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Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...low, according to Cooper."That does not represent how much flu is out there," he said.Jay Butler, director of community health services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, said the young adult who died Tuesday after being admitted to...

...president/CEO Ken Brewer. Gorman has been vice president of community health services since 1989. He was deputy director of community health services from 1987-89. His division provides services to 19 rural villages in Southeast Alaska. These services...
Five-year study tracks links between Native lifestyle, health

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is hosting an open house today in hopes of generating interest in a five-year national health and wellness study of Alaska Natives and American Indians.
Consortium VP Mark Gorman to depart after 22 years

...Gorman has been Vice President of Community Health Services since 1989, and before that he was Deputy Director of Community Health Services from 1987-89. He also served as Interim President/CEO for five months in 2007 following the death...
Swine flu possible cause of Alaska patient death for type A influenza. The swine flu strain, or H1N1, is a type A flu.Jay Butler, the hospital's director of community health services, describes the patient as a young adult who died Tuesday. Butler says he can't release personal...
Marrow drive registers 1,010

A recent drive in Southeast Alaska by private citizens to register bone-marrow donors collected 1,010 blood samples, organizers said.
Alaska officials dispute magazine's claims about halibut

...servings of fish each week, saying omega-3 fatty acids from fish promote heart health. Dr. Jim Berner, director of community health with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, said his studies of maternal blood have shown higher mercury...
SEARHC names interim president

...Gorman has a long history with SEARHC. He was vice president of Community Health Services since 1989 and deputy director of Community Health Services for two previous years. "I'm honored to fill this role during a critical and sad time in SEARHC's...
PCB report on St. Lawrence Island stirs controversy among scientists, health officials

ANCHORAGE - An unusual public dispute has broken out among scientists and health officials over a study of cancer-causing PCBs in the blood of Yupik villagers on St. Lawrence Island. Last week the state Division of Public Health issued a bulletin rebutting the conclusion of an environmental group that low-level PCBs found in residents of the Bering Sea island appeared to come from an abandoned military site.


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