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A Bishop's Perspective: The heart of a community

...working long hours in dangerous or debilitating working conditions. Many workers died prematurely of tuberculosis, infectious diseases and work-related injuries. In the days before Workers Compensation and Social Security, their deaths forced...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/opinion-heart-community
Opinion
Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...confirmed by the state virology lab this season were the swine flu strain, or H1N1, said Michael Cooper, the infectious diseases program manager for the state section of epidemiology. H1N1 is a type A flu, Cooper said.Altogether, there...

http://juneauempire.com/rachel-doro/2013-11-08/native-medical-center-patient-dea
State
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...sufficient proportion of the population is immune to an infectious disease, making epidemics unlikely. Again, infectious diseases are brought to Alaska from faraway places every day, so relying on herd immunity to protect a child is extremely...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-26/my-turn-vaccinate-dont-put-children-r
Opinion
How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska

...college and fewer would get work-study jobs.Public health: The state will lose $237,000 for responding to infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. Another $250,000 in grants...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-26-0
State
SEARHC plans health training in Southeast villages

Infectious diseases were once a big health problem in Alaska's villages. Now villages are plagued with diseases and deaths that often stem from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020599/Loc_wellness.html
Local
Anchorage airport gets quarantine station

...airport will open in July to screen travelers for infectious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...to prevent travelers from bringing and spreading infectious diseases in the United States.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060705/sta_20050607022.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

SEARHC plans health training in Southeast villages By ERIC FRY THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Infectious diseases were once a big health problem in Alaska's villages. Now villages are plagued with diseases and deaths that often stem from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020599/Loc_wellness.shtml
Ill will

...be just as harmful to a company as absenteeism when illness is involved. A study by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found that only 64 percent of people feel their company encourages them to stay home if they are sick, down from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040206/cb_20060402002.shtml
CB
A failing grade in Public Health 101

...Times: The United States has an internationally respected "rapid-response system" for detecting and treating infectious diseases, as most Americans know through nonfiction thrillers like Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone." That book dramatized...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092400/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion
August is national immunization awareness month

...national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. NIAM is commemorated in August - a time when children are returning to school, college students are moving into...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081303/nei_shots.shtml
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