Advancing Stroke Care

Have you ever heard of a “brain attack”? That’s what happens when the blood supply is suddenly cut off from the brain.  Similar to a heart attack and more commonly ...

Alaska Regional Hospital Offers Revolutionary Pain Blocking Procedures to Total Knee Patients

Ten days after undergoing total knee replacement surgery, an Anchorage woman was referred to Dr. Luke Liu, an Alaska Regional anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, when her postoperative discomfort remained ...

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus or EV-D68

You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68.  Following are some facts and information that can help you ...

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Want to be Healthier? Get a Dog

Is your Facebook page filled with photos of your dog? Do you and your dog have matching team jerseys for Sundays on the couch? You are not alone—and your love for dogs may actually be benefiting your health. There are around 70 million pet dogs in the United States, according to a 2012 report by […]

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A Checklist for Your Third Trimester

Is it really only a few months until the birth of your baby?  Where did the time go?  We haven’t even put together the crib!  Well mom, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do for the big day. This is a great time to work out details about issues that are […]

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Tips for Patients: Help Ensure a Safe Hospital Stay

Alaska Regional Hospital encourages all of our patients to take an active role in their own care. This includes taking the following steps prior to and during a hospital stay. Be an involved and informed member of your healthcare team! Medication Safety If you are coming to the hospital for a planned procedure or admission, […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the ER

Millions of ER visits occur each year, but how many of them are completely necessary? While there are many reasons to visit the emergency room, there are some illnesses, wounds or symptoms that require definite, immediate medical attention. And while we all hope to never need these services, it’s important to know when you or […]

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“Lighting Up” Surgical Procedures with New Firefly Technology

Like its namesake, the new Firefly technology, which creates better visualization of the anatomy for surgeons while they are operating, is known for its firefly-green color that illuminates the difference between cancerous and healthy tissue, and the blood supply to a tumor, allowing for more accurate removal and less risk of any cancer being left […]

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