Tag Archives: Orthopedics

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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Words that end in “itis” usually equal bad news.  This four-letter Greek suffix means inflammation. Derived from another Greek word, “arthron” means joint, and together arthron and itis create a painful condition in which joints because swollen, stiff, and sore.  Most people believe that only older people develop arthritis, and while the majority of those […]

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Oh, dem achy bones

Any idea how many bones are in the human body? There are 206 bones in the adult human body, and more than 300 bones in an infant!  Our bones are what hold us together and support our bodies; otherwise we’d be big blobs of muscle and flesh with very limited mobility. However, our bones aren’t […]

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