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 if you already have disease. The major risk factors include: […]
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Bring your lunch and join us January 19 from 12-1 pm for our first monthly Lunch & Learn! Starting in February these will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, each one focusing on a different health-related topic. For more information, call Caitlin Mackenna, RN, at 907-224-2273. www.sewardhealthcenter.org
Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment. The staff at Seward Community Health Center are ready to help prevent colon cancer in the Seward area. Colorectal cancer usually starts as a growth from the lining inside the colon or rectum. The growths often start as polyp, which looks […]
Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island
Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (teleconference) Sign up Join scientists and community representatives for a discussion of exposure-assessment projects that have been conducted on St. Lawrence Island in response to community concerns over increases in the levels of cancers, reproductive problems, and thyroid disease on the island. A legacy of two Cold War military sites abandoned in […]
Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) is pleased to announce that Jeanette Nienaber, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as a permanent medical provider and member of the community. Jeanette, who started at the Health Center on August 31, is seeing both new and established patients. She will be providing a full range of family […]
Men 65 to 75 years old who have smoked over 100 cigarettes in their lifetime should be screened to prevent death from the rupture of their abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body and is about the size of a garden hose. With age the walls of the aorta can become weak and expand like […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
See what students in our Ocean Sciences Club are saying about the ocean and what it means to them in this great video they made! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjqO2ktcjvA The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Ocean Sciences Club for Seward secondary students began in September 2012, thanks to the Seward Community Foundation and Alaska Airlines Foundation. Over the course of the school year, students dug […]
In the usual spirit of free and open discussion of the issue the Council will hear the pros and cons of Fluoride at the END of tonight’s meeting. Get ready for poison in your drinking water folks and thank [Admins Note: content cut- articles must address the topic and not who may or may not agree with the author] for […]
The fluoride sub-committee has loved citing the CDC as (in John French PhD”s words) “among the best qualified, most independent group of public health professionals found in any Federal agency” God help us. In today’s Huffington post: When American scholar Warren Bennis said, “Bureaucracies are beautiful mechanisms for the evasion of responsibilities and guilt,” he might well have been speaking […]
Tonight you will undoubtedly be encouraged by words from the City Manager and the allegedly unbiased “Fluoride Committee” to pass an “advisory vote” resolution regarding adding Fluoride to City Water.
What a Surprise! A vote on the Fluoride “Advisory Ballot” right after the first weekend of Summer. Can anyone imagine a better time for a thorough investigation by the public into this complex and controversial issue? And with a full five day’s notice I’m sure everyone is updating their calendars: 1) Mow lawn 2) figure out what to do with […]