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School district report tracks student obesity

...Karol Fink, Obesity Prevention and Control program director for the Alaska Division of Public Health's Section of Chronic Disease and Prevention. The goal with BMI is to look at a larger population, and determine what percentage of a community...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-19/school-district-report-highlights-st
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Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...sign up," Byrd said. There is not a reliable substitute for blood. Donor blood is vital to people with certain chronic diseases, cancer patients and in both scheduled and emergency surgeries. Most people are familiar with someone who has required...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-04-12/kenai-peninsula-college
Schools
Some looking at business opportunities, impacts

...Although Anderson herself is not a cannabis user, she said "I want to know that if I choose to smoke it - if I have a chronic disease or a terminal disease, that I can have access to it. That is my right as an American citizen. I don't think anyone...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-17/some-looking-at-business-opportuniti
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...chips, candy and soda - are calorie-rich and nutrient-poor, contributing to higher rates of obesity and related chronic diseases among low-income residents.Yet people's food choices are influenced by what is available, said Dr. Giridhar...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-02-08-0
Community

...offers many benefits for older adults, including reducing and minimizing the signs, symptoms and risk factors for chronic diseases and conditions like arthritis, obesity and diabetes. Additionally, exercise can help fight depression and improve...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-01-06-4
Dispatch
Free HIV testing offered in Soldotna

...made that it's no longer looked at as a death sentence," Johnson said. "It's actually moving toward more of a chronic disease. ... As long as (HIV-positive people) are following the instructions of the doctor, they are able to live...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-01/free-hiv-testing-offered-in-soldotna
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A Republican response to Obamacare

...could counter with ads showing people who say they had no insurance before Obamacare and they can now have their chronic diseases treated. Republicans might respond by saying the insurance "cure" may be worse than the disease and could ultimately...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-04/a-republican-response-to-obamacar
Opinion
"For the Care of Your Life" - MediCenter now offers 24/7 access

...patient centered medical home, we are proving it by improving, adding, and enhancing all levels of care. Battling chronic disease with functional medicine and beating illness is what MediCenter is all about. We are done providing just sick-care...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2013-09-23
Dispatch
Study: Area healthier, living well, but cancer care needed

...functional health status, chronic disease and various risk factors...mental health care system." Chronic disease and risk factors According to...Obesity was correlated with every chronic disease measured in the survey except...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-03/study-area-healthier-living-well-but
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Study: Health needs of old, yound should be balanced

...one-third of the people who live in the area are obese. The study indicates that obesity is directly linked to every chronic disease researchers measured. That is simply shocking. We must do something to encourage residents to eat healthier and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-03-10/study-health-needs-of-old-yound-s
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