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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.

Tradition, culture, and the healing power of community

SPONSORED: Modern problems like substance abuse and suicide often have their roots in traumas that took place in the past — but looking to the past may also help Alaska Native people prevent and heal from them.

When healing means more than stitching up wounds

SPONSORED: As the long-term impacts of trauma are better understood, providers in Alaska are working to adapt the way they treat trauma patients -- and to avoid seeing them in the first place.

The living legacy of Alaska’s community health aides

SPONSORED: Long a fixture in rural areas, the Alaska Community Health Aide Program over the years has grown, evolved, and expanded to new disciplines - and begun to inspire similar initiatives beyond Alaska.

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