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Ruffridge bill would exempt veterinarians from opioid reporting program
The bill cleared the Alaska Senate last session
Respiratory virus surge concerns health officials
RSV-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations, the CDC says, are increasing
Limited monkeypox vaccines now available at Kenai Public Health Center
Limited monkeypox vaccines are available at the Kenai Public Health Center for those eligible. Alaska reported its first case of the monkeypox outbreak, which was… Continue reading
Borough creates grant program to distribute opioid settlement funds
The Kenai Peninsula Borough will offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for opioid remediation using funds it expects to receive through a federal… Continue reading
Alaska reports 1st case of monkeypox
Monkeypox can spread through close, personal and, often, skin-to-skin contact
Blood Bank of Alaska says there’s a critical need for blood
Blood Bank of Alaska is currently in urgent need of all blood types
Alaska’s syphilis infection rate increases
State records 49% more cases in 2020
Syphilis infections are surging in Alaska
A variety of forces are leading to the increased numbers.
COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways
There has been an alarming decrease in all routine health care, including routine vaccinations.
Going viral: Coronavirus means cruise line changes, but it’s not yet in Alaska
Here’s what you need to know about novel coronavirus.
‘Dangerous and outrageous’: Bill introduced in Alaska House would treat abortion the same as murder
It’s familiar territory for David Eastman.
Measles could be getting off the boat in Juneau
Rash-causing virus is the most prevalent it’s been in 25 years.
Opinion: Solving the opioid epidemic starts with cracking down on fentanyl
It’s a problem we can solve with smart and proactive policy choices.
Flu cases in Alaska are way up
Experts say wash your hands and get vaccinated.
Alaska’s tobacco report card grade improves
It was positive, with one exception.
Breastfeeding women of the world unite: Global breastfeeding event to take place Saturday
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
New diabetes prevention program provides help with healthy lifestyle changes through peer support
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
Kenai Peninsula fifth healthiest borough in Alaska
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
Mumps confirmed in Juneau for first time in 20 years
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
Smoking ban moving through committees, as divisive as ever
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