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. 

Alaska Athabascan Indian moose skin Drum making and Birch Bark Baby Carrier construction.

Native News Network reports that Alaska Native villages in the rural 49th state of Alaska are in pursuit to increase tourism. Their culture is an important component in their approach to attract tourists to the Alaska Native villages.

Alaska Native News Reports that U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging that a final decision by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) be made on the permit for the expansion of the tailings disposal area for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.