Big Lake, Alaska and The Susitna Valley News, Weather, Events, And More

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Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 10:16 AM AKST


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Alaska Mission of Mercy (AKMOM) Dental Event

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Apr 11 & 12, 2014

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill

Something exciting in our community is brewing behind the scenes! On April 11 & 12, 2014, one thousand community volunteers, including 300 dentists, are donating their time, resources and hearts to provide FREE DENTAL CARE to local residents who otherwise are unable to receive treatment.

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Winter Weather Safety and Survival

Health and WellnessWinter Weather Safety Kit

The National Weather Service advises you to prepare a readiness kit to prepare for winter storms.

Be prepared, before the storm strikes!

At home and at work, primary concerns are the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions persist.
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Safe Surrender of Infants Act

Health and WellnessHelp Spread the Word: "Who Is Affected?
The following people may be called upon to accept a surrendered infant:

Peace officers
Emergency medical services providers
Other medically trained individuals including doctors, nurses, or health aides
Any person the parent reasonably believes would keep the infant safe and provide
appropriate care
Who Can Be Surrendered
For the purposes of the Safe Surrender Act, an infant is defined as being less than 21 days
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What Every Alaskan Knows: Cold Air Could Help You Lose Weight

Health and Wellness"Temperature training" may be what is missing from your weight-loss plan. New evidence suggests that regular exposure to mildly cold air may help people lose weight by increasing the amount of energy their bodies have to expend to keep their core temperature up, researchers say"
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Mat-Su emergency responders organize against hours cap

Health and Wellness"WASILLA -- Rank and file emergency responders in the Mat-Su Borough are challenging new limits that cap them just below 30 hours a week, and they're calling on the borough to bring on a full-time squad of medics.

Paid on-call employees say the new hours policy has led to short staffing and longer response times on some ambulance and fire calls."
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The Dark Side Of Kale (And How To Eat Around It)

Health and WellnessThe headline in The New York Times made my heart sink: Kale? Juicing? Trouble Ahead.

Confession: I’m one of those Vitamix-loving, green-smoothie worshipping, kale bandwagoners. I brim with holier-than-thou pride when my kids eat raw kale (no dressing, even!) and thick kale-laden shakes while other children snack on sugary GoGURT squeezes and suck on juice boxes.

I am not alone. Presidents and stars are kale-lovers too.

Kale, in case you haven’t noticed, is health-conscious America’s “it” vegetable. Raw, blended, sauteed or in chip or “crunch” form, it appears to be the manna of celebrities: Gwyneth and Jennifer devour it while Kevin Bacon recently declared [it's] “the age of kale.” In an astutely reported feature called Stars Who Love Kale, US Weekly quotes Bette Midler saying: “Kale is burning up the veggisphere.”
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