Health

Sprouts in a square plastic sprouter. Photo: Allison Sayer

Sprouts: Alaska’s Cheapest Superfood

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News Sprouting is a great way to save money and eat healthy food. Most people know the basic procedure to make sprouts: Add a small amount of seeds to some kind of container, rinse and drain frequently, enjoy. I would like to share some […]

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

The 2015‐2020 US Dietary Guidelines provide Americans with needed direction for healthy food choices and a healthy eating pattern. For most Americans, eating more fruits and vegetables, and less salt and saturated fats can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Almost half […]

How to Move More and Stress Less

How to Move More and Stress Less

Submitted by Dan Chabert of Runnerclick.com – Last week as I was waiting for the light to change during my morning run, I exchanged glances with the crossing guard who took one look at me and joked, “you don’t need to run, you’re skinny enough!” I smiled and responded, “it’s for […]

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support in Seward – March 25-26, 2017

Providence Seward Medical Center Trauma Program in conjunction with the Alaska State Trauma Program is offering a two day Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Class Saturday and Sunday March 25-26 from 8-5 both days.    This class is the gold standard in trauma education for EMS and is geared toward Emergency Medical Responders […]

Social Security Presentation at the Library

Wednesday, February 22nd, 12:00pm-2:00pm upstairs at the Seward Community Library. FEBRUARY TOPIC:  SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE–WHEN & HOW TO FILE This is an interactive O.W.L. (Online Web Learning) program intended to inform and provide discussion with the local community in Social Security matters.  Presentations will be offered monthly on the […]

Bee Keeping Class

Beginning Bee Keeping Class Offered in Cooper Landing Sunday, February 26th,  2pm – 5:00(ish) Cooper Landing Community Hall, Bean Creek Road. Kenai Peninsula Bee Keeper Sarah Souder of Sarah’s Alaska Honey (www.alaskahoney.com) will be offering an introductory Bee Keeping Class thru Cooper Landing Community School. All classes are $25 per […]

Job Available: Disability Services Case Manager/Scheduler at SeaView Community Services

Job Available: Disability Services Case Manager/Scheduler at SeaView Community Services

DISABILITY SERVICES Case Manager/Scheduler The DS Case Manager and Scheduler assists individuals in the application, eligibility, case management, and annual review for services under the Alaska Community Developmental Disabilities Grant and assists them with housing. They review cases to assess client progress and satisfaction in meeting goals of the plan of […]

Seward Community Garden By the Bay Moves Forward

Seward Community Garden By the Bay Moves Forward

The Seward Community Garden By the Bay celebrated their progress earlier this month when they received $2,000 in starter funds from Wellness For All (WFA).  The group’s vision is to create a garden that will be a gathering place that provides educational opportunities which benefit the community.  They were formed […]

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

The Alaska Opioid Task Force recommends collaborative prevention, treatment and recovery support strategies to reduce opioid misuse in Alaska. The Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force has issued a broad set of recommendations to prevent, treat, and support recovery from opioid misuse and addiction in Alaska, as mentioned in Governor Bill […]

Information for Polar Bear Jump Volunteers

Information for Polar Bear Jump Volunteers

A message from Kathleen: Seward 2017 Polar Jump Festival Signups are going great! Thank you so very much for taking time to come together and help our community! Friday January 27th Live Auction at Tony’s Bar: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. We are seeking more Auctioneer Assistants It […]

Healthy Eating Potluck Contest Monday February 6

Healthy Eating Potluck Contest Monday February 6

The Seward Community Health Center is hosting a healthy eating potluck on Monday, February 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Potluck contest entrants are encouraged to create great tasting dishes that cut calories, sodium, and sugar. The categories are Appetizer/Side, Entree, and Dessert. Community members are all invited to attend this free […]

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Submitted by Jillian Chapman at Seward Community Health Center – Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment. Colorectal cancer usually starts as a growth from the lining inside the colon or rectum. The growths often start as polyp, […]