Nearly 1 in 5 Native moms experiences postpartum depression symptoms

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton The scars have mostly faded, but a few are still visible on Grace’s arms. “This one was from struggling with breastfeeding,” she said, pointing at a faint white line on her left forearm. “Can’t remember what this one from,” she said, pointing at a smaller, thinner line next to it. “Some of Read More »

Citizen Potawatomi Nation celebrates Health Week

Submitted by Kassi Roselius, M.D., M.P.H. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services (CPNHS) Public Health would like to use this opportunity to promote health and wellness for our patient population and nationwide. Below is a list of topics and critical components to overall well-being we’re focusing on during National Public Health Week, which runs April 2-8. Read More »

‘Our history is real’ – Cultural Heritage Center reopening cultivates community, family and identity

Studies prove that people with strong connections to heritage and history are more confident, more resilient and feel more grounded, said Dr. Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle, a licensed health service psychologist. “It really does serve as a buffer against problems, which can be mental health problems, just life stressors, because life is stressful for everybody,” said Stumblingbear-Riddle, Read More »

Before HIV and AIDS can be treated or eradicated, it must be diagnosed

The stigma’s diminishing, but Lisa Toahty still sees it some. A public health prevention specialist with Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, Toahty is a frequent sight at area health fairs, armed with pamphlets and information about sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. Depending on the location, just putting out information on the latter still elicits Read More »

Stumblingbear-Riddle joins 2017 class of Native American 40 Under Forty honorees

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development honored Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle, Ph.D., as a member of the Native American 40 Under Forty class of 2017. She joined community-nominated winners who were celebrated during a September NCAIED gala at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington. Dr. Stumblingbear-Riddle is a licensed health service psychologist, director of behavioral Read More »