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Program expands Southeast scope

...little computer."It's more than that. The Health Planning and Systems Development Section of the state division of public health last week held the dedication of a new telemedicine system serving Tenakee, whose 130 or so residents don't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/program-expands-southeast-scope
Local
Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska

...as use of the drug expands among Alaskans.The Alaska Dispatch News reported data released by the state's Division of Public Health says heroin use expanded from 2002 to 2013, with the number of deaths more than tripling by 2013 from five years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/health-officials-report-sharp-rise-hero
State
Sitka Farmers Markets kick off July 4

SITKA - In a celebration of independence from store-bought and factory-processed food, the Sitka Local Foods Network is inviting the public to enjoy this year's eighth annual Sitka Farmers Market.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/sitka-farmers-markets-kick-july-4
Outdoors
DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-01/dots-reflectosaurus-goes-safety-sch
Neighbors
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

Fight the flu before it hits. Influenza vaccines are available free at statewide Public Health clinics for eligible individuals.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
Officials: Flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Report details rural health care

FAIRBANKS - An aging workforce is among challenges of delivering health care to rural communities in Alaska, according to a new report.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/report-details-rural-health-care
State
Health officials say flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health and Social Services through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit and a lab test, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
New chief medical examiner named

...medical examiner has been named the state's chief medical examiner.Gary Zientek has worked for the Alaska Division of Public Health since 2009. Gov. Sean Parnell approved his promotion earlier this year.Zientek's medical license was suspended...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-03/new-chief-medical-examiner-named
State
State report details injuries in fisheries

ANCHORAGE - A recent state analysis of injuries treated at a Dutch Harbor clinic provides some patterns on who is injured, and on what vessels, in Alaska's fisheries.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/state-report-details-injuries-fisheries
State

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