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Overcoming Cancer Through Early Detection

Outgoing, bubbly, and energetic is a good way to describe Melissa Bunch; known to her friends and peers as Mel, she also is a cancer survivor. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer — from the moment of diagnosis, through the remainder of life.

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Healthy Feet Means Happy Feet

We make many friends throughout our lifetime. While some stick with us through thick and thin, others are in our life just for a season. Whatever the reason, friends come and go over the years. Sometimes friends are found in unexpected places; do yourself a favor and remember some of your best pals: your feet! They carry you when you are tired, they have taken you on adventures, and if cared for properly — can take you on many more.

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I’m a Customer-Owner, What Does That Mean?

Establishment of SCF’s Nuka System of Care involved a wide variety of changes; however, there are two primary elements that emerged: customer-ownership and relationships. Customer-ownership represents a paradigm shift in the way SCF approaches health care.

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Nurses Celebrating Nurses

At Southcentral Foundation, learning circles are integrated into the Nuka System of Care to provide support and opportunities for people to connect and build relationships through wellness activities.

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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.