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Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

...have, and one of the most beneficial."According to Marsters, both measles and polio are "on the upswing," and whooping cough is the disease most commonly contracted by un-vaccinated children.Nurse Manager Leslie Felts said the clinics are meant...
CPH sees spike in influenza cases workers from contracting the illness as they treat it. To keep from contracting the disease, McDonald said covering coughs and washing hands were important but also said people should avoid public places while ill. "The biggest thing that people...
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...cups or eating utensils with people who are sick; disinfect frequently touched surfaces, including toys and doorknobs; cover coughs and sneezes; and stay home from daycare, school or work if exhibiting symptoms.Children and adults with asthma should be...
Allergies can put crimp in gardening

Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.But there are many things you can do to reduce those irritations...
Crazy about silvers

...a turn for the worse.I pull on four layers of clothes, top it with rain gear and boots, and lurch outside. The old Jeep coughs and sputters to a start, and I herd it gently toward Bing's Landing, headlights barely piercing the slanting rain. My boat...
Many local children exempt from vaccinations

...contagious viral respiratory illness," according to the Alaska state epidemiology website. "Common symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, followed by a rash over most of the body. Although no complications occur for most, pneumonia can develop in...
Prep skiers overcoming adversity for region ski meet

...are able to skip the region meet to focus on state.After she pulled out midway through the borough race with an intermittent cough, Harbison said he had a talk with Fox about using a rebreather mask, which keeps the user from breathing in potentially damaging...
Germ warfare: Schools go on offense against flu

...parents and posted to the Web site, the importance of containing the spread of the flu by washing hands, covering up sneezes and coughs and staying home when ill. It appears the hand cleaning solution is getting some use as well. A recent visit to Kenai Middle...
Two different mysteries intertwined

...enough to assure a third outing. It might just be curtains for Holmes and dear Watson, unless, of course, the foreign market coughs up enough cash to make it worth the studio's while. Grade: B- "Sherlock Holmes: Book of Shadows" is rated PG-13 for...
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...heart failure that had not responded to pills, capsules and cough syrup.And so, on the Saturday morning after Christmas...for treats so we could stuff them with pills or pour doses of cough syrup into them so she would eat them without catching on...


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