Schick Shadel Hospital says its method of treating alcoholism is time-tested and startlingly effective, boasting a success rate of 70 percent. Detractors say Schick Shadel's claims of success have never been verified by independent research.
Average wait times for veterans seeking appointments at four Veterans Administration facilities in Alaska were below the national average, according to VA data for September through February.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
A basic element of human life is being redefined on the edge of the Bering Sea, in one of the country’s harshest construction environments. Street by street and home by home, much of Hooper Bay slowly is being retooled into the modern era with running water and flush toilets, with sinks and showers and, in some homes, even washers and dryers.
A play now on tour in Western Alaska, “The Winter Bear” uses humor and a depiction of both the good and bad of village Alaska to reach into the lives of those who see it. It's an effort intended to combat suicide through theater.Lisa Demer
State public health centers and the Municipality of Anchorage are waiving administration fees for immunizations for all ages as part of National Infant Immunization Week, which begins Saturday and ends April 25.Associated Press