For today's Health Watch we take a look at the first new drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of Alzheimers in nearly 20 years, and why some researchers are concerned about how effective the drug actually is.
With more businesses and facilities in Fairbanks modifying their mask requirements and allowing COVID-19 vaccinated residents to not wear masks, health officials say that, for these vaccinated individuals, not only is the risk of infection low but so is the risk of transmission to others.
As plants bloom and pollen fills the air allergy season is in full swing in Fairbanks. Dr. Anthony Bonitatibus, Tanana Valley Clinic Allergist spoke about what makes seasonal allergies so bad in Fairbanks, and some treatment options for those looking to enjoy an allergy free spring.
Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services is working to adopt technology that would give Alaskans quick access to their immunization records as well as a uniform way of providing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
May 5th every year is the World Health Organizations World Hand Hygiene Day. A campaign that helps maintain global awareness on the importance of hand hygiene, and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has offered COVID-19 vaccines to residents of the small British Columbia town of Stewart, with hopes it could lead the Canadian government to ease restrictions between Stewart and the tiny Alaska border community of Hyder a couple miles away.
National Donate Life Month is observed every year in April to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. As well as to honor the people who have already saved human lives through the gift of organ donation.
Some people who get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't notice any side effects, but others report experiencing a more intense immune response after receiving their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
In a series of recent changes within the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson completed her first day as the organization’s new interim president of its board of directors on Monday.
February hosts the National Eye Institutes Low Vision Awareness Month long campaign designed to educate the nation about what life is like for those living with low vision conditions, such as age related macular degeneration. According to local optometrist Dr. Ashley Ellis, this condition can result in a variety of impairments such as a distortion in vision, blurry vision, spots in your vision, and even central vision loss.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans has prediabetes. The CDC is working to reduce the number of people contracting type-2 diabetes with a 12 month long disease prevention program.