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U.S. proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in.
‘There is an urgency’: Blood Bank of Alaska puts out call for donors
The request comes amid National Blood Donor Month.
Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?
Scientists are still trying to figure out why some people get long COVID.
Bartlett to acquire Wildflower Court
Long-term facility recently forced to reduce capacity; officials hope merger also helps hospice gap
Syphilis cases still skyrocketing statewide
1,340% increase between 2017 and 2021 largely due to state’s relative youth and health care access
SEARHC opens new physical rehabilitation clinic
The new location at the Armory Log Cabin replaces the old clinic at Ethel Lund Medical Center
Hospice and Home Care of Juneau closing Wednesday
Program halting due to shortage and high cost of staff. Officials hope BRH, SEARHC can offer care.
Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints
Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit.
Alaska reports 1st case of monkeypox
Anchorage resident had contact with someone who recently traveled outside of the state.
Blood Bank of Alaska says there’s a critical need for blood
Blood Bank of Alaska is currently in urgent need of all blood types
Scholarship to help Southeast Alaska Native students help others
7 students earn Ethel Lund Visionaries in Healthcare Scholarships.
Alaska Seaplanes Wrangells up a new route
The new route will streamline traveling for health care in the Southeast, SEARHC officials say.
Child cancer survivor meets woman who saved her life
A bone marrow transplant from a woman hundreds of miles away helped this Juneau child survive.
Experts urge flu shots ASAP
Jabs keep infections down and free up health care resources
State activates crisis standards of care for 20 health care facilities, including Bartlett Regional Hospital
Surging COVID cases, strained resources in some hospitals cited as reason.
Aid aloft: Medevac organization gets new aircraft
It’s not the cheapest way to travel but it may save your life.
Hospital announces vaccine policy, resumes inpatient elective surgeries
The inpatient elective surgeries may be suspended if case counts continue to rise.
Answering questions about antibody COVID treatment
Health officials say vaccination remains best option but treatment may help some.
Alaska’s syphilis infection rate increases
State records 49% more cases in 2020
Mental health groups hold Care for the Caregivers event
Nominess will be announced on Valentine’s Day