Gavin Day
Gavin Day struggles daily with the rare disorder FG1 syndrome, an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder that causes learning difficulties, weak muscle tone and other problems.
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An aerial view of the new Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Care facility being constructed in Tahlequah. The facility is projected to bring in 800 new jobs during the next several years. COURTESY
The Tahlequah-based Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Care facility is expected to fill the job vacancies during the next several years.
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In this Oct. 14, 2008, photo, a child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota. A federal audit released July 22, 2019, finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. The audit says a handful of Indian Health Service hospitals, including the Fort Yates Hospital, failed to follow the agency’s protocols for dispensing and prescribing the drug. WILL KINCAID/ASSOCIATED PRESS
All five Indian Health Service hospitals that were reviewed had patients who were given opioids in amounts exceeding federal guidelines.
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In this Sept. 24, 2016, photo, visitors to Martin Park Nature Center cross a bridge during Take a Child Outside Day at the park in Oklahoma City. The risk of getting a tick bite isn’t limited to hikers and campers in the woods. Plenty of the bloodsuckers live in urban parks and neighborhoods. BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN VIA AP
Tick-borne diseases can be dangerous, causing everything from a food allergy to red meat to miscarriage to death.
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This fall the tribe will also open its 469,000-square-foot outpatient health center on the W.W. Hastings Hospital campus.
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The opioid prescription rate for Cherokee County was 21 percent higher than the state rate.
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BRIGGS – Twin Pines Ranch has been selected by Cherokee Nation One Fire Victims Services to conduct Equine Therapy Classes for their clients.

The classes are funded through federal Victims of Crimes Act funds that were awarded in October 2018. The act is a federal law that provides funds in support of a variety of services and activities that assist victims of crime. Equine therapy classes are normally held more in the spring and summer months when weather conditions are more suited for riding.
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A poster from the Centers for Disease Control website has information about vaccinating children from the human papillomavirus beginning at age 11. COURTESY
They are to gather information on what the public knows about the human papillomavirus and to further relay information about its vaccination.
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The project is expected to increase the number of Cherokee Nation patients who have been screened for HIV.
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In this Feb. 27 photo, an employee at Green Country Bud photographs a marijuana flower for a social media post in Tulsa. When Oklahomans voted one year ago in favor of State Question 788, officials thought about 80,000 patients, or about 2 percent of the state’s estimated population, would register in the first year of a legal medical marijuana program. As of June 24, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has already registered more than 3.5 percent of the population as patients, with little sign of applications slowing. JOHN CLANTON/TULSA WOLD VIA AP
Oklahoma voters approved a medical marijuana measure in June 2018, and the industry has taken off quickly.
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A proposal for a behavioral health campus in Lawrence will proceed, after a survey of the site requested by the Delaware Tribe found no archaeological or human remains.

The tribe asked for the survey earlier this year to ensure no historical tribal artifacts or burial sites remained on the land where tribal members once lived.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Kansas Historical Society completed the survey on the 1-acre site this spring. Surveyors found no significant cultural resources.

Brice Obermeyer, director of the tribe’s Historic Preservation Office, says if the survey didn’t find any artifacts, the tribe supports the new Douglas County behavioral health campus.

The project would include a 10-unit housing complex located near a mental health crisis center and a supportive group home.
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