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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

Karen’s Corner: Understanding heart health

Let’s start with the major theme for the month, the heart. February is Heart Month and statistics shows it deserves a whole month’s worth of attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease kills over 600,000 Americans each year, making it the leading cause of death for

Build your way to a 5k

Walking is great way to get the 150 minutes of moderate exercise needed every week for good health. For those who want to raise the bar, however, consider jogging. Yes, it is possible. Those who have never run before should not be hesitant – here’s how to work up to comfortably

Hollywood clinic offers coffee and conversation

HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Health Clinic is offering more than just check-ups this year. Clinic staff members are meeting with community members every month to teach them about maintaining healthy lifestyles. The monthly meetings, called “Coffee and Chat” focus on offering preventative and treatment measures for diabetes. The latest one, held Jan.

Understanding cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the 15th leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Florida, but it is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent through screening, lifestyle changes and vaccination. Cervical cancer is the 15th leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Florida, but it is the easiest gynecological cancer to

HHS takes major actions to protect conscience rights and life

On Jan. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced two major actions to protect life and the conscience rights of Americans. HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new guidance to state Medicaid directors restoring state flexibility to decide program standards. The letter issued today

Tribal First acquires American Indian Health Services

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Tribal First, a division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, has acquired American Indian Health Services (AIHS). The acquisition pairs Tribal First, the nation’s largest tribal insurance brokerage, with one of Indian Country’s leading providers of healthcare services and financing tools. “Access to quality, affordable healthcare continues to