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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

Sheufelt leads Race Across America women’s division

Sheufelt leads Race Across America women’s divisionJuneau cyclist Janice Sheufelt is trying to win her second consecutive Race Across America title, and this time she’s doing it solo

Front Street Community Health Center opens doors to all

Front Street Community Health Center opens doors to all"We want people that don’t have insurance to have a place to go," says Front Street manager Janna Brewster.

Begich painted as soft on VA scandal

Begich painted as soft on VA scandalAlleging a senator is indifferent to vets is serious anywhere. Even more so in Alaska, which has the highest number of vets per capita.

Health care broker Enroll Alaska scales back

Health care broker Enroll Alaska scales backEnroll Alaska launched last year with plans to help tens of thousands Alaskans sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Report says 12,000 Alaskans without reliable access to health care

Report says 12,000 Alaskans without reliable access to health careA report is out this week and it shows 12,000 Alaskans have no reliable access to health care, particularly specialty care.

Anchorage rated satisfactory in Veterans Affairs audit

Anchorage rated satisfactory in Veterans Affairs auditNinety-nine percent of veterans seeking medical appointments from the Anchorage VA are seen within 30 days.