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Anchorage hospitals appeal state's allocation of new beds

...River and South Anchorage was denied so as not to drive up costs by treating non-life-threatening ailments such as ear infections and fevers at emergency room costs.The appeals will be heard an administrative law judge, who will make a recommendation...
My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

...didn't want to pay if my eye injury was someone's fault. They agreed to pay after my call.Then one son got an ear infection. After attempting to fill his prescription, the poor pharmacist again said there was an error message saying Aetna...
Digging through layers of fleece

...provide benefits for the child.In a breastfeeding world, fewer babies die of SIDS, get cancer, diabetes, colds, ear infections, asthma and allergies. Breastfed children grow up to be healthier adults. They are less likely to be obese or develop...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...respiratory problems. Eye and nasal irritation. Middle ear infections (otitis media). Secondhand smoke is linked to each...than 18 months of age sick; it can cause pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, coughing, wheezing and increased mucus...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...JUNEAU EMPIRE Your child has an ear infection and is crying in pain, but you...medical help. The result? That ear infection could easily damage your child's... Archives Your child has an ear infection and is crying in pain, but you...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...several reasons. Breast-fed children have shown a decreased incidence of allergies, asthma, respiratory problems, ear infections, sudden infant death syndrome and diabetes, plus slightly higher IQs and a potentially lower risk of heart disease...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...some children don't get help. Children who might fall into that category could include those who've had frequent ear infections and have fallen 30 percent to 35 percent behind in speech and language, said REACH's infant learning program director...
Northwest Digest

...a bacteria known as pneumococcus that can also cause pneumonia and other common ailments such as sinus and middle ear infections, Funk said. The bacteria is carried in the throat, and is common enough that most people do not get sick from it...
CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics for kids

...other upper respiratory infections. But there was no significant change in how often they prescribed the drugs for ear infection, bronchitis and sinusitis.The new findings represent progress, but also suggest that doctors are still prescribing...
Children's health gets safety net

Your child has an ear infection and is crying in pain, but you can't afford a doctor. You...rather than seek professional medical help. The result? That ear infection could easily damage your child's hearing, which could lead to...


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