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