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Grand Camp supports smoke-free workplaces

...Chronic cigarette smoking and spit tobacco use causes heart disease, the leading cause of death for Alaska Natives, and lung...American Indian/Alaska Natives, according to the Center for Disease Control. "Adopting smoke-free or tobacco-free policies...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-19/grand-camp-supports-smoke-free-work
Neighbors
Bartlett prepares for Ebola, just in case

...to handle an infected patient.Bartlett Regional Hospital has long had Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in place to handle infectious diseases cases. Now, they're reviewing their protocols and procedures and offering additional...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/bartlett-prepares-ebola-just-case
Local
State to discuss Ebola preparedness

...Michael Cooper will hold the news conference on Thursday in Anchorage.U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make Ebola test kits available in Alaska as a precautionary measure. Earlier this week, he also...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/state-discuss-ebola-preparedness
State
Alaska at low risk for infection

...epidemiology division have been on calls with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other states to aid in planning...that any people in Alaska who are at risk for having Ebola disease will be handled appropriately and any risk to fellow Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/alaska-low-risk-infection
State
Vera Gazaway

...the Alaska Democratic Party. In 1999, Vera began her last and most challenging adventure after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. As this new phase began, Vera started a daily journal which she continued writing for many years. For the fourteen-year...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172849714
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...Influenza is a respiratory illness, not a stomach or intestinal disease, so feeling sick to your stomach is rarely a symptom of influenza...conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or other chronic lung disease. Other at greater risk are pregnant women, children under...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/searhc-reminds-everyone-get-flu-sho
Neighbors
My Turn: Examining the toxicity of cannibis

...caused by teenage and college binge drinking. People die of alcohol poisoning every day in the United States. The Center for Disease Control reports that 88,000 deaths occur every year in the U.S. and that "excessive drinking" was responsible for one...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-15/my-turn-examining-toxicity-cannibis
Opinion
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

...positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States...the plane, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.CDC Director...by a separate test by the Centers for Disease Control, said Carrie Williams, spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-30/officials-confirm-first-ebola-case-diag
State
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

JUNEAU - The manager of Alaska's infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
State
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

JUNEAU - The manager of Alaska infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
State

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