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Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

...states have passed similar legislation, and I want Alaska to join," Ellis said. Legislative supportAlaska's Department of Health and Social Services said in a July report that 72 people died from heroin between 2008 and 2012, and the number...
State | Local | AK legislature
WSU regents to vote on tobacco-free campus

...University and Wenatchee Valley College.According to the tobacco-free initiative, which was created by the U.S. Department of Health, 99 percent of smokers begin using tobacco by age 26.
Nation and World
While Clinton used home email, State's networks were at risk

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton has come under fierce criticism for doing business over personal email while secretary of state, putting sensitive data at risk of being hacked.
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E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year

...for communicable diseases for the Washington State Department of Health.Lindquist does not expect the number of sick people...medical epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health.The company is not planning to close any other...
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Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...proposed a budget increase for police and fire departments and hired a homeless coordinator, Nancy Burke.The state Department of Health and Social Services is analyzing the problem, but had little new information on its investigation since asked...
Ketchikan hospital's parent company wins $3.66 million grant

...The grant being given to the PeaceHealth system was announced Tuesday and is part of $685 million awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Affordable Care Act, The Ketchikan Daily News reported. PeaceHealth, a Pacific...
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska health department says it has enrolled more than 1,000 people in health care coverage in the first two weeks of the newly expanded Medicaid program.
Free drinks for moms-to-be

...It's across all demographics, all cultural demographics and economic demographics."According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Alaska is 1.5 per 1,000 live births...
Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

...restrooms that match their individual gender identity.The new protections are part of a broader rule from the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out anti-bias provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law. In a first...
Nation and World
Medicaid expansion sees small increase

...O'Brien, the head of the Division of Public Assistance.According to figures supplied Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 252 Alaskans dropped off completed application forms directly at offices on Sept. 1. Another...


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