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Eyes on Rubella: One Provider’s Insight

As an eye doctor in primary care, I want you and your children to be healthy and see well. I prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medicine to improve vision, but what happens when other aspects of health impact our eye sight?

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Celebrating the Advancement of Youth

We grow by learning from the past. Connecting with our traditions and making sure we share them with the next generation helps ensure our culture aids youth in finding their path.

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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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Improving Blood Pressure Management Among Alaska Native People

Southcentral Foundation is one of three sites in the United States conducting research for cardiovascular studies, which are part of the Native-Controlling Hypertension and Risk through Technology (Native-CHART) grant.

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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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Celebrating Sobriety

April is Alcohol Awareness Month; created by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. The observance helps to increase outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol.

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Fit, Fun, and Fabulous Elders

Supporting the health and wellness of Elders is important to Southcentral Foundation. To ensure there are many opportunities available to Elders, each clinic does their part in providing services that focus on Elder fitness and wellness. One example is the Elder activities offered in Wasilla and Sutton that focus on fitness and overall health.

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A Former RAISE Intern Shares Her Success Story

Sandy Cunningham is a lifelong Alaskan. She is married to her husband of nine years, Andrew, who also works at Southcentral Foundation.

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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.