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Southeast Alaska bat tests positive for rabies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in southeast Alaska. The state health department said biologists on Prince of Wales Island last Sunday trapped several Keen's myotis bats, one of which was...
State wants to study recess, physical ed policies

...JUNEAU - Aiming to reduce childhood obesity, the state health department plans to study the policies of Alaska schools...adequate levels, said Karol Fink, manager of the state health department's Obesity Prevention and Control Program.She...
After outbreak, dairy owner plans to continue production

Although the state health department has tied more than 30 cases of an infection to a Kasilof-based...bacteria, according to the health department. After the state health department linked the outbreak to Byers' farm, it collected fecal...
Alaska adopts new rules for abortion payments

...constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.Notice was sent to the state health department Tuesday that the regulations had been filed by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell last week. The new rules, blasted by...
Senate finance considers sealing certain criminal records

...between "innocent" and "not guilty." The bill would allow access to a limited group of individuals, including state health department employees responsible for the safety or placement of children or persons with disabilities or mental illness.
City seeks clarification on school physicals

...language refers to additional physical exams the state health department may require districts to provide.Thomason said...of the exams. The district also has asked the state health department for permission to have the school nurse provide...
Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

...R-Big Lake, falls in the latter category. Neuman, who chairs a House Finance subcommittee overseeing the state health department budget, knows future budget cuts won't get any easier. But he said he hasn't seen anything yet to convince...
Raw milk infection spreading again

...outbreak)," Cooper said. The state health department contacted Byers once it discovered...carry the bacteria. The state health department requests that any their symptoms. The state health department requests that anyone who...
Parnell asks for $24.5 million supplemental budget

...indigent burials and $3.4 million for disaster funding.Ron Kreher, director of public assistance for the state health department, said the state will pay for the burial of many individuals who receive adult public assistance, including the...
Alaska rescinds offer to new medical examiner

...Alaska has rescinded its offer to hire Dr. James Dibdin and reopened its search for a new medical examiner. The state health department in a statement said Monday that it discovered that Dibdin did not provide a complete employment history. The...


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