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My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...

...kills 50 percent of its users, big tobacco is dependent on initiating these susceptible experimenters. The Centers for Disease Control just released findings that more than a quarter of a million youths who had never smoked a conventional cigarette...
Tai Chi program prevents falls

...year due to outdoor conditions and are wise to take precautions, most falls occur in one's own home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends four things an individual can do to reduce his or her chances of falling: 1) Begin...
Ferrer receives certification for Tai Chi

...offer twice as many Tai Chi classes as last year.The Tai Chi for Arthritis Program, as acknowledged by the Centers for Disease Control, has been shown to improve movement, balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation and to decrease pain and...
US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...the public here."The plain truth is that we can stop Ebola," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week.""We know how to control it: hospital infection...
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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...
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...
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...
State wants to study recess, PE policies

...weaknesses of their policies, compared to the national standards for physical activity identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project has a $40,000 budget. A report would be due next March.The goal of the study...
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...
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...


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