February 10, 2020

Knowing the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning can save lives

More than 400 Americans die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning, with an additional 4,000 hospitalized from it.
January 10, 2020

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.
December 17, 2019

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.
December 11, 2019

Regina Ertz focuses career on serving Indian Country

Ertz's Native American cultural and family connections run deep. She grew up in rural South Dakota, and her father is a psychologist as well. Watching him serve other people during her childhood influenced the decision to choose behavioral health.
November 27, 2019

CPN members serve as Tribal health care providers

Several CPN doctors and medical practitioners choose the Nation as their employer to serve other Native Americans.
November 22, 2019

Untreated stressors can cause physical ailments

Constantly staying stressed out can negatively impact the body across multiple systems.
November 20, 2019

Maintaining Diabetes

Twice as common among American Indians and Alaska Natives as the general population, almost 17 percent of Indigenous adults in Oklahoma are diagnosed with the disease.
November 1, 2019

Managing the varying layers of stress

Stress manifests itself both mentally and physically, effecting everyone in some form. The International Stress Management Association recognizes the first full week in November as International Stress Awareness Week.
September 13, 2019

Vaccines part of back-to-school routine for Oklahoma children

For many children across Oklahoma, back to school season generally means a new backpack, a new pair of shoes and a visit to the doctor’s office for a new round of vaccines.