You’re never too old to quit smoking

Tobacco use remains a concerning and costly challenge to the health, quality of life and economic development in Indiana. As stated in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health “Report on the Tobacco Epidemic in Indiana,” the state’s smoking rate of 23 percent means that it is ranked 44th among all states in terms of […]

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Why is detoxing from alcohol so dangerous?

With April being Alcohol Awareness Month, it’s important to know the dangers of detoxing from alcohol for those who have been drinking heavily for years, months and even weeks. “Obviously we want people who have problems with drinking alcohol to stop, but they need to do so under medical supervision,” said Fairbanks Medical Director Darrin […]

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Employee Spotlight: Doreen Shell

Doreen Shell has been a nurse her entire career. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings throughout her career, but knew little about the disease of addiction prior to coming to Fairbanks 11 years ago. “I’ve been blown away by how much I’ve learned,” the Registered Nurse said. Shell is an assistant nurse […]

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Fairbanks debuts new marketing campaign

Fairbanks and Hope Academy, its recovery high school, recently unveiled a new marketing campaign titled “Together We Can” in conjunction with Indianapolis-based advertising, marketing and public relations agency CVR. Work on the campaign began more than six months ago. The four main focus areas of it are: create more awareness of our continuum of care, […]

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