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The High Price of Heart Disease

This February SCF will help spread awareness on the high price of heart disease while celebrating American Heart Month. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. For people of American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent, heart disease is second only to cancer.

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Nationally Certified Medical Assistant Tawnya Luppino Returns to Southcentral Foundation

Former Southcentral Foundation RAISE intern Tawnya Luppino worked for SCF in 1995. Back then, SCF didn’t have a formal internship program — in place was a pilot project to help students learn about career opportunities. Luppino learned to file documents and prepare for employee and board meetings.

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A Smoke-Free Lifestyle Leads to Improved Health

E-cigarettes do not help with quitting tobacco. The CDC reported that people who use e-cigarettes to try and quit end up using both e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Join Anchorage Health Education and celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month with Teal Seal Fridays, every Friday in January, held in the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center lobby

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Nurse Consult Clinic at the Elder Program

Every Tuesday Elders have the opportunity to use the Nurse Consult Clinic at the SCF Elder Program where they can have their symptoms triaged, get referrals to other clinics, or get their numbers checked; which includes temperature, blood pressure, and weight, with blood glucose coming soon.

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Customer-Owners and the SCF Needs Assessment

Customer-owners said, “we need more dental services.” 65,000 customer-owners and SCF completed and built a new five-story building which houses two stories dedicated to children and more dental services.

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Important Facts to Know About Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is a condition that can affect people of all ages; however, it is more common in adults over the age of 50 or adults who are experiencing conditions that weaken the immune system.

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New Ernie Turner Center Opens in Eklutna

Tucked away in the woods of Eklutna, in a calm and serene atmosphere, is the Ernie Turner Center — a new 16-bed residential treatment center.

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Southcentral Foundation Celebrates a Commitment to Future Generations

With one swoop of oversized scissors, Southcentral Foundation’s Board of Directors Chairman James Segura symbolically opened the newest building on the Alaska Native Health Campus: the Dr. Katherine and Dr. Kevin Gottlieb Building.

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Lifelong Dedication Results in Receiving AFN’s President’s Award

SCF congratulates Senior Medical Director of Quality Assurance Dr. Donna Galbreath on receiving the Alaska Federation of Natives’ President’s Award!