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The state is making 20,000 doses of adult flu vaccine available for free to organizations or providers to give to people not yet vaccinated. Joe McLaughlin, with the state department of health, says the vaccine will be distributed on a first-come, first-...
State health officials are reporting a 23 percent drop in gonorrhea cases. The Alaska Section of Epidemiology says during the first three quarters this year, there have been 770 cases confirmed by a laboratory. That compares to 1,005 confirmed cases...
Channel 2 NewsOne of the nation's top women's races reached its record number of runners this year. Thousands took part in the 19th annual Run for Women. More than 7,200 women ran Saturday morning to help with the fight against breast cancer. There were several waves...
Tags: Human Interest, Breast Cancer, Health, Alaska, Human Body
Magic 98.9“Summer Solstice Festival” Sat. June 18 Noon-Midnight, 4th Ave & Town Square “FREE family fun under the Midnight Sun!” Check out the 3rd Annual Hero Games on 4th Avenue, AND live music & entertainment, fabulous art & food...
Tags: Diabetes, Marathon, Online Advertising, Health, Entertainment
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Run for Women is planning to hold its 19th annual event this Saturday. Despite nearly two decades as a local tradition, each year there’s a big last-minute push to get women and girls to sign up -- especially with this year’s goal...
Channel 2 NewsAn outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, also known as MRSA, has been occuring during the past several weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Providence Hospital, according to state health officials. MRSA is a type of staph...
Tags: Symptoms, Medical Services, Health, MRSA
The Associated PressA Transportation Security Administration spokesman says the agency won't negotiate terms for security at U.S. airports, responding to outrage sparked when an Alaska lawmaker was denied a flight for refusing a full-body pat-down. The lawmaker, state Rep....
Tags: Human Interest, Breast Cancer, Health, Alaska, Sharon Cissna
Channel 2 NewsA Valley woman is on a mission to change how the TSA screens airline passengers. The effort comes after Corky Champagne-Einarsen who claims she was singled out at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport Feb. 20 -- the same day and location Alaska State Rep. Sharon...
1925: In response to a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, 20 mushers and more than 100 dogs relay a 20-pound cargo of serum from Nenana to Nome, covering 674 miles from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. A statue of Balto, the lead dog in the team that pulled Norwegian musher...
Tags: Cancer, Sled Dog Racing, Human Interest, Dog (animal), Health
Channel 2 NewsThe annual shamrock fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Dystrophy Association is underway. The Shamrocks help raise money for medical equipment and services as well as a summer camp for children with muscular dystrophy. MDA says the event is...
One Anchorage restaurant has launched its annual fund-raising campaign for Juvenile Diabetes research. Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar has partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the past three years. Boston's is selling paper...
Channel 2 NewsA consumer group says most states do not do a good job detecting and investigating contaminated food outbreaks. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) studied how states detect and investigate tainted food over a ten year period...
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