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.
YKHC’s new residential skilled nursing and long term care facility, the Yukon Kuskokwim Elder’s Home, hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, September 27.
Approximately 30 Home Care employees were affected by layoffs and an additional 15 positions in various YKHC departments were also eliminated as a result of the Congressional mandate, known as sequester, for compliance with the Balanced Budget Act of 2012.
Beginning January 1, 2014, every American must demonstrate health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Alaska Native and American Indian people are exempt from the requirement to purchase insurance if they can show evidence of their Tribal status.