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Alaskans taking risks with sex

...indoor activities.When it comes to sexually transmitted infections, Alaska is in the midst of outbreaks and upticks, according...the more that culture around sex and sexually transmitted infections will improve, and hopefully reduce the rates," Ferguson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...often grind their teeth against concrete barriers and gates, breaking them and causing cavities that become conduits for infections, he said."The animals are really bored," said Jett, currently a visiting research professor at Stetson University in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/some-seaworld-mammals-live-longer-cap
Not For Web
4 big hospitals face penalties for infection rates

...25 percent of hospitals for rates of infections and complications during in-patient...avoided, from falls to bloodstream infections for patients with catheters.The Centers...central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units. The hospital...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/4-big-hospitals-face-penalties-infectio
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
Alaska flu cases skyrocket in December

...increase in the number of flu cases reported to the state.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports there were 177 influenza infections in Alaska between Dec. 1-21.Before that, only 65 cases had been reported in the first months of the flu season.There...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-27/alaska-flu-cases-skyrocket-december
State
Digging through layers of fleece

...nutrition, it is a source of comfort. It not only helps fight infections, it is a source of love. It is not just the perfect food...fewer babies die of SIDS, get cancer, diabetes, colds, ear infections, asthma and allergies. Breastfed children grow up to be...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-13/digging-through-layers-fleece
Neighbors
On the Trails: Dwarf mistletoe

...harvested and consider the bigger picture, the biology of the species offers some interesting things. (Besides, light infections of this mistletoe do little or no harm to a tree's board-foot values, although heavy infestations can do so.)There...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/trails-dwarf-mistletoe
Outdoors
On the Trails: January bushwhacks

...and three or four ravens, all flying uphill, and wondered what would draw them there. Many of the shore pines bore knobby infections of western gall rust. This fungus-relative does not kill pine branches by itself, but it gets a secondary infection by...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-07/trails-january-bushwhacks
Outdoors
State to end subsidized rabies treatment

KODIAK - Beginning Jan. 1, the state of Alaska will no longer offer a subsidized treatment plan for rabies infections.The state's epidemiology department sent an email this week saying it will no longer give away "rabies post-exposure prophylaxis...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-19/state-end-subsidized-rabies-treatment
State
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Tourists' flu infections soar; CDC issues warning 8/28/98

...than 90 percent of ship crews have been vaccinated, ill crew members are quarantined, and all the ships are employing ``double-duty disinfection'' to sanitize facilities. Tourists' flu infections soar; CDC issues warning

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082898/flu.html

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