In every village Environmental Health Officer Brian Berube visits, residents, village officials and law officers worry about stray dogs. There is good reason for this. Between 2007 and 2013, there were 703 reported animal bite incidents in the Delta.
In the November 2013 issue of Health Affairs Journal (www.healthaffairs.org), YKHC Dental Health Aide Therapist Conan Murat describes how he and a handful of pioneers are dramatically improving access to regular dental care for Alaska Native children and families.
According to a report by the National Cancer Institute, heavy or regular alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing cancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, liver, breast, colon, and rectum.
Yuut Elitnaurviat, in collaboration with YKHC, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus (KuC), has been offering Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses during the Fall 2013 semester—approximately five weeks of intensive studying and on-the-job training.