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What others say: Talking about suicide is difficult, but we must

His name was Anthony Choquette. On Oct.
In front of the crowd A new speaker comes for Red Ribbon Week voice during the annual Red Ribbon week. Michael Patterson, who worked as a spokesman during the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, now travels throughout Alaska telling about his experience with...
What others say: Three in 10 Alaskans now considered seriously overweight

...rugged individuals, far removed from the lethargy and urban sprawl of the Lower 48. But figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that if we want to live up to that image, we'd better start exercising and getting outside...
More than a 5k Scholarship honors beloved brother and son, promotes community education

Shannon Bird's brother Les Rappe died in a car accident in Nikiksi in 2008. His seatbelt wasn't buckled, a detail Bird was unaware of until this summer. This year, Bird determined to mold a positive outcome from her family's hardship.
Obama visit to Arctic spotlights tough life in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - With a historic visit to the Alaska Arctic, President Barack Obama was shining a spotlight Wednesday on the plight of residents in rural Alaska, where Alaska Natives and others toil under rough-and-tumble conditions that most Americans would be hard-pressed to imagine.
School district report tracks student obesity

...Peninsula Borough School District comes in at a slightly higher rate - about 36 percent, she said. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports Alaska's average aligns with the number of adolescents and adults nationwide who have excess...

...the latest average school start time in the country, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Alaska's average start time is 8:33 a.m., while only 17 percent of U.S. public schools analyzed...
Charlie is an autism service dog in training

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Animal lover and trainer Julie Shaw wants you to meet Charlie, a 10-week-old Australian Labradoodle bred for calmness - not because he's so cute and cuddly, which is a bonus, but because it will help raise awareness about autism.
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Op-ed: The 3-percent dodge

The nation's premier provider of abortions doesn't want to be known for providing abortions.

...Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the nation's pre-eminent public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His estimate was promoted at high-level international meetings. It rallied nations to step up their...


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