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Smoke-free workplaces save money and lives

...policies. Studies show that after adopting smoke-free workplace policies, rates of hospitalizations for heart attack, stroke, asthma and lung disease were reduced by 15-20 percent almost immediately (Circulation. 2012;126:2177-2183).In addition...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-20/smoke-free-workplaces-save-money-and-
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Study: Fireworks pollute the air

...research, the Environmental Protection Agency noted Tuesday that children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases are considered to be particularly sensitive to particle pollution. The agency recommended that they...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/study-fireworks-pollute-air
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SAGA to host camp for youth with asthma

...Alaska, will provide a Limitless Adventures Camp for youth ages 13-17 with asthma to partake in hiking, kayaking, orienteering, basic survival skills and asthma education. The Limitless Adventures Camp will run from June 8 to 14 at SAGA's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052808/nei_283750940.shtml
Limitless Adventure Camp available for youth with asthma

...Alaska, will provide a Limitless Adventures Camp for youth ages 13-17 with asthma to partake in hiking, kayaking, orienteering, basic survival skills and asthma education. The Limitless Adventures Camp will run from June 8 to 14 at SAGA's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042508/nei_272094260.shtml
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

...The virus can cause mild to severe illness, with the worst cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. Kids with asthma have been especially vulnerable.The state health department says infection occurs through close contact with someone who is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
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...and begin sending their data to researchers.? The first five apps - for Parkinson's, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and breast cancer - are available Monday in the App Store for iPhones. Apple says it won't see any personal health information...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10
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Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

...that wonderful day when smoking was finally eliminated in the bars and restaurants in Juneau. Gone were my hacking coughs. My asthma greatly improved. The lethargy and smoke-headaches the next day and the worry about the increasing risk of cancer and other...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-08/letter-forcing-employees-breath-toxic
Letters
Juneau meeting focuses on new medication for asthma sufferers

Controlling asthma attacks during school hours can be difficult...Cathy Boutin, coordinator for Juneau's Asthma and Allergy Support Group. "But if they...need to use their inhalers as often." Asthma occurs when the lining of the airways...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011501/Loc_Asthma.html
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Group helps residents adjust to life with asthma

...has learned to just say no. Iris was diagnosed with asthma at age 2. Asthma is a chronic disorder characterized by wheezing...is co-leader of a new Juneau organization, the Asthma and Allergy Support Group, which meets at 6 p.m...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111199/Loc_asthma.html
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Juneau schools stocked with emergency EpiPens

...offers financial incentives to states with school districts that stay prepared for unexpected emergencies related to severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions.The Juneau School District already meets the higher standard of preparedness encouraged by...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-09/juneau-schools-stocked-emergency-epipen
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