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. ...

“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 ...

Finding a New Doctor: Must-Ask Questions for Your New Physician

These days, it’s not uncommon for people to switch doctors. Whether you’ve recently relocated to Alaska, changed insurance carriers or were simply dissatisfied with your past physician, it’s important to ...

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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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Becoming a Father: A guy’s perspective

Life moves fast—finishing school, starting a career, getting married. Now, you’re having a child? There are numerous publications and blogs to help expectant mothers. But how can having the first baby affect the average guy? Men who are having their first baby can go through emotional roller coasters just like their female counterparts, according to [...]

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Get Treated. Not Seated.

You may have heard or seen some recent advertising referencing our short Emergency Room wait times.  It’s all part of our effort to increase awareness of our commitment to deliver faster, better emergency care. We believe that the wait time to receive high quality care in our Emergency Room is shorter than that of any [...]

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Preventing the Top 5 Threats to Women’s Health

When it comes to health risks, women and men aren’t the same. In fact, you may be surprised to learn which conditions pose the highest health risks to women. Our specialists at Alaska Regional have put together a list of things you can do to help prevent these top threats to women’s health. Heart Disease [...]

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The School Year is Coming – Is Your Child Vaccinated?

The sure sign summer’s coming to an end? The impending sound of school bells just around the corner. The coming weeks are sure to be filled with shopping trips and checklists, but don’t forget one of the most important to-do items: vaccinations for your child. Take advantage of your flexible summer schedules to get vaccinations [...]

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