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.
YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program is inviting all city and tribal government and other non-profit agencies in the YK Delta to apply for our 2013 Community Activity and Garden Award funds.
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).
Congratulations to the Bethel and Subregional Clinic Laboratories! The College of American Pathologists recently surveyed each of YKHC’s lab sites and each site passed with flying colors.
June 27, 2012 is National HIV Testing Day and The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Early Intervention Services is giving away 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles to promote testing and awareness to reduce stigma around HIV.
Congratulations to Amanda Wise, Health Aide of the Month (February) from the village of Lower Kalskag. Field Supervision coordinator and Health Aide program administrator, Andrea Thomas stated “Amanda shows a lot of dedication to her patients. She stays in the clinic with patients and makes sure they get the care they need.
PBS NewsHour Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser was in the YK Delta recently with a NewsHour film crew to do research for a series on inadequate dental care in America. The series aired on the PBS NewsHour November 15 & 16. The series can be viewed on the PBS NewsHour website. The second part of the… Read More »