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A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...patients by providing physician-prescribed suicide. This is a terrible idea in a state in which suicide has reached epidemic proportions. What kind of message does such a bill send to our young people and others, many of whom are already struggling...
Two accused of supplying drugs to Ketchikan

...The cancer of methamphetamine in the Ketchikan community has been eating away at it for years and it has reached epidemic proportions for a community of its size," Schmidt said in a sentencing memorandum in Seludo's case. "The fact that such...
Rain rage at epidemic levels

...rage. The symptoms are ``irritability'' and a ``restless desire to move out of Juneau.'' It's reaching epidemic proportions after two months of nearly unrelenting showers, storms, downpours and drizzles - broken by only two days of dry...
Alaska Native tribal leaders speak out against smoking

...non-Natives, bringing death and disease that has historically been uncommon for Alaska Natives. Prevalence is at epidemic proportions with more than 40 percent of the Alaska Native adult population smoking," said Dr. Gary Ferguson, Director...
Bipartisan efforts

...State Sen. Kim Elton, Democrat How many of us can truly say we recognize and understand the enormity, the epidemic proportions, of the problems associated with substance abuse throughout our state? And how the cost of untreated, or at...
Consortium promotes domestic violence awareness, screening

...Prevention Fund, designed to promote routine health screening for abuse. Domestic violence is a health care problem of epidemic proportions in Alaska and throughout this country. There were more than 6,000 reported cases of domestic violence in Alaska...
Routine domestic violence screenings can be a life-saver suffers when we can't provide safe options for our members. Domestic violence is a health care problem of epidemic proportions in Alaska and throughout the United States. National estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against...
Leave the fluoride out

...Excessive fluoride can cause white mottled spots in the enamel called dental fluorosis. It is appearing in near epidemic proportions. These teeth are weaker. Fluorosis, however, is considered just cosmetic. Then again, so are nice teeth...
Empire editorial: Schools' drug problem needs attention now

...put some board members on edge. But now is not the time to be timid. Juneau's OxyContin problem has reached epidemic proportions, and some measure of prevention must be taken. We already know the result of inaction: increased drug use...
Price part II: Findings still resonate today especially salient today when deficiencies in some fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin D seem to have reached epidemic proportions. Second, healthy native people ate whole foods. When they ate grains, they ate whole grains. When they relied...


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