November is National Diabetes Month, and this feature highlights the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services Diabetes Program and pharmacy’s offerings, including improved educational programs, new technology, and affordable access to necessary medications and products like insulin.
This episode explores Potawatomi spring traditions, visits the Potato Dance World Championship and shines a light on Epilepsy Awareness Day.
In this episode, we’ll hear about the history of the Potawatomi census book of 1862 and the Tribe’s efforts to gain ownership, an environmental activists’ stay with CPN during her journey hiking across the U.S. as well as the behavioral health department’s smoking cessation classes.
We’ll hear about the history of the now CPN-owned radio station KGFF as it celebrates nearly a century in operation as well as a new program from the Tribe’s housing department to help CPN members become homeowners. The CPN Language Department also tells a traditional story about the creation of North America.
We’ll hear information regarding CPN Health Services COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the 5 love languages for kids and families. Also, a Tribal member who is an author and radio show host talks about his recently found spirituality.
Judy Lupton, LPN, retired after 23 years with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services. Throughout her time, she provided thoughtful care and attention to patients, and her dedication inspired many.
By Kassi Roselius, M.D., M.P.H., Staff Physician and Public Health Coordinator, CPNHS What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic lung disease that develops over time due to many different factors. The airways leading to the lungs become inflamed and thicken. This obstructs the flow of air and impairs the exchange of oxygen. Read More »
Submitted by Crystal Marcum, CPN Health Services public health nurse Beat the heat and sun • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. It is important to stay hydrated and drink more water than usual when it is hot. • Infants and children up to 4 years old are at the greatest risk Read More »
FireLake Discount Foods and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services are working closely with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Pottawatomie County Health Department on an investigation related to a case of measles in an out-of-state resident who traveled to Oklahoma. Employees and customers may have been unknowingly exposed if they visited the FireLake Read More »
For an issue so prevalent in American society, what is commonly known as substance abuse is a difficult issue to address. The challenge stems from the issue being widely misunderstood. Unlike cancer or pneumonia, it is one of the few recognized diseases which carries a stigma of embarrassment or shame. In recent years though, both Read More »