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State records 49% more cases in 2020
A variety of forces are leading to the increased numbers.
There has been an alarming decrease in all routine health care, including routine vaccinations.
Here’s what you need to know about novel coronavirus.
It’s familiar territory for David Eastman.
Rash-causing virus is the most prevalent it’s been in 25 years.
It’s a problem we can solve with smart and proactive policy choices.
Experts say wash your hands and get vaccinated.
It was positive, with one exception.
For a minute Saturday morning, local mothers will stand up to stigma while sharing some quality time with their children — and one another. At… Continue reading
A healthier lifestyle may just be a phone call away. A free diabetes prevention program connecting peninsula residents with lifestyle coaches via telephone is slated… Continue reading
A broad look into the health of counties nationwide placed the Kenai Peninsula into the top fifth of boroughs in Alaska. The County Health Rankings… Continue reading
For the first time in 20 years, doctors have confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau. As of Thursday, there has been one confirmed case… Continue reading
The debate over whether smoking should be banned in Alaska workplaces is as divisive as ever, despite several years of amendments and discussion. Senate Bill… Continue reading
Kenai Peninsula College is once again offering Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes after struggling to meet the state’s Board of Nurses requirements for instructors. The… Continue reading
Student nurse Jana Cooper gives a flu shot through the window of a truck during Central Peninsula Hospital’s annual free drive-through flu vaccine clinic on… Continue reading
In the center of the Soldotna Prep School’s library, two students battled it out in a game of rock-paper-scissors while their peers chanted their names… Continue reading
Flu and pneumonia killed more Alaskans in 2016 than assault or homicide, according to new statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.… Continue reading
The conversation about suicide on the Kenai Peninsula continues on into the classroom, with support from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant. Last year, the Kenai… Continue reading
Suicide rates in Alaska are at a 20-year high and it is the leading cause of death among Alaskans age 10 to 34, according to… Continue reading