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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,

Brighton teen support group rallies community support

Despite the endless apps and websites available at their fingertips, officials say teenagers are more disconnected than ever from their mental and emotional health. “We see a disconnect with teens being able to talk to their parents about issues and parents come in sometimes and say there’s things coming up with

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

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