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Of 32 diets ranked by a panel convened by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH diet came out on top. Never heard of it? It's not a buzzword, but it's been around for a long time, and there's solid evidence that it works, not just for weight control but also to lower high blood pressure.
Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn's decision to withdraw from the 2014 Winter Olympics could mean big changes for companies that were planning to capitalize on her name — and on her potential wins. But some of Vonn's sponsors may find her announcement actually opens new advertising opportunities.
New abortion regulations adopted by the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services will prevent Medicaid from covering elective abortions.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified the regulations Friday, which will take effect Feb. 2.
The department’s document to request Medicaid funds for an abortion lists 23 medical conditions that are covered. Some of those conditions include severe preeclampsia, convulsions, sickle cell anemia, severe kidney infection, epilepsy and congestive heart failure.
Anchorage police say a plane with three people on board made an apparent emergency landing on the median of a major street.
Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says there were no injuries in the incident reported at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. But she says the lanes closest to the median were blocked where the landing occurred at Boniface Parkway south of DeBarr Road.
Shell says she does not know what kind of plane is involved in the incident.
Ken Tonjes has been hired as the new chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.
PeaceHealth announced Tuesday that Tonjes will fill the role in which he has served on an interim basis since August. Before that, he was the hospital’s chief financial officer for about 12 years.
PeaceHealth Northwest Network CEO Nancy Steiger says that Tonjes brings business experience to the hospital, along with a history of success to help ensure a stable transition.
Ketchikan Medical Center’s previous leader, Pat Branco, resigned last summer after about 10 years in the position.
No one was injured when a red and white Cessna crashed onto Anchorage's Boniface Parkway about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Anchorage police and firefighters responded to the scene immediately.January 7, 2014
After a procedural vote in the Senate on a bill that would temporarily extend emergency insurance for the jobless, President Obama held a White House press conference to pressure Congress to keep the momentum going. But Republican leaders say they need spending cuts or job-creation plans in return.
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team.
While much has been written about the Swiss-born musher, many have never heard the story of Buser deciding to make a life for himself and his family in Alaska and his long road to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing.
TV: Monday, January 13 @ 8 PM
Wearable technology is often said to look dorky. "Stylish" and "fashionable" are not words anyone would associate with devices like Google Glass or smart watches. But companies are now working to embed technology into clothing so that it's unobtrusive or even attractive.