According to an email from Catholic Schools of Fairbanks that was sent out to Monroe High School volleyball parents, a player on the girls volleyball team has tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has been required to quarantine for 14 days.
Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also can strengthen mental health but most sports require close contact and interaction among athletes. Amid the COVID-19 setting, this poses a dilemma.
A new service that is being offered in Anchorage involves blowing ionized hydrogen peroxide through an arc of electricity. Local businesses say the disinfectant misting system has given them the confidence to continue operating despite the threat of COVID-19.
In recent weeks there has been public discussion on social media regarding ICU bed capacity at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. On some days, the Alaska COVID Dashboard shows that the ICU beds at FMH are full or near capacity. The hospital says this is because they go on a divert status to ensure they can respond to any emergencies.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Multi-Society Task Force on colon cancer encourage patients to start screening at age 50 unless they have other risk factors like family history or inflammatory diseases that could predispose them to colon cancer.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) will distribute $750,000 of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and address associated risk factors for suicide.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been hard on everyone , but for senior citizens, who are at higher risk of serious illness from the virus, safety measures have taken their toll. Nursing homes are coming up with new ways to allow for social interaction.
Healthy Alaskans 2030 (HA2030) is a state health improvement plan undertaken as a joint effort by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).The effort is currently open for public comment.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District was notified Monday afternoon that a student athlete tested positive for COVID-19. The student played in Saturday evening’s football game between Lathrop and West Valley High Schools.
One of the latest diet trends is intermittent fasting. There are two common approaches to fasting. One is to eat few calories on certain days and then eat normally the rest of the time. The other involves eating only during certain hours and skipping meals for the rest of each day.
“I think that this year more than ever, the flu vaccine is important to get. And there’s multiple different reasons for that,” said Mishelle Nace, the Pediatric Medical Director and a pediatrician at Tanana Valley Clinic.
As COVID-19 cases rise in the borough, Fairbanks Public Health Nurses have focused their efforts on contact tracing and other pandemic-related activities, temporarily postponing childhood immunizations.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the death of an individual in Alaska was consistent with Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, according to a statement from Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services.