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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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 [...]
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 [...]
At Alaska Regional Hospital, we understand it can be hard to find time to exercise. But our exercise champions say it’s easier than you think – if you apply activity into your normal schedule. The following examples are simple ways to turn daily tasks into mini-workouts. Get more from walking. When life seems too busy [...]
We all know the first few months with your baby are not easy, especially if it’s your first. Knowing what to expect when you have a newborn can ease anxiety and give you confidence as you bond with your new baby. We’ve identified five tips to make the first months go more smoothly. Sleep when [...]
Words that end in “itis” usually equal bad news. This four-letter Greek suffix means inflammation. Derived from another Greek word, “arthron” means joint, and together arthron and itis create a painful condition in which joints because swollen, stiff, and sore. Most people believe that only older people develop arthritis, and while the majority of those [...]