Health & Fitness

Health Front: Some Herbal Alternatives For Pain and Swelling

• With the growing incidence of dependence of powerful pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, people are looking toward traditional herbs as a credible option. True, many people ultimately resort to the pharmaceutical pain killers due to urgency or desperation. But many wish there was another option that doesn’t come with dependence. Read More →

Health Front: Cell Phone Radiation, Rethinking Low Salt Diets, Pot and Pregnancy

• Most health authorities do not think that radiation from phones cause cancer. However, a new federal study found that the radiation from cell phones had increased the risk of tumor development in hearts and brains of male rats. The study is from the National Toxicology Program, part of the Department of Health and Human Services whose job it is to assess the possible risks of chemicals. Read More →

Health Front: Emission Standards and Wood Stoves, The Silent Heart Attack

• The Canadian government has ordered the residents of Montreal to first register their wood-burning stoves, and then ultimately dispose of them within three years; unless they meet rigid air quality standards. The deadline to register their wood burning stove, oven or fireplace in Montreal was December 22, 2015. The new emissions regulations will be implemented in 2018. Those who refuse to comply will be subject to fines, and those who are not willing to make the adjustment will be forced to pay for expensive modifications to their wood burning stoves and fireplaces. Read More →

Health Front: Hospital Hackers and Ransomware

22-8 Health FrontHollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Southern California is at least the fourth hospital this year affected by ransomware. Ransomware is a ransom demand made by cyberthieves who have hacked into data and cryptographically locked devices with malware. The thieves then demand millions of dollars to unlock the computers or machines. Hospitals and medical clinics fall victim to digital threats that now appear to be affecting healthcare. Read More →

Cooking Healthy in Indian Country: Deer Meat Stew

Father teaching son how to skin a deer. K’iłixunMitsing(Deer Meat) Stew is a delicious dish to add to the family’s menu, especially during the winter season. Read More →

Health Front: Risk Vs. Benefits of Salmon

• A few years ago, researchers did a complex analysis on the risks and benefits of farmed and wild salmon. Their study weighed the benefits of the essential fatty acids against the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and other chemicals that are now found in seafood. Their findings revealed that both wild and farmed salmon cannot supply enough EPA and DHA to protect one from the carcinogenic risk due to the presence of PCBs. Read More →

Mold Closes All Klamath-Trinity Schools

Klamath Trinity Unified School District Superintendent Jon Ray discussed several issues for more than an hour. The meeting was held in the Hoopa Valley High School gymnasium that was  recently remodeled to mitigate black mold, a health hazard that the district is combating on all of its campuses./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune. About 70 parents, grandparents and community members showed up at a community meeting Monday to discuss the school closures due to mold. Klamath Trinity Unified School District Superintendent Jon Ray discussed several issues for more than an hour. The meeting was held in the Hoopa Valley High School gymnasium that was recently remodeled to mitigate black mold, a health hazard that the district is combating on all of its campuses. Read More →

Cooking Healthy in Indian Country

Black TrumpetAs spring fills the air with love and beauty, it also creates a great indigenous food that has sustained our Native people for thousands, and thousands of years. I want you to fall in love with one of my favorite ingredients, fungus. Yes, I am talking about mushrooms. Read More →