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Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska

...expenses for heroin-related hospitalizations totaled more than $2 million from 2008 to 2012.Chief Medical Officer Jay Butler said heroin is more available than before and tightly linked with a rise in prescription opiate abuse, an area the report...
Legal pot: How do we know if it works?

...provided a chance for attendees to chat about what has and hasn't worked well in Washington, Colorado and Uruguay.Dr. Jay Butler, the public health director in Alaska, which joined Oregon in voting to legalize pot last year, said in response to...
Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...numbers are relatively low, according to Cooper."That does not represent how much flu is out there," he said.Jay Butler, director of community health services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, said the young adult who died Tuesday after...
Photo: Working in style

Jay Butler works on a Porshe 911 and a Jaguar XJ6 Wednesday next to his North Douglas Home. "Fixing cars is much more fun as a hobby than...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Heidi R. Copenhaver, 19, of Juneau. Richard Ray Bain, 26, to Cheryl Lynn Seifert, 31, both of Juneau. Martin Jay Butler, 21, to Jaynee Marie Bussanich, 23, both of Juneau. Robert James Lancaster, 20, to Josie Renea McMurren, 20...
Vaccine's cost makes it inaccessible to Alaskans

...through 18. "It's far and away the most expensive vaccine we've added to the public health arsenal," said Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director of the state Division of Public Health. The vaccine is designed to protect against certain types of...
Newtimers win C battle of surprises

...Girardin each scoring 10 points to lead the Old-Timers. Leon Aceveda and Gerald Mayeda scored seven points apiece and Jay Butler scored six points. "It's all over - we survived," Rice said. "It was fun. For a pick-up team, it was okay...
No cases of swine flu in Alaska

...the situation in Alaska on Thursday afternoon remained the same: no suspected cases, no confirmed cases. But Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska's chief medical officer, said Alaska can expect at some point the arrival of swine flu given how swiftly...
Swine flu suspected in crew member on cruise ship

...from San Francisco northward. The woman was isolated two days later and was treated with antiviral medication, Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska's chief medical officer, said Sunday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified Alaska...
Swine flu case quietly slips in - and out - of Juneau

...carrying 2,200 passengers and more than 800 crew. It visited Mexico before coming to Juneau. State Medical Officer Dr. Jay Butler said state health officials knew there was a crew member aboard with symptoms of swine flu, though it was not lab confirmed...


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