No measles cases reported in Cherokee, hospital staff taking precautions

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The CDC is reporting a high number of measles cases nationwide so far this year, but no cases have been reported in Cherokee according to officials at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.  The CDC reports, “This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in More...

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By Scott On Monday, March 18th, 2019

Syringe kiosks installed around Cherokee tribal lands

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Health officials with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are hoping the installation of syringe kiosks in various locations will help reduce the amount of discarded More...

By Scott On Monday, January 7th, 2019

Area health community groups, workshops, meetings

Community Groups Workshop Meetings Flyer January 2019  More...

By Scott On Friday, January 4th, 2019

Mission Health activates Visitor Limitation Policy due to increased influenza-like activity, asks visitors to help limit patient visits

  ASHEVILLE – Mission Health is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, effective Jan. 3. Visitors younger than 12 and those More...

By Scott On Friday, September 28th, 2018

Healthy lifestyles to be on display at Cherokee Indian Fair

WELCOME HOME: With family and friends holdings encouraging signs, the 2018 Remember the Removal Riders from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians ride into a welcome back event held at the Tribal Council House on More...

By Scott On Friday, September 21st, 2018

COMMENTARY: Dementia in Indian Country

  By BLYTHE SANDERS WINCHESTER, MD, MPH, CMD   The most common question I get asked is, “What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?”  Dementia is an umbrella term that includes a lot More...

By Scott On Friday, August 24th, 2018

Former Chief Hicks added to Dogwood Health Trust Board

  ASHEVILLE – Dogwood Health Trust (“Dogwood”), a recently formed North Carolina nonprofit, private non-operating foundation, announced on Thursday, Aug. 23 additions to its initial Board of Directors More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

CIHA celebrates National Nutrition Month

  March is National Nutrition month and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Nutrition department has developed a month of activities to not only promote health and fitness but to focus on both employees and patients More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

  January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects an estimated 6.6 million people a year. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Rally for Recovery to stress healing and hope, not blame

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Recovery is happening for members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  That message, combined with the slogan “Together we can get through it”, are two More...