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Alaskans taking risks with sex

...STD rates, reminding them to use preventive measures and to get screened. It should also offer a link to the Centers for Disease Control with information about prevention and screenings.While a request for comments from Grindr was not fulfilled...
Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

...youth sports concussions.- The Institute of Medicine, which advises the government, called for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish and oversee such a system to begin to help provide answers to questions about the...
Kenai health center on alert for measles

...that 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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