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Living & Growing: Do symptoms isolate us or unite us?

...symptoms result in isolation as we deal with situations or diseases that cause us discomfort or fear. Lack of understanding frequently...abandonment toward people living with invisible life or death diseases and disabilities who desperately need our support, understanding...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/living-growing-do-symptoms-isolate-
Neighbors
SB 89, this bill must die!

...educational service so as to promote "planned parenthood" as opposed to "accidental pregnancy" and sexually transmitted diseases. Their mission is to reduce the need for their abortion services, not increase it. Prohibiting Planned Parenthood from providing...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-05/sb-89-bill-must-die
Letters
Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

...greatly improved. The lethargy and smoke-headaches the next day and the worry about the increasing risk of cancer and other diseases were no more. At my first smoke-free performance I was stunned at how much better I felt the next day. I had figured that...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-08/letter-forcing-employees-breath-toxic
Letters
Halfway house battles bed bugs

...heat. The bugs, which do not transmit diseases (they are considered a nuisance, not...bed bugs don't transmit infectious diseases like some bugs do ... so that's why...Reports are required only for infectious diseases such as influenza and botulism.Local...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/halfway-house-battles-bed-bugs
Local
Keep Alaska's harbors clean and safe

...unsightly, it can negatively impact the environmental and poses human health risks. Sewage-contaminated water can spread diseases and fecal coliform bacteria such as E. coli. Decomposing sewage acts like a fertilizer and causes algae and bacteria to grow...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-23/keep-alaskas-harbors-clean-and-safe
Letters
France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...Minister Marisol Touraine, the bill's champion, said it is "crucial to tackle the challenge of aging and the emergence of new diseases" while preserving France's generous and highly vaunted health care system.Here's a look at some of the key reforms...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/france-oks-health-care-bill-targeting
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Your brain's aging: Report urges ways to stay sharp

...he said.The IOM also urged more research into normal cognitive aging, which has been left somewhat behind the study of diseases like Alzheimer's, and more education of doctors about their patients' risks. For example, hospitalized seniors are at...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/your-brains-aging-report-urges-ways-s
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National Infant Immunization week

...Health Center said in a news release, "and helps protect our community by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases- for both children and adults."JPHC encourages the community to make an appointment during National Infant Immunization...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-05/national-infant-immunization-week
Neighbors
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

...ResearchKit, available next month, is Apple's open source set of tools that researchers can use to build apps aimed at diseases. Users can sign up for studies, take tests, describe symptoms - and begin sending their data to researchers.? The first...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10
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