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No harmful bacteria in shots given to UAF students

...Students also have complained of other symptoms that would be explained by the lab reports. Grimes said the state health department will interview students about those symptoms, including itching, rashes, discoloration, and scarring. Some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-25/no-harmful-bacteria-shots-given-uaf-stu
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Gov. reiterates call for action on pension issue

...R-Big Lake, falls in the latter category. Neuman, who chairs a House Finance subcommittee overseeing the state health department budget, knows future budget cuts won't get any easier. But he said he hasn't seen anything yet to convince...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/gov-reiterates-call-action-pension-issu
State | AK legislature
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...work to go and get their flu shot," Foland said.Some of the most vulnerable are Alaska Natives.A study by state health departments after the 2009 flu outbreak found that Alaska Natives and American Indians had a death rate four times that of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/alaska-flu-cases-spike-season-hasnt-pea
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Ketchikan schools find fault with state ed regulations

...went into effect in 2011, and align standards for preschools with private operators, who are regulated by the state health department."Because of the vulnerability of young kids, you would want a background check that is more extensive and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-25/ketchikan-schools-find-fault-state-ed-r
State
Abortion, anti-discrimination bill things to watch this week in the Legislature

...well as kind of the other, controversial part of the abortion issue."According to information provided by the state health department, the number of abortions paid for with state Medicaid dollars in Alaska fell from a recent high of about 830...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/abortion-anti-discrimination-bill-thing
State | AK legislature
School physicals law could affect districts

...language refers to additional physical exams the state health department may require districts to provide.Thomason said...of the exams. The district also has asked the state health department for permission to have the school nurse provide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-28/school-physicals-law-could-affect-distr
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State wants to study recess, PE policies

JUNEAU - The state health department, as part of its effort to reduce childhood obesity, wants to know what policies Alaska schools have for physical education and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-10/state-wants-study-recess-pe-policies
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State says flu is moderate in Alaska

...in 29 states, and this is likely to be heading our way."There have been no pediatric deaths reported to the state health department because of influenza in Alaska, he said. Adult deaths are not reportable.There is no shortage of flu vaccine...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-13/state-says-flu-moderate-alaska
State
2nd bacteria outbreak from raw milk reported on peninsula

...will be no raw milk share sign-up at the market this summer, said farmer's market manager Robbi Mixon.The state health department is advising anyone who drinks raw milk to stop.The number of people infected could rise, Cooper said."For...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-26/2nd-bacteria-outbreak-raw-milk-reported
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Peninsula Dairy plans to continue after infection linked to its milk

KENAI - Although the state health department has tied more than 30 cases of an infection to...according to the health department.After the state health department linked the outbreak to Byers' farm, it collected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-28/peninsula-dairy-plans-continue-after-in
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