Announcements

Health Closure: President's Day 2/17

All AST Health facilities will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17th, 2020 in observance of President's Day. PlusCare Clinic will be OPEN during this holiday closure from 9AM to 5PM, accepting the last patient at 4:30PM. Please call in your Rx refills before the holiday. Questions please call LAHC 405.447.0300 or PlusCare at 405.447.0477

February Fitness Calendar

Check out February's Fitness Calendar. For more info, call 405.364.7298

Health Delay Opening 2/6/2020

The AST Health System will be opening for normal business hours beginning at 10AM on Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020. Please use your winter weather precautions when venturing out. 

Events

Free Youth Summer Program Diabetes Prevention Training

Native Youth Prevention Diabetes (NYPD) and the Oklahoma Inter-tribal Diabetes Coalition (OIDC) along with AST Diabetes & Wellness, will be providing a training for Tribal youth summer programs to learn new diabetes prevention and wellness information you can present at your summer youth program.

College Fair hosted by Native Connections Grant

AST Health Native Connections Grant is hosting a College Fair on Friday, Feb. 21st at the Little Axe Health Center Conference Rooms from 9 AM to 5 PM. Come learn about higher education options and scholarships. This event is geared towards native middle and high school students. For more info contact Margo at 405.701.7995

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Drug Take Back Day-LAHC

Bring your expired or unused medication to our permanent disposal site at the Little Axe Health Center! There will be giveaways for the first 30 to safely dispose! For more info contact Kasey Dean at 405.447.0300.

Classes & Meetings

Youth Shawl Making Class

This event is open to all youth, ages 12 to 24 ONLY. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay and help your child. Our Native Connections Grant is hosting a shawl making class on Thursday, Feb. 13th beginning at 6 PM at the Little Axe Resource Center. To learn more and to reserve your spot, contact Margo at 405.701.7995

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Healthy Valentine's Day Cooking Demo

Love is in the air. Join us and learn how to prepare a healthy Valentine' Day meal & dessert for your loved one. This event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13th at 2PM in the LAHC Diabetes Kitchen. Nutrition Bingo will also be apart of the cooking demo. Free samples & recipes cards available. Call Diabetes & Wellness to reserve your spot! 405.701.7977

January Cooking Demo

Join us on Thursday, January 9th at 2PM in the Little Axe Health Center Demo Kitchen for our monthly cooking demo. Addition to the cooking demo will be Bingo. Free recipe cards and samples provided. To reserve your spot call Diabetes & Wellness at 405.701.7977


Testimonials

My health is top priority. My needs are always meet. I feel I can express my feelings and be heard. I really appreciate it.

Marijo

Other providers choose not to accept patients with primarily soonercare, and its almost unwelcoming.  At the Little Axe Clinic, I don't experience that.  The services are excellent and patients are treated with the highest regard.

Melissa

Good customer service

Very good customer service.

Anonymous

The Behavioral Health Department welcomed a new member to the staff this month. Monte Blake is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, with 26 years of experience in mental health and social services. Utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy coupled with an empathic understanding of the psychodynamic influence of early childhood experiences and the complexities of life, Monte has provided therapeutic services to a wide range of populations and people of all races and walks of life. Monte has worked in mental health centers, mental health hospitals and public schools. He has provided therapeutic services in the home and spent ten years providing services to incarcerated men in a medium security prison.

A prevailing philosophy for Monte has been the belief that people are capable of positive change in their life, regardless of their personal struggle, if they are willing to afford themselves an honest self evaluation through reflection, contemplation and examination of their internal dialogue and behavioral choices.

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New Research Reveals Medications Are the Leading Cause of Accidental Poisoning Deaths Among Children Today 
“Safe Storage, Safe Dosing” Campaign to Focus on Medication Safety 

Washington, DC – Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found while the death rate among children from poisoning has been cut in half since the late 1970s, the percentage of all child poisoning deaths due to medications has nearly doubled, from 36 percent to 64 percent.

Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids:  A Report to the Nation on Safe Medication examines trends in morbidity and mortality of medication poisoning among children ages 14 and under. The report underscores the challenge of medication-related poisoning among children and offers solutions that will reverse the trends. Safe Kids also proposes specific roles that parents and other caregivers, industry, governments, and the medical community can play in improving medication safety through safe storage and safe dosing.

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The Little Axe Health Center is located off Highway 9 in the Little Axe/Norman area, across the road from our old Little Axe Tribal Clinic. The physical address of the new clinic is 15951 Little Axe Drive in Norman, OK 73026.

We are open to the public and are very excited about our growing capacity to serve the community.  We are having a grand opening Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

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The MSPI Creative Arts Program offers free music lessons all year round for Native American children from 6 years to 19 years old. Adults are also encouraged to participate. Come join the fun and learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, piano, or vocals.

Contact Phil Bradley, Music Instructor 405.275.4030 Ext: 117 or Cell 405.370.5576 

At the Shawnee Campus from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Classes are made possible through AST Behavioral Health’s Meth/Suicide Prevention Initiative Grant (MSPI) “Following in Our Footsteps” 

Come enjoy music and have some fun too!



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Most people who are trying to stop smoking have some withdrawal symptoms, but usually do NOT have all that are listed below. Use this information to help you with the symptoms you do have and don’t worry about those that you do not experience. Remember that these symptoms are generally temporary in nature and a sign that you are on the road to recovery. 
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The National Kidney Foundationcelebrates March as National Kidney Month.  Take the Kidney quiz to check your kidney knowledge.

Most people have how many kidneys? 
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

How big are your kidneys? 
  • The size of your head
  • The size of your fist
  • The size of your eye

Where are your kidneys? 
  • in your back by the ribs
  • in your back behind your lungs
  • by your belly button

Which of the following are functions of your kidney?
  •  to clean your blood
  • to support healthy bones and tissues
  • to keep your blood pressure normal

Let’s see how you did...

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How can you tell if you're hitting the mark when it comes to good oral care? Generally, your 
teeth and gums should not bleed, be painful, or feel rough or sharp to your tongue.  Your breath 
should be fresh for at least a couple of hours after brushing in the morning and after having 
eaten breakfast. One of the easiest ways to prevent gum disease is to clean your teeth properly, 
so try these tricks for a healthier mouth.


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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Young as our new Optometrist, who is already receiving high praise from the community.  More frames and lens options are now available thanks to our teaming up with Thundercloud Optical in Omaha, Nebraska.  Order placement and delivery can be expected to take 4-5 days now, down from the previous 10-15 days.

We are in the process of expanding the number of exam rooms at the Shawnee Clinic from four to eight.  We welcome Dr. John Jutting, MD to our medical staff, and will be bringing more health care providers on board to offer more services in the near future.

Our Shawnee Clinic Pharmacy is now filling prescriptions for all Native Americans, and is now open through the lunch hour.

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The LSWN Clinic is located off Highway 9 in the Little Axe/Norman area, across the road from our existing Little Axe Tribal Clinic. The physical address of the new clinic is 15951 Little Axe Drive in Norman, OK 73026.

We are expecting to open to the public in May 2012 and are very excited about our future capacity to serve the community. 

Tour the new clinic!  Take a walk-through in this video:

 

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