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 do everything I can to prevent getting diabetes but I have 2 young kids and I work full time so I’m crazy busy. I really want to get started More...

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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...

By On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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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...

By On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Children’s Dental hosts “The Sealant Safari” at CES

Thomas Armachain (seated) watches Christian Hensley; Crystal Shaw, a dental student from the University of New Haven Connecticut; and Kaiden Lambert prowl through the “jungle” at the recent “Sealant Safari” More...

By On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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WCU nursing diversity conference set for April 24 in Asheville

    CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing and its Nursing Network-Careers in Technology Mentoring Program will host their second annual nursing diversity conference in Asheville More...

By On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Water…the elixir of life?

  By SUSAN BOGARDUS, Ph.D., RDN, LDN   Why is water considered the most essential nutrient? Water functions in all your body’s systems. During digestion, water participates in the breakdown of food and More...

By On Friday, March 20th, 2015
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Stretching food dollars

    By DEBORAH LOWERY EBCI WIC PROGRAM   I remember growing up and my mom saying: “Clean your plate, there are starving children in China.” I never understood that statement and why she wouldn’t More...