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Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

...around the country, some of which are run by tribes under contract with the federal government. Dr. Susan Karol, chief medical officer for IHS, said the urban and tribally operated health programs are not required to follow IHS policies.IHS has...
Nation and World
Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...slow trickle of cases to deluge of patients the next day, according to Alaska regional Hospital ER physician and chief medical officer David Cadogan."It's been a long time since I've seen anything like this," he said. "One evening we had...
Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery longer life.""Our thoughts and prayers go out to President Carter," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society."There's a lot we don't know," but the first task likely will be determining...
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Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

...say these are discussions ... that are critical to high-quality care," said Patrick Conway, Medicare's chief medical officer. "I would want any American who wanted to have this conversation with their clinician to have the opportunity...
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Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine

...types, such as lung."We're getting to the lowest common denominator" of a cancer, said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, which has no role in the study but praised the effort. "You might end up with...
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Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska

...shows medical expenses for heroin-related hospitalizations totaled more than $2 million from 2008 to 2012.Chief Medical Officer Jay Butler said heroin is more available than before and tightly linked with a rise in prescription opiate abuse...
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...
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...


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