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Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska

...expanded from 2002 to 2013, with the number of deaths more than tripling by 2013 from five years before.The Centers for Disease Control recently reported a similar nationwide trend.State data shows medical expenses for heroin-related hospitalizations...
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...
Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...killed by malaria, according to Nets for Life Africa, a U.S. charity.Mateusz Plucinski of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who led the study, said it was difficult to say how many people among the 74,000 suspected...
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North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

...or cats that have come into contact with infected ticks, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human tularemia cases in the U.S. have significantly decreased since the 1950s. Between...
Officials: 51 labs in 17 states may have received live anthrax

...This number may rise," he said, as other batches of anthrax at four Defense Department labs are tested.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is leading an investigation of the matter.Last Friday, Work ordered a comprehensive review...
Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government...
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University seeks caregivers for survey

...of someone 18 or older - typically an aging parent or a disabled child or spouse.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million unpaid caregivers provide care to someone age 18 or older who is ill or...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...measured by what comes in the days, weeks, months and years to come.Thumbs down to death. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a map of death. The CDC is good at charting deaths - it records the rates of infectious...
Norovirus strikes cruise ship bound for Alaska

...passengers feeling ill also are asked to stay isolated in their cabins, and the cruise agency works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when outbreaks do arise.Editor's note: This article has been updated to include a recent...
Ice cream contamination still in question

...products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the contamination. Amid those efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of illnesses linked to the company's products has increased to...
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