Jan. 28, 2014

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month, and the National Eye Institute wants to remind people, especially Alaska Natives age 40 and up, to get an eye exam to prevent permanent blindness due to glaucoma.

Dr. Ann Coleman is a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, and Chair of the National Eye Institute Glaucoma Subcommittee. She says the disease is associated with high pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve.

Jan. 9, 2014

Because of Alaska’s vast distances, federal, state, tribal, private and military medical care providers have long been enthusiastic users of telecommunications. Now, long-distance psychiatric care is on the rise, a practice health officials say allows more people access to the care they need. 

Live demonstration at the Native Heritage Center in Anchorage {Aug 24, 2010)

The Anchorage Dispatch reports that Alaska's largest city produces 58 million gallons of sewage a day, and much of it ends up being pumped into adjacent Cook Inlet after less treatment than is usually required by federal standards.