Health related stories.

State health boards will be holding panels and presentations open to the public, May 16 through 19 in Bethel. Naloxone kits, pictured here, are being distributed statewide to reverse opioid overdoses. The Alaska Opioid Task Force will provide an update.
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Tuesday through Thursday, May 18, the Alaska Mental Health Board and the Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will be holding panels and presentations open to the public.

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Bethel’s Public Health Center now carries Naloxone. The drug comes in a nasal spray and reverses opioid overdoses. Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson delivered the kits on Wednesday.

An off-duty Bethel police officer was the driver in a car accident last month that left one pedestrian injured and another dead.

A man is under medical care in Anchorage after being medevacked from Bethel following an ATV crash over the weekend.

A man found dead in a Bethel home late Monday night is believed to have died of natural causes.

In a press release, police report no evidence of foul play in the death of Michael Charles, 62, who was found not breathing in a house in the 100 block of Atsaq Street.

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A two-car accident last Friday has left no one with any serious injuries. The accident took place outside of Fili’s Pizza, when a silver GMC Sierra and a yellow Ford Escape collided.

A pedestrian who was struck by a car in Bethel over the weekend has died.

Julia Steven, 49, was taken off life support Tuesday night at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage and died Wednesday morning around 7 a.m.

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This week the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering to test Bethel water tanks for bacteria at no cost.

Update: Troopers report there is no foul play suspected in Phillips death.


Law enforcement is investigating a death in Chuathbaluk, where Flora Phillips, 26, of Anchorage, died in her sleep. The first report that State Troopers based in Aniak received was that CPR was being attempted. Then they were notified that she was dead.  Her body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy in Anchorage. More details are not yet available.


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  With funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing voucher demonstration project, AVCP Regional Housing Authority has enough money to pay for housing for 20 homeless military veterans. Now the job is finding vets in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta interested in housing that is completely paid for by the program.