KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.
Fight the flu before it hits. Influenza vaccines are available free at statewide Public Health clinics for eligible individuals.
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.
...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...
...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...
FAIRBANKS - An aging workforce is among challenges of delivering health care to rural communities in Alaska, according to a new report.
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.
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.
...mortality rate in the nation due in part to its seclusion and lack of available resources, according to the state division of public health. "The reason I pulled out this data is because people look at trauma rates in Alaska," Carlson said, "but...
"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.
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