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Alaska Editorial: Focus on reducing FASD, not political points

...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 in...
Suicide prevention resources abound in Juneau

Pastor Susan Boegli knows first hand how difficult winter - particularly the holiday season - can be for people living with depression.
Juneau flu cases have quadrupled in last week

...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 to...
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Doctors: Not enough Alaskans getting flu vaccines

...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, and doctors...
Valuable lessons learned in Neighbors

It's the end of the year and, though there won't be a test, I thought it would be nice to review what we've learned this year. Juneau is full of people bursting with love, passion and knowledge, much of which gets shared in stories each week.
Walking dead invade Juneau

Downtown Juneau was overrun with the undead Friday night as a pack of about 100 zombies limped their way from Evergreen Cemetery and descended on the unsuspecting late-night crowd, demanding brains and beer. Editor's note: No journalists were harmed during the reporting of this story.
Alaska's supply of flu shots safe in shutdown

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's supply of flu vaccinations was not affected during the federal government's partial shutdown, but efforts to monitor influenza were crippled before furloughed federal workers were able to return to work.
Outside Editorial: Minors don't need e-cigarettes

...some time while some of those get sorted out.But we can't afford to take too much time.A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 10 percent of high school students had tried e-cigarettes in 2012, up more than double...
40 AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes

BOSTON - Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
Deaths spur reminders about signs of drowning

KODIAK - Drowning doesn't look like it does in Hollywood. There's not always splashing and screams. Often, drowning signs are so subtle they go undetected.


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