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Sitka Farmers Markets kick off July 4

SITKA - In a celebration of independence from store-bought and factory-processed food, the Sitka Local Foods Network is inviting the public to enjoy this year's eighth annual Sitka Farmers Market.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/sitka-farmers-markets-kick-july-4
Outdoors
DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-01/dots-reflectosaurus-goes-safety-sch
Neighbors
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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