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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
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
Anchorage mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose

...fences, KTUU-TV reported. Many were found dead."Some of the time they'd live, but in most cases they would die of infection," Sinnott said.Sullivan said more moose could be saved if residents practice safer driving habits, with no cost to taxpayers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/anchorage-mayor-vetoes-law-aimed-protec
State
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
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
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
As Ebola evades Europe's defenses, Madrid scrambles to contain the virus

...showing its anxiety.Medical officials in the United States, meanwhile, are retraining hospital staff and fine-tuning infection control procedures after the mishandling of a critically ill Liberian man in Texas, who might have exposed many others to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/ebola-evades-europes-defenses-madrid-
Not For Web
Bartlett prepares for Ebola, just in case

...recommendations," he added.BRH created an education committee - comprised of staff from just about every department including the infection control department, risk management, emergency room, critical care unit and inpatient care areas - to make an online training...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/bartlett-prepares-ebola-just-case
Local
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...under five (especially children younger than two), and people 65 and over. Because the flu is a virus, not a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not effective as a treatment. However, there are anti-viral medications available that your medical...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/searhc-reminds-everyone-get-flu-sho
Neighbors
Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

...Hall of Famer Willie McCovey surprised players with his return to the ballpark after a long stint in the hospital nursing an infection."Is this a rule we can't hit a home run?" a relieved manager Bruce Bochy joked, sitting back in his office chair...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-15/giants-beat-cardinals-10th-choate-wild
Sports

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