September 2021 Blogs
September 30, 2021
by Lyndi Seabolt, Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
National Recovery Month serves as an annual celebration to remind all persons that treatment for substance use disorder exists and that recovery is possible. The theme for this year is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community .
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September 29, 2021
by Capt. Jana Towne, RN, BSN, MHA, Nurse Consultant, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In the United States from 2017-2018 , nearly one in five children aged 2–19 years had obesity and an additional 16.1% were overweight. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, ... Continue reading
September 13, 2021
by Scott Hamstra, MD, FAAP, Clinical Leader for Immunizations, Indian Health Service
Let me tell you why I’m excited, hopeful and optimistic in 2021 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Why? It’s because of the major advances in vaccine technology over the past 30 years. Progress has been so dramatic that it is safe to say we have entered the “golden age” of vaccines. ... Continue reading
September 10, 2021
by Lt. Cmdr. Monique Richards, Zero Suicide Initiative National Lead, Indian Health Service
During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the Indian Health Service joins organizations across the globe to highlight suicide prevention efforts and advocate for prevention strategies and networking to share important resources and information. This week is also National Suicide ... Continue reading
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