It has been a full year since we moved into our new space. The moving boxes are unpacked, the walls are filled with pictures and artwork, and our desks and work stations are settled in. It’s humbling to see the progress and growth Denver Indian Health and Family Services has made over the past year. We welcomed a Family Nurse Practitioner, three Behavioral Health Therapists, a part-time Medical Doctor, and additional support staff to keep up with the demands of our clinic.
We are fast-approaching the end of the year, and the behavioral health staff at DIHFS wanted to share a few tips for those who are planning to set some resolutions to launch themselves into the new year.
It is Halloween time… time for the ghosts and goblins to come out and play! It’s also time for the oral bacteria in your mouth to come out and play and wreck some havoc on your teeth. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid can contribute to cavities. The good news is that eating Halloween candy is a splurge that is dentist-approved if you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.
Everyone make sure to get ready as we will be participating again at the 9Health Fair on Saturday, 11/17/18, at the Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison Rd. Denver, CO 80219). The fair offers our patients and our community a chance to engage with our clinic, community agencies, and other clinics/providers to obtain free/lower-cost screenings.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to attend a routine medical appointment with others also managing the same condition? How would you feel knowing your peers have many of the same questions, concerns, fears, and worries as you? Would you feel more comfortable? Maybe more confident?