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Channel 2 NewsHeroin overdoses have reached an "epidemic" level, according to the Anchorage Police Department. APD Sgt. Kathy Lacey says heroin use is back in force and heroin-related overdoses are claiming more young lives than traffic fatalities. "Heroin has come...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, also known as the Four A's, held a candlelight vigil on Saturday, December 1st, in honor of World AIDS Day. The Four A's works with the state to provide support to those living with AIDS or HIV and to prevent the...
Tags: World AIDS Day, AIDS, HIV, Diseases and Illnesses
Channel 2 NewsWhile in jail, awaiting sentencing for charges related to the possession of child pornography, Anchorage inmate Troy McKenzie continued to self-medicate himself with a mixture of newspaper and magazine cutouts of young children. This day of discovery had...
Snowfall shutdown the inbound Glenn Highway Sunday afternoon for a short time at the Fort Richardson exit, and drivers reported only being able to see about 20 feet in front of them. As of 4 p.m. Sunday, dispatch reported there were 38 accidents...
Channel 2 NewsAt the Alaska Federation of Natives on Saturday, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and Sen. Lisa Murkowski held a field hearing focusing on suicide prevention in Alaska. Panelists from the federal, state and local levels discussed how to solve the...
Channel 2 NewsOver the last ten years, millions of dollars have been spent to reduce the number of suicides in the state, which are still at epidemic levels. A report from the state’s Suicide Prevention Council is discouraging to those on the front lines of...
Channel 2 NewsA blurb on the cover of “The Raven’s Gift,” a novel about an epidemic that sweeps rural Alaska, says it’s a “thrilling portrait of love and loss, set on the windswept Alaskan tundra.” A review in The New York Times...
Tags: Culture, Anchorage, Arts and Culture, Crimes, Assault
Tuesday kicked off Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month. Across Alaska, health professionals are encouraging people to get out and get tested. Last year the number of gonorrhea cases across the state reached epidemic levels. Doctors say if...
The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. One is suicide. The annual rate of military personnel taking their own lives has doubled to about 20 per 100,000. That translated to a record 324 suicides...
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -- Eric York was obsessed with the big cats -- their health, temperaments and survival rates amid the park’s annual tourist invasion. For years, he wandered the area’s crags, gullies and woods, tracking and tagging the...
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
Tags: Flu, AIDS, HIV, Michael Bloomberg, FBI
AP Technology WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer. AT&T, Verizon...
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