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Anchorage hospital ramps up trauma care

Trauma centers

Providence Alaska Medical Center has been upgraded to a level 2 trauma center, providing Anchorage with two hospitals of that status for patients in need of the most critical care.

Work place smoking ban draws supporters, foes

Like many addictions, smoking has claimed thousands of lives and many families have felt those losses, including State Senator Peter Micciche.

No signs so far that Anthem health care data breach affects Alaska

No signs so far that Anthem health care data breach affects Alaska

The nation’s second-largest insurance company -- which manages Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans in more than a dozen states, including Alaska -- is responding to a major hack reported Thursday.

Blood Bank of Alaska calls for donations amid holiday season

The Blood Bank of Alaska is calling on the public to donate blood this holiday season.

Monofill vote resurfaces in the Valley

Officials from Central Monofill Services are expected to appear before the Mat-Su Borough Planning Commission Monday night to seek a conditional use permit for a landfill off Mile 38 on the Glenn Highway.

Flu season picks up early in Alaska

Flu Season

State health officials have seen an increase in flu cases in Alaska and are urging the public to get immunized.

Why one Alaska nurse prefers the jailhouse to the hospital

Making a Difference Nurses behind bars

The Department of Corrections is the largest provider of medical and mental health services in Alaska. In this edition of Making a Difference, 27-year-old Ashten Glaves, describes life behind prison walls as a nurse dedicated to working with Alaska inmates.

Parents and providers testify against proposed changes to Medicaid

Medicaid Cut Hearings

Dozens of parents and health care providers packed a public meeting Wednesday to testify before the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.

County buys bigger body bags to fit wider corpses

3 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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