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Channel 2 NewsA new residency program for registered nurses at Alaska Regional Hospital is aiming both to keep health practitioners in Alaska and to address rising demand for nursing services across the state. Melissa Guirand, a student in the program, just moved all...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage pharmacist was convicted of forgery on March 11, 2013. An investigation by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing revealed that between 2009 and 2012, 42-year-old Ronald Engberson had forged more than 90...
Channel 2 NewsFor years, Alaskans have been sent to the Lower 48 for medical treatment of certain heart conditions. Recently, however, new heart imaging technology at the Alaska Heart Institute has been allowing patients to stay in the state. Computed tomography,...
Channel 2 NewsIt's the middle of the night and Tanell Donnell is having a baby. There's no doctor, there's no nurse. Only a midwife and Donnell's family. It's a picture of a growing trend in Alaska. "People want to have a more homelikd kind of birth," Alaska's...
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Channel 2 NewsFire investigators can often determine the source of a fire at a crime scene -- but for psychologists and mental health experts, the reasons that led a person to commit a crime with fire are far deeper. Forensic psychologist Lawrence Maile said...
Channel 2 NewsSgt. Joshua Echtinaw was a good runner, maybe one of the fastest in his unit. He used to run five miles in 32 minutes. That was before he was hit by shrapnel in Afghanistan, before he hit his head on a wall after an explosion near his bunker. Echtinaw...
Channel 2 NewsFor some, chocolate and wine can be the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. But cardiologists warn that consuming too much of both can be bad for the heart. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both...
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage School District nurses volunteered their time Saturday to give free influenza vaccinations to ASD students. Health officials say that the upcoming year is starting off with high numbers of Alaskans becoming sick with the flu. The nurses...
Channel 2 NewsThe murder of 15-year-old Jonathon Hartman is described as one of the worst crimes ever committed in Fairbanks -- but to this day, a debate rages over the four suspects convicted of his 1997 death and whether they actually committed the crime....
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Channel 2 NewsA Ketchikan judge has sentenced a 61-year-old midwife and nurse-practitioner to a year in jail for medical assistance fraud. Eileen Small also faces five years on probation and must pay more than $8,000 in restitution with her ex-husband, 64-year-old...
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Channel 2 NewsHe hoped he could do it in 7 hours. Eight hours would have been fine as well. Heck, Larry Hodges just wanted to finish the Equinox Marathon, period. It was the 50th anniversary of the Fairbanks marathon, but for Hodges, the goal wasn’t about making...
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