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2 Your Health: Using honey to treat your allergies this spring

As allergy season gets underway and beekeepers receive new shipments of bees, some say fresh locally made honey is the key to taming some of those allergy symptoms. But there's a debate among medical professionals about whether or not honey is a true remedy for the problem.

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2 Your Health: 87% of HIV-positive Alaskans receiving medical care, state report finds

A report recently released by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows Alaska has seen a total of 1,680 reported cases of HIV since monitoring for the condition began in 1982.

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2 Your Health: Benzene levels in Anchorage air drop by half, report finds

The city of Anchorage's Department of Health and Human Services has said the results of a recent study link a new regulation to improvements in benzene levels in the city's air and gasoline.

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2 Your Health: University dental clinic looks to bring in more patients

In the heart of UAA's campus, seniors like Ellen Holt are less than a semester away from finishing the university's dental hygiene program. To graduate, Holt and her classmates need to see more patients to help build experience and meet accreditation requirements.

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2Your Health: Doctor describes minimally-invasive procedure for treating heart condition

For almost a year, doctors at Providence Heath & Vascular Center have been using a new, less-invasive method of treating aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve that can be life-threatening if left untreated.

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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: Recognizing and coping with stress

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3 years after child's death, Anchorage woman thanks family for donated kidney

Malinda Proud knew six months into her pregnancy that the baby she was carrying had a condition called hydranencephaly. It basically meant that most of the baby’s brain would be missing.

2014 survey reveals Alaskans making progress toward 2020 health goals

A report on the behavioral risk factors that contributed to disease and death in Alaska in 2014, was released in a joint venture by the Alaska Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

Anchorage baby successfully recovers from heart transplant

A little boy from Anchorage, born with severe heart defects, has a new shot at life thanks to a successful heart transplant.

REPORT: Rising number of newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Alaska

A report released Monday by the State of Alaska Epidemiology section outlines a consistent increase in the rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome among Alaskan newborns.

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

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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.

Washington woman awaits Zika determination

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