COMMENTARY: Dementia in Indian Country

  By BLYTHE SANDERS WINCHESTER, MD, MPH, CMD   The most common question I get asked is, “What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?”  Dementia is an umbrella term that includes a lot of different types of dementia: Alzheimer’s is one of the types. There are many others including vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia More...

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By Scott On Friday, August 24th, 2018

Former Chief Hicks added to Dogwood Health Trust Board

  ASHEVILLE – Dogwood Health Trust (“Dogwood”), a recently formed North Carolina nonprofit, private non-operating foundation, announced on Thursday, Aug. 23 additions to its initial Board of Directors More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

CIHA celebrates National Nutrition Month

  March is National Nutrition month and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Nutrition department has developed a month of activities to not only promote health and fitness but to focus on both employees and patients More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

  January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects an estimated 6.6 million people a year. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Rally for Recovery to stress healing and hope, not blame

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Recovery is happening for members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  That message, combined with the slogan “Together we can get through it”, are two More...

By Scott On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Walk held to shine light on Cherokee elder abuse

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Tribal elders in Indian Country are reportedly abused at a rate (1 in 4) much higher than the national average (1 in 10).  This and other facts and statistics More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (Benefits of potassium)

  Dear Cherokee Choices, I’m tired of hearing about everything I should not eat!  I’m curious to know what foods I should be eating more of? I’ve heard some information about potassium, but I’m not More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (Couch to 5K running plan)

Dear Cherokee Choices, I have been a couch potato for years, but I’m proud to say I have been walking regularly for the last few months. I have never been a runner, but I would like to be able to run the Cherokee More...

By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017

Some in Indian Country happy with AHCA bill failure

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   In a surprising turn of events, House Republicans cancelled a vote on Friday, March 24 on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), President Trump’s replacement More...

By Scott On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (weight loss schemes)

Dear Cherokee Choices, There is so much information in the media on quick weight loss diets and fad quick fixes for your health. I’m fed up with people trying to sell me products/information I don’t need. What More...