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Iditarod brings friendship between musher, girl

...women with various symptoms."Some people have some health issues along with it, and mine is I can't fight bacterial infections," Perry said.Every three weeks, Perry undergoes about two hours of life-saving transfusions. Her bravery...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/iditarod-brings-friendship-between-mush
State
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...under five (especially children younger than two), and people 65 and over. Because the flu is a virus, not a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not effective as a treatment. However, there are anti-viral medications available that your...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/searhc-reminds-everyone-get-flu-sho
Neighbors
2nd bacteria outbreak from raw milk reported on peninsula

...of Health and Social Services said.A similar bacterial infection sickened more than 30 people in February, the...milk because of the higher risk of developing a bacterial infection.___Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-26/2nd-bacteria-outbreak-raw-milk-reported
State
Cases of kennel cough reported in Juneau

...kennel cough recently, GHS veterinarian Rachel Berngartt said. But don't be alarmed - a small uptick in the bacterial infection happens once every couple years in Juneau, she said, and it's rarely life-threatening for dogs.However...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-03/cases-kennel-cough-reported-juneau
Local
FDA shouldn't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates

...varieties happen in nature as well - within and across species - without human intervention.Medical treatment of bacterial infections with antibiotics, by contrast, directly interferes with nature. Do opponents of genetically modified products...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-29
Opinion
You're not entirely what you think you are!

...Surprisingly, viruses may offer a way to treat some bacterial infections. Many, perhaps most, viruses attack bacteria...treatments with phages might help control some bacterial infections. Of course, the bacteria can mutate, and some...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/youre-not-entirely-what-you-think-yo
Outdoors
Alaskans attend ceremony for Native American saint

...a young Bellingham, Wash., Lummi Nation boy named Jake Finkbonner was cured of a devastating flesh-eating bacterial infection in 2006 after his parents prayed to Kateri.The now 12-year-old Finkbonner and his family attended the canonization...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-04/alaskans-attend-ceremony-native-ame
Neighbors
State puts routine TB screening on hold

...villages," he said. "Before you know it, they've spread it."Tuberculosis, also known as consumption, is a bacterial infection that develops in the lungs and spreads through coughs and sneezes from infected people. Left untreated, it can...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-14/state-puts-routine-tb-screening-hold
State
State faces bioterrorism questions

...a shortage in Alaska, she said. Antibiotics are used to treat anthrax, bubonic plague and tularemia - three bacterial infections associated with germ warfare, Funk said. The drug is not effective against two other potential threats: smallpox...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100501/sta_bioterrorism.shtml
News
Juneau artist found his peace in Brazil

...He had found a place in his life where he was really content." Adkins, 58, died Sept. 25 in Brazil from a bacterial infection that attacked his throat and immune system. He's survived by his wife; his mother; and two sisters, Cecilia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102405/loc_20051024003.shtml
News

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