Closed for Staff Training December 9th

On Wednesday, December 9th both the Talkeetna and Willow offices will be closed for staff training and development. Both offices will reopen on Thursday, December 10th at 9:00 AM. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency.    ...

Can Vitamin D Help Your Immune System? 

We all know that long winter months in Alaska mean shorter light hours. For those of us that work indoors, the sun doesn’t show up at all! With many working from home, not leaving the house at all, sun exposure is close to nil. The more time that passes without sun...

Why Are Breathing Exercises Effective During Stressful Situations

Inhale, exhale. Breathing is voluntary and natural, but did you know that lung capacity decrease as you age? An average person who lives up to 80 years old can take more than 672 million breaths in his lifetime. But your way of breathing changes in your 60’s or...

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food, and gratitude. We wish you and yours a heartwarming weekend full of joy, laughter, and love. Both the Willow and Talkeetna offices will be closed on November 26th, 27th. We will reopen at 9:00 AM on Monday, November...

Questions to ask Your Doctor About COPD

So you have COPD? What do you need to know, and what do you want to know? Don’t be shy, ask! Your healthcare provider will be more than willing to help you make your COPD journey more tolerable. If you don’t know what to ask, we’ve made a list of...

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...

6 Common Drinking Myths Debunked

In America alone, every 2 minutes a person gets injured in a drunk driving crash, and one person is killed every hour by drunk driving making it the number one cause of death on our roadways. Learn the facts from myths about drunk driving prevention below. #1. He/She...

6 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Healthy teeth and gums are a result of good oral habits. However, brushing and flossing alone is not enough to maintain a healthy mouth. Discover ways to have strong teeth below. 1. Brush gently and regularly with fluoride.Apart from brushing after every meal, it is...

Be a Voice in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention

Silence and a general lack of knowledge about intimate or domestic violence and sexual assault contribute to the problem. Education is the first step toward eliminating intimate violence. Learning about the issue will help us make personal changes that set a positive...

Drug Take Back Day – October 24th

Are there expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines in your home? Then bring them to the Take Back Day drug collection event at Sunshine Community Health Center. Where: Sunshine Community Health Center’s Talkeetna Clinic – Mile 4.4 Talkeetna...