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Channel 2 NewsAs we make our way into summer, and as the days continue to get longer, the prolonged daylight may mean less nighttime sleep for some. “In the summer months there is almost kind of a mania that kind of develops here in Alaska,” said Dr....
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...
Channel 2 NewsSwollen, twisted and sometimes painful; varicose veins are most common in women, but doctors say they can happen to anyone. In some cases, if not treated they can turn into a serious health risk. Varicose veins are superficial veins in the leg that,...
Channel 2 NewsFood poisoning was the cause of an apparent hazardous-materials incident last week at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport’s FedEx sorting facility that sickened four people, company officials said Monday. After the four employees complained...
Channel 2 NewsThere's been three suspected cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning in the Juneau area. Alaska health officials say in a release that all three cases were related to the consumption of shellfish that was harvested over the Easter weekend. ...
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Channel 2 NewsThere was more testimony on oil taxes during the state Legislature's special session Monday, as an energy consultant said big tax breaks including existing North Slope oil fields could pay for themselves -- but would put the state in the hole for at least...
Channel 2 NewsShellfish poisoning may have hospitalized one person in Southeast, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. State health officials say one person was treated over a suspected case of paralytic shellfish poisoning. Health department...
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Channel 2 NewsTwo teens were rescued Friday afternoon after becoming stuck on the mudflats between Fire Island and Kincaid Park. Rescuers were sent to the site at around 3:30 p.m. and an Anchorage Fire Department dive team rescued the two victims from the water...
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KTUU.comAn Anchorage woman faces first degree murder charges for the death of her three-week-old daughter named Pepper. Sarah Bentley Johnson, 33, was arraigned in court Wednesday. On August 5, APD responded to a residence on the 400 block of W. 76th Avenue,...
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A new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds obesity rates have risen. Alaska ranks 30th on the list tied with Virginia. In 1995 the state ranked 17th. In 2010 not a single state lowered its obesity rate....
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Channel 2 NewsThe Southcentral Foundation’s Dena A Coy Center, devoted to help women battling addiction get through their pregnancies and their babies’ infancies sober, celebrated 20 years of operation on Monday. Carolee Kuka-Hindin, who has worked at...
In June, the Arctic Ocean beyond Barrow, Alaska is 34 degrees and studded with floating pieces of ice. Still, Michael Davis and Dawn Schissler are willing -- eager, even -- to pay $10 for the privilege of jumping into it. They aren’t alone. Every...
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