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Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...a time when respiratory viruses are often spread," Joe McLaughlin, chief epidemiologist with the Alaska Division of Public Health, said in a news release.Those eligible for free vaccinations this week at Public Health include children under...

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

...season in 2011 peaked in February with about 850 cases.Donna Fearey, a nurse epidemiologist with the state Division of Public Health, said 2014 likely has not peaked. "We anticipate influenza activity will continue to increase in the weeks...

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

...season in 2011 peaked in February with about 850 cases.Donna Fearey, a nurse epidemiologist with the state Division of Public Health, said 2014 likely has not peaked. "We anticipate influenza activity will continue to increase in the weeks...

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

...It also says there is a need to improve information and data sharing.Kerre Shelton, director of the state Division of Public Health, said the report will be used as a baseline for improving the system."This report helps us understand Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/report-details-rural-health-care
State
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

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/state-report-details-injuries-fisheries
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-23/fresh-start-front-street-clinic
Local
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
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-19/traumatic-injury-remains-leading-cause-
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-08/bartlett-board-full-again
Local

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