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Channel 2 NewsAre you experiencing itchy and watery eyes? How about constantly sneezing and coughing? Well, you’re not alone because it is officially allergy season in Alaska. With the expected warm-up, allergy season will be in full force and the impact can go...
Tags: Allergies, Physical Conditions
Channel 2 NewsAs the sun warmed Anchorage Tuesday, January 15, it became obvious the unusual mid-winter temperatures have created a stir in the air. The Anchorage Health and Human Services Department issued an air quality advisory, which is something they say is...
Channel 2 NewsA commitment to health and fitness for some involves yearlong dedication. Dedication that Olympian skier Lars Flora said can really take a toll on your lungs in the wintertime. “If you don’t protect your lungs you can run the risk of getting...
Anchorage health officials are warning residents that airborne particulate concentrations are approaching unhealthy levels. The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services says the recent spell of warmth and rain exposed ground and put thawed...
Matt Buxton, Fairbanks Daily-News MinerA top state air official says it's too soon to tell if Fairbanks North Star Borough will violate new clean air standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. The new target reduces the maximum annual level of small particulate...
Channel 2 NewsAll that greening up is causing this year’s allergy season to intensely build, according to an expert at The Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska. Dr. Jeffrey Demain, the center’s director, said while the season got off to a slow...
Channel 2 NewsAs spring snow melts continue, the dirt that is left behind can make spring a challenging season for some Alaskans. Air quality in Anchorage has been "moderate" for the past few days, posing a moderate health concern for people who may be unusually...
I have “known” Molly for ten, maybe 15 years, but just met her in person on December 1, 2011. Molly is a faithful Channel 2 News viewer, and she has called me off and on for many of my years as our station’s Chief Meteorologist. Her...
Tags: Holidays, Cat (animal), Pneumonia
Channel 2 NewsAlaska ranks 28th when it comes to child homelessness according to a report by the National Center on Family Homelessness released on Tuesday. The study finds that more than 1.6 million children or one in 45 children were homeless last year in America....
Tags: Family, Homelessness, Social Issues
Channel 2 NewsWe're learning more about why so many Alaskans spend their lives wandering the streets of Anchorage without a home. A new survey shows that most have an income, and some even have a college degree, but mental illness and addiction are holding them back....
Channel 2 NewsAccording to the Alaska State Department of Law, Mary Anne Henry, a longtime and high-profile state prosecutor, passed away Sunday at a hospital in Portland, Ore. She was reportedly being treated for a respiratory illness. Henry was a state prosecutor...
Mold can begin growing almost immediately in a storm-damaged home, and the cost of cleanup might not be covered in your insurance policy. The real problem: Mold can be detrimental to your health, particularly if you have asthma or respiratory problems,...
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