Page 7 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - December, 2017
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in brief Diabetes eye health addressed

CTWC events Mammogram Clinic: Specialist says yearly CONTACT US
Service is with Swedish from exams are important
Podiatry clinic: Dr. Deborah 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27. If you are a diabetic patient at
Behre will be at the Chehalis Contributed by Christina Hicks the Chehalis Tribal Wellness
Tribal Wellness Center from 8 Food program Dr. Jane Myung, a retina Center and haven’t had your
a.m.-noon Jan. 9 and 1-4 p.m. ready to serve annual diabetes eye exam,
Jan. 17. specialist at Clarus Eye please contact your health
The South Puget Intertribal Centre, gave a PowerPoint care provider or Diabetes
Diabetes Clinic: With all Planning Agency’s USDA Food presentation on diabetes eye Licensed Practical Nurse
three providers from 8 a.m.-4 Distribution Program offers care in honor of National Sandra Dickenson at 360-
p.m. Jan. 18. Diabetes patients frozen meats such as bison, pork Diabetes Awareness Month at 709-1660 for a referral.
need to have labs, medicine chops and ham and delicious 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Chehalis
review, physical, URCA, foot in-season fruits. Tribal Wellness Center. talked about diabetic eye
exam and diabetes eye exam complications and treatments.
done yearly. This is a one- Tribal community members Dr. Myung specializes in The presentation spurred many
hour appointment. Make an can get an application from the care of all vitreoretinal questions from attendees.
appointment by calling 360-273- Debra Shortman at the Chehalis diseases including age-related
5504. Tribal Wellness Center. To sign macular degeneration, ocular Clarus Eye Centre gave free
up, call the warehouse at 360- complications of diabetes, incentives to the group. The
Monthly Community 438-4216 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. retinal vascular disorders and SDPI-CD Program provided
Walk: Join others for a fun Monday through Friday. The the repair of retinal tears and a healthy meal of navy bean
fitness walk. The walk will begin next distribution date is Jan. 17. retinal detachments. soup, wheat rolls and fruit.
at noon Jan. 18. at the clinic. If Pickup is at the Chehalis Tribal They also offered incentives
you walk, please sign a sign-up Community Center from 9:45 Even though it was a small for diabetic patients and a
sheet at various tribal office a.m.-1:30 p.m. group, everyone who attended raffle for those who attended.
locations. the presentation has diabetes.

Dr. Myung explained the
importance of having a yearly
dilated eye exam. She also

7 tips to fight off a cold, flu WIC THROUGH SPIPA

1. Cough or sneeze into your good shape. Checks to buy food, health education,
elbow. 5. Know the difference breastfeeding help, services referral
NEXT DATE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 4
2. Wash hands often, between cold and flu. The at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center
especially after blowing your flu generally comes on
nose or coughing. Proper hand strong with severe symptoms WIC SERVICES ELIGIBILITY
washing uses warm water, including fever, sore throat, n Getting food stamps/
soap and scrubbing for at least chills, body aches, cough, basic foods
20 seconds. runny or stuffy nose, diarrhea, n Pregnant or have a
vomiting, headache and child under the age of 5
3. Disinfect common fatigue. A cold might have the n Dad, grandparent,
surfaces such as countertops, same symptoms but they will foster family or other
phones, computer keyboards, not be as severe and do not caregiver of children
faucets and doorknobs often. usually last as long. n Under the age of 5
Viruses can survive on surfaces n On Medicaid or TANF
for several hours. 6. Everyone 6 months and
older should get a flu shot.
4. Eat a balanced diet with a
lot of fruits and vegetables; get 7. Help protect infants by
plenty of rest and exercise to getting people around them
keep your immune system in vaccinated against the flu.

Clinic offers hearing test device CONTACT Many working families are on
Debbie WIC. Is your income within
Gardipee- the following guidelines?
360-462-3227 People Maximum Maximum
The Chehalis Tribal The OAE screener sends or Patty Suskin, in your annual monthly
Wellness Clinic has a new sound into the ear and reports 360-462-3224 house income income
otoacoustic emissions hearing what the ear is hearing
screener. The device can be through cochlear vibrations. For Chehalis: 2 $29,471 $2,456
used on patients of all ages to Debra 3 $37,167 $3,098
detect hearing irregularities. It All nursing staff are being Shortman, 4 $44,863 $3,739
will give health care providers trained to use the device and 360-709-1689 5 $52,559 $4,380
more accurate results than look forward to providing this
previous screening tools. service to the community.

Thank you, Denise Walker
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