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Promoting health and cancer awareness on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation – 23 years and counting!

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Over 470 people attended the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s 23rd annual Community Wellness Day this summer to increase health awareness and promote physical activity. The day featured fun and interactive ways to educate participants about leading healthy lifestyles and preventing cancer. An inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and massages were among the activities enjoyed by attendees this year. Located in northern New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation is divided by the U.S./Canada border. The 12,000 people who live on the U.S. side utilize the St. Regis Mohawk Services for medical, dental and community health services. Twenty-five percent are age fifty and over, the recommended age to start colorectal cancer screening. Increasing the community’s colorectal cancer awareness and screening was one of many goals of the event, which was organized by the Health Promotion/Disease & Injury Prevention Committee. Programs, agencies and organizations from the surrounding area participated in the annual daylong event, offering health promotion information and activities related to diabetes education, smoking cessation, nutrition, healthy lifestyles, stress management, cancer education, physical activity, blood pressure and glucose checks. The organizers promoted the event through the local weekly newspaper and radio media. The reservation’s own radio station, CKON, broadcasts to areas within a ...

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Healthy recipe: Strawberry & blue cheese bruschetta

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Healthy Eating - Yield: 1 dozen Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: The big, bold, salty and tangy flavor of blue cheese makes an unexpected but utterly delicious match with sweet juicy strawberries. This healthy bruschetta recipe makes a quick and easy appetizer. It is pretty topped with chopped green chives. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced 2. 1 teaspoon sugar 3. 1/4 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) 4. 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese 5. 1-2 teaspoons water, ...

Couch to 5k: Staying on track

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Events - It is September and I am now in the final three weeks of my Couch to 5k program, and boy has it been an adventure. I have learned a lot about myself over the past six weeks. I have learned that my commitment to health cannot take a back seat to my life. I am human and I am far from perfect, so staying 100% true to the program was not exactly easy. I have had ...

Healthy recipe: Turkey, corn & sun-dried tomato wraps

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 29th, 2013 | No Comments »
Turkey, Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato Wraps

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: Fresh corn kernels, tomatoes and lettuce fill these hearty turkey wraps. This wrap is great for picnics or when you need to have dinner on the run. Add some crumbled feta or shredded Cheddar for another layer of flavor. Serve with carrot sticks, sliced bell pepper or other crunchy vegetables plus your favorite creamy dressing. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 cup corn kernels, fresh (see Tip) or frozen ...