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Music for the Future

Each and every day we get up and do all the things we need to do to prepare for the start of our new day. Such as take a shower, brush our teeth, comb our hair, shave, and get dressed. How many of us sing a little song or take a small amount of time to play an instrument like the piano or guitar or just set back and enjoy the beauty of music. Music appreciation is one method that can relax you from a long day at work or school and is a real life changing tool.

I work with elders and their grandchildren have told them that music has changed their lives & helped them to make a hard day easier and a more enjoyable day. Studies have shown that children that have music in their lives have a much better attitude in school and at home. Child care and children’s health vol.7 October 5, 2012

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Absentee Shawnee Behavioral Health

Absentee Shawnee Behavioral Health is now providing counseling services in both Shawnee and Little Axe locations.  We are taking new patients at this time. Our facilities offer an array of services including but not limited to:
  • Psychiatry-   adult and child
  • Intensive Outpatient Groups
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Bio Feedback
  • Stress Reduction
  • DUI Assessment

The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout will be observed on November 15, 2012 and is supported by individuals, organizations and businesses across the United States. This day provides an opportunity to join literally millions of other smokers in saying “no thanks” to cigarettes for 24 hours. As many as one-third of the nations’s 46 million smokers could be taking the day off from smoking. The Great American Smokeout inspires and encourages smokers to quit for one day. Booths will be set up at the Shawnee Health Center and the Little Axe Health Center with opportunities to learn how to quit tobacco and to make a long-term plan to quit for good.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Recipe brought to you by the AST Diabetes and Wellness Program
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Healthy Tailgating 101

Football season is here and with that comes tailgating and lots of eating.  There are healthy and delicious alternatives to the typical tailgate menu.  This year, tailgate smarter by checking out these healthy ideas and recipes for the next big game.


New AST Fitness Logo

The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Fitness Program would like introduce the new logo of the AST Fitness Program. This logo was designed to represent the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and their perseverance in creating strong and healthy tribal members. The AST Fitness Program would like to use the logo as a symbol of the strength and endurance the Absentee Shawnee people demonstrate in developing a healthier generation of Absentee Shawnee Tribal people. Each print is a representation of the clans among the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

Certified Healthy Business Symposium

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Tobacco-Free Health Policy

The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business (CHB) program started in 2003 by the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the State Chamber, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The OK CHB recognizes businesses that are working to improve employee health by providing wellness opportunities and implementing policies that lead to healthier lifestyles. Businesses that promote health & wellness see a return on investment with decreased insurance premiums, fewer sick days taken, increased productivity and better morale among staff.

The Family Fun Fest, a Night of Talent

I hope everyone has had a great summer and enjoyed themselves at the 2012 Family Fun Fest. For those of you who didn’t hear the Music Education Program along with many other Health Programs orchestrated a night of family fun with music. Our Family Fun Fest was held on August 25, 2012 open to parents and children at the Thunderbird Casino in Little Axe. This event showcased the many talented Native Americans we have in our community. We had booths from the health system programs as well as booths from vendors outside of the tribe handing out helpful health information to make this night memorable.


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