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Karen’s Corner: Learning mindful eating

When people find out I am a dietitian, the first thing they want to know is what to eat. It makes sense, I suppose – I am a DIET-itian. Meal plans are the most sought after and the one thing most dietitians are most reluctant to give. Think about it.

Attorney General Bondi sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an action in state court May 15 against some of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the national opioid crisis. The complaint names as defendants opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma L.P., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cephalon Inc.,

Got WIC? Don’t wait

Families may be missing out on valuable nutrition benefits because they delay signing up for the Women Infants & Children program (WIC). These families apparently do not realize they can enroll in WIC as soon as a woman becomes pregnant. No waiting for a pregnancy confirmation. No waiting for the birth.

April showers bring May flowers and mosquitoes

The fourth month of the year is known for April Fools’ Day, Earth Day and the chance for daily rain showers. With additional rain frequencies comes an increase in the mosquito population. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is gearing up for another active 2018 mosquito season. To combat the increase in

Karen’s Corner: Helping picky eaters

April is National Autism Awareness Month. This month hits home for me because my son Sam has autism. He is a ‘picky eater’ and one of the reasons I became a dietitian. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication and

Get health exams for Mother’s Day

Women, put yourselves first this Mother’s Day by finding out if you qualify for a free mammogram and pap test, courtesy of the Florida Department of Health. The cancer-detecting screenings are available from the Seminole Health Department, but otherwise, qualified women up to age 65 with little or no health insurance

Big Cypress opens pharmacy, discusses clinic expansion

BIG CYPRESS — Tribal members living in Big Cypress no longer have to take a road trip to pick up prescription medications. The Seminole reservation opened the Seminole Pharmacy Big Cypress on April 5, an addition to the community’s health clinic that is expected to make health services easier and faster

Go further with food

Here’s a game plan that helps every family in the kitchen. It’s called “Go Further with Food,” and it can help you make food choices that are healthy and also save money, save time and reduce food waste. The plan is easy to do and takes only a little extra thought

Karen’s Corner: Women’s health

Since March is National Women’s History Month, I thought I’d give some tips on how women can stay healthy to keep fighting the good fight. Women have unique health issues – pregnancy, menopause and conditions to certain body parts. The most recommended health screenings for women are for breast cancer,

Reservation health fair spreads wealth of health

HOLLYWOOD — With summer just around the corner, the Tribe’s health department is not wasting anytime getting Tribal members ready for an active season in the sun. From March 12-16, each reservation held a free health fair to bring health information to Tribal members. At Hollywood’s fair on March 14, dozens