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Channel 2 NewsAlaska infants die each year in unsafe sleeping environments, yet many of those deaths are preventable. With the help of a new wearable blanket, swaddling a newborn just got easier. It’s part of a program at Mat-Su Regional Hospital that wants...
Tags: Infant and Toddler Health, Nursing
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 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 Anchorage School District so far has provided free flu vaccines to almost 7,000 students in about half of its schools. Health experts estimate that for every child who gets the flu, six other children are infected. District nursing director...
Tags: Flu, Preventative Medicine, Vaccines, Nursing
Channel 2 NewsUAA researchers may have found a way to get heavy drinkers to cut back their habit. The psychology department just finished an experiment which used smart-phones to act as a companion of sorts for alcoholics who know they need help. They developed and...
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...
The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is giving out its first two doctorate degrees this weekend. Psychology students Cody Chipp and Jaymes Gonzales will be the first to receive PhD's from the campus that traces its history back to Anchorage...
Channel 2 NewsThe new UAA Health Sciences building is now open, and bustling with future nurses, medical assistants, and doctors-in-training. The gleaming $46.5 million, 65,000 square-foot structure brings students from a variety of health curriculums under one roof,...
Soteria House was supposed to be a safe place. The sprawling green multiplex on Doris Street was designed to be a respite from psychiatric wards and institutions; a chance for young people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia to...
Channel 2 NewsAn expert testifying for the defense in the Bonnie Craig cold case says her death was most likely an accident. Dr. Harry Bonnell, a forensic pathologist and legal consultant, told the jury Monday that he agrees with the medical examiner's assessment that...
Channel 2 NewsLawmakers and healthcare advocates celebrated two major projects Friday that they say will help Medicare and low-income families throughout the state. In South Anchorage, the Alaska Medicare Clinic is now accepting new patients. It's a non-profit primary...
Channel 2 NewsFirefighters say quick response helped save an Anchorage office damaged in a fire Sunday evening. Fire crews were called just after 8 p.m. to a fire burning at the Alaska Chiropractic Center on Lake Otis Parkway. The building is also used as a...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Fires, Health, Chiropractic, Alaska
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