Stopping diabetes starts right now

...The classes are free of charge through funding from an Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Health Promotion and Disease Prevention grant. As a part of a group, participants will work with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed...
Recovery: A lesson in purpose

...of alcoholism, suicide and other alcohol-related issues."I heard facts, knew that it was hereditary, that it was a disease," she said. "But I don't feel like I knew enough about it that I could recognize that it could happen to me."Love...
Recovery: A lesson in perseverance

...let go - ask Kara Nelson. She came from a good, supportive family, she said, and she tried many times to prevail over her disease.She was a seemingly normal mother of three when things spiraled out of control, but trauma struck young and her attempts...
Help firefighters 'fill the boot'

...research to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases and to local health care services. It will also help send children with musclular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong summer camp at Birchwood Camp in Birchwood, Alaska...
Recovery: A lesson in humility

...People are dying. It's an epidemic. People in our community have passed away due to drug overdose and alcohol related diseases," she said. "It's something to not be silent about."There are a lot of resources available to people seeking assistance...
Rotary club to host mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

...ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease."Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain...patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed."Approximately...
Celebrating success over addiction

...experiences with someone who is in "active disease" vs. someone in recovery."People...been exposed to people in their active disease associate that with addiction, it educate people that addiction is a disease; they separate the person from the problem...
Lloyd Johnson

Lloyd Johnson lost his 6-year battle with ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease on Saturday August 16, 2014. He died at home with his family by his side. He was 56 years old.Lloyd was born in Long Beach...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...backbone of Alaska's disease prevention efforts...vaccine-preventable diseases that in the past...the risks of the diseases themselves...for a contagious disease to thrive," she...vaccine-preventable disease is higher than many of these diseases and are the most...
In memory of Merrill's Marauder Matsumoto

...only approximately 300 soldiers of the nearly 3,000-man unit made it back home, devastated predominantly by severe jungle diseases such as typhus, dysentery and malaria," reads the governor's proclamation.Seventy years after the unit was disbanded...


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