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Analysis: 3 in 10 Alaskans are obese

Alaska's obesity rate has climbed from 21 percent of adults in 2000 to 30 percent of adults last year, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control data. 

9 Alaska Carrs/Safeway stores recall deli sandwiches with imported cucumbers

With 10 recent cases of salmonella confirmed in Alaska, the Department of Environmental Conservation has called for a recall of Andrew and Williamson fresh produce cucumbers because of possible contamination.

'There's no getting mad.' A young mother with FASD breaks the cycle

On International FASD Awareness Day, a young Anchorage mother who gave up drinking when she became pregnant recalls growing up with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 

New mobile health clinic about to hit Anchorage streets

The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services introduced the department's first mobile health clinic Tuesday.

As Spice use spikes in Anchorage, advice from a former addict

Spice epidemic

Anchorage police have encountered people suspected of using Spice, an unpredictable and often dangerous synthetic cannabis, at least 60 times in just the past 10 days, the department says. 

Alaska Men's Run raises awareness about prostate, testicular cancer

Alaska Men s Run raises awareness about prostate cancer

It's an effort two decades in the making to spread awareness about prostate and testicular cancers.

Federal review finds series of problems at Mat-Su VA clinic

A federal review of a Wasilla-based VA clinic, requested by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, revealed a series of problems that could potentially “compromise patient safety,” according to a report released Tuesday.

Follow-up testing eliminates E. coli concerns in Haines

After a couple days of boiling drinking water, Haines residents on Friday learned a positive E. coli test in the public water system has been overturned.

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