February hosts the National Eye Institutes Low Vision Awareness Month long campaign designed to educate the nation about what life is like for those living with low vision conditions, such as age related macular degeneration. According to local optometrist Dr. Ashley Ellis, this condition can result in a variety of impairments such as a distortion in vision, blurry vision, spots in your vision, and even central vision loss.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans has prediabetes. The CDC is working to reduce the number of people contracting type-2 diabetes with a 12 month long disease prevention program.
February is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s National Heart Health Month. An event designed to highlight the dangers of Americas leading, but most preventable cause of death. Theresa Calderon of Foundation Health Partners provides a professional look at some of the activities that can improve heart health.
Dr. Dallin Young, Pediatric Dentist and operator of Young Smiles Children’s dentistry covered the importance of providing dental care to infants and young children for February's National Children’s Dental Health Month, an American Dental Association awareness event to promote the benefits of good oral health to children.
Tina Rein, the director of nursing at the Denali Center describes the struggles of residents since the pandemic began as the Denali Center retirement community is beginning the process of providing it’s residents with the Covid-19 vaccine.
In this week’s edition of Health Watch, Mayo Clinic reporter, Vivien Williams, talks with cardiologist Dr. Kyle Klarich about the significance of our heart sounds. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Kyle Klarich says heart sounds give doctors clues about your heart health.
Inclement weather and seasonal illness reduce the amount of donated blood available for patients, but the need for blood is not similarly reduced, prompting the establishment of National Blood Donor Month.
Governor Mike Dunleavy has directed the Alaska Department of Law to draft an executive order reorganizing the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services into two distinct executive branch departments
After Foundation Health Partners announced an employee had an anaphylactic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Thursday, the company responded to a request for comment saying that they are working with health officials to assess the incident.
In 2018, 16% of the reported fire fatalities were over 60 while 19% were reported in 2019. The numbers increased to 58% in 2020. The causes of the fires were centered around careless smoking and combustibles too close to a heat source.