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Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

...Juneau, continues to wage a battle against tobacco in his home state. He was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, a form of emphysema, when he was only 44 years old.Patterson works with the Alaska Native community as a relatable spokesperson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/alaskan-ghostwalker-speaks-against-smok
Local
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...under 2; adults 65 and up; pregnant women and those with chronic diseases, such as diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. "There is also some evidence that Native Americans and Alaska Natives might have a higher risk of complications," Hargrave...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
What young adult novels have taught me about how America will be destroyed

...paper on newspapers that we're just going to throw away the next day? fighting over who has the most stuff? eating disorders? war, crime, weapons of mass destruction? general meddling in nature that unbalanced/destroyed it? not getting...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-11-13/what-young-adult-novels
My Turn: Curriculum whitewashes boarding school abuse

...school-era students who have faced a loss of cultural identity, language, tradition and suffer post-traumatic stress disorder due to the indignities and traumas of their boarding school years, making up a high percentage of alcohol-fueled statistics...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-02/my-turn-curriculum-whitewashes-boardi
Opinion
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...satisfaction, cognitive impairment and increased risk of chronic psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, in individuals who are predisposed to those disorders. The adverse effects are especially powerful when marijuana use begins during...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
Juneau celebrates Eating Disorders Awareness Week

...mark the 21st annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Locally, volunteers...to those personally touched by eating disorders. Please stop by to pick up an awareness...will air information on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at 3 p.m. Friday...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022008/nei_248867806.shtml
Bipolar disorder center of Ketchikan art show

...Folie Circulaire: A Journey Into Bipolar Disorder" Main Street Gallery show, which opened...who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Poet said.Hindman, who became a...Heidi through the journey of bipolar disorder," Hindman said.They said Claire Bartek...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-14/bipolar-disorder-center-ketchikan-art-s
State
Workshop tackles utilizing GI Bill

...empowered about their future. Sometimes Warner experiences some pretty sad stories, he said, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or dishonorable discharges, but he tries to help find a silver lining, or benefits to which they may not realize they have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-29/workshop-tackles-utilizing-gi-bill
Local
Break silence about FASD, make awareness universal

...education about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for 30 years. She's still working for a wider awareness...she says, and then don't shame anyone dealing with the disorders. They carry enough on their own. Those who fight to stay...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-05/break-silence-about-fasd-make-awarene
Opinion
FASD: An invisible disorder

...but also for the audience at the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder conference in February. "I'm not here to lecture," he...the curriculum would be devastating for children with brain disorders. While some claim having a diagnosis labels children for...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-11/fasd-invisible-disorder
Neighbors

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