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Possible shellfish poisoning reported in Clam Gulch

...after eating razor clams Sunday evening, DHSS spokesperson Greg Wilkinson said. This...big tower in Clam Gulch, according to a DHSS press release.The person did not seek...according to a DEC fact sheet. Wilkinson said DHSS is asking recreational clam diggers to...
What others say: No excuse for Alaska's 'Medicaid gap'

...of the expansion in late 2013, the number of Alaskans estimated to fall within that gap was 40,000. The recently released DHSS study has revised that number downward, estimating that 10,000 to 12,000 Alaskans are truly without coverage after subtracting...
To keep public informed, details are needed

...Services alerting the public to a cluster of cases of chicken pox in the area. In that case, the district's post includes the DHSS press release in its entirety, as well as links to additional resources. And while the district frequently issues press releases...
HEA rate changes

...can apply for assistance from the State of Alaska's Heating Assistance Program. The applications are available at or by calling 1-800-470-3058 for additional information.- Staff report
CPH moves to issue $43 million in bonds

...Department of Health and Social Services. Before any action can be taken, the borough must earn a Certificate of Need from DHSS. Prior to the regular assembly meeting Tuesday, the resolution will be considered during the finance meeting at 4:30 p...
Seasonal flu yet to come: Officials encourage precautions

...H1N1. Because of medical privacy laws, DHSS could not identify Shepherd by name. Her...cases weekly statewide since Nov. 3, when DHSS changed how it counted cases, seasonal...are seasonal flu. Significantly, while DHSS reports fewer doctor visits for flu-like...
Mental health providers seek to ?bring kids home?, said Judy Helgeson, a utilization review specialist with DHSS. Attending the summit from the Kenai Peninsula were providers...child can be Caucasian or Alaska Native. Anne Gibson, also a DHSS utilization review specialist, described funding opportunities...
DEC: No recalled eggs in Alaska

...associated with the national egg recall. DHSS spokesperson Greg Wilkinson said on Friday...testing, he said. The Homer person told DHSS that an egg had been eaten about a week...2009 and 58 lab confirmed cases in 2008. DHSS recommends thoroughly cooking eggs before...
KPBSD hears results of recent obesity study

...were within a healthy weight range. KPBSD joined two other school districts in Alaska who participated in studies with the DHSS. While the data was not gathered in a statistically valid sampling procedure, or randomly, one of the authors, Karol Fink...
Holiday help headed for Kenai food bank

...below the federal poverty line in Alaska. "The holidays are the busiest time of the year for food banks and pantries," said DHSS Deputy Commissioner Bill Hogan in a press release. "This money will be distributed statewide to help combat hunger during this...


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