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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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2 Your Health: Skin winterization

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

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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.

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Potential changes to Alaska's Medicaid programs have some providers and parents worried

The Medicaid Reform Advisory Group, created by Gov. Sean Parnell after he rejected Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, is tasked with examining different ideas from the public.

2 Your Health: Brain injury clinic treats patients locally

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