CPN and you — help kick the flu

By Crystal Marcum, BSN, RN, CPN Health Services, Public Health Nurse Flu season is almost upon us! While seasonal influenza viruses can be detected at any time of the year, flu viruses are most common in the fall and winter, usually with an increase starting in October. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services is gearing up Read More »

Keep your cool in summer heat

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 »

CPN set to save lives in fight against opioid epidemic

Submitted by Crystal Marcum Opioids are powerful prescription painkillers. Most influence areas of the brain that also regulate breathing. Opioids taken at high doses can cause respiratory depression, coma and death. When combined with alcohol or other sedatives, the overdose risk increases. Common opioids are hydrocodone (such as Vicodin, Lortab and Norco), oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Read More »