Health

Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic August 16

Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic August 16

August 12, 2014 ·

Providence HealthTalk: Cancer, The Year in Medicine

Providence HealthTalk Cancer: The year in medicine Wednesday, August 13th 6PM to 8PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Rm 205 Videoconference from the Providence Cancer Center Cancer: The year in medicine from cancer vaccines to fish oil to Vitamin D – Presenter: MARK A. MOYAD, M.D., MPH Get the latest on cancer prevention and treatment at a free presentation by […]

August 12, 2014 ·
Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

The Seward Community Health Center opened a clinic inside the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building five months ago, replacing the outpatient clinic there. To date the SCHC has seen 600 patients for 1000 visits, and the numbers are climbing, said Patrick Linton, SCHC’s new executive director. But since opening March 10th, Seward’s new community health center has been […]

August 11, 2014 ·

Opinion: Seniors and Military on Kenai Peninsula Denied Choice of Doctors

Sumitted by Peter T. Zuyus –  After a long battle with bureaucrats, the Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors.  The Surgery Center could offer medical care to Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care patients at significant savings over Central Peninsula Hospital.  In addition,  the Surgery Center could save Seniors over 40%  in co-payments.  Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care will not reimburse for services […]

August 7, 2014 ·
Seward girl’s poem against bullying touches Ohio

Seward girl’s poem against bullying touches Ohio

Seward High School Sophomore Kimberly “Kimmy” Hubbard, 15, was recently moved to pen a heartfelt poem against bullying. She’d just learned that Jonathon Schaff, 13, a young friend of the family, had killed himself back home in Sciota County, Ohio, where she, her twin Kyle, and four older siblings lived before moving with their grandmother to Seward. Hubbard was devastated […]

August 5, 2014 ·
Baneberry alert

Baneberry alert

Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]

August 4, 2014 ·
Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release – July 31, 2014 JUNEAU— The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received further results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the latest radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in Alaska waters poses […]

July 31, 2014 ·

July 30 Teleconference – Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock with Ron Plain

Wednesday, July 30, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join this free one-hour teleconference to hear how residents of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, an Aanishinaabek community located near Canada’s “Chemical Valley” near Sarnia, Ontario have been exposed to a range of harmful pollutants from the 63 petrochemical refineries that surround it. The community has an alarmingly low number of baby boys being […]

July 28, 2014 ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

July 21, 2014 ·

Disaster Drill Volunteers Needed

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center, in cooperation with the State of Alaska, the City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center, is conducting a large scale Mock Disaster Drill and we are looking for volunteers interested in being made up and acting as injured victims of scenarios such as earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis during the drill. The actual […]

July 11, 2014 ·
Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release –  June 27, 2014 JUNEAU — The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, State and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters […]

June 27, 2014 ·
"Youth Sailing" kicks off the first week with calm waters on Bear Lake

Youths Sail on Bear Lake

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Before planes, trains and automobiles there was sailing. The craft dates back to one of the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia. Today however Devin Putney is bringing the ancient art to the youth of Seward. Putney had the idea to teach sailing for sometime. After a bit of help from local businesses and […]

June 17, 2014 ·

Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Ken Buesseler (Teleconference)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM More than three years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, questions remain about how much radioactive material has been released and how widely and quickly it is dispersing across the Pacific Ocean. Join Ken Buesseler, director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity at the Woods Hole […]

June 17, 2014 ·

MMR Race Preview

A group of veteran runners will lead a race course preview on Mount Marathon from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday June 21. This is the only date and time offered this year unlike in years past. The tours will focus on helping participants travel safely on the bottom third of the mountain. Tour leaders will guide uphill until “Squirrel’s Inn” and downhill through the […]

June 11, 2014 ·

Public Health Advisory-Measles

Alaska Public Health Advisory Measles – Situational Awareness Distributed via AK PHAN June 5th, 2014 While Alaska has not had a known measles case in 14 years, over 300 cases have been reported in 18 U.S. states (including CA, OR, and WA) thus far in 2014. Most of the recent U.S. outbreaks were initiated through contact with imported cases, and […]

June 5, 2014 ·
Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race Appreciation

Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race Appreciation

May 20, 2014 Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2014 Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race.  This was a great event this year, with competitive and good spirited racers, amazing weather, and a beautiful day to have fun with family and friends.  We are already looking forward to the 2015 race! Thank you to our dedicated […]

May 23, 2014 ·

Alaska departments issue caution due to smoke from Southcentral wildfires

Department of Health and Social Services/Deparment of Environmental Conservation Joint Press Release –   May 22, 2014  Alaska departments issue caution due to smoke from Southcentral wildfires Air quality advisories remain in effect ANCHORAGE — The Alaska departments of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) want Southcentral residents to be aware of the health dangers from smoke […]

May 22, 2014 ·
Bike Rodeo Letter of Appreciation

Bike Rodeo Letter of Appreciation

May 14, 2014 Letter to the Editor: Seward Parks & Rec would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Bike Safety Rodeo. With the help of volunteers and contributors the Rodeo was another fun community event. Thank you to our title sponsor Terry’s Tires and to Shoreside Petroleum, the“Helmet Junction” sponsor.  Both of these businesses give very generous […]

May 18, 2014 ·

ATLA (Assistive Technology of Alaska)

Assistive Technology can be the key to greater independence and productivity in your home, school, community and place of employment. ATLA will be providing demonstrations, information and device loans to help Alaskans make informed decisions and select AT (Tools) the best meets your needs. Come by the table to see if any of these devices work for you, and to […]

May 14, 2014 ·
Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Appreciation

Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Appreciation

May 6, 2014 Dear Editor: Thank you for the successful turnout of the 2014 Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon.  We are grateful for the committed sponsors, competitive athletes, dedicated volunteers, the TYC Councils, and the maintenance staff of the schools, to allow for such a great triathlon.  With the committed individuals and teams that worked together to run, compete, and […]

May 9, 2014 ·
2014 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Results

2014 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Results

SPRD Press Release – The 2014 “Polar Bear Jump Off, Pink Cheeks Triathlon,” has been the big hit to look forward to for many weeks for the community of Seward and for its hundreds of participants.  Sports and Recreation is excited to share the excellent turnout of the Pink Cheeks Triathlon and wants to thank all the athletes that came […]

May 9, 2014 ·

Walk/Bike/Roll to School Wednesday May 7th

The Walk/Bike/Roll to School day is nearly upon us.  Children at the Elementary and Middle School are encouraged to participate.  There will be crossing guards at key locations to help children cross streets safely and the police department will also be patrolling the area.  If you are driving Wednesday morning, please drive carefully as they make their way to school. […]

May 5, 2014 ·
Recycling Gets Smarter, Simpler

Recycling Gets Smarter, Simpler

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Do the Seward Transfer Facility’s recycling containers ever confuse you? If you’re a lifelong recycler like me, with a truckload of carefully washed and separated cans, jugs, papers and bottles, and cardboard to recycle every so often—they may. I stand scratching my head in front of the green recycling containers, under the din of […]

April 29, 2014 ·

Walk/Bike/Roll to School May 7th

A Message from the Seward PTSA –  Spring has sprung and bike are coming out in full force.  Now that the sidewalks are clear of snow it is time to get out the bike helmets and tennis shoes and get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having.   The annual walk/bike/roll to school day is scheduled for Wednesday […]

April 24, 2014 ·

Little League Kickoff and Registration THIS SUNDAY April 27th 1 PM

The winter is unquestionably over which means that…. It is time for another year of Seward Little League! The Kickoff and Registration Event will be at 1 PM  THIS SUNDAY April 27th at the Little League Field on 4th Avenue For 2014, we will be sponsoring Co-Ed teams in the T-Ball, Minor League, and Major League Divisions.  This is an opportunity […]

April 22, 2014 ·