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Carrie Amott, a peer support coordinator at JAMHI Health & Wellness Inc., talks about an upcoming Juneau Recovery Fest 2018 to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Centennial Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local organizations prepare to celebrate recovery, combat stigma

For those who are in recovery from a substance use disorder, a little bit of positivity can go a long way. This month, in celebration… Continue reading

 

Opinion: Alaska’s Congressional delegation joins Alzheimer’s fight

My name is Cindy Harris and I am a volunteer ambassador in Alaska for the Alzheimer’s Association. I am an advocate for individuals and families… Continue reading

 

In a photo provided by the office of the governor, Gov. Bill Walker signs Senate Bill 63, a statewide public smoking ban, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Lucky Wishbone restaurant in Anchorage. Standing at right is Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, the legislative sponsor of the bill. On Walker’s lap is Stella Micciche, one of Micciche’s daughters. Also visible, from right to left behind Walker are Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska’s chief medical officer; Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage; Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage; Micciche; Rep. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage; and the smile of Emily Nenon of the American Cancer Society. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs bill banning indoor smoking

Effective Oct. 1, ban mirrors similar regulations approved by Bethel, Juneau, Anchorage.

 

Dr. Cate Buley, the medical director of primary care clinics for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), talks about changing policies in the realm of opioid prescriptions. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

State shows progress on reducing opioids

Looking at the entirety of the opioid addiction epidemic that has taken hold of Alaska and the rest of the country, it’s easy to get… Continue reading

Dr. Cate Buley, the medical director of primary care clinics for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), talks about changing policies in the realm of opioid prescriptions. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

State shows progress on reducing opioids

Looking at the entirety of the opioid addiction epidemic that has taken hold of Alaska and the rest of the country, it’s easy to get… Continue reading

Antismoking bill advances in Alaska House

The chief legislative antagonist of a statewide antismoking bill relaxed her opposition Tuesday evening, and a revised version of the measure now appears bound for… Continue reading