Fire officials are expecting wildfire and smoke activity to continue and increase throughout parts of Alaska. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The best thing you can do is limit your exposure to smoke and call your health care provider if your symptoms get worse. Visit the state wildlife smoke webpage for more information: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/eph/Pages/wildfire/default.aspx
For recent DEC air quality advisories:
DEC also maintains an air quality index in some communities:
Below is a chart for assessing air quality by visibility, click here for the full PDF which includes more information.
Walk with a Doc returns on the first and third Saturdays of each month, with our “reunion Walk” on Saturday, September 7th from 9AM-10AM at SPARC (South Peninsula Athletic & Recreation Center) with Paula Godfrey, DO (SPH Emergency Department). Dr. Godfrey will tell us about “Stop the Bleed” and what to do in a bleeding emergency, and we’ll spend the rest of the hour walking, asking questions, getting free blood pressure screenings and more!
Please bring your clean, indoor walking shoes to change into!
The Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital invites exhibitors to apply for booth space at the 36th annual Rotary Health Fair. The purpose of the fair is to promote individual wellness, share health information and to educate and encourage in healthy lifestyle choices. The Rotary Health Fair invites exhibitors to provide learning centers to educate and encourage active involvement in learning about health and wellness.
The fair is November 2, 2018 from 7:30am to 1 p.m. at the Homer High School, and the deadline to apply for booth space is September 13th.
Applicants, please read the following documents: