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Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...can't do anything."The health department expects all grant award notices to be sent out by the end of the week. Health officials say nonprofit organizations that are struggling financially should contact state program managers."This is a priority...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/service-providers-struggle-amid-state-g
State
'The conversation we're stuck with'

...Deeds, stabbed his father and then killed himself hours after he was released from emergency custody because mental health officials couldn't find an available psychiatric bed.Since then, a panel has been formed to study Virginia's mental...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/conversation-were-stuck
Not For Web
Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Health officials say the state is seeing an increase in heroin-related deaths as use of the drug expands among Alaskans.The Alaska Dispatch...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/health-officials-report-sharp-rise-hero
State
My Turn: Warning: Smoking fossil fuels are hazardous to our grandchildren

...wildlife populations to acid rain poisoning of lakes and streams. Like it was for smoking, it took decades for public health officials to discover those harmful side effects of fossil fuel consumption. Now it's climate change. The overwhelming...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-25/my-turn-warning-smoking-fossil-fuels-
Opinion
Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...in the other countries heavily affected by Ebola, which could have undermined previous efforts to curb malaria.Health officials also worry the stress of the Ebola outbreak on Guinea's weak health system also resulted in a drop in vaccination...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/malaria-killed-more-people-usual-ebol
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My Turn: Veterans Affairs still needs fixing

...problem ? a big problem in keeping that promise. At my request, the deputies to the top VA and Defense Department health officials came to Anchorage trying to sort this mess out. This week I was informed that solutions have been identified to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-21/my-turn-veterans-affairs-still-needs-
Opinion
Veterinarians bring checkups to Yukon River communities

...visits keep pets from being spayed and neutered, resulting in litters of unwanted puppies that can become strays. Health officials worry this population will come in contact with germs and disease, including rabies that has been found in the Yukon-Kiskokwim...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-23/veterinarians-bring-checkups-yukon-rive
State
Veterinarians bring checkups to Yukon River communities

...visits keep pets from being spayed and neutered, resulting in litters of unwanted puppies that can become strays. Health officials worry this population will come in contact with germs and disease, including rabies that has been found in the Yukon-Kiskokwim...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/veterinarians-bring-checkups-yukon-rive
State
The summer of the food truck

...catering to tourists off the cruise ship docks for nearly a decade.What's new is their growing number. State health officials estimate the number of food trucks in the capital city has doubled in recent years. Fewer than 10 mobile food service...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/summer-food-truck
Local
State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

KETCHIKAN - Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State

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