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APU is on its way to becoming a Tribal University

SPONSORED: Anchorage’s private liberal arts university is working to return to its roots as an academic institution grounded in Alaska Native culture.

Getting outdoors this winter? Don’t forget your helmet.

SPONSORED: Snow isn’t as soft as it looks - and Alaska health professionals say no matter how kids enjoy the outdoors, they in particular need to protect their brains.

Putting the ‘happy’ in the holidays for hospital patients

SPONSORED: This year, patients of all ages will spend the holidays away from home. Here’s how staff and volunteers at one Alaska hospital try to make their days a little more merry and bright -- and what you can do to help.

MAKING IT: A new vision for veterinary care in Alaska

SPONSORED: Dr. Sean and Dr. Sara McPeck are vets -- and they’re vets. Here’s how this couple tapped into their experience caring for military dogs in Afghanistan to build a first-of-its-kind comprehensive veterinary medical center in Palmer.

For this Alaska clan, pipeline safety is the family business

SPONSORED: Martin Parsons thought he’d be a commercial fisherman like his dad. Instead, he’s a leader in oil and gas safety — and his wife and son work alongside him, making it a family affair.

Health concerns surrounded vaping long before recent deaths

SPONSORED: Advertised as a healthier alternative to smoking and popular with young people, e-cigarettes were a cause of worry for health professionals even before they were associated with an outbreak of respiratory illness.

Bringing babies in need home with NEST

SPONSORED: Alaska’s only dedicated neonatal treatment program works to keep families affected by substance abuse together.

A pain clinic without opioids? Believe it.

SPONSORED: With a focus on holistic healing, the clinic at Alaska Native Medical Center is helping its patients overcome chronic pain.

Colon cancer in Alaska: Common and completely preventable

SPONSORED: This researcher found that switching to a high-fiber diet armed patients’ bodies with cancer-crushing bacteria. Now he’s seeking volunteers for a study that aims to put an end to colorectal cancer’s devastating effect on Alaska Native people.

The science of good bud

SPONSORED: Cannabis is more than just THC. We talked to Alaska scientists to learn more about what’s going on with the plant -- and in your body -- when you partake.

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