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Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

...my 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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-13/carter-says-he-has-cancer-revealed-re
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/health-officials-report-sharp-rise-hero
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-09/medicare-cover-end-life-counseling
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/novel-govt-cancer-study-will-test-pr
Regional News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/ncaa-settles-concussion-suit-will-chan
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-16/stacks-new-memoirs-and-biographies
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-10-15/officials-say-smoking-down-among-ala
Weddings
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/seeking-transfusion-hospital-ceo-finali
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-15/tennis-sauna-heat-wave-hits-australian
Sports

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