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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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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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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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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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Your ER Experience

When you think of an emergency room, what comes to mind? Sure you think of doctors, nurses, sick patients, and people with life-threatening conditions, but what about the long-running NBC TV show, ER? Obviously, this TV show fictionalized a lot of what life is like in the ER, and we hate to break it to [...]

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