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Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

...spruce trees have them. They also don't appear to threaten the tree's health.This is different from fungus-borne infections like gall rust fungus, which grows on pines. The fungus doesn't directly kill the tree, but can make it vulnerable to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-23/hunters-find-giant-spruce-burl-burls
Outdoors
My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

...the local emergency clinic for sinus infections was next. I was surprised to receive...the cards stopped.Next came an eye infection for me. I pulled out my multitude of...after my call.Then one son got an ear infection. After attempting to fill his prescription...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/eighty-insurance-cards-and-counting
Opinion
World Sports Briefs

...and coaches have received the mumps vaccine, and the team says no player or staff member has shown any signs or symptoms of infection.Boston Mayor helps present bid for 2024 Olympics BOSTON - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city "put on a strong show...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/world-sports-briefs
Sports
Alaska at low risk for infection

JUNEAU - Alaska is at low risk for Ebola infections but the risk is real, and the state is taking steps to be prepared, Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday.During a news conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/alaska-low-risk-infection
State
SEARHC Receives "Chasing Zero" Award

...CDC), urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most...healthcare-associated infection reported to the National...bladder or urethra. The infection causes symptoms such...damage, and serious infections may require treatment...critical to avoid such an infection. The most significant...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-30/searhc-receives-chasing-zero-award
Neighbors
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...unable to buy their insulin or monitor their disease due to monetary tribulations and end up with chronic bone infections. These infections can lead to progressive amputations of their toes, feet, legs and multiple costly admissions for IV antibiotics...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/my-turn-reflecting-two-nights-call
Opinion
Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...community, Beveridge said. Studies have shown that lack of plumbing in homes poses a far greater risk for skin and respiratory infections than homes with plumbing, he said."Just the public health aspect of having running water dramatically improves the quality...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
State
A Cancer Guy's story

...new normal" kind of rhythm. I have been through a stem cell transplant (which is worth a whole column of its own); two infections; double pneumonia and some radiation treatments. But I feel good, catch the odd salmon with a friend, and have taken some...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-12/cancer-guys-story
Local
Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

...community, Beveridge said. Studies have shown that lack of plumbing in homes poses a far greater risk for skin and respiratory infections than homes with plumbing, he said."Just the public health aspect of having running water dramatically improves the quality...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
State
Study: Rural Natives suffer serious respiratory infections

...suffer much higher rates of serious respiratory infections, including pneumonia. The Centers for Disease...suffer higher rates of antibiotic resistant staph infections and other skin infections. The study is believed to be the first in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040308/sta_264694181.shtml

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