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Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...Sarah Hargrave said: children under 5, especially those under 2; adults 65 and up; pregnant women and those with chronic diseases, such as diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. "There is also some evidence that Native Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...the STDs we test for there are treatment options. It's better to know than not know."Even HIV is considered a chronic disease now, she said. With medication, HIV-positive people can live long, full lives. There is also now a treatment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
Early detection of brain injuries could help prevent future tragedies

...is marked by a buildup of tau protein that could only be detected by cutting into a brain. You might suspect the chronic disease in an old football player, but you couldn't know until the autopsy. Most recently and perhaps most famously...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-30/early-detection-brain-injuries-could-h
Sports
Community, compassion, hope

...INC; State of Alaska, Public Health Nursing; CBJ Wellness Program; DHSS Department of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion; Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Division of Community Health Services; SEARHC...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-02-17/community-compassion-hope
Neighbors
Sacramento's farm-to-fork food bank changes lives

...worst kind of food-- precisely the sort of highly processed food-like substances that contribute to obesity and chronic disease," he said in an email. "'Better than nothing,' is the best you can say about it. But in recent years, there...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-07-07/sacramentos-farm-fork-food-bank-cha
Neighbors
SEARHC Front Street Clinic seeks gloves, hats for homeless

...health services to about 250 patients a month, and the patients have a wide variety of needs from the most complex chronic disease care or behavioral health issues to simple needs, such as dry socks, a warm cup of tea and a friendly hello. The...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-09-16/searhc-front-street-clinic-seeks-gl
Neighbors
SEARHC offers Community Transformation Grant sub-awards

...Transformation Grant program gives communities the opportunity to develop and implement their own initiatives to prevent chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in Southeast Alaska."The national Community Transformation Grant...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-07/searhc-offers-community-transformat
Neighbors
NeighborsDigest

...program instructors. The training is for people with a background in fitness, health care, physical education, chronic disease or geriatric care. A training for the YMCA aquatics program will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at Sheldon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051603/nei_digest.shtml
Neighbors
My Turn: Preserve Denali Kid Care

...Medicaid qualifications, some low-income pregnant women also would lose coverage. Studies clearly show children with chronic diseases as well as pregnant women have substantially poorer health outcomes when they are uninsured. Thus, it's virtually...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052103/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Now's the time to debate health care like adults

...practice medicine in this nation - like reducing hospital readmissions with better coordinated care; or treating chronic diseases holistically, rather than symptom by symptom? Is this pie in the sky? Probably. So much political currency is invested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011911/opi_772084476.shtml
Opinion

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