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Foster Farms recalls chicken products

Foster Farms recalls chicken productsSome Alaskans are among the more than 600 people nationwide infected by salmonella after eating boneless skinless chicken breast products from Foster Farms

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in Alaska

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in AlaskaAlaska is one of 24 states that rejected federal dollars to increase access to Medicaid.

ANTHC wins $153 million settlement

$153 million is the huge new settlement for back contract support costs due the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium from the Indian Health Service.

STD infections rise in Alaska

STD infections rise in AlaskaThe state’s Department of Health is reporting an increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Alaska.

Alaska scores well on long-term care report card

Alaska scores well on long-term care report cardAlaska ranked 5th in the nation in a recent state scorecard on long-term services for older adults, the disabled, and family caregivers.

Hospital employee survey shows room for improvement

Hospital employee survey shows room for improvementThe question on atmosphere of trust in the organization scored the lowest

Medicare will penalize Alaska hospitals for patient safety

Medicare will penalize Alaska hospitals for patient safetyThe four largest hospitals in Alaska are facing Medicare payment penalties for the quality of their care.

Should e-cigarette vapors be treated like tobacco smoke?

Should e-cigarette vapors be treated like tobacco smoke?The Juneau Assembly is considering a ban on e-cigarette vapors in nearly all indoor public spaces.

New state law to bring back universal vaccine access

New state law to bring back universal vaccine accessUniversal access to vaccines may be back, with a law that uses the state as a broker between insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies to get a bulk discount.

Janice Sheufelt wins Race Across America solo title

Janice Sheufelt wins Race Across America solo titleThe Juneau physician finished the ultra-marathon cycling event in 11 days, 18 hours and two minutes