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CPH sees spike in influenza cases

Central Peninsula Hospital has confirmed 34 cases of influenza since the October start of the flu season. Eight of those patients ended up being hospitalized.

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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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State report details fisheries injuries

ANCHORAGE - A recent state analysis of injuries treated at a Dutch Harbor clinic provides some patterns on who is injured, and on what vessels, in Alaska's fisheries.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-12/state-report-details-fisheries-injur
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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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'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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City seeks clarification on school physicals

JUNEAU (AP) - School officials in Petersburg want clarification on a decades-old law their attorney reads as leaving districts responsible for the cost of school entrance physicals, an interpretation that could have financial implications for school districts statewide.The issue was raised by parents, prompting Petersburg school officials to seek an attorney's opinion. "He said, Yep, they're right," superintendent Robert Thomason said.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-29/city-seeks-clarification-on-school-p
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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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Addressing 'unspoken struggles'

...suicide rates were nearly double the national average in 2011, according to the Alaska Scorecard compiled by the Division of Public Health. "I'm from Canada and we don't really talk about it in our schools really," Olsen said. "We all thought...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-04/addressing-unspoken-struggles
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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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All Wildwood inmates to be tested for tuberculosis

...said the prison-wide tests "follow protocol." Dr. Beth Funk, the TB control officer for with the Alaska Division of Public Health, said once a positive case of TB is identified, the next step is testing people who have been exposed to people...

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