Sports & Health
Family Health & Fitness Day 10K Run and 2-Mile and Mile Walks
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
A total of 120 individuals from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and around the Valley participated in the 2015 Family Health & Fitness Day 10K, 2-mile walk and 1-mile walk on September 19.
What You Should Know For the 2015-2016 Flu Season
By Marianne M. Bennett
Clinical Services Manager
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first step to prevent this serious disease. There are many different flu viruses, but the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four viruses that research suggests will cause the most illness each year. This year, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Department of Health and Human Services will be offering the flu vaccine that protects against four different strains of the virus.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By Deborah Robinson and Marianne Bennett
SRPMIC Health and Human Services
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to educate women and men about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Monthly breast self-exams, clinical breast exams performed by a doctor, and mammograms are three tools women can use to detect breast cancer early, when it can be treated more successfully.
Head Lice a Growing Problem in Elementary Schools
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
What is your reaction when you are told your child has head lice? Hearing the word “lice” might give you the chills or perhaps even make you itch. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children ages 3 to 11. To get head lice, your child must come into direct contact with the hair of someone who is infested.