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Published October 29, 2010, 04:29 PM

American Indian Health Research Conference

American Indians living on reservations have a high death rate from cancer and diabetes.

American Indians living on reservations have a high death rate from cancer and diabetes.

That was just one of the issues talked about at today's American Indian Health Research Conference at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.The conference aims to make other health care providers aware of Reservation health care. Different speakers talked about many directions for research on American Indian Health.

Officials say reservations really don't have access for treatment of diseases like diabetes and cancer.

"With the results of that we have higher rates of diseases that are preventable and of course we are trying to find ways to over come those disease burdens," said Dr. Donald Warne with Sanford Health Office of American Indians.

Health care providers from all over the area, including Manitoba, attended the conference.

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