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...
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...
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...
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...
PSP sickness prompts health warning for wild clams

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning Alaskans against consuming wild shellfish after someone was sickened by paralytic shellfish poisoning last week near Ketchikan.
Ship of state is in trouble

...wouldn't matter if expansion saved a billion dollars. And apparently it doesn't matter that expansion will prevent expensive sickness and disease and save lives. The refusal of expansion is not about protecting Alaska from anything dangerous or leading it...
Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

...the sick sea stars while surveying long-term monitoring sites for Gulf Watch Alaska.Thought to be caused by a virus, the sickness starts with lesions on the skin and culminates with the disintegration of the animal. Wasting disease currently is killing...
Living & Growing: Being blessed

...are blessed if they pray and they are restored to health. Do these lines of thinking infer, conversely, that poverty and sickness are the result of divine displeasure? Some uses of blessing and blessed seem to imply this, but I think blessedness is about...
Pure Sole: Gooooooaaallie to the prom with me?

...blame for the 30-foot swells that limited her skate of gear hauling to just 15 for the day.At sophomore prom I feigned sickness, as I had heard she vowed to kiss me that night. Sigrid drug me from bed, puking and screaming, and kissed me right there...
In the name of love

...confers a set of social and legal protections that help couples fulfill this lifelong promise - emotionally, financially, in sickness and in health, and even in death," the letter reads. "Denying committed couples the ability to marry is wrong because...


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