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Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...activity starts picking up again," said Dr. Michael Cooper, infectious disease program manager for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around the corner."State health officials are urging Alaskans...
Lava threatens Hawaiian homes

...greater Puna region to be on alert because the lava could change direction and threaten other communities.The state Department of Health advised residents near the lava flow to prepare for smoke from burning vegetation and low levels of sulfur dioxide...
K-Beach residents elect to start flooding task force forum, facilitated by Randy Daly, interested residents were asked to petition Alaska Commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services William Streur requesting the official formation of a task force dedicated to solving the area's...
Spokesman: 5 immigrant children sent to Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska.Kenneth Wolfe said the children were sent...
Son's death weighing on family

...56 Alaskans during 2010 and one person died on Alaska highways every 6.5 days.A 2011 study from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services lists unintentional injuries like a motor-vehicle accident as the third leading cause of...
Division of Insurance approves health plan rate hikes

...Begich's vote for the health care law is "costing Alaskans greatly."Tasha Bradley, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said the state could offer more affordable market options with a more robust rate review program...
State offers free vaccines to Alaskans

...sliding scale based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away if they can't pay.Linda Worman with the Department of Health and Social Services says appointments can be scheduled through local state public health centers.
Surgery Center of Kenai seeks transfer agreement with CPH

...outpatient facility with a 23-hour maximum patient stay, Gear said. In July 2013, Gear received notice form the Department of Health and Social Services that it would not need a certificate of need because its project cost was below the $1.45...
States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

...of 1.9 million people who enrolled. The state Department of Health Care Services reported that the backlog has been...Norman Williams, a spokesman for the California Department of Health Care Services, said the volume of applications...
Rich Lowry: Obama's border crisis

...that a Bush-era law forces the Border Patrol to hand over child migrants from countries other than Mexico to the Department of Health and Human Services to be placed with a suitable relative. The administration is rightly calling for that law to...


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