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Sitka Community Hospital facing unexpected financial woes

Sitka Community Hospital facing unexpected financial woesThe Sitka Assembly was briefed on the hospital’s finances during a closed-door session Tuesday. The hospital’s chief financial officer has resigned. Very little information has been released to the public so far.

Climate change creates concern over subsistence food safety

Climate change creates concern over subsistence food safetyThe ANTHC Center for Climate Change and Health is launching a program to give hunters in the Bering Strait region test strips to check for germs, viruses and parasites that cause disease in humans.

Bird flu prompts BC poultry import ban

Alaska’s state veterinarian, Dr. Bob Gerlak, avian flu doesn't generally affect humans, but it is detrimental to other birds, including wild birds. That’s why the ban includes any hunter-harvested or wild birds from the province.

Sitka hospital aims to become regional health care hub

Sitka hospital aims to become regional health care hubSitka’s new hospital CEO Jeff Comer said he’s developing a strategy to expand Sitka Community Hospital into a regional health care provider.

Longer life brings greater risk of dementia

Longer life brings greater risk of dementiaBaby Boomers, like everyone else, know that avoiding tobacco use, watching their weight, and exercising, contribute to longer life. However, researchers recently announced findings that show there may be a downside to longer life.

Juneau Four A’s to hold World AIDS Day vigil tonight

Juneau Four A’s to hold World AIDS Day vigil tonightIt's an opportunity for people to honor those who’ve died to the AIDS epidemic since it began in the early 1980s.

Grants will bring classes, medical care to villages

Grants will bring classes, medical care to villagesA federal grant will help expand class options for some Prince of Wales Island students.

My Brother’s Keeper program comes to Southeast

My Brother’s Keeper program comes to SoutheastSoutheast Alaska’s Tlingit and Haida Central Council has joined My Brother’s Keeper, a nationwide effort to help young men of color succeed.

Officer credited for saving life of airport traveler

Officer credited for saving life of airport travelerA police officer was able to resuscitate a collapsed, 81-year-old man at the Juneau International Airport on Monday. A traveling companion indicated the man had heart surgery recently.

Alaska VA listening session in Juneau tonight

Alaska VA listening session in Juneau tonight"We do bring other people here to actually sit there and work out individual veteran’s concerns and resolve any challenges that they might have," Susan Yeager said.