Transgender and Gender Identity
Elena Gore, MS, LPC on 06/14/2021

Transgender and Gender Identity

Most of us have heard about transgender people in the news recently, with multiple celebrities coming out and also multiple states attempting to pass legislation prohibiting treatment for transgender youth and preventing transgender youth from competing on athletic teams matching their gender identi

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Elena Gore, MS, LPC on 06/07/2021

Two Spirit

Two Spirit people have existed in the American Indian culture for centuries. But what exactly does Two Spirit mean?https://youtu.be/A4lBibGzUnE“Two Spirit” may sound like a new terms for most people, however, it has been around since 1990 in Canada. The term “Two Spirit” is used as an umbrella term

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When Can My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot?
AD Hopkins, MD MPH on 04/01/2021

When Can My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot?

With COVID-19 here to stay for the foreseeable future, many parents are left wondering how to protect their children. Schools are returning to in-person learning which can increase a child’s risk for potential exposure, and many parents are hopeful that vaccination can be an additional line of defen

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SNOW DAY
Deb Starnes on 02/16/2021

SNOW DAY

IHCRC will be closed February 16th due to weather. Stay safe and warm!

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Shot or Not
Jesicah Gilmore, MD on 02/01/2021

Shot or Not

Going into 2020, none of us knew what it was going to be like. Maybe you had plans like a vacation or graduation, a new job or a wedding. Or maybe you were looking forward to spending quality time with family that you don't get to see very often. Whatever you were hoping to do in 2020, COVID-19 prob

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4 Reasons to Rethink Your November
First Nations Development Institute on 11/24/2020

4 Reasons to Rethink Your November

At First Nations, we always put Native communities first – every day and with every opportunity. But for many people outside Indian Country, thoughts about Native Americans and Native communities can be fleeting, and come to the forefront only on certain occasions. For many, those occasions happ

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Circle of Blue: Pre-Diabetes
Jacquelyn Nickel MS, RDN, LD on 10/30/2020

Circle of Blue: Pre-Diabetes

A diagnosis of pre-diabetes can be confusing and scary but what is pre-Diabetes? A diagnosis of pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than what your doctor considers normal. This is usually diagnosed with an A1C reading. An A1C is a representation of a 2-3 month average of blood

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You Are Not Alone
Alyson Sparkman, LMSW on 04/23/2020

You Are Not Alone

While the fear of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, there is fear that cases of domestic violence will also be on the rise. While residents of Oklahoma are being asked or issued to practice social distancing and remain within their homes, which is crucial in reducing the spread of COVID

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Growth and Harmony Found in the Garden
Deb Starnes on 04/09/2020

Growth and Harmony Found in the Garden

The Encyclopedia of Britannica states that the instinct and enthusiasm people share for gardening occurs all over the world and over all periods of human history with the earliest known garden plan from Egypt in 1400 BC. The encyclopedia goes on to say that the shared human desire to garden is from

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Call Me Dr……..or Not
Deb Starnes on 01/03/2020

Call Me Dr……..or Not

We all have problems and people are always willing to help. However, getting advice from a friend is not the same as counseling or therapy. We all struggle with life’s problems: relationship problems, money problems, job problems, car problems. Bottom line is we all have problems. Many of us have fr

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Anxious About the Holidays?
Deb Starnes on 12/10/2019

Anxious About the Holidays?

Parties. Family. Money problems. Lack of time. All of these things cause stress and anxiety during the holidays. Often times we think simply avoiding something will relieve all that stress and anxiety. Anxious about seeing family who criticize you? Just don't attend the family holiday party. After

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When Holidays Aren’t Merry and Bright
Deb Starnes on 11/21/2019

When Holidays Aren’t Merry and Bright

Tidings of comfort and joy. Be of good cheer. Have a holly jolly Christmas. May your days be merry and bright. It is the season of giving thanks. We hear these sentiments almost daily this time of the year. Too often we fail to realize that the holidays are a difficult time for many people. Life

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Stalking is Far from Talking
Deb Starnes on 01/07/2019

Stalking is Far from Talking

National Stalking Awareness Month is observed on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019. It has been observed the month of January since 2004.Did You Know 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States. 15% of women and 6% of men have experienced stalking victimization at some point during the

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Staying Under Pressure: Preventing and Managing Hypertension
Stacy Berg MS,LPC, CDE on 11/13/2018

Staying Under Pressure: Preventing and Managing Hypertension

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is when the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. When your blood pushes against the sides of the arteries this creates a force. The force of this pushing is called your blood pressure. Blood pressure is written as a fraction. The top (

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When It's Not All Flowers and Candy
Alyson Sparkman, LMSW on 01/22/2018

When It's Not All Flowers and Candy

February is usually thought of as the month of love and hearts. It is also a time to focus on the darker side of relationships though. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Information about teen dating violence is shocking. Did you know that probably 1 in 3 high school student

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Bah Humbug or Happy Holidays
Deb Starnes on 11/29/2017

Bah Humbug or Happy Holidays

The holidays are stressful enough without all the requests to donate money and adopt children. As the Development Director for IHCRC and a donor myself, I know how much stress this can add to an already financially stressful time of year. Why yesterday alone I must have received 30 to 40 requests f

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I thought you said "extra fries"
Stacy Berg MS,LPC, CDE on 07/14/2017

I thought you said "extra fries"

Diabetes and exercise go hand in hand. Exercise is an important part of your diabetes management plan. It can help improve your blood sugar, increase your overall fitness, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower you risk of heart and blood vessel disease and stroke. Whether you already

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Diabetes? What is That?
Stacy Berg MS,LPC, CDE on 07/06/2017

Diabetes? What is That?

Diabetes is a complex disease that is often hard to understand. There are different types of diabetes, but today I want to talk about Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Common causes of T2DM include a combination of overweight and obesity, a lack of physical activity, and consuming too many calories.

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