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Battle mosquitoes by draining, covering

Rainy season is right around the corner and that means one thing – protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes. The bug to watch for is the Aedes mosquito, a small biter that is black with white spots and lives right outside or inside your house. They specialize in biting humans,

NB3FIT Week to be held in November

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation encourages all tribes, Native communities, businesses, organizations, faith groups, schools and allies across the country to host physical activity and health-centered events in their communities during NB3FIT Week Nov. 5-11. All activities should directly engage Native youth with a one–hour minimum of physical activity. Last

Project tackles early childhood tooth decay

Tooth decay is a significant problem for American Indian and Alaska Native preschool children. Half of all American Indian and Alaska Native preschool children have experienced tooth decay. IHS focuses intensely on this issue by Visiting homes and calling new parents to educate them about tooth care for their children,

Community walks to raise child abuse awareness

HOLLYWOOD — While some wear the color blue as a fashion choice, last month tribal members wore blue as a way to raise awareness about child abuse. On May 4, members of the Center for Behavioral Health hosted the annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk, sporting blue T-shirts and pin wheels as they

Brighton pool closed until August

BRIGHTON — This summer will be a hot one with no respite in the pool for Brighton residents. The community pool is closed for improvements until August. The roof is being razed on the indoor pool to make it an outdoor only facility. Originally built in 2000, the 75 by 45

Seminole Tribe well represented at March for Babies walk

OKEECHOBEE — Sixty-seven walkers representing the Seminole Tribe were among the hundreds of walkers who participated in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies on April 1 at Flagler Park in Okeechobee. The annual 3-mile walk is a fundraiser for the organization. According to the Okeechobee walk’s web page,

STOF Health Department needs current addresses

The STOF Health Department will be mailing new Tribal Health Plan cards and books to Members early this summer. Please contact the Health Department now to update your address to ensure that you receive these important materials. A new Health Plan card is needed to: • Show to healthcare providers before receiving

Swimming pool rules for health, safety

It is that time of the year when we trade in our long sleeves and pants for tank tops and swimsuits. Swimming is enjoyed by millions during pool season. Swimming pools are great source for relaxation, enjoyment and exercise. Even though swimming in pools is a routine activity, it still

Stressing less stress as reservations focus on heart health

American Heart Month in February gave Tribal citizens opportunities to learn how to maintain a healthy heart. A variety of activities in Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood and Immokalee featured a combination of education, hands-on fun and rewards that can last a lifetime. Sponsored by the Health Department, events throughout the month

New chef program serves up food, fun for Hollywood youth

HOLLYWOOD — Hungry Hollywood youth learned safe cooking techniques and the value of nutritious diets during a six-week youth chef program offered in the Community Culture kitchen on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A collaboration between the Health Department, Boys & Girls Club and Community Culture Department, it is designed for kids who

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