The 5th Annual Bethel Community Health Fair will be held Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Congratulations to Bernice Hetherington of Lower Kalskag who was recognized by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium on Wed. November 6 as Behavioral Health Aide “Shining Star.”
YKHC’s Health Aides of the month for July and August are Daliel Clark, Sr. of Kwigillingok and Joseph Okitkun of Kotlik.
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.
Josephine Enok of Tuntutuliak was the first person admitted into the new Yukon Kuskokwim Elders Home on October First. We interviewed her daughter, Julie Jimmie. Here’s her story.
Follow these safety tips from YKHC’s Injury Control and EMS Dept for a safe, fun and happy Halloween!
Mark Begich and several other US Senators are co-sponsoring legislation to correct an inconsistency in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could prevent health care benefits for thousands of Alaska Natives and American Indians nationwide.