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Joaqlin Estus


March 17 - 21, 2014,  As a part of KNBA Morning News, News Director Joaqlin Estus shared a series of stories that discuss the value of Elders, the personal rewards of maturity and the opportunities and challenges of an aging Alaskan population. 

This special news series was made possible through a MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a project of New Media and the Gerontological Society of America.

Ahtna, the Native for-profit corporation for Eastern Interior Alaska, asks Congress to approve its proposal to co-manage fish and game on its lands, saying Natives can't compete with people who travel to the region by road to hunt.

The first in a series on Aging in Alaska, demographers outline the coming population boom of Alaskans age 65 and up.

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.