February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Serving thousands of tribal members from CPN and other federally recognized tribes, CPN Health Services 12 state-of-the-art dental operatories have been in overdrive since the dental clinic’s 2014 remodel. Cherokee Nation citizen and CPN Dental Coordinator, Chase Youngblood DDS, sat down with The Hownikan to answer a few questions regarding children’s dental health for February’s Read More »

Healthy Heart Program impacting lives

As the leading cause of death nationwide, heart disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control’s latest figures from 2012, diseases of the heart were responsible for more than 9,000 deaths in Oklahoma alone. Poor diets, a lack of exercise and other habits of unhealthy lifestyle contribute Read More »

CPN Health Services welcomes Mammographic Technologist Heather Alford

 It seems that every few months, a new face or program emerges at CPN Health Services. This November was no different, as Mammography Technologist Heather Alford officially began seeing patients at the CPN Health Services’ East Clinic. Alford got her initial motivation to work in the healthcare sector as a child, as she watched her Read More »

Avoid overeating this Thanksgiving

Tips on how to avoid overeating this holiday season. The holidays are known for having an abundant amount of comfort foods, desserts and snacks. Food is one of the best ways to bring families together during the holiday season, but can have the side effect of extra inches on your waist. This holiday season; think Read More »

CPN welcomes new Diabetes Dietitian, Rochelle Plummer

 November 14 was World Diabetes Day, which raises awareness about the risks associated with the prevalent disease. For Native Americans, it is a disease that can greatly impact the quality of life, regardless of age. According to www.diabetes.org, nearly 16 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among Read More »

CPN Dental office adds more operatories and state-of-the-art equipment

Continuing to lead the way in Native American healthcare in the Pottawatomie County area, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Health Services have recently expanded its dental clinic’s offerings. In its most recent renovation, it has added state-of-the-art dental equipment in its offices in the CPN East Health Clinic. “We’ve upgraded from five operatories to 12,” said Dental Read More »

Dr. Macarty sees a great future at Citizen Potawatomi Nation

 For a man who has seemingly been over all four corners of the state of Oklahoma, Dr. John D. Macarty O.D. finds his present position as a homecoming of sorts. Along with Director of CPN Health Services Tim Tall Chief and the staff at the CPN Health Clinic East, the Anderson family descendent has been Read More »

Making tailgating a healthy experience

Whether pistols are firing or the Sooner Schooner is making its rounds, football season in Oklahoma brings friends and family together to cheer on their favorite team. One common factor that goes with football, family and friends is food. This year, don’t let your waist grow with your ego as the team is making a Read More »

Go back to school in style with healthy lunch options

With rates of childhood obesity and diabetes rising, now is the perfect time to reverse those numbers.  CPN Dietitian, Torie Fuller MS RD/LD, offers ideas and knowledge on how to kick start those healthy habits as the school year begins. “Some ideas to get your kids eating healthy are to be creative with your meal Read More »

Health Fair during Festival

  Individual health and well being can be an important concern for individuals to ensure they maintain a healthy lifestyle. The annual Family Reunion Festival is the perfect time to do this. The event gives attendees the opportunity to receive important health information, check-ups and learn about what the newest services CPN has to offer. Read More »