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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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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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A Checklist for Your Third Trimester

Is it really only a few months until the birth of your baby?  Where did the time go?  We haven’t even put together the crib!  Well mom, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do for the big day. This is a great time to work out details about issues that are [...]

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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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