Community Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic

CPN is hosting a Community Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic on October 9 starting at 8 a.m. at the CPN Community Development Center across the street from FireLake Discount Foods. Available while supplies last and for ages 3+

Hygiene aids against staph infections

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.

The importance of early melanoma detection

Among the key warning signs of melanoma or other forms of skin cancer are the appearance of new or unusual growths, such as moles, lumps or blemishes that do not look like those already on one’s body.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation announces mask mandate

Because COVID-19 cases in Pottawatomie County have doubled since June, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) will require face masks and social distancing for all people at businesses within its tribal jurisdiction beginning Monday, July 20.

Indian Country continues to address HIV and AIDS

With an estimated 18 percent of HIV-positive Native Americans and Alaska Natives unaware of their status, Indian Health Service is among the agencies specifically tasked with helping stop the virus’ transmission.

Thyroid: the body’s activation center

Diabetes and autoimmune diseases, which disproportionately impact Indigenous communities, are risk factors for developing hypothyroidism. Additionally, if left unchecked, hypothyroidism can increase the risk of developing diabetes.

PCOS’s influence on infertility

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, roughly 10 percent of women of childbearing age are impacted by polycystic ovary syndrome with even higher rates estimated among Native American and Hispanic women.