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NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

...precautionary measure and the city is "confident that we have already disinfected the source of this outbreak."The Health Department ordered that within the next 14 days, all buildings with cooling towers that haven't been tested in the last 30...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/nyc-legionnaires-outbreak-10-dead-100
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State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps

...social service program coordinator with the state health department.But starting Jan. 1, "able-bodied" adults...000 people receive food stamp benefits in Alaska, health department spokeswoman Sarana Schell said by email.Letters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-06/state-enforce-federal-work-requirements
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State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps

...state is planning to enforce federal work requirements affecting thousands of food stamp recipients.Alaska's health department says that due to high unemployment rates and the nationwide recession, Alaska had been able to suspend the work...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-05/state-enforce-federal-work-requirements
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...moving toward expansion.Critics also raised issues with Alaska's troubled system for paying Medicaid providers. Health department officials, however, have said the system has vastly improved, with most new claims being paid correctly.Lawmakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/alaska-gov-bill-walker-announces-intent
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Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...pregnant women."We're just shutting down," Stukey said. "We can't admit, we can't do anything."The health department expects all grant award notices to be sent out by the end of the week. Health officials say nonprofit organizations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/service-providers-struggle-amid-state-g
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Consultant hired to help recommend Medicaid reforms

JUNEAU - The state health department has hired a consultant to help recommend next steps as Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-22/consultant-hired-help-recommend-medicai
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Consultant hired to help recommend Medicaid reforms

JUNEAU - The state health department has hired a consultant to help recommend next steps as Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-21/consultant-hired-help-recommend-medicai
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Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...their ingredients."There's just such variation," said Alison Kulas, tobacco program manager for the state health department. "Without that oversight, you're not entirely sure what you could be buying from somebody."Although vape...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/tobacco-use-drops-e-cigarettes-surge
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Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

...evacuation procedures accounted for about 9 percent of all abortions in Kansas last year, according to the state health department. The state already bans most abortions at or after the 22nd week of pregnancy, and 89 percent last year occurred...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/judge-blocks-kansas-ban-2nd-trimester
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Medicaid news guide: A look at the legislative debate

...percent, according to the state health department.___WHO WOULD BE COVERED...about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the...6 million, according to the health department. That takes into account the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/medicaid-news-guide-look-legislative-de
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