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DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.
Sitka Farmers Markets kick off July 4

SITKA - In a celebration of independence from store-bought and factory-processed food, the Sitka Local Foods Network is inviting the public to enjoy this year's eighth annual Sitka Farmers Market.
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

Fight the flu before it hits. Influenza vaccines are available free at statewide Public Health clinics for eligible individuals.
New chief medical examiner named

...Alaska medical examiner has been named the state's chief medical examiner.Gary Zientek has worked for the Alaska Division of Public Health since 2009. Gov. Sean Parnell approved his promotion earlier this year.Zientek's medical license was...
Fresh start for Front Street Clinic

"I went from sleeping on sidewalks to not smoking, not drinking, not using," said Front Street Clinic patient Hazel LeCount. "I'm a person of standing in the community because of Janna and Mary and what they've done for me.
Anchorage schools try out healthy meals on kids

...percent of ASD students grades K-12 were considered overweight or obese, according to a report from the Alaska Division of Public Health.About a third of children and teens nationwide are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease...
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State Briefs a possible SARS case, was released Monday, according to Kerre Fisher, the information officer of the Alaska Division of Public Health. "To the best of my knowledge, she flew home," Fisher said. The woman was isolated at Bartlett for...
Cruise lines urged to fight viruses by cleaning more

...sickened hundreds of cruise passengers this summer, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the Alaska Division of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new guidelines. The voluntary measures...
Business Digest

Employee wellness advocates to meet, New travel and salon shop opens downtown & Juneau chamber plans annual dinner
Juneau officials conduct triage during continuing influenza vaccine shortage

As the nation faces a flu vaccine shortage, Juneau's health care providers are getting only half the vaccine they ordered.


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