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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...
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...
Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska Seeking Members

...13. YAHA is a group of youth from across Alaska that advises the state's Adolescent Health Program in the Division of Public Health.YAHA members attend a monthly teleconference, participate in an in-person meeting in Anchorage, and have...
State report details injuries in fisheries

...vessels, in Alaska's fisheries.According to a report from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health: "It is not surprising that the majority of the non-fatal injuries occurred on catcher processors, as they...
Bartlett Board full again

...Hospital board members are only allowed to server three terms.Johnson joins the board after working for the Alaska Division of Public Health for more than 25 years from 1979 to 2004. His two longest-standing supervisions were the statewide EMS and...
Fresh start for Front Street Clinic

...the community did answer and continues to answer. It's been a beautiful experience." Editor's note: Corrected to reflect Sarah Hargrave's position with the Juneau Public Health Center, part of the Alaska Division of Public Health.
School physicals law could affect districts

...enters school in Alaska for the first time, said Mary Bell, a school health nurse consultant within the state Division of Public Health.No regulations were written to accompany the law and there is no statewide standard for what must be done during...
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk 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...
Study backs value of helmet use for motorcyclists

...helmet."It does provide protection to the head," said Deborah Hull-Jilly, an injury epidemiologist for the Division of Public Health. "It can also help reduce some of the fatigue with the windshield."The review looked at injuries from 2001...
Traumatic injury remains a leading cause of death, disability in Southeast

...mortality rate in the nation due in part to its seclusion and lack of available resources, according to the state division of public health. "The reason I pulled out this data is because people look at trauma rates in Alaska," Carlson said, "but...


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