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My Turn: Let's lead on paid leave

...intensive care. Only because of the New Jersey paid leave law, Jason was able to stay home with them until their immune systems were strong enough to go to day care.A great country shouldn't force people into wrenching choices between the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-04/my-turn
Opinion
Juneau flu cases have quadrupled in last week

...of severe flu symptoms, Vermedal said. Children younger than 5 years old, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, respiratory problems or cardiovascular problems and pregnant women are considered the most at risk for complications...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/juneau-flu-cases-have-quadrupled-last-w
State | Local
23-year-old Alaska otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

...otters in the wild. She was able to provide scientists with information about geriatric sea otters, including diet, immune systems and blood test results."She was one of the most vocal animals we ever had," said Jim Robbinett, the aquarium's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-26/23-year-old-alaska-otter-dies-chicagos-
State
State sues Fairbanks wood-burners

...face sanctions such as the loss of federal highway construction money.The young, the elderly and people with weak immune systems are vulnerable to accelerated health problems because of particulate.The use of wood as a fuel has jumped in one...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-10/state-sues-fairbanks-wood-burners
State
Eat like an elephant or a mouse: Just remember to laugh

...Cousins wrote Anatomy of an Illness in the late 60s, the idea that our emotional state affects our health and our immune systems was largely unheard of. Now, of course, the mind-body connection concept is well established and accepted.Cousins...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-04-10/eat-elephant-or-mouse-just-remember-lau
Green
Peninsula Dairy plans to continue after infection linked to its milk

...fever, according the health department. The illness can lead to death in young children or those with compromised immune systems.As of March 22, there have been 34 cases of illnesses, and in all the cases, the individuals have had associations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-28/peninsula-dairy-plans-continue-after-in
State
On the Trails: Parasites: bad news and good news

...asexually, the sexual forms predominate in habitats where parasites are common. Neither sexual reproduction nor immune systems offer perfect defenses. We still get various parasite-induced afflictions. There are hookworms that latch on to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-02-08/trails-parasites-bad-news-and-good-n
Outdoors
Being Healthy and Lean Doesn't Have to be Complicated

...is recognizing that there is nothing wrong with fat. Fat is a necessary nutrient and without adequate amounts our immune systems suffer, our skin becomes dry, and we are constantly hungry. That's not to say, however, that there aren't...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-03-07/being-healthy-and-lean-doesn%E2%80%99t-
Green
Exposure to other kids' germs can be a good thing

...stimulate proper development of their immune systems. "This paper reflects the growing...cleansers may be weakening our immune systems. Asthma cases jumped 158 percent...is needed on how children's immune systems mature, how that affects whether...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Bre_breakin.html
Breaking
Quitting fluoridation is disappointing

...health problems. Severely decayed teeth die and abscess quickly in young children, placing an overall burden on their immune systems. Typically it is not upper and middle class children with gross decay and abscessing teeth, it's the poor children...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112806/let_20061128022.shtml
Opinion

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