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NCAA settles concussion suit, will change rules

...medical care by physicians with experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of concussions," NCAA's chief medical officer Brian Hainline said.Siprut added that stricter rules and oversight should help ensure the viability of football...
In the stacks: New memoirs and biographies

...Letterman was a medical officer responsible for several hundred men. Soon, though, he found himself promoted to chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac, and he was suddenly dealing with thousands of wounded men. He changed all that by establishing...
Officials say smoking down among Alaska teens

...during the past 30 days at the time of the survey."These are great numbers. It's wonderful news," state chief medical officer Ward Hurlburt said during a briefing in Anchorage to announce the survey findings. "We also know that there remains...
Seeking a transfusion: Hospital CEO finalists meet city leaders and the public

...and all except Dahl have health care backgrounds. All except Abercrombie have ties to Alaska.Paul Franke, chief medical officer and interim administrator of the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, said he'd like to see "more robust...
Heroin ranks low among health priorities in Alaska

...seriously, our highest priorities are on issues that impact the public's health most broadly," Alaska's chief medical officer Ward Hurlburt said in a statement.The numbers: Fewer than 20 deaths where heroin might have played a role were...
Tennis in a sauna? Heat wave hits Australian Open

...required significant medical intervention after they had completed their match," Tim Wood, the tournament's chief medical officer, said in a statement.A ball girl was treated for heat stress during a morning match, and the tournament shortened...
Alaska Briefs

...estimated the number infected at 25, including a crew member. Jenkinson had been in contact with the cruise line's chief medical officer. She said the number of cases didn't reach the 3 percent threshold that triggers a response from the federal...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...boy, 3 months old, was in full cardio-pulmonary arrest when the crew arrived, said firefighter Brian Long, chief medical officer during the incident. Firefighters applied CPR for the 40 seconds it took to run with the child to Bartlett Regional...
States vary in unplanned-pregnancy prevention

...third of women and teenagers in need of contraceptive services, according to the study. Dr. Joann Schaefer, chief medical officer for the Nebraska Health and Human Services System expressed disappointment with the report. Schaefer noted that...
No cases of swine flu in Alaska

...Thursday afternoon remained the same: no suspected cases, no confirmed cases. But Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska's chief medical officer, said Alaska can expect at some point the arrival of swine flu given how swiftly the virus is becoming adept at...


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