Memphis-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in ...
Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down. ...
People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25 percent, of those with the condition will. ... Full story
It was announced by President Obama's chief of staff on Tuesday that over 1 million people visited the HealthCare.gov website on Monday. Monday was the first weekday that the site has been up since it underwent a major overhaul to fix major glitches that plagued the sites visitors since it was established in October. ... Full story
ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Vocational Technical Center will join 10 other Northwest campuses in going smoke- or tobacco-free Nov. 21 to support the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. ... Full story
In an effort to give consumers more choices when purchasing health insurance, U.S. Senator Mark Begich yesterday introduced legislation calling for the creation of “copper plans” within the Affordable Care Act. ... Full story
MINNEAPOLIS – People in middle age who have a high blood pressure measure called pulse pressure are more likely to have biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in their spinal fluid than those with lower pulse pressure, according to research published in the November 13, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story
JUNEAU – The WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children) at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) may be able to fill in nutrition gaps where food stamp assistance, technically known as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) may soon be lacking. ... Full story
Sitka, November 05, 2013 – Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans and an estimated 79 million people are at risk for developing the disease. In Alaska, diabetes affects more than 20,000 people, and 6.6 percent of Caucasians and 9.9 percent of Alaska Natives have pre-diabetes. For people living with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes, family support is critical to staying healthy. ... Full story