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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 known as a stroke, it leads to rapidly dying brain cells and an urgent need to act fast! When a stroke happens, every second counts. [...]

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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 to understand why this virus is gaining national attention and how to reduce your child’s risk of contracting it. Enteroviruses are quite common, as there [...]

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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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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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