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  • A patient

    Kathleen Tsosie, who has devoted her life to helping others, now faces the frightening possibility that her breast cancer has returned.

  • A well

    Glenda Rangel and her family grew up drinking from and swimming in water tanks dangerously polluted with uranium.

  • An activist

    Nellie Sandoval, the mother of scientist Stefanie Raymond-Whish, has become an outspoken activist as a result of her own struggle with breast cancer.

  • Avian flu: Don’t fear the flocks yet

    The writer cautions us not to become alarmists about bird flu

  • Conservative legislator takes on Wal-Mart

    Idaho’s Republican Speaker of the House, Rep. Bruce Newcomb, wants to force Wal-Mart to either provide health insurance for its Idaho employees or reimburse the state for providing Medicaid coverage

  • Don't blame prairie dogs, they’re doing the best they can

    Pat Walsh, who defends prairie dogs against the latest news that the "pets" might communicate monkey pox.

  • Fish farms take to the high seas

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Department is plotting a massive expansion of the U.S. fish-farming industry – but concerns are high among Indian tribes, health advocates and environmentalists

  • Give a child the gift of a strenuous life

    The writer gives a cheer for helping kids appreciate a strenuous life

  • In our rush to protect America, we secretly put Americans at risk

    The writer supports the claims of "downwinders" near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation who are finally getting their day in court

  • Let’s not succumb to the temptation of biopharming

    Patricia Walsh weighs the benefits of biopharming and finds the costs are greater.

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