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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


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.

Anchorage Quarantine Station First Line of Defense

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Alaska is in the throes of flu season, according to state health officials.

Globally, health officials are worried about a much more deadly virus—ebola.

Aleutian Communities Take Action To Stop Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Aleutian History Steeped in Beauty and Resiliency

Reclaim Alaska is a three day summit looking at ways to stop alcohol and substance abuse.

The summit was initiated by active community members living on the Aleutian Chain.

Why Strep B is dangerous to pregnant women

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