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My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adolescents and adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...children.As a result, long-disappeared illnesses have returned: measles, in New York City and British Columbia; whooping cough, here in Juneau. The consequences of these diseases can be fatal.That's a high price to pay for ignorance, and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-28/editorial-keep-pressure-support-vacci
Opinion
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...is a signal that Alaskans may not be protecting themselves from more serious diseases.Last year, an outbreak of whooping cough struck Southeast Alaska. Worldwide, measles is on the rebound as the scared and misinformed keep their kids unprotected...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-16/editorial-vaccination-saves-lives
Opinion
Vaccination fees waived in August

...protects those around you."Alaska saw a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in 2012, with rates four times the national...up with serious complications from ... measles or whooping cough or chicken pox."While the focus is on immunizations...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/vaccination-fees-waived-august
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...understanding and confronting what divides us." Thumbs down to the two confirmed and three suspected cases of "whooping cough," officially known as pertussis, in Juneau schools. The sickness is a highly contagious disease, which starts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-25/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
1933

...in the Channel League and High School series due to the closing of the schools on account of prevalent epidemics of whooping cough and influenza.When the two teams battled ferries would make two trips with fans both ways.Since Juneau won more...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-09-19/1933
Sports
Medicines of the 1890s

...used by our early pioneers. "Whooping Cough Cure: Gather 2 oz. olive oil...paroxysm. After the third week of whooping cough, put 1 oz. strongest liquid...vinegar occasionally." Both whooping cough and diphtheria were deadly and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021311/nei_784855205.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...In addition to existing immunization requirements that protect children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, rubella and polio, children in grades K-12 will be required to be immunized against mumps, hepatitis...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012201/Ope_Letters4.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...compliance rate by the end of the year, she said. Immunizations can protect children against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and chicken pox. Educating the public...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013100/Loc_immunization.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...might overrun our nation's public health system. Far too many people view childhood diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough, rubella, chicken pox and measles as curiosities from the past. At Vanderbilt, we continue to see these diseases...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072500/Ope_vaccinations.shtml

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