The Ho-Chunk Department of Health provides public health care services throughout different divisions in order to improve the health and well being of its tribal members.
- Preventative Care
- Well Child Exams
- Sports Physicals
- Diabetic Care
- CDL Physicals
- Food Distribution
- Nutrition Education
- Teeth Cleaning
- Individual Therapy
- Marriage Counseling
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. Getting 150 minutes of exercise a week might seem like a lot, but breaking it down into smaller intervals can help make it feel more manageable.
Fitting physical activity into your daily schedule can make a significant difference in:
- > Reducing your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers
- > Managing your weight and preventing obesity
- > Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
- > Strengthening your muscles, bones, and joints
- > Helping you live longer
Make time for physical activity throughout your day. Consider taking:
- > The stairs instead of the elevator
- > A brisk walk at lunchtime
- > A hike instead of going to the movies
- > A yoga or boxing class at your local fitness center instead of playing video games or watching television
Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program provides a coordinated approach to identifying health risk behaviors, environments, and systems associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity.
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Cervical Cancer Awareness and PreventionWritten by IHS
Cervical cancer is preventable through regular screening and treating any abnormalities early-on before they progress to cancer. Screening with a Papanicolaou (Pap) test every three years is recommended for all women ages 21 to 65 years and screening with a Pap and HPV test is recommended every five years for women ages 30 to 65 yearsMORE