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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


Help keep your communities and families safe by turning in unused medication during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The Alaska Native Health Campus will be one of many locations in Anchorage where you can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. The event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Alaska Native Health Campus, in the parking lot across the street from the Inuit building, 4141 Ambassador ...


Asthma is a chronic disease of the causes irritation and swelling of the airways, impacting the lungs and breathing. Asthma can affect Alaska Native people of all ages and in all parts of the state. It is a condition that makes daily activities, such as hunting, fishing or cooking traditional foods, difficult. For some people, asthma is a minor annoyance, but for others, it can be a life-threatening condition. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Healthy Homes Program helps people ...


Registration is now open for Camp Coho, a day camp for Alaska Native children ages 6-12 from across the state, who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the past two years. The one-day camp will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advance registration is required to attend camp and is open now through close of business Tuesday, May 15. “Camp Coho provides a safe, supportive environment for grieving children ...


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among Alaska Native people. To help shed some light on the colonoscopy cancer screening procedure, ANTHC is republishing a story from our archives that can also be found in the current issue of the Mukluk Telegraph. Health care professionals and survivors say embarrassment is no excuse for skipping the screening that could save your life Jake Martus has heard every excuse. As a patient ...


Behavioral and mental wellness are important, yet often underserved, parts of individual and community health in rural Alaska. In order to better serve our Alaska Native people throughout the state, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has partnered with Iļisaġvik College to develop an academic program to grow a community-based behavioral health workforce. The training curriculum was designed by ANTHC Behavioral Health Aide Program and is specifically tailored for Behavioral Health Aides (BHA) who are serving our people in rural communities. ...


Everyone should remember to get eye exams regularly, but they are especially important for Elders. January is National Eye Care Month and a good time to recognize the importance of eye health. Why are eye exams essential for Elders? As we age, eye exams become even more important. Vision problems may develop with no physical symptoms until they’re quite advanced. See your provider to screen for early stages in: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Glaucoma Cataracts Diabetic retinopathy Refractive errors Scheduling ...

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