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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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“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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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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When Life Gives You Cancer, We Give You Hope

If you think back to the days of learning to ride a bike you probably remember falling down frequently.  When you got hurt, your mother would appear with a small band-aid and a hug.  The bandage may have helped heal your “boo-boo,” but the hug helped heal you. We try to keep that same approach [...]

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Cancer Care Center

Cancer.  It’s not a big word, but it sure is scary and it packs quite the punch.  Everyone “knows” what cancer is, but do you really know what causes cancer or how it develops? Cancer is when cells in the body start to grow rapidly and out of control.  Instead of normal cells that grow, [...]

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