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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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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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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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