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Alaska Municipal League is helping rural communities qualify for climate change funds

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Rural Alaskan communities are seeking grant funding to address health risks related to climate change. Associate Professor Micah Hahn from the Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies spoke to Alaska Public Media about her team’s efforts to help communities create climate adaptation strategies.

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University of Alaska Anchorage named a top school for online health science education

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UAA has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online health care degrees and certificates for 2023. Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position.

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Daily Nurse interviews Jennifer Meyer about monkeypox

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Cases of monkeypox have greatly diminished in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good or won’t come back in another form. Daily Nurse spoke with Jennifer Meyer, assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Division of Population Health Sciences, about monkeypox and what nurses should be aware of treating patients.

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When the temperature hits 70, Alaskans feel the heat — and start suffering health ills

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According to results from research led by Micah Hahn, an environmental epidemiologist here at UAA, Alaskans' health starts suffering when temperatures climb to 70 degrees, and that local and state officials should consider policies to respond to heat-related health problems that are expected to increase as the climate continues to warm.

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Hometown Alaska: How to flatten the disinformation curve

A local group has been fighting inaccurate information on Facebook pages. Called the Alaska Public Health Information Response Team, it enlists UAA strategic communications students to spot the bad information, and local health professionals to intervene with posts on Facebook that introduce accurate information.