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Anchorage fire crews are at the scene of a structure fire in East Anchorage Wednesday morning, according to officials with the Anchorage Fire Department.

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2 Your Health: On valentines day, eating chocolate that's good for your heart

If you're considering sweet treats for your special someone this Valentine's Day, one chocolate shop said there's a way to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet tooth while still staying healthy.

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2 Your Health: Meeting Alaska's need for genetic counselors

As the need for preemptive cancer screenings grows across the state, Providence Alaska Medical Center is planning to expand its genetic counseling services in an effort to reach more patients.

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2 Your Health - Sticking with a fitness New Year's resolution

Commitment to a fitness-related New Year's Resolution often dwindles as the year goes on. A trainer from The Alaska Club offers some advice to help prevent that.

2 Your Health Holiday dental care

2 Your Health: Taking care of your teeth this holiday season

When it comes to your pearly whites, one of your best defenses against decay is a regular trip to the dentist along with daily maintenance including flossing and brushing.

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2 Your Health: Protecting against allergies during the winter months

As Alaskans brace for the coldest months of the year, health officials are warning that the chillier conditions can spark a number of winter-related health issues.

Prisoners create princess wigs for cancer patients

Prisoners help young cancer patients, one princess wig at a time

With the help of a group of inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Holly Christensen's Magic Yarn Project is working to make Disney princess wigs for young cancer patients across the county.

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2Your Health: Providence Alaska joins national veterans care program

Providence Health & Services recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the national We Honor Veterans Program, an initiative that looks to offer dying veterans care from those who can empathize with their experiences.

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2 Your Health: Coping with Rett Syndrome in young children

Governor Bill Walker recently proclaimed October as Rett Syndrome awareness month in an effort to bring to light a disorder that affects about 1 in every 10,000 baby girls, causing them to lose their abilities to move and talk normally.

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Alaska, Oregon suspend activity by Moda Health Plan

Alaska insurance regulators have suspended Moda Health Plan from accepting new or renewal policies in the state, citing concerns with the Oregon-based company's financial situation.

Once upon a time: Fairy godmothers deliver princess wigs to young cancer patients

Fairy godmothers cancer

While the Magic Yarn Project has given princess wigs to young girls with cancer across the county, this was the first time the two co-founders were able to visit the patients in person

Freezin' for a reason: Annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics

Special olympics

A week from Saturday, at least 1,000 Alaskans will be freezin' for a reason as they jump into the frigid waters of Goose Lake. It's all in an effort to support athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 

Prisoners help young cancer patients, one princess wig at a time

Prisoners create princess wigs for cancer patients

With the help of a group of inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Holly Christensen's Magic Yarn Project is working to make Disney princess wigs for young cancer patients across the county.

Learn more about the 'Stone' figures of Point Woronzof

Created with burlap, plaster, cement and straw, these figures assembled along the Cook Inlet mudflats represent the stories of individual Alaskans grappling with or impacted by mental illness. Long in the works, the public art installation is called 100Stone and opens Dec. 5 at Point Woronzof Overlook Park.


The Annual Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

Thursday marked UAA's first day as a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Alaska congressional delegation blasts FDA decision to approve 'Frankenfish'

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Congressman Don Young called the FDA decision "harebrained" and said it underscored that "federal agencies are incapable of using commonsense."

Alaska syringe exchange program sees growing participation

2 Your Health Syringe exchange program

The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, or "Four As", says it's seen an increase this year in the number of people participating in the Syringe Exchange Program.

Disease hits former NFL player hard

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