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Jamie McClary Parsons

...Egyptian culture. It was in 2005 that Jamie was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, and was given 3-5 years to live with his disease. Jamie redefined this prognosis in all ways through his positive spirit, humor and determination. In true Jamie style...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000177447589
Kenaitze tribe studies ancestral remains for high-risk diseases

...is a link between prevalent diseases in the tribal population and...the DNA extraction for the disease project.Dr. John Molina...members have a high risk to diseases, such as cancer and cardio vascular disease.Results from the study will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-10/kenaitze-tribe-studies-ancestral-remain
State
Michael Harris Miller

...off cancer, he made it his mission to help others battle the disease. Regardless of the physical and mental diminishments due to...battle with cancer, but ended up succumbing to a rare genetic disease that resulted in a dissecting aortic aneurysm. Mike is survived...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000176856651
Martha Jacobs Benzel

...reading, and being out and about socially. She was fishing off the beach and rocks into her late 70's, until Parkinsons Disease made it more difficult for her to get around. Family and friends called her our own, 'ever ready bunny'.Martha was full...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000176727781
3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

...out two devastating tropical diseases.Tu Youyou - the first-ever...blindness and lymphatic filarisis, diseases caused by parasitic worms and...someone, it cannot transmit the disease to someone else," said Dr...to effectively prevent the disease.Tu, 84, is a researcher...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-06/3-share-nobel-medicine-prize
Nation and World
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...love.Lund, now 84 and showing the effects of Parkinson's disease, is as vibrant, entertaining and intelligent as when she...in Portland, Oregon.In her first year of schooling, the disease that had drawn her in also afflicted her.Lund was in the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/coffee-ethel-alaska-native-leader-looks-b
Art
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over

...by "Today" co-host Matt Lauer if he had transmitted the disease to others, Sheen declared, "Impossible. Impossible...another person with the specific intent of exposing them to the disease.With his public pronouncements, Sheen said he hoped to reduce...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/charlie-sheen-says-he-hiv-po
Nation and World
Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

...before the first European settlers arrived. The Maine tribes' turbulent history with the state, which ranges from the 1934 disease outbreak to voters' defeat of a 2003 proposal to open a casino in southern Maine, is documented by the Abbe Museum in Bar...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-16/disagreements-threaten-uneas
Nation and World
Alaska ranks top, near top for 2 sexually transmitted diseases

...near the top for two sexually transmitted diseases despite increased efforts to control the...since 2000 for that sexually transmitted disease. In 2010, health officials say Alaska's...Anchorage Daily News that Alaska's rate of disease might be high because the state is diligent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-04/alaska-ranks-top-near-top-2-sexually-tr
State
Fund Alzheimer's research

...million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, including 6,400 in Alaska. In addition...caregivers in Alaska. This debilitating disease is the sixth leading cause of death in...away, I know that the impact of this disease is devastating. The experience of watching...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-21/fund-alzheimers-research
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