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Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

JUNEAU—On Wednesday, Governor Bill Walker has declared a public health crisis in order to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. The disaster declaration establishes a statewide Overdose Response Program under Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer and enables wide distribution of the life-saving drug, naloxone. “This disaster declaration is an important…

Bill Introduced to Bring Price Transparency to Healthcare

Bill Introduced to Bring Price Transparency to Healthcare

Juneau – Monday, Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation to require health care providers and facilities to post the full price of their most common services and procedures.  Reporting entities would be required to post health care price information on their premises, online, and to the state. Health…

#HeartMonth #WinterBikeToWorkDay

#HeartMonth #WinterBikeToWorkDay

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 610,000 people and accounting for 1 in 4 deaths. Research has shown that people who bike regularly for work or play may have a lower risk of heart disease. Active commuting is not only…

Presumptive Illnesses in Connection with the Camp Lejeune Water Supply Now Officially Established

Presumptive Illnesses in Connection with the Camp Lejeune Water Supply Now Officially Established

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published regulations officially establishing eight presumptive…

2015 Alaska Vital Statistics Annual Report Released

2015 Alaska Vital Statistics Annual Report Released

The 2015 Alaska Vital Statistics Annual Report— the most recent year for which complete data are available —…

Opioid Overdose Deaths One Reason for Decline in US Life Expectancy

Opioid Overdose Deaths One Reason for Decline in US Life Expectancy

ATLANTA AND WASHINGTON — For decades, U.S. life expectancy has been rising. In 1950, most Americans could expect to…

New Polling Results – Alaskans Like Their ACA

New Polling Results – Alaskans Like Their ACA

JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 13, 2017 – The Alliance for Healthcare Security, a coalition of nurses, caregivers, patients and…

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Get Smart About Antibiotics Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with…

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