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Colorado River Service Unit Holds Two Ground Breaking Ceremonies

RADM Ty Reidhead, Phoenix Area Director, Indian Health Service

December 8, 2017
by RADM Ty Reidhead, Phoenix Area Director, Indian Health Service

The Colorado River Service Unit (CRSU), located in Parker, Arizona, recently celebrated two significant groundbreaking milestones. The Parker Indian Hospital broke ground for the installation of a new Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner, and the Supai Clinic broke ground for the construction of a ... Continue reading


World AIDS Day

Rick Haverkate, National HIV/AIDS Program Director, Indian Health Service

December 1, 2017
by Rick Haverkate, National HIV/AIDS Program Director, Indian Health Service

On Friday, December 1, the global community commemorates World AIDS Day Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov . World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related ... Continue reading


Drug Take Back Day at PIMC

Deanna Dick, Acting CEO, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

November 30, 2017
by Deanna Dick, Acting CEO, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

The United States is currently facing an epidemic of addiction, overdose, and death due to prescription drug abuse. More than 6.4 million Americans, age 12 and above, abuse prescription drugs. These numbers are higher than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine combined. Studies show that the majority of the prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Service Unit Works with Patients Apprehensive about Dental Procedures

Dr. Benjamin Warren, Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit, Indian Health Service

November 27, 2017
by Dr. Benjamin Warren, Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit, Indian Health Service

At the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit in Massachusetts, I have seen several patients come to us with a history of traumatic dental experiences. In most cases, the trauma seems to stem from experiencing pain with a dental procedure.

It is estimated that 75 percent of American adults experience ... Continue reading


Why I Quit Smoking

Cdr. Brian Burt, PA-C, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Indian Health Service

November 16, 2017
by Cdr. Brian Burt, PA-C, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Indian Health Service

It was college. I was a young and impressionable freshman, living away from home for the first time. I was making new friends and living a new routine. I had never smoked a cigarette, but a bunch of my friends would smoke at parties. Not that frequently, just on the weekends while hanging ... Continue reading