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...
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...
Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

...taking over and pushing out other species. If that were to happen, it could have a ripple effect throughout the entire ecosystem."I wouldn't call it an epidemic," Konar said, "but I think we can safely say it is probably here."
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...
There's more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

...small, intimate horror-drama playing a father whose daughter (Abigail Breslin) becomes infected during a zombie virus epidemic."The D Train": A former nerd (Jack Black) tries to persuade the most popular guy in school (James Marsden) to accompany...
Becoming Alaskan: North to Alaska - and the future

...cancelled. The teams sprinted 674 miles from Nenana to Nome to transport life-saving medicine needed to combat a diphtheria epidemic overtaking the town. Not long afterward, the Iditarod was born. (And then decades later, Disney made the animated film...
My Turn: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

The cure for Alaska's epidemic of childhood sexual abuse begins with breaking the silence. It's time to give Alaskan kids the tools they need.When I was...
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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