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Eat smart and move more with a holiday challenge

“This year, the only thing that should be stuffed for the holidays is the turkey.” That’s the motto of the 11th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a seven-week, email-based event that helps people avoid the bulge of holiday overindulging. The Florida Department of Health in Broward

Thanksgiving leftovers are as easy as 1-2-3

Thanksgiving is known for family gatherings, parades and of course copious amounts of delicious food. any people agree that one of the best benefits of Thanksgiving is the leftovers, but without the proper precautions, they may pose a danger to familied. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many

Fighting off flu season

Flu season began Oct. 1 and officials urge people to vaccinate themselves and their children. Last year’s flu season took a large toll, hospitalizing nearly 600,000 people according to Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control,

Meet your coach: Personal trainer Ingrid Pickering

Achieving a healthy body and mind can be a tedious task, but with the help of personal trainers, that journey can be a little easier. Ingrid “Liz” Pickering, a personal trainer in Big Cypress, has been helping people accomplish their fitness and health goals for six years. After realizing her passion

NIHB tackles mental health issues

When it comes to her job, Clara Bushyhead does not pull any punches. The coordinator for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Tradition not Addiction program, Bushyhead acknowledges that in order to address some of the problems facing her tribes’ youth, like substance abuse and mental health, she sometimes has to

Free mammogram program offered in October

Qualified women up to the age of 65 with little or no health insurance can get a free mammogram in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Mammograms are available at Seminole Tribe Health Department clinics. Also, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and its partners at health care providers

Weahkee: IHS making progress addressing GAO recommendations

I was (recently) invited to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at a hearing on High Risk Indian Programs: Progress and Efforts in Addressing GAO’s (Government Accountability Office) Recommendations. At this important hearing, I reported on the progress we have made since the Committee’s last hearing on

Don’t be overcharged for quality eyewear

When you visit an optometrist for a routine eye exam and need eyewear, you do not have to purchase your glasses or contacts from that same optometrist. You may obtain your prescription from the optometrist and take it with you so that you can shop around and compare prices on

Crevier named NCUIH executive director

WASHINGTON — The National Council of Urban Indian Health announced July 31 that its executive director position has been filled by Francys Crevier, who previously served NCUIH as the director of Governmental Affairs. Crevier (Algonquin) has been serving Indian Country for more than a decade. She has served in various capacities

Free dental service available for children

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has launched another free dental service for children – fluoride treatment to prevent cavities. Hygienists from DOH-Broward are offering a free dental exam and tooth-strengthening fluoride varnish to clients of the department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) family nutrition program. Last year, the department