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On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

...flowers, stems, and berries in spring. Spores can be produced on any of these infected plant parts, facilitating further disease spread throughout the growing season; some leaves become conspicuously dotted with numerous spore-bearing bodies. Spores...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/trails-highbush-cranberries
Outdoors
My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...

...susceptible experimenters. The Centers for Disease Control just released findings that more...leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Smoking kills nearly...Alaskans prematurely. Smoking-related diseases cost Alaskans $579 million a year in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-08/my-turn-think-e-cigarette-are-fun-thi
Opinion
Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...and Alaska's previous outbreak was in 1995. It's a communicable illness that is largely preventable with a vaccine.The disease can lead to complications that included meningitis, encephalitis and loss of hearing. Severe complications in recent years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/health-officials-confirm-alaska-mumps-c
State
Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...and Alaska's previous outbreak was in 1995. It's a communicable illness that is largely preventable with a vaccine.The disease can lead to complications that included meningitis, encephalitis and loss of hearing. Severe complications in recent years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/health-officials-confirm-alaska-mumps-c
State
Bethel school-based health center proposed

...KYUK reported."That could be anything from sports physicals to talking about reproductive health, to sexually transmitted diseases, to the common cold, all of those different things," schools Superintendent Jacob Jensen said. "While it doesn't have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/bethel-school-based-health-center-propo
State
Tai Chi program prevents falls

...of year due to outdoor conditions and are wise to take precautions, most falls occur in one's own home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends four things an individual can do to reduce his or her chances of falling: 1) Begin a regular...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-31/tai-chi-program-prevents-falls
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: When it comes to police weaponry, use logic - not emotion

...States has spent more than a trillion dollars on wars after the Sept. 11 attacks but does far less to prevent obesity, heart disease, cancer - even car accidents, which each year kill more people than died on Sept. 11.This month, we've watched the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-police
Opinion
Upstart challenges congressional veteran

...head - challenged the incumbent to take the ALS ice-bucket challenge to raise money and awareness to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.But Dunbar said his campaign is about more than clever strategies to get himself noticed.The Democrat says he's a centrist...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/upstart-challenges-congressional-vetera
State
Sometimes children are people who kill

...who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse as a society that sustains us all," LaPierre said in prepared remarks for a speech in April.The gun...

http://juneauempire.com/francis-wilkinson/2014-09-01/sometimes-children-are-peop
Opinion
US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...University Hospital's infectious disease unit.A Liberian official...and Emory's infectious disease unit is one of about four in...equipped to contain infectious diseases. A small police escort followed...of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/us-missionary-ebola-leaving-liberia-t
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