Entries by Melanie Brenner

Services for Non-beneficiaries Offered at Community Health Centers

By Senior Public Relations Specialist Brandy Gallagher Having accessible health care is particularly important during these uncertain times. Eklutna Community Clinic and C’eyiits’ Hwnax Life House Community Health Center offer primary care and preventative care services to all members of the community. Establishing health care in your nearby community has many benefits including reduced travel-related costs and […]

Flu Vaccines — More Important Than Ever

Receiving a flu vaccine this fall may be more important than ever. The vaccine not only reduces your risk of getting the flu, but protects children, Elders, and those who are most vulnerable. The flu vaccine may also help prevent being infected with both COVID-19 and influenza at the same time, which may cause severe […]

Getting to Know Ovarian Cancer From the Inside-out

Cancer occurs when cells in the body grow at an uncontrolled rate; ovarian cancer occurs when these cells grow in the ovaries. According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance has identified certain factors, however, that may increase […]

Keeping Your Colon Happy, Healthy, and Cancer-Free

Colorectal cancer is a preventable and beatable cancer, and early detection is key to successful treatment. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, there are currently more than one million colon cancer survivors in the U.S. The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center identifies it as the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in the Alaska Native community. Scheduling […]

Book Inspires High School Students to Implement a Diet of Traditional Foods for Increased Wellness

Igiugig High School students get interested in the health benefits of eating culturally traditional foods. For six weeks, about 100 students committed to eating only traditional foods that were locally raised and oatmeal. The students tracked their results as they went and are currently being collected, which are showing positive outcomes so far.