Alaska ranks top, near top for 2 sexually transmitted diseases

...transmitted diseases despite increased efforts to control the epidemics, according to state public health officials. Health officials...patients without first examining them in an effort to control the epidemics. The vast majority of both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases...
Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...Lancet Infectious Diseases.In an email, Franco Pagnoni of the World Health Organization said "the collateral damage of epidemics is a known phenomenon" and that aid workers should try to lessen such effects. He said it was possible Ebola could have...
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My Turn: Reflecting on the good and bad on Alaska Flag Day

...Lee Home in Seward. The Home housed and educated hundreds of Alaska Native children, many of whom lost their families to epidemics that ravaged Alaska villages during the time. An often-overlooked figure in the story is a young Eskimo woman named Fanny...
Native Voices traveling exhibit opens in Juneau April 14

...were affected by the political and cultural events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Individual reflections show the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities...
Gimme a Smile: Unsolved Mysteries: The Kitchen Edition

...the transformative properties of heat. How does cooking healthy foods mutate them into the leading culprits in the obesity epidemic? Experts agree that cherries are a healthy summertime snack that contributes to the recommended daily mix of fruits and vegetables...
Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

...scheduled speech in Houston, just 50 miles southeast of Waller County, but said one of her top priorities is ending an "epidemic of distrust" between communities and law enforcement.___Associated Press writers Nomaan Merchant and Jamie Stengle in...
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My Turn: Standing united against domestic violence, child abuse

...intertwined problems of domestic violence and child abuse. It is up to all of us to not let the illumination on these twin social epidemics fade back into unspoken darkness as we look ahead to a brighter 2015. Alaska's professional athletes must come together...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker delivers 1st State of State speech

...a major liquefied natural gas project. He reiterated his desire to expand Medicaid coverage and called for an end to the epidemics of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence in the state. Walker's predecessor, Republican Sean Parnell, sought to...
Report shows heroin use up among Alaskans

...Commander Jeff Laughlin with the unit says the trend is expected to continue. Laughlin says he believes it could become an epidemic.Nome Mayor Denise Michels says heroin and methamphetamine use are a major concern for neighboring communities that don't...
Officials: Oxy 'epidemic' appears to be tapering

...exactly how prevalent the OxyContin "epidemic" presently is in Juneau, from an anecdotal...I would have to say, as with any epidemic, it fluctuates and I wouldn't want...remain vigilant against the OxyContin epidemic, Gardner said. "The concerns are still...


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