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 Choices Mother’s Day 5K on May 13 at New Kituwah Fields. I’m not sure if I will be ready. Do you think this is possible and if so where More...

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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...

By Scott On Friday, March 10th, 2017

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

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...