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The best way to prevent illness: wash your hands

By Mary Ann Darda, Community Environmental Health Specialist How many times did you hear your mother say “wash your hands” when you were little? Well, turns out mother had good reason to remind you to wash your hands. Washing your hands is the single best action you can take to avoid getting sick

Big Cypress hosts Wear Pink Day for breast cancer awareness

BIG CYPRESS — One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Indian Cancer Foundation. And the group says American Indians face inequities in the incidence of cancer and in the rate of mortality. To bring awareness to breast cancer and recognize cancer survivors, Tribal

Nursing professor receives $1.275M grant to reduce health risks of Native American youth

By Amy Farnum-Patronis, Florida State University News TALLAHASSEE — A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of

Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’

Submitted by Bob Lamendola, Florida Department of Health Broward County As hurricanes and tropical storms spin in the Atlantic Ocean, let’s think about things we can do to avoid danger. Here’s one: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Tragically, a few Floridians die from CO gas almost every time a storm or an emergency

Breast cancer awareness events highlight October

In 1985, October was sanctioned by the American Cancer Society as the official month of breast cancer awareness. The month most associated with costumes and candy has become predominantly acquainted with pink ribbons. Each year thousands of business entities and organizations throughout the U.S. sponsor charities and events to help raise

Childhood vaccination myths, debunked

By Li Cohen Special to The Seminole Tribune One topic, one million opinions. The conversation surrounding vaccinating children often makes headlines, whether it’s professionals debating with parents, or celebrities who refuse to vaccinate their children in belief that they will cause autism, alter immune systems, release toxins, and overall, deem them not

Cathy Newby appointed NB3 Foundation board chair

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announced in June that Cathy Newby, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, is the foundation’s new board of directors chair. Newby is the manager of tribal affairs for the PNM Governmental Affairs Department, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider that serves more than 500,000

Make preparations for mosquito season

April and May showers bring June … not flowers, mosquitoes. After the heavy rains of May and subtropical storm Alberto, the biting bugs are back and you should protect your family. The bug to watch for is the Aedes mosquito, a small, black one with white spots that lives close to people,

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