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Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death after injury. In an emergency, someone can bleed to death in as little as three minutes before help arrives. Due to the vast geography of our state and our penchant for outdoor activities, Alaskans tend to live pretty adventurous lives – which puts us at a higher risk for injury. Unfortunately, we also live in a world where mass shootings and terrorist attacks are real threats to us all. Why not be ...


Missed appointments increase costs and delays for the Alaska Tribal Health System. We all make our medical appointments for health care with the best intentions to be there on time. But sometimes things come up, and we skip our appointment or show up late. No harm done, right? Unfortunately, missed appointments or late arrivals have a broader reach than just one appointment and your own health care needs. Missed and late appointments also harm our health system, fellow community members ...


Flu season is upon us in Alaska and it’s time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu. If you live in the Anchorage area, the ANMC Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC) is hosting a flu vaccine clinic every Saturday in October (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26). The ANPCC is located right ...


ANMC’s nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Congratulations to DAISY Award honoree, Barbara Christensen, an RN on ANMC’s Critical Care Unit, who was recognized ...


Gastric cancer, commonly known as stomach cancer, is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. Alaska Native people experience higher rates of gastric cancer than other groups in the United States. This past July, the Consortium hosted a two-day panel of Alaska Native community leaders, health care providers and gastric cancer experts from around the globe. The goal of the meeting was to identify the best methods to combat the disease Alaska Native ...


For years, Alaska Native leaders negotiated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to serve traditional foods to those who benefit from their healing and comforting effects. Healthy eating is one of the building blocks for a healthy life. ANTHC’s Tribal leadership has helped place traditional foods in a prominent place in our health care and services. ANTHC has long been at the forefront of advocating for the positive aspects of harvesting and eating traditional foods – and permission ...