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Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 Alaska eruption

...Research ties fine particulate to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.Geologists have taken samples in the past when ash has been deposited on Kodiak roofs but don't have a good understanding...
Barbara J. Heath Cook

...passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, in Bend, Oregon. She had family by her side as her struggle with dementia and lung disease ended. Barbara was born on July 9, 1928 in Chilliwack, BC, Canada, to Harold and Nellie Cook. At age 9, her family...
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...Tribal Health Consortium.Historically, Alaska Natives have a higher rate of underlying medical conditions such as lung disease, diabetes, congestive heart failure and obesity, all of which heighten the chances of hospitalization and death from...
Louis Robert Ledda

...more quality adventures with family in Alaska. His last 6 years were spent living at Heritage Place due to his severe lung disease and a rare case of blindness that afflicted him about 7 years ago. He loved his Heritage Place family as much as his...
Lost Lake race founder's presence still felt to run the race. Walker has CF, and last year nearly broke three hours - quite an achievement for someone with a lung disease."In addition, she formed a team that raised over $10,000," Simpson added. "She is a true inspiration...
Coal mine would add to climate change

Coal pollutes water and air, depletes fisheries, and causes lung disease. Most of all, coal accelerates climate change. Climate change is here and Alaska?s indigenous people bear the brunt. They...
Extinguishing the habit

...previously known to be caused by smoking - bladder, esophageal, laryngeal, lung, oral, and throat cancers; chronic lung diseases; coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases; as well as reproductive effects and sudden infant death syndrome, according...
Health providers prepare for flu season

...the elderly, get vaccinated this season. This also includes caregivers of people with asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease. CPH is well-stocked with vaccinations for patients, volunteers and staff, said Camille Sorenson, the hospital's...

...than 2 years old ? Pregnant women ? People with certain medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease ? People 65 years and older It's also important to get vaccinated if you care for anyone at high risk, or for...
Fort Yukon Natives fight asbestos disposal plan

...contaminant, as tiny fibers of the material can be inhaled. Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and other chronic lung diseases. The asbestos being buried is an inert material that does not dissolve in water and will not move into the groundwater...


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