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 »

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 »

Focus on healthy life decisions over debating merits of medicines

Amidst the constant debate over vaccinations, one central point is often overlooked. The need to focus on healthy life choices, whether eating better, exercising more or using preventative medical visits, is often left out of such discussions. While the majority of medical research has time and again proved the efficacy of vaccinations in preventing the Read More »