September 25, 2020

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.
August 13, 2020

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.
July 17, 2020

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.
May 19, 2020

Early detection increases testicular cancer survival rate

Depending on when the disease is caught, treatment options range from outpatient surgery to radiation to chemotherapy. The latter two can impact fertility, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
April 14, 2020

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.
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.
November 22, 2019

Untreated stressors can cause physical ailments

Constantly staying stressed out can negatively impact the body across multiple systems.