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Traditional knowledge and telehealth in the time of COVID-19

SPONSORED: Telemedicine, long an important part of Alaska’s Tribal health system, has grown and advanced in new ways as Alaskans have hunkered down during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘You’re not alone’: Helping employees cope with crises

SPONSORED: We’re taught to “look for the helpers” when emergencies happen. Learn more about the team that helps the helpers themselves recover after they encounter critical incidents in the line of duty.

‘Sobriety’s not boring’

SPONSORED: A cultural leader. A working mom. A young professional. Meet three Alaskans who live sober and find out why they celebrate their choice to live without alcohol.

From temp to Tribal doctor

SPONSORED: Amelia Simeonoff had no idea that one simple career choice would send her down the path toward becoming a traditional Alaska Native healer.

APU is on its way to becoming a Tribal University

SPONSORED: Anchorage’s private liberal arts university is working to return to its roots as an academic institution grounded in Alaska Native culture.

Getting outdoors this winter? Don’t forget your helmet.

SPONSORED: Snow isn’t as soft as it looks - and Alaska health professionals say no matter how kids enjoy the outdoors, they in particular need to protect their brains.

Putting the ‘happy’ in the holidays for hospital patients

SPONSORED: This year, patients of all ages will spend the holidays away from home. Here’s how staff and volunteers at one Alaska hospital try to make their days a little more merry and bright -- and what you can do to help.

Health concerns surrounded vaping long before recent deaths

SPONSORED: Advertised as a healthier alternative to smoking and popular with young people, e-cigarettes were a cause of worry for health professionals even before they were associated with an outbreak of respiratory illness.

A pain clinic without opioids? Believe it.

SPONSORED: With a focus on holistic healing, the clinic at Alaska Native Medical Center is helping its patients overcome chronic pain.

Colon cancer in Alaska: Common and completely preventable

SPONSORED: This researcher found that switching to a high-fiber diet armed patients’ bodies with cancer-crushing bacteria. Now he’s seeking volunteers for a study that aims to put an end to colorectal cancer’s devastating effect on Alaska Native people.

Connecting Kwethluk

SPONSORED: Thanks to a collaborative effort, dozens of homes now have water and sewer hookups.

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