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Air Pollution can Accelerate Lung Disease as Much as a Pack a Day ofCigarettes

Air Pollution can Accelerate Lung Disease as Much as a Pack a Day ofCigarettes

  Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have shown a clear connection of…

HSS Co-Chairs Raise Concerns about Potential Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute

HSS Co-Chairs Raise Concerns about Potential Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute

  Privatization does not save the state money or improve operating outcomes’ ANCHORAGE – The co-chairs of the House Health and Social Services Committee Monday released the following statements on the Department of Health and Social Services’ feasibility study examining the potential privatization of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute,…

Diet of Traditional Native Foods Revealed in Hair Samples

Diet of Traditional Native Foods Revealed in Hair Samples

  University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have linked specific chemical signatures found in human hair with a diet of traditional Yup’ik foods. The finding could help scientists make connections between diet and long-term health trends in Alaska Native populations. The study was published this month in the Journal…

Lung Cancer Deaths Decrease, Lung Cancer Still Remains the Number One Cancer Killer in the U.S.

Lung Cancer Deaths Decrease, Lung Cancer Still Remains the Number One Cancer Killer in the U.S.

  ANCHORAGE – According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer death rates…

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Suspected on the Alaska Peninsula

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Suspected on the Alaska Peninsula

  ANCHORAGE — The first suspect case of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in Alaska of 2019 was reported…

The National Measles Outbreak has Spread to Alaska-Please Get Vaccinated!

The National Measles Outbreak has Spread to Alaska-Please Get Vaccinated!

  On July 16, Alaska became part of the national measles epidemic when measles was diagnosed in an…

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…

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…

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