A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention study released in 2018 showed Stilwell as having the lowest life expectancy in the country. On Feb. 10, Cherokee Nation health officials told tribal councilors that was not the case after all. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX Read More
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Stilwell not ‘death capital’ after all, CN leaders told
The event is designed to bring together those interested in learning more about hemp with those who are already working in the industry.
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While digital devices are the norm, and children can certainly use them to their benefit, parents can also help children learn healthy digital habits. Doctors recommend that children don’t use devices for at least one hour before bed. STATEPOINT
Research is still working out the long-term impact of devices on children.
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Many advocates and lawmakers say it’s looking more like a question of how, rather than if, Oklahoma will unlock federal funds to help about 5% of the state’s population pay for health insurance.
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On Feb. 5, a judicial panel sent the Cherokee Nation’s case back against opioid manufacturers and distributors back to federal court in Muskogee0. Judges hope the cases can serve as examples to guide decisions affecting similar opioid lawsuits. COURTESY
The Cherokee Nation seeks awards for damages from several pharmacies and distributors that supplied opioids to tribal citizens.
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As we age, an increasing number of us link our emotional and physical well-being to our overall health. After all, you can’t do the things you’d like if you aren’t healthy. STATEPOINT
Here are five tips to help older adults get fitter and stronger and be less stressed and happier.
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A doctor looks at a brain scan of a patient. In 2019, researchers discovered meaningful insights into the causes, risk factors and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. STATEPOINT MEDIA
Lifestyle may play a major role in reducing risks for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
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Before Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 with 57% approval, opponents used visual aids to demonstrate how much marijuana a person could possess under SQ 788. SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Some believe the market in Oklahoma has already achieved a level of saturation.
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A variety of marijuana-related products are on the market at Oklahoma dispensaries. State voters approved medical marijuana in 2018. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A price listing for cannabis-related products is seen at J & J Buds and Dispensary in Tulsa. State-issued medical marijuana licenses must be obtained to legally buy marijuana in Oklahoma. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the mind-altering compound in marijuana), like these “gummies,” are available for purchase at many dispensaries in Oklahoma. Medical marijuana doesn’t mean just smoking products. COURTESY
Smoking marijuana is still the most common choice for patients, one company says.
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Oklahoma City resident Mary McAninch smells a roll of medical marijuana while Traci Wolfe, owner of Classen Apothecare, talks about the benefits of different strains. McAninch said she was self-medicating before the state legalized marijuana for medical use. WHITNEY BRYEN/ OKLAHOMA WATCH
Medical marijuana joints lay on a glass countertop at an Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensary. In 2018, Oklahoma votes approved medical marijuana. OKLAHOMA WATCH
Like any retail business, medical marijuana dispensaries use a mixture of messages to entice buyers to their premises. This Oklahoma City area store pitches variety. PAUL MONIES/ OKLAHOMA WATCH
In line with much of the processed food industry, sweet and salty help sell medical marijuana in edible form. OKLAHOMA WATCH
In line with much of the processed food industry, sweet and salty help sell medical marijuana in edible form. OKLAHOMA WATCH
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With no qualifying medical conditions required, patients are finding it easy to get approval, with consultations sometimes just a video call away.
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The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service generally does not enforce traffic laws that might nab intoxicated drivers, and the tribe’s courts do not try DUI cases.
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Though medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma, its usage in Cherokee Nation facilities is still illegal under tribal and federal laws.
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