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May 2024: Mental Health and Physical Activity May 30th, 2024

Mental Health and Physical Activity In this post: Introduction – what this article is not saying Why does exercise help? Tips for getting active within your limitations Resources   Introduction If you’ve been struggling with a mental health disorder like depression or anxiety, you might be surprised (and deeply annoyed)...

April 2024: Quitting Soda and Switching to Water Apr 25th, 2024

Tips for Quitting Soda and Switching to Water In this post: Introduction - Why Should I Quit Soda? Why is Soda Addictive? Step-by-Step Guide Adapting Your Guide to Fit You Resources   Introduction - Why Should I Quit Soda? Of all the dietary choices you might be facing, you might...

March 2024: Resources for Colorectal Cancer Screening Mar 28th, 2024

Resources for Colorectal Cancer Screening   In this post: Introduction – why would I need colorectal cancer screening? Primary Care Providers’ role Where to get screening Cost of screening Cost resources Transportation resources   Introduction For a lighthearted overview of the serious topic of colorectal cancer screening, check out our...

February 2024: Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease Feb 28th, 2024

American Heart Month Highlight: Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease   In this post: Introduction Symptoms and signs of heart disease Risk factors Wellness visits   Introduction In a previous article, we talked about heart disease, what to do in an emergency, and how to prevent heart disease. This time,...

January 2024: Cervical Cancer Prevention & Birth Control Jan 31st, 2024

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Highlight: Cervical Cancer Prevention & Birth Control   In this post: Introduction: The Basics of Cervical Cancer Why are We Talking About Birth Control? Choosing the Right Birth Control Method for You Resources for Birth Control and Cervical Cancer Screening   Cervical cancer basics In another...

December 2023: Seasonal Affective Disorder Dec 29th, 2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder   In this post: Introduction - What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Symptoms of SAD Managing SAD Community Resources   Introduction – What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the “winter blues,” is a type of depression that affects people when seasons change....

November 2023: National Diabetes Month Nov 15th, 2023

November is National Diabetes Month!   In this post: What is Diabetes? Managing Diabetes - ABCS Community Resources   What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a heath condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. It is a chronic condition, meaning that it is long-lasting. In people without diabetes,...

October 2023: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 25th, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!   In this post: Introduction – Why Screening Matters Breast Cancer Symptoms & Risk Factors About Mammograms Community resources   Introduction You’ve no doubt seen the pink ribbons that make a fresh resurgence every year around this time of year, and maybe you already...

September 2023: Healthy Aging Month Sep 29th, 2023

September is Healthy Aging Month!   In this post: Introduction – what is healthy aging? Common concerns in aging adults Social isolation and depression in older adults Physical activity needs as you age Community resources   Introduction It’s no secret that Alaskan communities are aging. As the years march by,...

August 2023: National Immunization Awareness Month Aug 29th, 2023

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!   In this post: Introduction – National Immunization Awareness Month! Well-child check-ups Vaccine Schedules   Introduction August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Okay, sure, we’re belaboring the point a little, since our last post already talked about the vaccines your child needs to go...

July 2023: Back to School Planning Jul 15th, 2023

Back to School Planning: Vaccines & Physicals   In this post: Introduction – back to school! Vaccines Sports physicals   Introduction I know, no one wants to talk about the upcoming school season as early as July—but with enrollment right around the corner and sports seasons starting before the school...

June 2023: Oral Health Jul 1st, 2023

Let's talk about oral health!   In this post: Introduction: why oral health care matters What to look out for Routine maintenance Children’s oral health Where to go for dental care   Introduction You know the saying, “You are what you eat,” or maybe, “the eyes are the window to...

May 2023: Mental Health Awareness Month May 17th, 2023

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!    In this post: What is Mental Health? Reducing Mental Health Stigma Knowing the Signs Where to go for help   Introduction If I had a nickel for every time one of my loved ones was diagnosed with schizophrenia, I’d have two nickels—which...

April 2023: Alcohol Awareness Month Apr 15th, 2023

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!   In this post: Introduction - why are we talking about this? Alaska by the Numbers Where to Go for Help   Introduction April is National Alcohol Awareness month, so this unfairly cold and snowy April, we’re going to talk a bit about alcohol use,...

March 2023: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Mar 15th, 2023

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!   In this post: What is Colorectal Cancer? Screening for Colorectal Cancer Common Questions & Hang-ups   Introduction Folks, this post is about colorectal cancer screening. Most articles, blog posts, and websites, especially from doctors and health organizations, will use a lot of confusing...

February 2023: American Heart Month Feb 15th, 2023

February is American Heart Month!   In this post: Recognizing an Emergency An Ounce of Prevention Where to Start   The Really Important Stuff – When to Go to the Emergency Room If you think you or someone near you might be having a heart attack: Call 911 or your...

January 2023: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Jan 15th, 2023

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!   In this post: What is Cervical Cancer? Screening for Cervical Cancer Preventing Cervical Cancer – Protecting Your Kids   What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is a disease where cancer cells develop in the cervix, which connects the uterus to the vagina. Most...