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My Turn: Alaska needs Medicaid expansion

...thing to do. One of the principles of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (or ACA) is the prevention of sickness. The expansion of Medicaid in the states addresses those who do not earn enough to buy healthcare through an exchange - even...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/my-turn-alaska-needs-medicaid-expansi
Opinion
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

An enterovirus outbreak and the impending influenza season mean taking precautions to avoid the spread of sickness is important, especially in the most vulnerable populations. "This is the time of year when cold virus activity starts picking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-seriousl
Local
On the Trails: Regurgitation!

As humans, we don't like to think about regurgitation because we associate it with sickness, but we, and at least some other mammals and birds, use it as a way to rid ourselves of noxious materials. Very useful! But...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/trails-regurgitation
Outdoors
Dog is poisoned after UK show

...dogs being poisoned are just that," the club said. "There are any number of reasons why a dog may display symptoms such as sickness. And should a dog fall sick, there are vets at the show who will examine the dog in question and file a report."No vets...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/dog-poisoned-after-uk-show
Not For Web
3 climbers with altitude sickness rescued high on Mount McKinley

...climbers, each on his own and each debilitated by altitude sickness while high on Mount McKinley, help came Monday night from...who was semi-conscious and non-ambulatory due to altitude sickness, McLaughlin said. Though he had been a member of the same...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-08/3-climbers-altitude-sickness-rescued-hi
State
Falcons survive Bear scare

...without freshman starter Cassie Dzinich (knee injury), sophomore Sophie Hultberg (knee injury) and junior Cristina Aerhart (sickness). Hultberg and Dzinich are believed to be out for the season.The Region V tournament pairings are set. Ketchikan, which...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-18/falcons-survive-bear-scare
Sports
Pure Sole: Review This!

...shunning OUR victims.But what do I know?This is not a story."Juneau's Dr. Janice Sheufelt overcame a bout with altitude sickness and won the 3,000-mile Race Across America ultramarathon bicycle race from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis, Md. in 11...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-31/review
Sports
Pride Chorus annual concert Saturday

...Wood noted that many members have had personal hardships over the past year, "whether it be a death of a loved one, sicknesses or surgeries, or caring for aging parents." Wood said they continue to provide support while embracing music and performing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/pride-chorus-annual-concert-saturday
Art
Ginkgo biloba may help skiers, climbers avoid altitude sickness

...remarkable protection against altitude sickness for climbers on a Himalayan expedition...climbers, who all had experienced altitude sickness on previous expeditions, into two groups...experienced one or more symptoms of altitude sickness, compared to 82 percent in the placebo...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010503/out_ginkgo.shtml
Outdoors
Through sickness and health, to France and back: a family adventure

...spending winter in Juneau with our son, dog, cat and hamster keeping the pipes from freezing? I don't think so. Through sickness and health, to France and back. That's how I remember those vows anyway. So through a sequence of good luck and, well...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021104/nei_france.shtml
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