UPDATE: 3 homes burned by wind-whipped wildfire in Kodiak's Chiniak area

UPDATE: Authorities say uninhabited areas of a small Kodiak Island community felt the brunt of a wind-whipped wildfire that prompted evacuation orders and destroyed a library and three houses.

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2 Your Health: Organizers prepare for 20th annual men's run on Saturday

The 20th annual Alaska Men's Run will kickoff at the Anchorage Football Stadium, Saturday July 18.

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2 Your Health: How a new blood bank could save lives in an emergency

Construction for the Blood Bank of Alaska's brand new, 58,000 square-foot facility could change the way the blood bank currently tests donor blood.

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2 Your Health: Brain injury clinic treats patients locally

Until last fall, brain injury patients seeking long-term rehabilitation and therapy had to travel out of state.

2 your health Diabetes

Mother works toward diabetes prevention after daughter's own diagnosis

On Diabetes Alert Day, an Anchorage mother shares her daughter's journey with juvenile diabetes, and how it inspired her to work for diabetes prevention.

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"Only a matter of time" before measles comes to Alaska

State health officials say it is only a matter of time before a case of the measles is reported in Alaska, given the high volume of travelers in and out of the state and the high rate of vaccine exemptions among Alaska children.

Infant Sleep

2 Your Health: New campaign educates parents about often-preventable infant deaths

An increase in sleep-related infant deaths during the month of July prompted the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to create a new public awareness campaign on safe sleep practices for babies.

2 Your Health: Skin winterization

2 Your Health: Skin winterization

It's cold and dry and your skin might be getting a little itchy lately.

2 Your Health Cancer Nutrition

2 Your Health: Diet and nutrition for cancer patients

When Robert Heyne was diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer in Nov. 2013, the large mass growing in his esophagus made it impossible for him to swallow.

2 Your Health: Brain injury clinic treats patients locally

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New mobile health clinic about to hit Anchorage streets

The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services introduced the department's first mobile health clinic Tuesday.

As Spice use spikes in Anchorage, advice from a former addict

Spice epidemic

Anchorage police have encountered people suspected of using Spice, an unpredictable and often dangerous synthetic cannabis, at least 60 times in just the past 10 days, the department says. 

Alaska Men's Run raises awareness about prostate, testicular cancer

Alaska Men s Run raises awareness about prostate cancer

It's an effort two decades in the making to spread awareness about prostate and testicular cancers.

Federal review finds series of problems at Mat-Su VA clinic

A federal review of a Wasilla-based VA clinic, requested by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, revealed a series of problems that could potentially “compromise patient safety,” according to a report released Tuesday.

Follow-up testing eliminates E. coli concerns in Haines

After a couple days of boiling drinking water, Haines residents on Friday learned a positive E. coli test in the public water system has been overturned.

Southeast Alaska community without water because of E. coli concerns

A community in Southeast Alaska is being advised not to drink from the public water system without boiling until further notice.

Thousands join Anchorage run against cancer

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6,000 people laced up their shoes for the 23rd annual Run for Women Saturday.

Fairbanks measles case update: Expanded area of exposure

Fairbanks measles case update Expanded area of exposure

A case of measles was confirmed in Fairbanks, the first time in 15 years the virus has occurred in Alaska.

FDA OK’s female version of Viagra

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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