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Hearing Loss tied with Mental, Physical, and Social Ailments in Older People

Hearing Loss tied with Mental, Physical, and Social Ailments in Older People

  Tsukuba, Japan – Hearing loss is the world’s fourth-leading cause of years lived with disability. The condition may worsen an array of mental, physical, and social complications. As over 90% of hearing loss is age-related, its burden is notably growing amid aging populations. Hearing ability is integrally…

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Support Low-Income Mothers, Children

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Support Low-Income Mothers, Children

  Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the INFANT Act – legislation to remove an unnecessary rule that limits the number of foods eligible to purchase under the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program. Current WIC policy prohibits certain food combinations from being purchased under…

Know the Health Risks of Wildfire Smoke and Take Precautions During Air Advisories

Know the Health Risks of Wildfire Smoke and Take Precautions During Air Advisories

  ANCHORAGE – Smoke produced by several active wildfires has resulted in air quality advisories for many regions of the state in recent weeks, including Southeast, Southwest, Southcentral, Central and the Eastern Interior of Alaska. Alaskans should check for air quality advisories on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation…

The Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucas Clearance

The Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucas Clearance

  E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published…

Study Follows the Health of Older Adults with Prediabetes Problems

Study Follows the Health of Older Adults with Prediabetes Problems

Image: In a Journal of Internal Medicine study that followed older adults with prediabetes for 12 years, most…

Red Cross On the Ground Helping As Tornadoes, Flooding Continue Their Destruction

Red Cross On the Ground Helping As Tornadoes, Flooding Continue Their Destruction

  Red Cross of Alaska sends 13 volunteers to support disaster victims across multiple states  ANCHORAGE – The…

NEW ANALYSIS: Funding for Alaska Hospitals in Jeopardy

NEW ANALYSIS: Funding for Alaska Hospitals in Jeopardy

  Four hospitals across Alaska face up to $3.6 million in cuts as Congress holds hearing on DSH…

Rep. Don Young Signs Bipartisan Letter Urging Congress To Delay Cuts to Hospitals Serving Vulnerable Populations

Rep. Don Young Signs Bipartisan Letter Urging Congress To Delay Cuts to Hospitals Serving Vulnerable Populations

  (Anchorage, AK) – Last week, 302 members of the House of Representatives – including Rep. Don Young –…

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