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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...Oklahoma, for example, had almost one-quarter of all heart disease deaths in the United States - this despite having only 1 percent of the U.S. population. Its heart disease death rate was the most distinctive.In Alaska, it's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-18/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Living & Growing: Do symptoms isolate us or unite us?

...progress. She is punished by society for brain damage that is not her fault. Imagine the public outcry if people with heart disease, cancer or other better understood symptoms were punished for their disabilities or illnesses. Our calling is to...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/living-growing-do-symptoms-isolate-
Neighbors
Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

...U.S. there are an estimated 42,000 deaths from heart disease and 7,000 deaths of non-smoker due to lung cancer...smoke-filled environments, will one day not suffer cancer and heart disease as an occupational hazard.Sometimes when something...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-08/letter-forcing-employees-breath-toxic
Letters
Your brain's aging: Report urges ways to stay sharp

...The IOM also recommended:-Control high blood pressure and diabetes, and don't smoke. Those are key risks for heart disease, and what's bad for your heart is bad for your brain.-Some medications commonly taken by seniors - including...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/your-brains-aging-report-urges-ways-s
Not For Web
Empire Readers' Council: Don't mess with Daylight Saving Time

...showing there were a few more heart attacks on the Monday after DST started. These people were already vulnerable to heart disease due to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. While the study found an association between the Daylight Saving...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-19/empire-readers-council-dont-mess-dayl
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/report-americans-living-longer
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-police
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-19/grand-camp-supports-smoke-free-work
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-11-10/when-it-comes-diabetes-family-suppo
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-03/what-does-domestic-violence-look-chil
Opinion

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