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My Turn: Warning: Smoking fossil fuels are hazardous to our grandchildren

...40 years but hasn't had a cigarette since that fateful morning. Today Patterson is a spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control. You may have heard him in a CDC radio ad where he calls himself Ghost Walker, a term for someone with a short...
Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

...was only 44 years old.Patterson works with the Alaska Native community as a relatable spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control's anti-smoking campaign. According to the American Lung Association, Alaska Native and American Indian...
My Turn: Examining the toxicity of cannibis teenage and college binge drinking. People die of alcohol poisoning every day in the United States. The Center for Disease Control reports that 88,000 deaths occur every year in the U.S. and that "excessive drinking" was responsible...
Grand Camp supports smoke-free workplaces

...and lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among American Indian/Alaska Natives, according to the Center for Disease Control. "Adopting smoke-free or tobacco-free policies and higher tobacco taxes are proven tools to prevent Alaska...
ANTHC receives grant to study contaminants in Bering Sea

...different contaminants, and focused on Alaska Natives in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region. ANTHC worked with the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, on that project, McOliver said.
Deaths spur reminders about signs of drowning

...for children ages 1 to 14, and the No. 5 cause of unintentional injury deaths for all ages in the U.S.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between 2005 to 2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings...
Risky behaviors by Alaska's youth

...those elsewhere? According to 2009's national Youth Risk and Behavior Survey data released last week by the Center for Disease Control, it depends on the behavior. Alaska's youth were less likely to have been in a physical fight in the past...
Asbestos, tobacco smoke, personal freedom

...designated asbestos as an A1 substance (suspected human carcinogen...)" This and the following comes from the Center for Disease Control at "The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health considers ETS (environmental...
Swine flu circulating in Southeast Alaska

...Organization and other global health officials have stopped counting individual cases. July 24 was the last day the Center for Disease Control and Prevention provided numbers of individual and confirmed cases, though it will continue to report weekly...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...detection when it passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 which established the Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The program provides...


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