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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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Alaska Regional Hospital Offers Revolutionary Pain Blocking Procedures to Total Knee Patients

Ten days after undergoing total knee replacement surgery, an Anchorage woman was referred to Dr. Luke Liu, an Alaska Regional anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, when her postoperative discomfort remained unmanageable. Known for his non-narcotic, revolutionary pain management procedure called the “Alaska Block,” Liu and the patient’s surgeon believed that this procedure might be the [...]

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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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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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Health Checkups

With the flurry of everyday life, it’s no wonder our health often takes a backseat to other concerns. But a preventive visit to the doctor now may help you avoid problems down the road. Alaska Regional encourages you to take a moment to contact your healthcare provider and schedule a checkup today.  Don’t have a [...]

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