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Alaska prepares for increase in age to purchase tobacco

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new federal law is set to increase the national age limit for tobacco and e-cigarette purchases to 21, which will require Alaska to meet a standard that has already been...

 

Juneau has no plans to reintroduce fluoride

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Juneau does not have any plans to put fluoride in its drinking water again after Alaska’s capital stopped the practice more than a decade ago. Fluoridation has received renewed scrutiny after a recent study examined dental...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 30, 2017

Hospital seeing more flu cases this year

It's flu season, and the Petersburg Medical Center is reporting several cases -- more than usual, including some who were immunized -- but all signs are pointing toward a vaccination that works. "We...

 

Letters to The Editor

Listen to health care professionals To the Editor: The Petersburg election this next Tuesday, Oct. 3 is very important to the dental health of the young people in this community. The fluoride incorporated into the enamel as the permanent teeth are...

 

Study: Alaska has highest rate of gun ownership in U.S.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new six-year study on guns in Alaska shows the state has the highest rate of gun ownership and one of the top rates of gun deaths and injuries in the U.S. The study was published on Wednesday by the Alaska Section of...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    April 16, 2015

Flu season isn't over yet; tips for prevention

It’s winding down, but it’s not over yet. “A big upswing” in type B influenza cases has served as a reminder that “the flu never truly goes away,” Public Health Nurse Erin Michael said. During the week of April 6, there were three type B... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    April 16, 2015

Immunization Week will provide free vaccines for all ages

Next week is National Infant Immunization Week, and the Petersburg Public Health Center will be waiving administrative fees for those who stop in. “It’s just kind of a reminder to people how important it is to get infants vaccinated,” Public...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

PMC staying current on infectious disease policies

Petersburg Medical Center Board members were apprised of the hospital's ongoing measures to stay current and protected against Ebola and other infectious agents on Wednesday in a report by Elizabeth Bacom, infection control and lab director for the...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014

School officials advise parents on head lice, one case reported

A case of head lice was reported at the elementary school last week. “It is likely that this is an isolated incident,” Elementary School Principal Erica Kludt Painter said in a districtwide email. Kludt Painter asked parents to do their part to...

 

Pedometer challenge to continue this spring

Petersburg Mental Health Services will take the reins on running a second Pedometer Challenge this spring after Petersburg Indian Association found out it couldn’t secure grant funding for the program. Interest in last year’s challenge sparked...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s a mixed bag in America in terms of bankrolling ‘the best available science’ for our nation’s fisheries. Based on the preliminary federal budget released last week, funds for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration went from...

 

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