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Helpful Health Resources

 

At Peninsula Internal Medicine, P.C., we strive to proactively reach and empower you with reliable, understandable patient resources.

The links below point to trusted sources of information that you can use to inform your health decisions.

Active Living

Active Living

Physical activity protects against declining health and adds years to your life. Your options for being active on the Kenai Peninsula are nearly limitless. Use the links below to find the area activities that are right for you.

Caregivers

Caregivers

Caregiving is not an easy job, and most of us are not prepared for it when the time comes to provide extended care for a loved one. The following resources are available to help make your caregiving experience a successful one.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Many older adults care for young children. Having a network of contacts who also care for children can be helpful support. The local organizations below are a helpful resource for anyone caring for young children on the Kenai Peninsula.

Dementia and Memory Loss

Dementia and Memory Loss

Memory loss is distressing both for those who suffer dementia and for those around them. The resources below can help you and your loved ones stay informed about dementia and give you practical advice on how to manage memory problems.

Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

In 2012, over 9.3% of Americans had diabetes. The percentage of Americans age 65 and older with diabetes was far higher, at 25.9%. The websites below are a trusted source of information about diabetes, its treatment, and coping with the disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

At PIM, our providers have heard it all. Here are a few of the most common questions that we hear with links to trusted, PIM-approved answers.

Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

Dealing with loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Though there is no “right” way to grieve the loss of a loved one, the resources below can help you understand the grieving process and manage your feelings.

Medication

Medication

Making sense of your medications can be a daunting task. These PIM-approved links will help you learn about drug side effects, storage, dosages, and more.

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health disorders affect an estimated 22% of American adults each year. The following websites provide useful information on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.

Seniors

Seniors

There are a wide variety of services and resources for seniors on the Peninsula. From information on health and housing, to senior transportation programs, the service providers on the Kenai Peninsula have seniors covered.

Transportation

Transportation

We know how big Alaska is and that it’s often hard to get from place to place. If you are having trouble getting to PIM or anywhere else on the Kenai Peninsula, don’t forget about our area transit providers.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Are you confused by conflicting information about vaccines and immunizations? We at PIM encourage almost everyone to get an annual flu shot. Look below for trusted PIM online resources for vaccine and immunization information.

Volunteering

Volunteering

Social isolation increases the risk of depression. If you are retired and feeling lonely or bored, consider volunteering in our community. There are countless worthy groups that could use your talents, if only for a few hours a month.

Weight Management

Weight Management

Scientific studies have shown that fad diets do not result in sustained weight loss. The best diet for you is one you can stay with for life. Look below for nutrition and weight management information.

Other Resources

Other Resources

While the Internet can be a valuable source of health information, the quality and reliability of the information you find can be difficult to assess. Look to the resources below for additional PIM-approved health information.

Recommended Videos

 

Check below for the latest videos from Peninsula Internal Medicine, P.C. and other trusted medical sources

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(American Heart Association)

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(American Heart Association)