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  • Medical Breakthroughs

    The Science of Sugar: What sugar may be doing to our bodies

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 25, 21:34

    Americans are consuming more sugar than ever before. But what effect is this sweet trend having on our health? Laura Schmidt, a professor at University of California San Francisco, says Americans consume nearly three times more sugar than is recommended. “Currently we’re consuming about twice as much as we did say in 1970,” she said. […]

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    May 21 Fishing Report

    by Carlos Faura on May 21, 21:06

    Anchorage Ship Creek is the only stream in the Anchorage area currently open to king salmon fishing. Try fishing bait below the last bridge right as the tide starts to flood. Hooligan are being caught in the 20 Mile River, but this fishery is still very spotty. If you do go, it is best to […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Pitch Perfect: Saving athletes’ arms

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 18, 22:07

    Since 2000, there’s been a five-fold increase in the number of serious shoulder and elbow injuries among youth baseball and softball players. Now, doctors have a new way to predict whether an injury is likely to happen. With every pitch, Matt Schultz is closer to his dream of playing in the big leagues. “I don’t […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Nikki Allen

    by Daybreak Staff on May 18, 10:56

    Nikki Allen gives her students the confidence to be who they are and embrace their differences. She says it’s one of the joys of teaching. “They’re just kind of learning who they are, and you help develop that and encourage them to go ahead and be themselves,” said Allen, a first- and second-grade teacher at […]

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    May 14 Fishing Report

    by Carlos Faura on May 15, 17:09

    Today we kick off the Get Out Fishing Report with Carlos Faura and fly-fishing expert Tony Weaver. It’s the beginning of the season and time to grab your gear and get it ready to go. Did anything break last season that you forgot about? Is that line getting old and cracked? Those leaky waders need […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Evaheart: Heart assist device designed to eliminate blood clots

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 12, 7:04

    When someone’s heart is severely damaged, doctors may be able to implant a mechanical pump — sometimes as a permanent assist to the heart, or as a temporary measure until transplant. Now, for the first time in the United States, experts are testing a new device designed to eliminate one of the bigger risks. George […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Mary Ziemba

    by James Gaddis on May 11, 10:59

    An East High School science teacher is helping to change lives in her classroom and save lives outside it. Mary Ziemba heads the only emergency trauma technician class in the Anchorage School District. KTVA’s Teacher of the Week is also a certified EMT. “I love emergency medicine, but I’m a teacher,” Ziemba explained. “I’m a […]

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    Get Out: Arctic Orienteering Club

    by Brett Shepard on May 08, 9:29

    With tools like GPS mapping, knowing how to read a map is becoming a lost art in this digital age. In this week’s Get Out, I caught up with the Arctic Orienteering Club, a group that makes the use of maps a fun adventure. Art Harmon with the Arctic Orienteering Club gives a great explanation […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Kids & sushi: Healthy eating

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 05, 10:01

    There are almost 4,000 sushi restaurants in the U.S., and the Japanese dish continues to gain popularity, even with kids. If your child is one who does like sushi, it’s important to be safe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that children under 5 don’t consume raw fish or shellfish, and Susan Mitchell, PhD, […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Debora Roberts

    by Daybreak Staff on May 04, 14:35

    Daybreak’s Teacher of the Week, Debora Roberts, has been teaching music to young people for about 17 years and says it’s a way she could pass on her love of music. “I teach because I love to see them learn,” Roberts said. “I love to see them as they get older utilizing the skills [they've […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    The meat you eat: Antibiotics in our food

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Apr 28, 8:50

    Each year, 23,000 Americans die and eight million are hospitalized as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections, and it has nothing to do with prescription medication. Here are some reasons why you may want to take a closer look at what is on your plate. It might look good, but what is added to beef, pork […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Brandon Hipsak

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 11:25

    “Keeping it real” with his students is the key to success for Service High School English teacher Brandon Hipsak. “I treat them respectfully. I demand responsibility out of them. I demand effort out of them, and if I don’t get those three components they know they’ll be in trouble and they’ll have to serve something […]

  • Get Out Fishing Report

    Get Out: Dog Parks

    by Brett Shepard on Apr 24, 10:01

    You hear us talk about our dogs a lot on Daybreak. Obi, Isla and Einstein normally stay behind the scenes. But not this week. We took the trio outside for some fun in this week’s Get Out. University Lake is one of the most popular dog parks in Anchorage. A place you will often spot me, […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Lasers help acne and rosacea

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Apr 21, 7:46

    Skins conditions such as acne and rosacea can damage confidence and destroy self-esteem, but now a cutting-edge treatment is providing results faster than ever before. For actress Shanae Harris, her face is her calling card. “I’ll feel like I’m there, I’m performing, and they’re not looking at me,” said Harris. “They’re looking at that one […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Jeri Kenyon

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 20, 11:01

    It takes a special person to teach special education: Jeri Kenyon’s love of teaching has kept her at O’Malley Elementary School for the past 13 years. “I love it when they finally master a concept they’ve been working on for so long,” Kenyon said. “I love it, couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” Kenyon is a […]

  • Get Out Fishing Report

    Get Out: Anchorage Golf Course

    by Brett Shepard on Apr 16, 21:45

    The snow is long gone in Anchorage and it looks and feels like spring has sprung. One of the sure signs that winter is over is when the golf courses open. Many of them are already open in Southcentral Alaska and in this week’s Get Out I worked on my swing. Thanks to our snow-free winter, golf […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Melanoma drug: Lifesaver and game changer

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Apr 13, 21:32

    More than 76,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year, and about 10,000 people in the U.S. will die from this form of skin cancer. Until now, there was no hope for melanoma that spread to other areas of the body. But for the first time, a new drug is changing the game […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Kristi Senden

    by James Gaddis on Apr 13, 10:33

    Chugiak High School’s German language teacher knows how to make learning fun. “Whenever she teaches us, she’s interactive and she has a really good way of explaining things,” said ninth grade student Rebekah Smith. Kristi Senden, KTVA 11’s Teacher of the Week, said learning a new language can seem like a tall task for a high […]

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    Get Out: Alaska Unicycle Group

    by Brett Shepard on Apr 09, 20:42

    For some people, cycling on something with two wheels is a good challenge. But for one group in Anchorage, they like to take it up a notch and travel the city on one wheel. In this week’s Get Out I give it a go on a unicycle. “The history of mountain unicycling starts in Alaska,” according […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Limb transplant gel: Saving hands, feet and faces

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Apr 08, 8:05

    When a person loses an arm or a leg and prepares for a transplant, rejection is always a concern. Patients must take immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of their lives to fight rejection, but the drugs can wreak havoc on the rest of the body. Now scientists have developed a new way to deliver the […]