SITKA — Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be in Sitka Wednesday, April 5 through Friday, April 7, 2017, to meet individually with Veterans interested in learning what benefits they may be eligible to receive.

The VA offers many benefits including health coverage, disability compensation, burial benefits, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling and other services. 

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On March 16 and March 23, 2017, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will host a drive to help add more potential bone marrow donors to the national Be The Match Registry®, the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. The drive will take place at the Ethel Lund Medical Center (ELMC) in Juneau (1200 Salmon Creek Lane) from 2-6pm.

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SEARHC will host a new series of free “Doc Talks” presentations from March 8, through April 5, 2017.

The variety of topics presented by Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s medical providers is an excellent way for Sitkans to learn about health-related issues that interest them.

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Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The good news is that many heart problems are preventable with healthy lifestyle habits.

As a way to encourage Sitkans to take care of their hearts, and prevent heart disease, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is participating in American Heart Month by inviting community members to an event hosted by the SEARHC Health Promotion team Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 

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SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is inviting Native high school students to apply for the 2017 Ethel Lund Village Health Occupations Program (VHOP) that takes place Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2017, in Sitka.

Each year, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) selects several Southeast-area Native students interested in health careers for VHOP, and the students spend a week at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital learning about different health careers and educational opportunities. Participation numbers over the past several years have been excellent and included students from high schools all over Southeast Alaska.

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SITKA – More women die from heart disease and stroke than any other cause in Alaska.  While most people associate the heart with feelings of love during February, SEARHC and re:fresh FITNESS studio want to remind women that your heart is an incredible machine that pumps for you 24 hours a day. Like any machine, hearts need proper fuel, tune-ups, and maintenance.

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HAINES – While most people associate the heart with feelings of love during the month of February, the SEARHC WISEWOMAN program and Body IQ Physical Therapy and Yoga want to remind women that each of their hearts is an incredible machine that works hard for them 24 hours a day. Of course, like any machine, hearts need proper fuel, tune-ups, and maintenance to run smoothly.

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