Health & Fitness

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 →

Health Front: Babies and Poison Control Calls

22-6 Health Front-Poison ControlA decade of poison control center calls in the United States showed that acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) was the most common medication mistake for infants and young children. Medical toxicologist reviewed all poison control center calls in a national database from 2004 to 2013 that related to babies younger than six months old. About half the calls were general unintentional ingestions, which includes children exploring their environment. Over one-third (37 percent), however, were related to medication mistakes. With medication exposures, 47 percent involved dosage mistakes, and 43 percent involved giving a medication twice or too soon, or giving the child the wrong medication. Read More →

Health Front: Women Heart Symptoms, Breast Feeders Give Life, Fiber for Lungs

• Heart attacks in women often have different causes and symptoms than those in men, and they’re deadlier, too. That’s the premise of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) that hopes to raise awareness about the key differences in heart attack indicators and treatment in women. Read More →