Hep C reaches epidemic level in Cherokee

Hepatitis C virus (Hep C or HCV) is a viral infection that affects the liver.

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

For the past six years, the Cherokee Indian Police Department has participated in Operation Medicine Drop in an effort to encourage the proper disposal of medications.

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

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 EBCI tribal members to be aware of the Zika Virus.

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

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 the sixth annual Public Lecture on Indian Health.

By On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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WCU joins statewide alliance for diversity in health professions

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 representation in the health professions.

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

“Welcome to our jungle” was the repeated theme recently heard by third and fifth grade students at Cherokee Elementary School.

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

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 on Friday, April 24.

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

Water functions in all your body’s systems.

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

I remember growing up and my mom saying: “Clean your plate, there are starving children in China.”

By On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Shake the salt habit

Unlike calcium, vitamin D, iron and fiber, which often are consumed in inadequate amounts, sodium is commonly over-consumed.