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State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services officials confirmed Monday that a person became sick on the evening of April 24 from a mixture of horse, manilla...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State
PSP sickness prompts health warning for wild clams

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning Alaskans against consuming wild shellfish after someone was sickened by paralytic shellfish poisoning last week near...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/psp-sickness-prompts-health-warning-wil
Local
Medi-jammed

Despite a legislative impasse over Medicaid expansion, a Department of Health and Social Services division is working to eliminate a longstanding backlog of Medicaid applications across the state by July, the deadline Gov...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
State | AK legislature
Clements, Hallum to wed

...Lynne and LeeRay Clements of Juneau. She is a data processing manager with State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.The groom is the son of Betty L. Hallum of Juneau. He is the operations supervisor with Southeast Industrial Services...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2015-04-26/clements-hallum-wed
Weddings
SEARHC-ing for ways to kick drinking

...statistically, is diagnosable as suffering from alcoholism and, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska has one of the highest per capita consumption rates in the nation and a prevalence of alcohol dependence...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-23/searhc-ing-ways-kick-drinking
Local
Alaska Editorial: Legislature should listen on Medicaid

...Gov. Walker's plan to end its participation in the expansion. Estimates by the state Department of Health and Social Services indicate the federal investment would result in $1.2 billion in salaries and benefits to Alaska residents in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-22/alaska-editorial-legislature-should-l
Opinion
Lawmakers approve funding source for health organizations

...finance some capital projects. For a regional health organization to use the bond bank, the Department of Health and Social Services commissioner would have to determine that a loan from the bond bank would improve health care in that region and provide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/lawmakers-approve-funding-source-health
State
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...and kindergarteners from low-income families would have their physicals paid for by the Department of Health and Social Services, not the Department of Education and Early Development. Gardner's bill, Senate Bill 31, had two hearings in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/chenault-erins-law-wont-pass-session
State | AK legislature
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...expansion.Walker said he and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson have stayed up late...were passed out of the House and Senate Health and Social Services committees, but are now held up in House and Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature
Nonprofits get $1M from Hope Fund

...By combining these grants with state and local funding, and private support Juneau will be able to provide greater social services," Juneau Community Foundation Executive Director Amy Skilbred said in the release.Other organizations receiving...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-15/nonprofits-get-1m-hope-fund
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