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Alaska Editorial: Focus on reducing FASD, not political points

...what Sen. Kelly has proposed in his multi-layered effort is consistent with recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.But that's not what some people have been focusing on recently.What's gotten some knickers...
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...October. Alaska is one of at least 35 states where widespread flu activity is reported, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.This year the virulent H1N1 strain, or so-called swine flu, re-emerged as the culprit behind most flu...
Free tai chi for seniors starts March 4

...interaction and exercise are all important in the prevention of injuries from falls.Research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control demonstrate that tai chi exercises can be especially important to helping seniors reduce injuries from falls...
Suicide prevention resources abound in Juneau

...highest per capita suicide rate in the nation, NAMI Executive Director Dov Gartenberg said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was the second leading cause of death in the state for people ages 10 through 34 between...
Juneau flu cases have quadrupled in last week

...want to stay home if you're sick," Vermedal said. "The flu virus is going to go wherever you go."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that while influenza infections nationally are currently at low levels, infections are expected...
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Doctors: Not enough Alaskans getting flu vaccines

...cases are type-A flu, which includes the H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more young and middle-age adults are getting respiratory infections because of the flu...
Valuable lessons learned in Neighbors

...and to helping keep others from meeting his same fate. He is a spokesperson in an advertising campaign by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the effects of tobacco use.Taylee Escalante is young, now just out of high school, but...
Thank you to Gruening Park

...of Health and Social Services using Tai Chi for Arthritis, developed by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control as an effective way to help prevent falls and subsequent injuries for people 65 years and older.A second series...
Alaska's supply of flu shots safe in shutdown

...after the House and Senate voted late Wednesday to end it.During the shutdown, no one at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced the agency's weekly surveillance report. The CDC typically analyzes data and tracks...
Walking dead invade Juneau have enough water, food and brains. Probably axes, too."Wilkinson referred concerned citizens to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guide to the undead - "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" - which details how to prepare for...


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