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Injuries from Window Blinds Send Two Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

Injuries from Window Blinds Send Two Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

Most homes have them. They help keep our rooms warm or cold and even add a pop of color to tie the décor together. But window blinds can cause serious injuries or even death to young children. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide…

Skipping Breakfast Disrupts “Clock Genes” that Regulate Body Weight and Glucose

Skipping Breakfast Disrupts “Clock Genes” that Regulate Body Weight and Glucose

Consuming breakfast normalizes the expression of genes that improve insulin and glucose responses all day long, TAU researchers say Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but the precise impact of meal times on the body’s…

Rep. Spohnholz Praises Approval for New Resources Essential to the Response to Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic

Rep. Spohnholz Praises Approval for New Resources Essential to the Response to Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic

Anchorage – Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services approved certificate of need requests from both the Alaska Regional Hospital and the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for new treatment facilities for those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), Chair…

November is American Diabetes Month: Are you at risk?

November is American Diabetes Month: Are you at risk?

Take the test to find out if you may have prediabetes:www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org If you have prediabetes, you can enroll…

Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Be Vastly Underestimated by Parents

Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Be Vastly Underestimated by Parents

Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart…

Consumption of Nicotine in Adolescence May Lead to Increased Alcohol Intake Later in Life

Consumption of Nicotine in Adolescence May Lead to Increased Alcohol Intake Later in Life

Tel Aviv — Researchers have long known that there is a link between nicotine and alcohol consumption. But…

Spacing Out after Staying Up Late? Here’s Why

Spacing Out after Staying Up Late? Here’s Why

Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving…

Alaska Methamphetamine-Related Deaths Surge Fourfold

Alaska Methamphetamine-Related Deaths Surge Fourfold

November 7, 2017 (Anchorage, AK) — In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic, Alaska is one of several…

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