National “Wear Red Day” calls for women across Alaska to “Reclaim Your Rhythm.” According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease remains the greatest health threat for women, 1 in 3 deaths each year.
As the federal site to order at-home COVID tests has launched, Alaskans need to be aware of temperature limitations for the tests, and there are other options on the horizon for those who aren't able to acquire as many tests as they need through the federal program.
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 drives case numbers up exponentially in Alaska, a shortage of commercially-available at-home tests has some Alaskans wondering what the best course of action is, and when federal tests will be available.
Earlier this year, the City of Unalakleet became one of several communities to declare its water crisis a disaster. Now, a few months later, it’s on its way to multiple overhauls centered on its water system and related infrastructure.
State data shows that nearly all of the Alaskans who have died from COVID-19 had at least one underlying health condition that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 illness. The state also says more than two-thirds of Alaskans are estimated to have one or more underlying conditions.
The holidays of 2021 will look different still from the virtual or scaled-back celebrations many held in 2020, and the state's top health officials have tips on how to keep your holiday gatherings safer from COVID-19, so you can share the love, and the pumpkin pie.
Next week, Alaskan children 5-11 could be able to get their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, if the CDC extends the Pfizer vaccine's Emergency Use Authorization for their age group. The state of Alaska is preparing and has already ordered thousands of doses.
Alaska healthcare professionals are encouraging high-risk individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to seek treatment with monoclonal antibodies early on in their infection, but the Emergency Use Authorized drug is not a replacement for the vaccine, they say, because of its narrow window of efficacy and the level of care required to administer it.
The Alaska Club was struck hard by COVID-19 when gyms were forced to shut down. Since that time they've struck back at the virus with a nifty bit of NASA-inspired technology that kills viruses and other pathogens.
As the opening event to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's "National Educating America" tour, Alaskan's will have an opportunity this month to participate in a virtual conference aimed at helping families and caregivers of those who are battling Alzheimer's.