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Ending a life of suffering

...between a physically healthy person choosing to end their mental pain and suffering by suicide and a person with a terminal disease deciding to be free of the degrading, painful, and slow death which is a certain outcome. Euthanasia is a long accepted...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-02/ending-life-suffering
Letters
Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

...year, 40,000 Americans die from secondhand smoke-related illnesses. About 440,000 American smokers die each year from diseases attributed to their habit.Next to those figures, marijuana isn't even a small potato. (Granted, we haven't studied...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/empire-editorial-secondhand-smoke-thr
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...the Investigator, killed most if not all of the island's population. Others suggest a combination of factors, including disease, weather and overhunting. According to Parks Canada, "The most recent population estimate (of Banks Island), conducted...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
Living and Growing: Nick, the barber, says trust God first, then your doctors

...thank God for those who use their intelligence, ingenuity and compassion to develop treatments and cures for the myriad of diseases that plague humanity.But what is the role of God in a person's life when the material world offers so many empirical...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-22/living-and-growing-nick-barber-says
Neighbors
'Heart breaking' discovery

...prescribed her with a steroid called Prednisolone. She took five pills in the morning, and five at night. ITP is an autoimmune disease affecting a person's platelets. Platelets are what helps blood to clot when a person injures themself. ITP patients run...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-15/heart-breaking-discovery
Neighbors
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

...Assembly members on Feb. 2 that the use of e-cigarettes among youths has increased "threefold" since 2014.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2013 that e-cigarette use increased from 4.7 percent to 10 percent in just one year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/taking-bite-out-chew
Local
Trooper imparts tips for Kodiak survival preparation

...indefinitely, as long as you can find them."Wild rabbits are available in Kodiak and are great to eat, but some might carry a disease. But tiny crabs and small fish will provide nourishment with just a little bit of boiling to kill bacteria and parasites...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/trooper-imparts-tips-kodiak-survival-pr
State
Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancy

...alcohol during pregnancy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Conditions can range from mild to...pregnancy or when trying to get pregnant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.That is the message that the planned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/effort-warn-women-about-alcohol-during-
State
Alaska bill would let terminally ill make decision to die

...doctor to dispense or write a prescription for medication that would end the person's life.The bill defines a terminal disease as one that has been medically confirmed, is incurable and will "within reasonable medical judgment" result in death within...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/alaska-bill-would-let-terminally-ill-ma
State
Alaska 'right to die' bill proposed

...administer the medication; patients would take it themselves, Drummond aide Kristin Kranendonk said.The bill defines a terminal disease as one that has been medically confirmed, is incurable and will "within reasonable medical judgment" result in death within...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/alaska-right-die-bill-proposed
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