Deb Nyquist, Wellness Director at the Dena'ina Wellness Center, and Youth Services Clinician Fridrick Gudmundsson stand under "Nolan the Colon" as they talk Monday about the importance of colorectal cancer screenings for adults. "Forty is the new fifty," Nyquist said about the need for Alaska Native people to be screened earlier than once thought, as they have colorectal cancer rates twice as high as rates seen in Caucasian people. Health educators from Southcentral Foundation brought the educational display to the Dena'ina Wellness Center to help raise awareness of the importance of regular screenings and a healthy diet. (M. Scott Moon/Kenaitze Indian Tribe)

“Nolan the Colon” spotlights colorectal cancer

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