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Want to be Healthier? Get a Dog

Is your Facebook page filled with photos of your dog? Do you and your dog have matching team jerseys for Sundays on the couch? You are not alone—and your love for dogs may actually be benefiting your health. There are around 70 million pet dogs in the United States, according to a 2012 report by [...]

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Finding a New Doctor: Must-Ask Questions for Your New Physician

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 take the time to find someone you feel comfortable with and who fits the criteria you have in mind. Once you find a new doctor, [...]

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Getting More Exercise Out of Daily Activities

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 [...]

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