Within days of emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services began receiving and administering vaccines to combat the coronavirus in central Oklahoma.
OU Health invited representatives from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation along with Indian Health Services and a handful of other Oklahoma tribes to help shape the curriculum for training efforts to improve dementia patient care overseen by the Oklahoma Dementia Care Network.
Despite diagnoses increasing by 377 percent between 2007 and 2016, demographic data on the roughly 32 million food allergy patients is limited. However, according to a study published in March 2020 of more than 23 million children nationwide receiving Medicaid benefits, Native American children were 24 percent less likely than their white peers to have a diagnosed food allergy.
CPN Health Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Vascellaro, D.O. gives updates on the coronavirus pandemic and the Tribe’s response.
Instead of a birthday party, the Affordable Care Act is getting oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court that could lead to its demise — and a lasting impact on health care in Indian Country.
This episode features Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services’ Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID, a CPN veteran included on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Wall of Honor and producer of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Emmy-winning music program.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends women over 40 get a mammogram every one or two years. Those with a family history of breast cancer and other risk factors should talk with their health care provider about starting sooner.
Tribal member Dr. Wylie Briggs, D.C., joined CPN Health Services staff in mid-August as the Nation’s first chiropractor.
Experts suggest that the flu shot might be more important in 2020 as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States.
In order to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading a staph infection — MRSA or otherwise — the CDC recommends regular hand washing and bathing with soap.