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Kenai health center on alert for measles

...religion obviously you're going to have more kids that might be under-immunized."According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles was documented as eliminated, not native, in the U.S. in 2000. This year, the nation...
Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.
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.
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.


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