Health

Ellyn Brown

Mount Marathon Race: A Challenge for All Ages

By Millie Spezialy – The Mount Marathon Race is unique in many ways, one being that it welcomes all ages, from 7 year olds to 80 plus seniors. In 2015, two Alaskan women, Allie Ostrander, 19, and Ellyn Brown, 63, separated in age by over forty years, set Mount Marathon records. Ostrander, 19, broke […]

From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development & the Environmental Justice Movement

Statewide Teleconference; 9:00 AM – 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 11 In the coal-mining region of Central Appalachia, mountaintop-removal mining and coal-industry-related flooding, water contamination, and illness have led to the emergence of a grassroots, women-driven environmental justice movement. But the number of local activists is small relative to the affected […]

Questionnaire: how does age affect overall happiness?

Seward High School Sophomore Kendyl Morris is conducting an experiment for Science class and is asking the community to answer an anonymous questionnaire. In the words of Kendyl:”This questionnaire is being used for an experiment in my 10th grade Physical Science class. My experimental question states, “how does age affect […]

CF Fundraiser – 4th Annual Burpees Challenge

CF Fundraiser – 4th Annual Burpees Challenge

Figarelle’s Fitness is sponsoring its 4th annual Figarelle’s Fitness Burpee Challenge Fundraiser on April 17th, 2016 to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Please join them! There will be cool prizes for the top guy and gal who do the most Burpees in 15 minutes. Visit their facebook page for more […]

Immunizations Are Safe and Prevent Disease

Immunizations Are Safe and Prevent Disease

By Dr. Ross Van Camp Immunizations are important to health at all ages. Each vaccine activates your body’s immune system to make antibodies that fight that infection when exposed to that specific disease. They are the single most important advancement in medicine and have been responsible for the prevention of many severe infections. Immunizations […]

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

Seward Community Health Center will be hosting a Lunch & Learn educational session on Nutrition on Tuesday, March 8 from 12-1 pm at the SCHC Phoenix Room at 417 First Avenue. Bring your lunch and curiosity for an engaging discussion on what you can do to make improvements to your daily […]

Swim-a-thon Friday March 5th.

Swim-a-thon Friday March 5th.

Swim-a-thon is coming! Support Seward Tsunami Swim Club! http://sewardcitynews.com/2015/02/swim-a-thon-is-coming-support-seward-tsunami-swim-club/ This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 3rd. Swimmers have a month to gather pledges for their two-hour swim on Friday, March 5th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who […]

Seward Public Health Nurse

The Public Health Nurse is available the first and third week of the month. Next Visit: April 5-6th Location: SeaView Community Services Building, 302 Railway Avenue Services Include: Well child exams Immunizations STD testing and treatment Reproductive health care Fees are based on a sliding scale. *No service refused based […]

Providence Seward community benefit partnership grants available

Projects benefitting health and wellness, community collaboration will be considered SEWARD, Alaska — Providence Seward Medical & Care Center’s Health Advisory Council (HAC) is pleased to announce community benefit partnership grants available to local service and not-for-profit groups in the Seward area. Projects benefiting community health and wellness will be considered, […]

Give Your Heart a Fighting Chance

Give Your Heart a Fighting Chance

Heart disease and stroke are major causes of death and disability in Alaska.  Our knowledge about preventing and treating these diseases continues to increase.  Detecting the risk factors in your life and making positive changes can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke as well as improve your health […]

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, […]

Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a […]