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My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adolescents and adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care doctor...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
Cases of kennel cough reported in Juneau

...Society has seen a few cases of kennel cough recently, GHS veterinarian Rachel Berngartt...if you think your dog could have kennel cough, call its vet, she said. Symptoms can...something as mild as a runny nose or a cough," she said. "To dogs that can be more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-03/cases-kennel-cough-reported-juneau
Local
Several cases of whooping cough reported in Juneau schools

...of pertussis, also known as "whooping cough."There have been two confirmed cases...coughing intensifies and series of rapid coughs are sometimes followed by a "whooping...does begin showing symptoms of whooping cough, parents are encouraged to contact their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-24/several-cases-whooping-cough-reported-j
Local
Letter: Sealaska adds last-minute candidate meetings

...Portland is an attempt to lose the Sealaska 4 and the other independent candidates by requiring non-endorsed candidates to cough up more funds to participate in these extra gatherings.Endorsed "slate" candidates have their expenses paid by the independent...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-19/letter-sealaska-adds-last-minute-cand
Letters
SEARHC encourages prevention against whooping cough

...they have a current pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination.In July, the Centers for...Prevention (CDC) said this summer's whooping cough outbreak could become the worst in the...vaccine than a few years ago.Whooping cough starts out with cold-like symptoms such...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-01/searhc-encourages-prevention-against-wh
State
Vaccination fees waived in August

...protects those around you."Alaska saw a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in 2012, with rates four times the national average...up with serious complications from ... measles or whooping cough or chicken pox."While the focus is on immunizations for young...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/vaccination-fees-waived-august
Local
Juneau becomes a 'hot spot' for whooping cough

...deal with a growing number of whooping cough cases and are trying to stem the growth...makes Juneau one of the state's whooping cough hot spots, along with Homer, said Dr...sneezing, low-grade fever and a mild cough that gradually becomes more severe and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121108/loc_366253114.shtml
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...said. Public Health nurses are there once a week to do family planning appointments, STD screenings and more."We also have cough drops," she said. "You can get whatever you need that day."Wrap It Up Alaska, in partnership with iknowmine.org...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
Whooping cough vaccines available

...State health and Juneau school officials are offering whooping cough vaccines today and Wednesday at two area middle schools. A spike in pertussis cases, also known as whooping cough, has pressed officials into making the vaccines available to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121608/reg_368240698.shtml
Photo: Whooping cough vaccinations

...a Tdap vaccine Tuesday at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The clinic will move to Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School from 2 to 8 p.m. today. There have been a growing number of Pertussis (whooping cough) cases reported in Juneau this year.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121708/loc_368579052.shtml

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