Tag: Rural Health Focus
A new study from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium shows that cancer rates among Alaska Native people have gone up over the last half-century. Researchers say the data points to opportunities for prevention.
After foxes recently tested positive for rabies in three different YK Delta communities, people should be ready to seek medical attention if they — or their pets — are bitten or scratched.
The community has had less than 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and no one has died from the virus.
Around the same time that the Bethel fitness center reopened to fully vaccinated individuals, Kongiganak started allowing only fully vaccinated people into stores and businesses.
Viola Waghiyi of Savoonga is one of the 26 members chosen for a new White House advisory council on environmental justice. The council will give advice and recommendations on how to address current and historic environmental injustices across the United States.
In 2019, almost 1 in 10 births in Alaska was preterm. That’s as high as it’s been in the last two decades. Preterm birth and low birth weight can cause infant death or developmental problems.
The community raised tens of thousands of dollars for a local 13-year-old who was fighting cancer in a Seattle Hospital,
As of Tuesday morning, 150 homes, an apartment complex and the water treatment plant were without power.
Almost twenty percent of Dillingham was vaccinated against COVID-19 last Saturday alone.
After months with some of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the country, the Y-K Delta is finally seeing a decline in cases.
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth against incredible geographical odds.
On Jan. 16, a fire in Tuluksak destroyed the village’s washateria and water plant building, which was their only source of...
‘Most mothers don’t have to deal with this’: COVID-19 makes medical travel for pregnant women even harder
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth — against incredible geographical odds. And now, COVID-19 has made a hard trip even more daunting.
Parents are becoming increasingly distressed about their children’s education during the pandemic after more than half of students failed their classes during the last semester, according to a report from the school district.
In Chefornak, a family was forced to evacuate their home because a sinkhole caused by thawing permafrost formed underneath it. That family had to move into a building intended to be a quarantine facility.
‘She’s been through a pandemic before’: Bethel elder who had COVID-19 is one of the first to get vaccine
Yukon-Kuskokwim Elder’s Home resident Xenia Jackson worked through tuberculosis outbreaks as a health aide. Now she's one of the first in the region to be fully immunized against COVID-19.
The temporary well being used at the school pulls up water from the Tuluksak River, which isn’t safe to drink.
Part of the reason is that Alaska is getting more doses of the vaccine because of additional allotments for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
David Aqvang Evon was to be buried in Kongiganak, a burial which his family in Akiachak couldn’t attend because of travel restrictions. That forced his family to come up with their own way to say goodbye.
Donated bottled water in Bethel is ready to be shipped out on the next plane, but Tuluksak’s runway has been unusable because of weather conditions. The man who usually plows it is in Anchorage being treated for COVID-19.