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Medicare presentation at Big Lake Public Library

Health and Wellnessby Roma Scougal

Hi – We’re going to have Judith Bendersky, MPH Gerontologist, Medicare Information Office, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, doing a presentation on Medicare today at 3:00 PM at The Big Lake Library

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Announcing: Senior Options at Houston Health Fair

Health and Wellnessby Sammy Taylor

Come take a load off and chat. Visit with the person who got our first big donations and coordinated their refurbishing for recycling.

Get a free shopping bag (so you don’t have to use those plastic ones that end up in the trees).

Try Sammy’s elderberry vinegar.

Take home a free door mat/rug made from recycled t-shirts.

Join us in leaving a cleaner community for our grandkids.

Of course, there are flu shots and health screening of all kinds.

There are lots of options, so stop by September 17, 8 a.m. till noon at 11975 Mid Valley Way.

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My Visit to Big Lake's Dentist, Dr. Tommy Knox

Health and Wellnessby Dennis Garrett

I'd like to share an experience I recently had with Big Lake's Dentist, Dr. “Call Me Tommy” Knox.

The dental office is located in the Eastlake Mall, and is very clean and tidy. I received an appointment reminder by text and email, and showed up early in case I had any paperwork to complete.

One thing that is readily apparent is the professionalism that Dr. Knox and his talented assistant Shannon display. They both have a calming way that calms the patient. A visit to the Dentist or any white coat professional can be stressful, and they mitigate this. Even the background music from the waiting room was calming.

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Lions Club Fundraiser: Big Lake Yoga

Health and WellnessTuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm.

At The Big Lake Lions Rec Center.

$60/month or $10/class for drop-ins. Bring a mat.

Questions call 907.277.0640.

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"Better Breathers" presentation, May 12, at Big Lake Public Library

Health and WellnessThere will be a "Better Breathers" presentation, May 12, at Big Lake Public Library.

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Gov. Walker Issues Bike Month Proclamation

Health and Wellness Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed the month of May as Bike Month; May 4, 2016, as Bike to School Day; and May 16-20, 2016, as Bike to Work Week.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will join organizations throughout the state during May to support Bike Month events. Biking is an affordable, healthy form of transportation and a great way to get the 30-60 minutes of daily activity recommended for optimum health.

According to a 2016 Benchmarking Report from Alliance for Biking and Walking, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alaska ranks sixth in the nation for percentage of adults who bike to work. In addition, Alaska and Vermont tied for the lowest rate of bicycle and pedestrian fatalities in the nation.

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Big Lake Yoga by The Lions Club

Health and WellnessThe Big Lake Lions Club will be hosting "Big Lake Yoga", a fund-raiser on Mondays at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center. Suggested donation is $10.

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Mat-Su Public Health is Open and Accepting Appointments

Health and WellnessMat-Su Public Health, located in the Big Lake Lions Rec Center, is open and accepting appointments. Call 907.352.6600 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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The Big Lake Public Library Presents: “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest”

Health and WellnessThe Big Lake Public Library Presents: “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest.”

Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:30 PM, February 6 through April 2

Bring your friends, family, and anyone who wants to learn how to prevent or treat cancer naturally for life.

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The Big Lake Public Library Presents: “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest”

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Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:30 PM, February 6 through April 2

March 19th, "Episode 6: The Nocebo Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing. "

Bring your friends, family, and anyone who wants to learn how to prevent or treat cancer naturally for life.

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The Big Lake Public Library Presents: “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest”

Health and Wellness

Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:30 PM, February 6 through April 2

March 5th, "Episode 4."

Bring your friends, family, and anyone who wants to learn how to prevent or treat cancer naturally for life.

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Change Your Habits, Change Your Life!

Health and Wellnessby Sammy Taylor

A week ago my husband realized he had kidney stones. For years, I’ve been reminding him that at some point he’d pay for his habit of drinking a half gallon of root beer each day. So payment came due!

Being the strong person that he is, he took matters into his own hands. Overnight, he went from a soda guzzling 70 year old to a water and fresh-squeezed juice guy. He has astounded himself with the changes in his own body. He’s noticed that he’s more clear-headed than he was drinking soda. We both noticed the disappearing bloat of his body and the new healthful glow of his skin. His kidneys no longer ache. Skin aberrations that seemed to be more and more common have now all but disappeared. I’m sure he’ll feel other benefits as time goes on.

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The Big Lake Public Library Presents: “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest”

Health and Wellness

Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:30 PM, February 6 through April 2

Feb 27th, "Episode 3: Cancer-Killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, Juicing and Eating the Rainbow."

Bring your friends, family, and anyone who wants to learn how to prevent or treat cancer naturally for life.

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New statewide survey shows one out of three Alaska teens uses tobacco, e - cigarettes

Health and WellnessA 2015 statewide survey of almost 1,500 Alaska high school students revealed that one out of three teenagers currently smokes cigarettes or cigars, or uses smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes. Nearly one out of five students reported using e-cigarettes during the past month.

“These numbers are alarming,” said Commissioner Davidson. “We were making progress, but when a third of our high school students now report using tobacco or e-cigarettes, we need to increase our partnerships with schools and local leaders. We need to make sure that Alaskans of all ages know the health risks of using tobacco products and e-cigarettes.”

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Want to help prevent suicide in Alaska?

Health and WellnessIf you or someone you know is in crisis, worried about someone, grieving, or just really needs to talk, call Careline: 877-266-4357 (HELP). Alaska’s statewide suicide prevention line is free, confidential and 24/7. Or text 4help to 839863 most eves. Careline’s site has veterans’ and other helplines and resources too.

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