Health

Teacher reopens Rez gym, invites more men to work out

Teacher reopens Rez gym, invites more men to work out

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Marvin Tapsfield learned late in the summer that the Rez Fitness Center in downtown Seward was for sale, and that apparently nobody was going to buy it, and that it would close down once its owner Susan Ernst moved to West Virginia to retire. Having heard members of the community pleading for someone to buy […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
So, Where are the Doctors?

So, Where are the Doctors?

“That is the most frequent question I have been asked since coming to Seward Community Health Center back in April,” said Pat Linton, Executive Director.  “Now, after months of recruiting and interviewing, we are happy to announce that two board certified family medicine physicians will be starting with us full time in early 2015.  Both of these physicians have strong […]

November 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Middle School eats their Fruits and Veggies

Click link for FOX Alaska News story on Seward Middle School: Seward Middle School eats their Fruits and Veggies. According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than quadrupled in adolescents – and folks in the city of Seward have decided to do something about it. Seward Middle School is competing for the nutri-bullet program – which […]

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Why is it so hard to “just leave”?

Why is it so hard to “just leave”?

By Dawn McDevitt – I grew up not knowing my real father, with a hard working single mom who married when I was 5. By age 11 her husband adopted me. I wouldn’t say I had a horrible life but it was not easy. My adoptive dad was very strict, quick tempered, and harsh with his words. I being the […]

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Canned Food Drive for Seward’s food bank

Friends of the Library Museum is having a canned food drive for Seward’s food bank, He Will Provide. During our open house this Saturday, 1-4 pm or any time the library is open this Saturday, November 15, 2014, community may drop off canned food items that will go to the local food bank. Only non-perishables please, canned goods preferred. Come […]

November 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Open House at the Library Museum this Saturday 1-4pm

Come celebrate the joy of the season at the Seward Community Library Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 – 4 p.m. with free guided tours, live music, kids activities, a special preview of the 2014 Wish Tree and much more! “This open house is a great way to explore Seward’s favorite library/museum and welcome some terrific new staff,” Friends […]

November 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

The Board of Directors and staff of Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) are extremely pleased to announce that Lori Hamilton, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as its first permanent medical provider. Lori, who started at the Health Center on Oct. 27, is seeing both new and established patients. She will be providing a […]

November 10, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Let’s face it, men. When it comes to our health, we act more like big, hairy animals than real men. Sure, we’re busy. Work, family, kids. When was the last time you had a nap? And going to the doctor? Forget it. If it can’t be cured over-the-counter, then it’s probably not curable, right? Wrong. These are only excuses. Most […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Health Care Exchange Open Enrollment Opens this Weekend November 15th.

Seward, Alaska – Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for affordable health insurance for 2015. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Financial help is available to offset the cost of insurance. 88% of Alaskans who applied last year were eligible for cost savings. Alaskans who have already signed up for […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Poverty of the Heart

Poverty of the Heart

  By H.B. Bardarson “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Why Use a Food Thermometer?

  Using a food thermometer is the only sure way to determine if your food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy foodborne bacteria. Many people rely on “eyeballing” food. This can be misleading, especially if cooking by color. According to USDA research 1 out of 4 hamburgers turn brown in the middle before it has reached a safe […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·

New test for colon cancer

By Brent Ursel PA-C – A new test for colon cancer has recently been approved by the FDA and has been made available this week. Previously, to be screened for colon cancer involved having a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. This test would require going to Anchorage or Soldotna, taking laxatives a day prior to COMPLETELY clean out your system and then be […]

November 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Cockroaches, the Ultimate Unwanted Visitor

Here in Alaska we are free of many pests common to warmer climates, but as with all things in life, change is inevitable. Cockroaches are becoming a bit more widespread and so what is a person to do? We can learn about pest lifecycles, how to avoid introduction, detection and more with a FREE publication from your local Cooperative Extension […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Do Not Settle

Do Not Settle

I want to start by saying, no matter who you are and what your past has dealt you, you are an amazing individual and you deserve everything that you desire.  My personal experience with domestic violence was all verbal.  That does not mean that it was not abuse. My self esteem was at rock bottom from being told horrible things, […]

November 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety

Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety

By Doreen Lorenz Click link for FOX Alaska News story on Kirsten:  Dog Attack Victim tries to increase Public Safety ANCHORAGE, Ak– Earlier this month a dog attacked a Kenai Peninusla resident. Here in Anchorage we have animal control with rules and regulations and same goes for the city of Seward, but for a lot of places outside city limits […]

November 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum

Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum

There has been a clarification in the marijuana legalization forum scheduled for Thursday, October 30, at 7PM at the Seward Community Library. Kristina Woolston will speak in Opposition of Ballot Measure 2 in place of Tom Tougas. In opposition of Ballot Measure No. 2: Kristina Woolston: “Kristina Woolston was raised in the southwest village of Naknek where she grew up commercial fishing with her […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Halloween Medic First Aid/CPR Class

Yolanda Ifflander RN and Emily Mechtenberg RN will be providing a MFA/CPR class on Friday 10/31/14 from 10:30-2:30pm. This class will be held at Seward Elementary. We encourage babysitting-age kids and any community member interested in getting MFA/CPR certification for a bargain price of $12.00. Call us at 224-7574 to reserve your spot.

October 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Why I Stayed

Why I Stayed

Image Courtesy of ZingerBug.com By Katie Cornwell – When I was in my mid-20’s I was in an abusive relationship.  It was not the stereotypical abuse that most people associate with domestic violence.  It is what I imagine takes place more often in relationships and is rarely defined as domestic violence.  This is my story. I had just graduated college, […]

October 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
[Video] “3,022 ft.” the movie  & fund raiser

[Video] “3,022 ft.” the movie & fund raiser

A documentary about the Mount Marathon Race titled “3,022 ft.” is in post-production and is targeting Spring 2015 for release.  The movie focuses on the 2014 event and is being is being crowd funded, although it is well short of its goal. For more information watch the trailer above, visit their campaign page here  or visit their web site at 3022ft.com .

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Victim blaming isn’t the answer

Victim blaming isn’t the answer

By Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – There has been a lot of media coverage about domestic violence since the release of the Ray Rice video in which he punched his then fiancé, Janay Palmer, in the face. It seems no matter what you turn on; from sports channels to talk shows, both local and national news […]

October 21, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Ebola vs Influenza-which should we fear more?

Brent Ursel PA-C – Ebola has been in the news a lot. Planes have been diverted because someone gets air sick. A teacher in Maine is put on leave for 21 days just because she attended a conference in Dallas. Some people are afraid to even travel through the Dallas Fort Worth Airport for fear of contracting Ebola.  All of this […]

October 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Saturday, October 18th is the second annual Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper. If you like to run/walk, want to support Seward High School Activities and get covered with green and gold in the process, then this is the event for you!! The Scamper will follow the same route as last year from in front of the Alaska Sealife Center down 4th […]

October 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·