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Tribal Health and Wellness News „ American Red Cross Blood Drive by Christina Hicks Staff Profle: CTWC Nurse Practitioner On Thursday, April 11 the American Donors who are deferred because I’ve been a for college and Red Cross held a blood drive at the of a low hemoglobin or hematocrit Women’s Health other periods of Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center. We level can reschedule an appointment Care Nurse time, but I always had 29 folks come in and donated. and return to donate at a later Practitioner for come back here. Out of those 29 only 17 folks were time. Vitamin C helps the body many years and I actually able to donate blood. absorb iron. Foods high in Vitamin am delighted to be Right now, I wear C include fruits, raspberries, providing women’s two work hats; I The main reason was low iron. Iron strawberries, tomatoes and broccoli. health services at is necessary in building the proteins Other foods high in iron content: the Tribal Wellness work for the State of red blood cells, which help carry Raisins, Kale, baked potato, Center. Through Department of oxygen from the lungs to all parts Brussels sprouts, asparagus, lima the Women’s Health in Olympia of the body. These red blood cells beans, pinto beans, lentils, kidney Wellness Program full time as well as help the body metabolize energy beans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, I will be providing the Tribal Wellness and stay healthy. Different factors whole wheat bread, iron-enriched cancer screening Chris Knutson Center one day per may contribute to low levels of iron white bread, oat bran, beef, pork, and referrals. I can Women’s Health Care week. Retirement and, thus, a low concentration of red chicken, turkey, clams, oysters, also help with other Nurse Practicioner from my state job blood cells. These include: shrimp, tuna, tofu. health concerns is approaching so or problems specifc to women I am looking forward to perhaps „ Monthly loss of blood during The next American Red Cross blood like infections, or advice about how being more available down here menstruation among women. drive will be held locally at end of to have a healthy pregnancy. June at the Lucky Eagle Casino. in Chehalis. Outside of work „ High carbohydrate diets and high Thank you to all that donated blood. Western Washington is my home my personal interests are mainly levels of physical activity of base. I was born in Aberdeen and outdoors activities like gardening, athletes. Everyone that donated received a have a love for this area and its kayaking, hiking or beachcombing, „ Frequent blood donation. free lunch buffet coupon for the small towns. Of course, I went away and camping. Lucky Eagle, and the winner of A well-balanced diet with plenty the 4 free Water park passes to the Community Walk of iron-rich foods helps maintain a Great Wolf Lodge was Mary Weber. Every third Thursday of the month, the Diabetes Prevention Program has a healthy hemoglobin or hematocrit Thank you to The Lucky Eagle community walk in competition with the other tribes Diabetes Prevention level and helps ensure that donors Casino and The Great Wolf Lodge programs. Any physical activity can count as long as you sign up and do at are eligible to give blood. for your donations to help this event. lease 30 minutes of physical activity on the day of the walk. Attention: Chehalis Tribal Members Sign up sheets in the work out area for those who chose to be active independently or in the work out center. Raffe for all participants. (drawing will be next day at noon). Indian Wills and Estate Planning Services are now being offered to all Chehalis Tribal Members who are 18 years and older. For additional information, or to sign up in advance please contact: Mary Weber at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center 360-273-5504 EXT 1744 or This service is without cost to Chehalis Tribal members who currently do not have a Will. OPEN to ALL AQUA AEROBICS COMMUNITY Please Call Christina Hicks @ 360-709-1741 to set up an MEMBERS appointment and get the paperwork needed to get started. Water provides at least 12 times greater resistance than air, and in every direction. DSHS Program WIC Program No matter which way you move, it challenges you. Every Tuesday Thursday, June 6 5:00 - 6:00 PM Low impact 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesdays Strength. Flexibility. A representative from DSHS will be It Dental/WIC, so everyone Aerobic Conditioning. available. Contact the Chehalis Tribal needs to be seen. Wellness Center at 360-273-5504 to For more information contact For more information contact Cindy Beck at 360-709-1810 or schedule an appointment. Deb Shortman at 306-709-1689 email: Page 4   
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