The YKHC Dental Prevention Services Department will be at Camai Festival this weekend on Saturday March 23, 2013 from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. hosting the 24th Annual Smile Alaska Style photo contest.
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The YK Delta is seeing an increase of Type 2 diabetes.
Registration for Tribal Unity Gathering XX is now closed! Posted is the updated agenda draft.
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ALL ASPECTS OF CARING FOR PERSONAL WITH DEMENTIA! Course Location: Kuskokwim Campus Room 118 in Bethel, Alaska March 15, 2013 please call or e-mail Marilyn McKay at 1-800-478-1080 Topics include: Re-examining practices that undermine quality care. Refining understanding of Alzheimer’s disease Recognizing strengths within cognitive change… Read More »
The Executive Board from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, based in Maryland, voted unanimously to present the ACOG William H.J. Haffner Award to YKHC’s Ann Glasheen in recognizing her contributions to the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology and “improving prenatal care for American Indian/Alaska Native women in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.” In a… Read More »
YKHC’s Community Health & Wellness team participates in National Wear Red Day to show support for women’s heart health, as part of the American Heart Association’s campaign to awareness and stand together in the fight against the number one leading killer of women – heart disease.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious disease that causes long periods of coughing. While this disease affects everyone, it is a severe health risk for babies and and can cause them to stop breathing.
Larry Fancyboy II joined the world at 3:30 a.m., less than four hours after YKHC launched its electronic health record system, RAVEN, at the stroke of midnight on January 28, 2013.
Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches you how to help those experiencing mental health problems until professional is available. The training is sponsored by Trust Training Cooperative (TTC).
On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, the City of Bethel became the first community in Western Alaska to pass a local levy on tobacco products. The ordinance will raise the tariff on a pack of cigarettes by $2.21 and other tobacco products by 45 percent wholesale. The ordinance will take effect in 60 days to give… Read More »