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This year's flu vaccine to guard against new strains

...shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have begun circling...season might be. Influenza strains constantly evolve, and some...more illness than others.But strains from the H3N2 family tend to...flu types, and a new H3N2 strain is included in this year's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-28/years-flu-vaccine-guard-against-new-s
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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them.The gains highlighted the plight of Syria's Kurds, who have been some...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/militant-gains-illustrate-plight-syri
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A Bishop's Perspective: Immigration reform urgently needed

...illegally into the United States from Mexico. The arrest and detention of so many children and young people has put great strains on the Border Patrol and other federal and state agencies responsible for protecting minors in detention from violence and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-22/bishops-perspective-immigration-refor
Opinion
In EU and US, virulent immigration debate strains solidarity, response

NEW YORK - The United States and the European Union project themselves as models for the world when it comes to democracy and human rights.

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-07/eu-and-us-virulent-immigrati
Nation and World
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

CHELAN, Wash. - Wildfires are putting such a strain on the nation's firefighting resources that authorities have activated the military and sought international help to beat back...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/massive-blazes-across-dry-west-drain-
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European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 refugees

BRUSSELS - Deeply divided European Union ministers agreed Tuesday to relocate 120,000 asylum-seekers to ease the strain on Greece and Italy, which are on the front line of the migrant flood. But a senior European leader conceded the move was...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-23/european-ministers-agree-rel
Nation and World
Pope extols America's founding ideals

...He stood at the very lectern Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address. And he stepped forward to the stirring strains of "Fanfare for the Common Man."In a scene rich with historical symbolism, Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-27/pope-extols-americas-foundin
Nation and World
Movie-seat beefs: Have we lost our minds?

...has her reasons."I'm just super picky. I try to avoid distractions. I don't like to sit too close because my neck strains. I don't like to sit too far away because I can't see," she said. "It drives my sister crazy, too. I get headaches...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-12/movie-seat-beefs-have-we-lost-our-min
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Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

...had the most illnesses, at 72, followed by Arizona with 66 and Utah with 30.Health officials in several states have found strains of salmonella in cucumbers grown in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego.The company...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-09/second-death-reported-nationwide-salmon
State
New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care

...Classification of Diseases - there are codes that flag novel strains of flu, for example, and even Ebola and its cousins. With...repeat visits for strep throat might indicate a more worrisome strain is spreading. This kind of data also is used by insurers and...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-08/new-medical-coding-system-ai
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