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Channel 2 NewsOn Monday night, the Alaska Aces hosted its sixth annual “Paint-the-Rink-Pink” exhibition game that corresponds to the national Breast Cancer Awareness month. The game was played on pink ice at the Sullivan Arena and it’s become an...
Sam Friedman, Fairbanks Daily News-MinerA report from the state Division of Health says the number of Alaska suicides is increasing but violent deaths from assaults and accidents have decreased. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/O8U05F) reports the "Alaska Injury Surveillance...
Tags: Heart Disease, Suicide
Channel 2 NewsAs a weekend bartender in Wasilla, Nita Wainwright meets a lot of people and loves hearing their concerns. Her organization "Fight for Life" helps people in the valley from cancer patients to veterans, in good times or bad. "I just know a lot of...
Tags: Media Industry
JIM VERTUNOThe U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday - including his record seven Tour de France titles - and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned...
Channel 2 NewsJack Townshend, a well-known figure in Fairbanks known for his positive philosophy of life, has died. Townshend died Monday from cancer at his home. He was 85. Townshend was born in Brandywine, Md., the 11th of 12 children. His father was a...
Tags: U.S. Geological Survey
Channel 2 NewsIt's a growing debate, as national attention has been intently focused on health care: the denial of medical coverage based on pre-existing conditions. The state's largest health insurer, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, confirms to Channel 2...
Channel 2 NewsOne of Alaska’s lead Lance Armstrong Foundation volunteers is preparing to take her cancerfight to a national audience. LAF officials chose Anchorage’s Rachelle Alger to attend One Voice Against Cancer in Washington, D.C., July 5-11. The...
Tags: Lance Armstrong, Charity, Skin Cancer, Sports, Cycling
Today (Sunday), on the eve of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, hundreds of people attended the screening of a documentary at the Anchorage Museum. The film, called "Project Chariot" outlined a late 1950's project -- proposed by the Atomic...
Channel 2 SportsA 71-year-old Minnesota man diagnosed with multiple myeloma was among nearly four-thousand runners in Saturday’s Mayor’s Marathon. Doctors discovered Don Wright’s cancer nine years ago after Wright completed his first marathon and since...
Tags: Demographics, Sports
Channel 2 NewsThe Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers. The court overturned patents belonging to Myriad Genetics Inc. of Salt Lake City...
Tags: Trials, Biology, Health, Genetics, Medical Specialization
A memorial service has been scheduled for May 19 for the late-state Rep. Carl Gatto. The House Majority caucus, in a news release, announced the service would take place May 19 at the Lazy Mountain Bible Church in Palmer. Additional details about the...
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