Central Peninsula Hospital has confirmed 34 cases of influenza since the October start of the flu season. Eight of those patients ended up being hospitalized.
Influenza is making its annual appearance with cases already popping up on the Kenai Peninsula this season.
...slightly to 39th. Despite this slow but steady trend in the right direction, a recent study performed by the Alaska Division of Public Health indicated that more Alaska mothers have been choosing to delay or decline vaccines for their children. This...
Officials will test all of the approximately 255 Wildwood Correctional Complex inmates for tuberculosis after two prisoners received positive TB test results Tuesday.
Yet another environmental scare has proven to be unjustified alarmism. The Alaska Division of Public Health has issued a report reassuring people living near the Red Dog zinc mine that berries and greens from the area are perfectly safe...
The Kenai Peninsula Borough recently announced its participation in a discount prescription drug program offered through the National Association of Counties, or NACo, of which the borough is a member.
School programs and the availability of reproductive health services keep the Kenai Peninsula's teen birth rate consistent with Alaska's largest city, health officials said. However, according to Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics data, the Peninsula has a higher teen birth rate than the national average despite three straight years of national decline. The consequences of teen pregnancy, such as higher likelihood of welfare use and child neglect, can have a negative effect on mother and child.
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Natives are infected with HIV and AIDS at a higher rate than caucasion Alaskans -- and state health officials aren't sure why.
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska's food and nutrition program for low income residents is the best in the country, according to the federal government.
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State epidemiologists say a rabies epizootic -- an epidemic among animals -- is under way in northern Alaska.
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