Clinics and pharmacies nationwide are gearing up for the 2018-2019 influenza season

Submitted by Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton During the 2017-2018 flu season, 291 Oklahomans died and almost 5,000 people were hospitalized due to the flu or complications stemming from it, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Nationally, more than 900,000 people were hospitalized during the previous flu season, according to data from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Elders Read More »

World Mental Health Organization aims to raise mental health awareness

Submitted by Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton The international mental health community is gearing up for its yearly, planned moment in the spotlight. The World Health Organization observes World Mental Health Day annually on Oct. 10 to raise awareness of mental health issues around the globe and better mobilize support networks. With up to half of all conditions Read More »

Indian Country continues to fight opioid epidemic

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Naloxone is showing up in more corners of Indian Country as part of the continued growth of a two-year-old interagency agreement aimed at tackling the opioid epidemic. In December 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service announced a memorandum of understanding to allow for the hands-on training of BIA Read More »

As federal tax filing deadline nears, expert offers tips and resources

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Tax season is nigh and Carissa Johnson is ready for it. A tax specialist with Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Johnson has more than 20 years of experience preparing individual income tax returns. With the April 17 federal filing deadline looming, Johnson’s single biggest piece of advice: Have all of your documents in hand Read More »