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ASD elementary students receive activity-tracking wristbands

Thirty-seven Anchorage elementary schools received activity-tracking wristbands Monday as part of an effort to encourage students to become more physically active.

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2 Your Health: Experts see rise in self-reported marijuana use among nursing mothers

Local medical experts who work with expectant or nursing mothers said they've seen an increase in the number of patients self-reporting marijuana use after the drug became legal in the state of Alaska.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Analysis: 3 in 10 Alaskans are obese

Alaska's obesity rate has climbed from 21 percent of adults in 2000 to 30 percent of adults last year, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control data. 

9 Alaska Carrs/Safeway stores recall deli sandwiches with imported cucumbers

With 10 recent cases of salmonella confirmed in Alaska, the Department of Environmental Conservation has called for a recall of Andrew and Williamson fresh produce cucumbers because of possible contamination.

'There's no getting mad.' A young mother with FASD breaks the cycle

On International FASD Awareness Day, a young Anchorage mother who gave up drinking when she became pregnant recalls growing up with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 

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.

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