Will My Insurance Cover Telemedicine or Telehealth Visits?

Coronavirus forced the world to change how it does business in record time. Stay at home orders across the U.S. have entire industries of employees working from home, only venturing out to obtain necessities. The virus changed not just the way people work and spend...

Men’s Health and Safety

June is Men’s Health Month and National Safety Month. We also celebrate Father’s Day. While these are separate observances they all share a common thread, men. During this month, health care providers, public policymakers, the media, and individuals get the...

Water Safety for Toddlers – Tips Every Parent Should Know

The toddler years have the highest drowning risk because, for children and toddlers, water is a lovely medium for play. Little ones have no fear and don’t realize it can be a danger to them as well. It is up to parents and adults to ensure the safety of our...

Emotional And Psychological Trauma: What Is It and How To Heal?

Our memories make us feel certain emotions. Some memories are positive, and others may be negative. When we remember them, we either feel good or bad. If we focus on them, they can make us smile or make us cry. However, some memories affect us more seriously, without...

Skin Cancer: Types, Prevention and Treatment

If you love the sun and the outdoors, even in Alaska, take care to avoid skin cancer. Cancer is a global epidemic that affects more millions of people around the world; but, skin cancer is the most common in the United States. More than 3 million Americans each year...

Stress busting foods: How do they work?

We all have stress, but the way we handle it makes a huge difference. There are many ways to manage stress, and one of them includes the foods you eat. Many of us turn to food during our stressful times, and most of the time, we don’t notice that our...

No Water? No Problem! How To Sanitize Without Running Water

Many Alaskans live in homes with no running water but that doesn’t mean they can’t sanitizer or disinfect their homes and hands. If soap and water are not accessible, a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is one option. Below are a few options for...

Manage Your Chronic Condition and Be Your Healthiest Now

We know the uncertainty around COVID-19 has caused stress and anxiety for Alaskans, particularly for those with chronic health conditions. It is so important right now to take care of our overall wellbeing and to stay as healthy as possible. Learn tips and get support...

Understanding Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when blood glucose or blood sugar, is not metabolized properly and raises to an unhealthy level. It is a long-term, slow-developing disease that affects almost 10% of us in the United States. That equates to...

Tips to Staying Healthy During Lockdown

Staying at home all day can make it feel like the holiday season with temptations everywhere, it is all too easily slip into unhealthy habits. Don’t let the situation knock you completely off track. Maintain a healthy lifestyle with these tips: Manage Stress...