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Lions Club organizes free eye screening

...March 12 to provide free vision screening to elementary school children in cooperation with the school district and public health nurse. Lions use a state-of-the-art vision screener called a PlusOptix that takes a picture of the child's eye...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-6
Art
Photo: Immunization week

Christy Aguilar holds her 11-month-old daughter, Angel, as Public Health Nurse Lindy Ferguson gives Angel a flu shot at the Juneau Public Health Center on Tuesday. National Infant Immunization Week runs through...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-24/photo-immunization-week
Local
New resources offered for new parents

...Glacier Pediatrics, Rainforest Pediatric Care and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium providers. Contact public health nurse Masayo Nishiyama in the Juneau Public Health Center at 465-3353 for more information.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080110/nei_689270264.shtml
Neighbors
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...vaccinated annually against influenza.There are a few higher-risk groups for whom this is especially important, Public Health nurse Sarah Hargrave said: children under 5, especially those under 2; adults 65 and up; pregnant women and those...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

...health insurance, the state will give you a free flu shot at any of the state public health centers. Contact a public health nurse for details.If you don't like needles, there's a nasal spray version of the flu shot. There's no reason...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-17/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
Growing a healthy community

...in the making are being realized, starting with building raised garden beds at local childcare centers. Local Public Health Nurse Lindy Ferguson, with AEYC-SEA's Joy Lyon and Nikki Love, as well as Lyon's and Love's husbands, helped...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-06/growing-healthy-community
Local
Vaccination fees waived in August

...Native or any child under the age of 3 - will receive those vaccines free of charge in the month of August," said Public Health nurse April Rezendes. "All other services are on their usual sliding fee scale."For those who may have a hard time...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/vaccination-fees-waived-august
Local
Bethel school-based health center proposed

...testing, information on birth control and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.Katy Krings, a public health nurse, said such services for students would be done on a confidential basis."So they can receive the services, their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/bethel-school-based-health-center-propo
State
Juneau Community Foundation grant supports JUMPP program

...Families & Children. The core working group includes three pediatricians, a nurse practitioner, a psychologist, a public health nurse, non-profit and state-agency social workers, medical office staff, and non-profit administrators.Over...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/juneau-community-foundation-grant-s
Neighbors
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...became reportable in 1996), the rates have just started to climb and have done so ever since," she added.Juneau Public Health Nurse Lindy Ferguson said chlamydia is common in Juneau."People have it and don't know it," she said. "It's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local

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