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Alaska immunization rates fall; state asks why

...to 33.2 percent between 2009 and 2011."Our immunization rates are going down," Margaret Young, a state public health specialist, told the Anchorage Daily News. "The state is trying to find out why."Across the nation, Young said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-24/alaska-immunization-rates-fall-state-as
State
Study: AIDS incidence in women is up

...infected is to have unprotected sex with a man. The second factor is to share needles," said Penny Cordes, public health specialist with the state's HIV/STD program. Cheryl Loudermilk, case manager of Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120504/sta_20041205004.shtml
News
Report: suicides increase; accidental deaths drop

...but the report was a good opportunity to present data from a variety of sources, said Ambrosia Bowlus, a public health specialist for the Department of Health and Social Services who contributed to the report."The intent of the report was to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-18/report-suicides-increase-accidental-dea
State
My Turn: Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke

Retired after a very long career as a physician and public health specialist, I find it extremely difficult to remain silent on issues with significant impacts on the health and longevity of my fellow Alaskans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092301/opE_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
Gross, Stevens wed

...of Juneau. A graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and the University of Arizona, he is employed as a public health specialist with the state of Alaska and boxing instructor at Pavitt Health and Fitness. Groomsmen and co-best men were...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121207/nei_20071212003.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Increased testing identifies more hepatitis 9/3/98

...dropped, there were two new cases in Southeast Alaska this year, compared to none in 1997. Susan Jones, a public health specialist for the division, said state officials were hoping for a drop because of new medications that prevent HIV from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090398/hepatitis.html
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