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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-04/alaska-ranks-top-near-top-2-sexually-tr
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Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

...answers about the case:Q: Where did the traveler come from?A: Liberia, the hardest-hit country in the West African epidemic. The patient left on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 20 to visit family. Frieden wouldn't release the man's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/questions-and-answers-about-us-ebola-ca
State
Juneau high school students learn new tactics in fight against suicide

...said in an interview. "The model is that they really are these agents of change, they're sort of the patient zero of an epidemic of health and a contagion of strength within their school."Between playing fun games to keep students engaged, students...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-05/juneau-high-school-students-learn-new-t
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Lady liberty

...same place he is on that. Medicaid is a mess; to expand it would be terribly inefficient.Q: What would you do to end the epidemic of sexual assault and domestic violence in Alaska?A: Education is the key; we need to start with the young children. This...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/lady-liberty
Local
Rearden's 'Raven' continues its literary journey

...elders' stories of epidemics that wiped out huge segments...and after a devastating epidemic. Published in 2011...devastating historical epidemics were to hit Bush Alaska...schoolteacher's life before the epidemic hit, describing his...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-15/reardens-raven-continues-its-literary-jou
Art
Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola

...hospitals and medical supplies. It was only the second time the council addressed a health emergency, the first being the AIDS epidemic.And in Guinea, seven bodies were found after a team of Guinean health workers trying to educate people about Ebola was abducted...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/sierra-leone-shut-down-three-days-slo
Not For Web
NFL, Goodell dropped the ball in Rice case

...mouthpieces during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Goodell's NFL doesn't seem to have the same respect for the epidemic of domestic violence.This latest video, and the scary notion that Goodell either discounted it or never even attempted to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-10/nfl-goodell-dropped-ball-rice-case
Sports
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112909/loc_530040121.shtml
Forum: Juneau's OxyContin problem 'epidemic'

...School to discuss ways to combat the "epidemic" in Juneau created by the highly addictive...it," he said. "I think we have an epidemic." Ketchikan and Sitka have a drug testing...anywhere anytime soon, Felix said. The epidemic will continue until the community steps...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/043009/loc_434992496.shtml
Report says suicide remains epidemic in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Suicide remains an epidemic in Alaska despite millions in program funding and substantial efforts by communities and organizations in the state over the past...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011311/sta_769339745.shtml
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