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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...
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.
Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska 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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Fresh start for Front Street Clinic

"I went from sleeping on sidewalks to not smoking, not drinking, not using," said Front Street Clinic patient Hazel LeCount. "I'm a person of standing in the community because of Janna and Mary and what they've done for me.
Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska Seeking Members

The 2014-2015 Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) recruitment will close at 5 p.m. on June 13. YAHA is a group of youth from across Alaska that advises the state's Adolescent Health Program in the Division of Public Health.
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...transmitted infections, Alaska is in the midst of outbreaks and upticks, according to recent bulletins from the Division of Public Health. Numbers are on the rise for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV.Susan Jones, HIV/STD manager for...


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