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 is it ok? Sincerely, Coffee Lover   Dear Coffee Lover, As an avid coffee lover I share your affection towards coffee. Coffee is by far More...

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By Scott On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

By On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

WCU joins statewide alliance for diversity in health professions

    CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University recently joined 19 North Carolina universities, colleges, organizations and health agencies in the creation of a new statewide alliance designed to increase minority More...