Back to School Family Clinic Month

Getting ready for the school year to start can be a busy time with a long to-do list. Sunshine wants to make it easier for you to get it all done. We are hosting Back to School Family Clinic Month in both the Talkeetna and Willow offices.  Pick up a free backpack with...

How do I choose a therapist or counselor?

It is important to find a behavioral health provider that you feel comfortable with. Therapy isn’t an easy process and if you don’t feel comfortable or that you can trust your provider, you might choose to withhold information or even lie making it very...

What is contact tracing and why is it important?

Hand washing, wearing masks and social distancing are effective ways to control the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Alaska. However, when a person acquires the disease, it is vital to ensure that all people who have had contact with that person (and might be...

How to Prepare for a Telemedicine Visit

As health providers strive to provide more accessible care, telehealth or telemedicine is becoming the new norm. This type of appointment offers convenience, safety, and minimal cost. While these virtual appointments are convenient, there are still factors that might...

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...

Tips to Staying Healthy While Staying Home and Social Distancing

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...