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State report details fisheries injuries

...vessels, in Alaska's fisheries.According to a report from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health: "It is not surprising that the majority of the non-fatal injuries occurred on catcher processors, as they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-12/state-report-details-fisheries-injur
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Voice of Alaska: School nurses perform duties with integrity

...answer the question - do Alaska school nurses engage in such behavior? This is what I learned:? The State Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology Immunization Program regularly audits school immunization records for completeness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-19/voice-of-alaska-school-nurses-per
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Vaccinations encouraged as flu season arrives

...2011-2012 season spiking in April. Both those high points saw between 400 and 500 cases, according to the Alaska Division of Public Health Section of Epidemiology's website, www.epi.hss.state.ak.us. The vaccines can be administered in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-28/vaccinations-encouraged-as-flu-seaso
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City seeks clarification on school physicals

...enters school in Alaska for the first time, said Mary Bell, a school health nurse consultant within the state Division of Public Health.No regulations were written to accompany the law and there is no statewide standard for what must be done during...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-29/city-seeks-clarification-on-school-p
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Motorcycle crash data: Helmets help

...helmet."It does provide protection to the head," said Deborah Hull-Jilly, an injury epidemiologist for the Division of Public Health. "It can also help reduce some of the fatigue with the windshield."The review looked at injuries from 2001...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-05/motorcycle-crash-data-helmets-help
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OP-ed: Delay in vaccinations a cause for concern

...to 39th. Despite this slow but steady trend in the right direction, a recent study performed by the Alaska Division of Public Health indicated that more Alaska mothers have been choosing to delay or decline vaccines for their children. This...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-04-30/op-ed-delay-in-vaccinations-a-cau
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'Out of the Darkness'

...nation-wide range for the same age group, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service's Division of Public Health. In 2010, more that two times as many people committed suicide than were killed by homicide in the U.S...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-16/out-of-the-darkness
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Addressing 'unspoken struggles'

...Alaska Department of Health and Social Service's Division of Public Health. One in four Alaska teens suffered depression...according to the Alaska Scorecard compiled by the Division of Public Health. "I'm from Canada and we don't really talk...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-04/addressing-unspoken-struggles
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Environment must be monitored, but scare tactics wrong What others say

Yet another environmental scare has proven to be unjustified alarmism. The Alaska Division of Public Health has issued a report reassuring people living near the Red Dog zinc mine that berries and greens from the area are perfectly safe...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/082504/oped_082504ope001001.shtml
State begins new mercury testing program for pregnant women

...women's hair for dangerous levels of the harmful contaminant methylmercury, sometimes found in fish. The Alaska Division of Public Health began the monitoring program this month across the state. Mark Rizzo, a family physician in Kodiak, said he...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062002/ala_062002alapm0090001.shtml
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