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Free flu shots offered at Public Health

Fight the flu before it hits. Influenza vaccines are available free at statewide Public Health clinics for eligible individuals.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
Officials: Flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Health officials say flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health and Social Services through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit and a lab test, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
Report details rural health care

FAIRBANKS - An aging workforce is among challenges of delivering health care to rural communities in Alaska, according to a new report.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/report-details-rural-health-care
State
New chief medical examiner named

...medical examiner has been named the state's chief medical examiner.Gary Zientek has worked for the Alaska Division of Public Health since 2009. Gov. Sean Parnell approved his promotion earlier this year.Zientek's medical license was suspended...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-03/new-chief-medical-examiner-named
State
Fresh start for Front Street Clinic

"I went from sleeping on sidewalks to not smoking, not drinking, not using," said Front Street Clinic patient Hazel LeCount. "I'm a person of standing in the community because of Janna and Mary and what they've done for me.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-23/fresh-start-front-street-clinic
Local
Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska Seeking Members

The 2014-2015 Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) recruitment will close at 5 p.m. on June 13. YAHA is a group of youth from across Alaska that advises the state's Adolescent Health Program in the Division of Public Health.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-11/youth-alliance-healthier-alaska-see
Neighbors
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...transmitted infections, Alaska is in the midst of outbreaks and upticks, according to recent bulletins from the Division of Public Health. Numbers are on the rise for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV.Susan Jones, HIV/STD manager for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
State report details injuries in fisheries

ANCHORAGE - A recent state analysis of injuries treated at a Dutch Harbor clinic provides some patterns on who is injured, and on what vessels, in Alaska's fisheries.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/state-report-details-injuries-fisheries
State
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...to 39th. Despite this slow but steady trend in the right direction, a recent study performed by the Alaska Division of Public Health indicated that more Alaska mothers have been choosing to delay or decline vaccines for their children. This...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-26/my-turn-vaccinate-dont-put-children-r
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