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Report: Americans living longer

...death rates remain lower than the black and white numbers.? The 10 leading causes of death remained the same, with heart disease and cancer topping the list. Suicide is the 10th.? The suicide rate rose more than 2 percent, to 12.6 per suicide...
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Grand Camp supports smoke-free workplaces

...use is at 45.1 percent, among the highest in the nation. Chronic cigarette smoking and spit tobacco use causes heart disease, the leading cause of death for Alaska Natives, and lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among American...
Empire Editorial: When it comes to police weaponry, use logic - not emotion

...States has spent more than a trillion dollars on wars after the Sept. 11 attacks but does far less to prevent obesity, heart disease, cancer - even car accidents, which each year kill more people than died on Sept. 11.This month, we've watched...
Following food fashions

...perfect food. It has health benefits for a huge list of conditions including cancer, diabetes, stroke, depression and heart disease. And if you spread it in your hair, it will smother head lice. It's a salad oil, it's a cancer treatment...
State issues air quality advisory for Fairbanks

...unhealthy," the third-worst category behind "very unhealthy" and "hazardous."People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid prolonged exertion. Others should limit any prolonged exertion.
Handful of new laws taking effect in new year

...measure, from Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, was inspired by his niece, Nisi, who was diagnosed with congenital heart disease following her birth in Japan. Micciche has said that screening newborns for heart defects in that country is standard...
When it comes to Diabetes, family support is critical to staying healthy

...and their families, it's important to work together to manage diabetes and prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage that can lead to amputation. People with diabetes who have...
What does domestic violence look like to children?

...domestic violence looks like to children is often far worse than anything a parent can imagine. Studies show that heart disease, asthma and diabetes are often made worse by stress.What domestic violence looks like to children often means an...
Empire Editorial: Hey Juneau, get your daily dose of 'D'

...light-induced vitamin can also cause weakness in bones and joints, it has been linked with the onset of diabetes and heart disease, as well as mental disorders such as depression. "If someone is fatigued, depressed, if they just don't feel...
Opinion effects, including cancer, gum disease, and heart disease." At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have...pancreatic cancer. Using smokeless tobacco may also cause heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer...


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