Joaqlin Estus http://knba.org en Elders in the Spotlight: Alaska Natives more susceptible to glaucoma http://knba.org/post/elders-spotlight-alaska-natives-more-susceptible-glaucoma <p></p><p>Jan. 28, 2014<br />&nbsp;</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:57:01 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 7582 at http://knba.org Elders in the Spotlight: Study shows effectiveness of telepsychiatry among senior citizens http://knba.org/post/elders-spotlight-study-shows-effectiveness-telepsychiatry-among-senior-citizens <p></p><p>Jan. 9, 2014</p><p>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 <em>psychiatric</em> care is on the rise, a practice health officials say allows more people access to the care they need.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:50:55 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 7581 at http://knba.org