Taking baby steps: Region’s American Indian infants are twice as likely to die as whites, but visiting nurses have become a new lifeline

July 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM

SISSETON, S.D. – Toshina Oneroad’s infant daughter has sparkling eyes and a sunny disposition, but her tiny cough caught the nurse’s attention. Jodi Lutjens, a visiting nurse with the Indian Health Service clinic near here, 90 miles south of Fargo, took the infant’s temperature. Continue Reading