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Channel 2 NewsState public health officials are concerned about two recent outbreaks in Alaska- a spike in the number of HIV cases in Fairbanks, and an increase of recent syphilis cases in Anchorage. Susan Jones, the state's HIV/STD program manager, says nine new...
Tags: Syphilis, HIV, Medical Procedures and Tests, Health
Alaskans who might not feel comfortable going to a clinic to get tested for a sexually transmitted disease now have another option. Alaska had the highest Chlamydia rate in the country in 2010, and the second highest rate of gonorrhea. According to...
State health officials are reporting a 23 percent drop in gonorrhea cases. The Alaska Section of Epidemiology says during the first three quarters this year, there have been 770 cases confirmed by a laboratory. That compares to 1,005 confirmed cases...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Health
Tuesday kicked off Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month. Across Alaska, health professionals are encouraging people to get out and get tested. Last year the number of gonorrhea cases across the state reached epidemic levels. Doctors say if...
Reporter and PhotographerThe first study of a controversial vaccine has supporters singing its praises. Gardasil prevents human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease that causes most cervical cancers. The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls ages 14 to 19. ...
I wonder why some religious groups are against Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood itself isn't about abortion. It's primarily about contraception and reproductive health. And if Planned Parenthood loses funding, cancer screenings, contraception and...
After being accused of improperly touching two patients during treatment procedures, Winter Garden acupuncturist Ragu Nath was recently banned by state health officials from treating females by himself. It's the latest example of a Central Florida...
Re "Those outdated HIV laws," Editorial, June 6 I agree that it is time to repeal outdated laws that make it a crime for a person infected with HIV to spit at, bite or throw his or her blood on others. However, your editorial wrongly excuses those who...
Delray Beach residents can celebrate the 148th anniversary of the abolition of slavery with Juneteenth celebrations at Pompey Park and a fundraiser for the Spady Cultural and Heritage Museum. The One Love-One Community Foundation is having its fourth...
In his Op-Ed article this week on hookup culture in college, Bob Laird links binge drinking and casual sex to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, confusion, low self-esteem, unhappiness, vomiting, ethical retardation, low grades and...
Michael Douglas recently addressed his bout with throat cancer, leading many to believe that his particular battle with the disease was brought on by oral sex. But now his camp is backtracking on the comments. In a candid interview with the Guardian...
LONDON (AP) — A representative for actor Michael Douglas now says the actor doesn't blame his throat cancer on oral sex. The Guardian newspaper published an interview Monday saying that Douglas attributed his illness to the HPV virus from oral sex....
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