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My Turn: My high-level talks on Air Force One

...of our rural communities lack running water. Children in these communities are 10 times more likely to suffer from viral pneumonia, tuberculosis and infection. In the past decade, the state has seen 25 schools close. Thirty-three more schools are...
State issue guidelines for pneumonia vaccine

...ANCHORAGE - State health officials have issued new guidelines for pneumonia vaccinations. They now recommend vaccinating adults between...healthy non-Native Alaskan adult would receive a routine pneumonia immunization from 55 to 65 to be consistent with national...
NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

...illness.Since its appearance late last month in the South Bronx, 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease, a form of pneumonia caused by breathing in mist contaminated with the Legionella bacteria.The disease is easily diagnosed and can be treated...
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NYC targets cooling systems linked to Legionnaires' outbreak

...Between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized in the U.S. each year with Legionnaires' disease, which is a type of pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases reported to the CDC each year has been...
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Study: Lack of Alaska plumbing linked to diseases in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages to higher rates of pneumonia and other diseases in children. The Anchorage Daily News...Yukon-Kuskokwim babies are hospitalized each year for some form of pneumonia. The region is home to some of the poorest, most crowded...
A life saved

Sorry to the nurses, aides and all other staff who helped me in early September with my bout of pneumonia. I said I would write this sooner; sorry I haven't. You were great and thank you very much.Bruce "Boe" Rogers
King Cove village's delegation meets with Salazar on refuge road

...told Salazar the story of taking his father to the hospital six years ago. Brandell's father had fallen ill with double pneumonia but couldn't fly out because of the community's notorious high winds.To reach an all-weather airport at nearby Cold...
Study: Rural Natives suffer serious respiratory infections

...higher rates of serious respiratory infections, including pneumonia. The Centers for Disease Control study also found that in...percentage of homes with running water are hospitalized for pneumonia 11 times more often than infants in the overall U.S. population...
Helen A. Mattson

Juneau resident Helen A. Mattson died from pneumonia on Aug. 29, 2008, in Juneau. She was 92. Born April 11, 1916, at home in the family farmhouse near Napavine, Wash., she...
Dorothy 'Dode' Wicks

Former Juneau resident Dorothy G. "Dode" Wicks died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on Aug. 7, 2008, in Vancouver, Wash., where she had lived since 2002. Her daughter, Sandra...


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