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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 NewsHuman trafficking and sex trafficking occurs in Alaska but how often remains unclear, according to a recent study by a state task force. The report was compiled by a working group appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell in 2012. The five-month study examined the...
Channel 2 NewsOver the years many people have explored the world of medicine, trying to find new ways to help heal the sick. Natural Health Center, a clinic in Anchorage, doesn’t prescribe the typical over the counter drug. This clinic treats its patients with...
Brian Smith, Peninsula ClarionKenai police say they have arrested three women on prostitution charges after officers investigated a local massage business. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/URQLi9) that 49-year-old Karen Carpenter was arrested for investigation of...
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: Health, Diseases and Illnesses, Genetics, DNA, Breast Cancer
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage paramedics and heart-attack patients helped successfully test a new drug to reduce the severity of heart attacks during some 911 calls for cardiac-arrest symptoms from 2008 through 2011, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. AFD...
KTUU.comAlaska’s U.S. senators are among the bipartisan sponsors of an act that would severely hinder plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to close post offices in many of the nation’s rural areas. The Protecting Rural Post Offices Act was...
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...
Tags: Health, Pizzas, Research, Diseases and Illnesses, Human Interest
NBC NewsNew statistics show a significant portion of Americans are living with chronic health conditions -- and many don't even know it. Take a look around the next time you're hanging out in a coffee shop or walking down the street. Nearly half of everyone...
More than 7,000 people laced up their running shoes at the Sullivan Arena Saturday for the Alaska Run for Women. The one-mile or five-mile run's record turnout surpassed its more than 6,000 participants last year. Race organizers pushed to get a...
Tags: Health, Colorado, Denver, Diseases and Illnesses, Twitter, Inc.
NBC NewsMillions of Americans are living without health insurance -- and many often forego routine medical care because they can't afford the out-of-pocket costs. But even in an emergency situation -- like a heart attack -- people without health coverage may...
Researchers reported Wednesday that they had sequenced the genome of the Norway spruce, a giant evergreen native to Europe that has also been planted widely in parts of North America. Published in the journal Nature, the catalog of the tree's DNA was...
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