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Meet YKHC’s Yupik Dentist Susan Sergie DMD

Published on November 1, 2013

Dr. Susan Sergie is a Yup’ik from Alakanuk, raised in the traditions of subsistence and now working as a Dentist for YKHC. Here is her story.

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Meet Bob and Rachelle White

Published on November 1, 2013

The Whites started up their own 501c3, project HOPE, or Helping Other People Excel to have a healthy way of reaching out so the region’s young people can learn and grow.

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Flu Shots, blood tests available at Health Fair

Published on November 1, 2013

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.

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OEH partners with non-profits for village spay/neuter clinics

Published on November 1, 2013

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.

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Conan Murat offers firsthand account of caring for his community

Published on November 1, 2013

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.

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Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Published on November 1, 2013

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.

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Shining Star of Behavioral Health

Published on November 1, 2013

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.”

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We’ve got Cable!

Published on November 1, 2013

By popular request, there is now cable TV throughout the hospital.

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Health Aides of the Month – July/August 2013

Published on November 1, 2013

YKHC’s Health Aides of the month for July and August are Daliel Clark, Sr. of Kwigillingok and Joseph Okitkun of Kotlik.

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Yuut & YKHC team up for CNA training

Published on November 1, 2013

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.

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