHS) has selected Alcatel-Lucent's communications solutions for a number of communications upgrade projects. The Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service has implemented an area-wide initiative to connect the federally controlled Indian hospitals and clinics in the region with voice...

2008-07-09 18:00:18

By DIANA GRAETTINGER; OF THE NEWS STAFF PETER DANA POINT - Gov. John E. Baldacci joined tribal, state and federal officials on Tuesday for a smudging ceremony and celebration of the completion of the nearly $8 million Peter Dana Point Wastewater Treatment upgrade. The sewer system improvements were made in two phases, the last of which will be finished in about a month. The facility was dedicated to George Stevens, 86, director of the Indian Township Public Works Department, in honor of...

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2008-06-18 06:05:00

The contamination of tomatoes with a rare strain of salmonella has led to the largest outbreak of food-borne illnesses since E. coli in spinach killed five and sickened hundreds almost two years ago. At least 277 people of all ages in 28 states and the District of Columbia have been sickened; 43 have been hospitalized. A nationwide recall of round, plum and Roma tomatoes has dealt a sharp blow to the $2.7 billion fresh-tomato market, costing the food industry tens of millions of dollars....

2008-03-19 13:00:32

Dr. Dale Alverson believes that rural patients of the future will be connected to their physicians through a computerized system of telemedicine.This system would allow doctors to view patient records from a distance and consult other professionals for further analysis."I believe, in the end, telehealth will be part of doing business in the health field, just like we use the telephone," said Alverson, medical director of the Center for Telehealth at the University of New Mexico's Health...

2007-11-08 06:00:42

By Burnett, Kristin This essay looks at the evolution of institutional structures of western health care in First Nations communities in southern Alberta from 1880 to 1930. During the 1890s various churches and their missionary organizations built cottage hospitals, school infirmaries, and dispensaries in Blackfoot, Peigan, Blood, Stoney, and Tsuu T'ina communities. In order to pay for these facilities churches formed a partnership with the federal government, similar to the existing one...


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