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Death toll tops 4,000 in Nepal

...villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.Help poured in after Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake...tents, dry goods, blankets, mattresses, and 80 different medicines that the health department is seeking that we desperately...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/death-toll-tops-4000-nepal
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Dog-loving lawmakers' bill addresses pet custody in divorces

...ownership. Vazquez said that means a judge would consider things like who walks a dog, and who takes it to the vet or gives it medicine.The bill would also codify protections for pets in domestic violence situations.When a victim of domestic violence files...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/dog-loving-lawmakers-bill-addresses-pet
State
Dog-loving lawmakers address pet custody

...ownership. Vazquez said that means a judge would consider things like who walks a dog, and who takes it to the vet or gives it medicine.The bill would also codify protections for pets in domestic violence situations.When a victim of domestic violence files...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/dog-loving-lawmakers-address-pet-custod
State | AK legislature
Native Voices traveling exhibit opens in Juneau April 14

...traveling exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The exhibit will open April 14.Native Voices was created in consultation with Alaska Natives, American Indians, and Native...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/native-voices-traveling-exhibit-opens-jun
Art
Your brain's aging: Report urges ways to stay sharp

...body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.The prestigious Institute of Medicine examined what scientists know about "cognitive aging," changes in mental functioning as we get older.This isn't a disease...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/your-brains-aging-report-urges-ways-s
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Lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation

...being coerced to make the choice to die. It calls for a waiting period of more than 15 days between the first request for the medicine and a prescription being written.Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, told the committee that he scheduled a hearing on the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-10/lawmakers-discuss-right-die-legislation
State | AK legislature
Jail for ex-educators in test-cheating case

...slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., and Rev. Gerald Durley, a former administrator at Clark Atlanta University and the Morehouse School of Medicine, have been tapped to head the board of the planned academy, Howard said.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/jail-ex-educators-test-cheating-case
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On the Trails: A visit to the wetlands reveals surprises, mysteries

...education continued when we consulted Pojar's book of regional plants. Indigenous people have long used silverweed for food and medicine. In some cultures, the tap root (cooked) was eaten by high-ranking men and the lumpy rootstock was given to commoners...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/trails-visit-wetlands-reveals-surpri
Outdoors
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

...addressing this.Alaska and other Western states are part of a medical collaborative with the University of Washington School of Medicine and Clancy said one of the things she was looking at was whether more students could be put into rotations that would have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/delays-alaska-va-clinics-are-shorter-us
State
Alaska lawmakers to discuss right-to-die legislation

...being coerced to make the choice to die. It calls for a waiting period of more than 15 days between the first request for the medicine and a prescription being written.The committee has received several letters from people on both sides of the issue.Pete...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/alaska-lawmakers-discuss-right-die-legi
State

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