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What others say: Three in 10 Alaskans now considered seriously overweight

Alaskans like to think of ourselves as rugged individuals, far removed from the lethargy and urban sprawl of the Lower 48.
School district report tracks student obesity

One in every three students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is either overweight or obese. This ratio has held steady for at least the past three years.
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.
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...
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.
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, The vaccines can be administered in...
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...
'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...
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...
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...


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