Health

“Backing out of Time” free film screening February 12

“Backing out of Time” free film screening February 12

Please join Producer/Director Mary Katzke at the Seward Premier of the Alaskan documentary, Backing out of Time. A sensitive and educational documentary following several Alaskan families who cope with caring for their parents who suffer with Alzheimer’s Disease. Seward Library, Thursday, February 12th, at 6:30pm.

February 5, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Hockey Pictures

Moose Pass Hockey Pictures

On a beautiful Saturday at Moose Pass, Jason Aigeldinger captured some hockey action on Trail Lake.  

February 3, 2015 ·
Seward Middle School awarded $10,000 Nutri-Bullet grant

Seward Middle School awarded $10,000 Nutri-Bullet grant

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Thirty-nine middle school students, chosen at random, will soon begin participating in a new 90-day program that will boost their day with nutritional smoothies. Seward Middle School recently learned it had won a national contest from Nutri-Bullet, a smoothie blender manufacturer, and that it will also receive $10,000 for purchasing organic fruits and vegetables, […]

February 3, 2015 ·

Only One Chance: How Contaminants in our Environment Impair Brain Development

Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 The brain is an extremely complex organ that has to undergo a variety of developmental stages in a particular sequence and at a particular time to develop properly. What happens when the developing brain is exposed to environmental toxicants such as lead, mercury, pesticides, PCBs, or PFCs? These and […]

January 20, 2015 ·

30th ANNUAL POLAR BEAR JUMPOFF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

Purchase tickets for the Hotel Seward/American Legion Split The Pot fundraiser for Children with Cancer. Call 224-8001 or 224-5440 for information. 10- 5 Adventure Sixty North – Winter Wilderness Tour Company Exit Glacier – Snow Shoe, Snow Coach Tours, kayaking – Throughout the week. Please call or email in advance: adventure60.com 224-2600 THURSDAY, JAN. 15 7 – ? pm Poker Tournament […]

January 16, 2015 ·
Polar Bear Jump Auction Events

Polar Bear Jump Auction Events

January 14, 2015 ·

5-5-5 Ski Race Cancelled

Hello all, The Seward Nordic Ski Club is regretfully cancelling the  the 5-5-5 Ski Race scheduled for this Sunday at Trail River Campground. We will send out notification for a reschedule of our Luminary Ski in February, normally held on New Year’s Eve, if we get the magical combination of cold AND snow (is that too much to ask??) Think SNOW! Seward Nordic […]

January 1, 2015 ·
New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

December 31, 2014 ·
NW Think-tank publishes report on Seward coal issues

NW Think-tank publishes report on Seward coal issues

This article was posted with Sightline’s permission. Please don’t forget to click on the photo, video, and text links in the article. What a coal terminal means for a community. Northwest communities faced with the prospect of new or expanded coal terminals would do well to study their real-life impacts in other places. As Sightline has reported extensively, coal terminals […]

December 29, 2014 ·
American Red Cross pilots preparedness project

American Red Cross pilots preparedness project

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The American Red Cross of Alaska chapter in Seward has been able to help out three or four local families following emergencies they suffered over the past year with emergency shelter, food and clothing, said Jeanette Hanneman its disaster assistance team captain. It’s rewarding to be able to help friends and neighbors in need […]

December 14, 2014 ·
Everyone has a part to play

Everyone has a part to play

By: Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – Victim blaming is easy for people because they don’t understand the dynamics of domestic violence.  It is easier for them to ask “Why doesn’t she just leave?” instead of asking “Why does their partner abuse them?” Please understand there are a variety of reasons that keep victims in their dangerous […]

November 24, 2014 ·
Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

November is the month when we recognize the importance of men’s health, and the “Movember Stache-A-Thon” being promoted nationally and here in Seward is a great way to raise awareness around this issue. But equally important is to be aware of the many limited stereotypes and attitudes surrounding men and their health care needs that all too often fail to […]

November 23, 2014 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
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 ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 ·

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 ·

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·