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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.

State: flu will be more common than Ebola

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Health officials say there is a deadly virus sweeping across our country and it's not Ebola, it's influenza.

Alaska ramping up Ebola safety with new testing materials

(img1)Ebola

The state health laboratory will soon be able to test a patient sample to verify if they have the Ebola virus.

Ebola unlikely to spread to Alaska, official says

Officials with the Alaska Department of Health said it is unlikely a case of the Ebola virus will be reported in the state.

Health officials say the best way to prevent measles is to get vaccinated.

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