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April Marks Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

April Marks Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – April, 2018 marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month in Alaska. Governor Bill Walker has signed proclamations making the designations, and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) is reminding Alaskans about resources that exist to protect and…

Tlingit & Haida Forms Addiction Action Committee

Tlingit & Haida Forms Addiction Action Committee

Juneau, AK (March 27, 2018) – Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) has formed an Addiction Action Committee to increase capacity to address and help reduce opioid and other substance addictions in Tlingit & Haida’s communities. The committee will focus its efforts…

Veterans With PTSD Find Relief in Native American Rituals

Veterans With PTSD Find Relief in Native American Rituals

WASHINGTON — “I wasn’t the kind of guy you’d want to meet in a dark alley.” That’s how U.S. Army veteran Michael Carroll, 39, from Spokane, Wash., described himself after coming home in 2004 after serving 18 months in Iraq. He was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)…

Diabetes Alert Day is here: Are you at risk?

Diabetes Alert Day is here: Are you at risk?

Diabetes Alert Day is here: Are you at risk? Take the test to find out if you may…

Murkowski on Ending the Opioid Crisis in Rural Alaska

Murkowski on Ending the Opioid Crisis in Rural Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, of which U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is a member, focused…

Syphilis in Alaska

Syphilis in Alaska

The purpose of this Public Health Advisory is to raise awareness about an increase in the number of…

Fewer Americans Think Smoking A Pack A Day Poses A Great Health Risk

Fewer Americans Think Smoking A Pack A Day Poses A Great Health Risk

DURHAM, N.C. — About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes cause health problems, but public…

Study Suggests Risk of ALS Increases with More Exposure to Diesel Exhaust

Study Suggests Risk of ALS Increases with More Exposure to Diesel Exhaust

“There is some suggestion from previous studies of occupation that workers in jobs with higher exposure to diesel…

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