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Court: Alaska must fund some abortions

...a staunch abortion opponent, accused the state Supreme Court of opening the door for state-funded abortions as elective surgery. Under provisions of the state program, an abortion is funded after the doctor and the Medicaid recipient deem...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072901/sta_Abortions.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...to be flies, in a pool of water near a pillar below the pharmacy. "As a precaution, we have elected to cancel elective surgeries," he said Monday. "There are no patients at risk." The hospital canceled about 20 appointments Friday and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061307/sta_20070613024.shtml
News
Consent laws protect teens

...tattooed, drive cars or get aspirin at school without a parent's permission so why should we allow our kids to have elective surgery that could result in severe injury or even death and leave that decision up to the teen? Here's another thought...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021903/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
Surgical services at Bartlett disrupted by water leaks

...causing a disruption of surgical services at Bartlett Regional Hospital, which will require the cancellation of all elective surgeries during the next 24-48 hours, according to a release from the hospital. Unheated water sent into overhead pipes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-05-17/surgical-services-bartlett-disrupted-wa
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Picture is bleak for artists

...medical procedure - but that means no more walking on his bad foot until he can afford what his health plan calls "elective surgery." A music journalist is transferring his beloved vinyl collection to MP3s, selling one classic record at a time...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031209/opi_408288540.shtml
Blood bank of Alaska closing two donation centers

...national trend. "With the increase in people losing their jobs, and with it their insurance, people are doing less elective surgeries," he told the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. He said leases at the two branches are up at the end of the year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112209/sta_527626505.shtml
Construction will delay elective surgeries at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital

The S'axt' Hit Mount Edgecumbe Hospital operating room will experience delays in elective surgery for about three weeks because of the hospital's siding, window and roofing renovation project. The partial closure currently...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092310/reg_711183175.shtml
Regional News
Juneau Empire Online Community: Yellow alert for type 'O' blood 8/26/98

...filled at between 70 and 80 percent, and if Red Cross inventory does not improve, doctors may be asked to delay elective surgeries. Type ``O'' blood is critical to the blood supply, because approximately 53 percent of transfused blood is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082698/blood.html
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