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 is the most important thing to focus on when trying to lose weight and be healthier? Sincerely, Fed Up   Dear Fed Up, There are approximately More...

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By Scott On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices – Am I addicted to coffee?

Dear Cherokee Choices, I LOVE coffee! I drink two cups every morning and one in the afternoon. I feel more energized afterwards but I am worried I am addicted. Is this an unhealthy habit that I need to break or More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (Type 2 diabetes discussion)

Dear Cherokee Choices, I really don’t understand what Type 2 Diabetes is and if I am pre-diabetic what I can do about it?  Isn’t it unavoidable? Sincerely, Sugar   Hi Sugar, This topic is very confusing More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices

Dear Cherokee Choices, Over the past five years I have been struggling with my weight and I’m worried I may be at risk for diabetes. I know what I am “supposed” to do but I am having a hard time getting motivated More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Chief Lambert to serve on CDC Tribal Advisory Committee

  Principal Chief Patrick Lambert has been appointed area representative by the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) to serve as a delegate on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tribal More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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HEALTH: Dear Cherokee Choices column

(Note: This is a health column submitted by Cherokee Choices)  Dear Cherokee Choices, I just found out I’m 50 pounds overweight and my blood sugar is high. My mom has diabetes so I know I am at risk. I want to More...

By On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Hep C reaches epidemic level in Cherokee

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Hepatitis C virus (Hep C or HCV) is a viral infection that affects the liver.  The disease, transmitted “primarily through large or repeated percutaneous – More...

By On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Medicine Drop hammers home proper disposal of medications

    By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   For the past six years, the Cherokee Indian Police Department has participated in Operation Medicine Drop in an effort to encourage the proper disposal More...

By On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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PHHS says EBCI travelers should be aware of Zika

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   If you have plans to travel to the Caribbean to soak up some rays or hit the links in Puerto Rico, the EBCI Public Health and Human Services division is warning More...

By On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Sneed to deliver Indian health lecture at WCU on Sept. 2

  CULLOWHEE – Sarah Sneed, an EBCI tribal member from the Birdtown community who earned her law degree at Harvard Law School, will visit the Western Carolina University campus Wednesday, Sept. 2, to deliver More...