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The best books of 2014

...adventure."Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande: Through interviews with doctors, healthcare providers and patients, the surgeon examines how modern medicine has failed: With end-of-life issues. Herald reviewer...
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...some other viruses, in addition to Influenza A, for which drifting has occurred.There is no shortage of vaccine, so Hargrave encourages everyone to get vaccinated or consult a healthcare provider with concerns about being vaccinated.
Bartlett prepares for Ebola, just in case hospital say they are working to ensure healthcare providers are prepared to handle an infected patient.Bartlett...Anyone exhibiting symptoms should call first, so healthcare providers can meet the person outside the hospital so they...
A decade of violent deaths

...what's happening in our world, out in Alaska," Hull-Jilly said. "It also tells me as a researcher that our healthcare providers really need to work together with prescription drug monitoring."Tracking and comparing information may cut down...
My Turn: Scientists who know say 'no' to legal pot

...alleviation of a variety of medical conditions. But patients with these conditions benefit from discussions with their healthcare providers about the risks and benefits. The state should examine the most appropriate access for this class of users. That...
Servants in birth, life

...struggling to find natural products and had to buy most of it online," she said.The birth clinic and other healthcare providers in Juneau have already caught on to the doula movement, and many doulas attend births at Bartlett Regional Hospital...
Kenai health center on alert for measles

...Medicaid clients. Other healthcare providers on the Peninsula can also...recommended to get one dose. Healthcare providers and college students are...medical provider, she said.Healthcare providers are encouraged to culture the...
Native health leaders stress Medicaid issues

...had trouble with filing claims and getting payments back.The four months of glitches will continue to affect healthcare providers around the state long after the problems are corrected, Helgesen said."This will continue to be an administrative...
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Alaskan among 'genius grant' winners

...that we are headed in the right direction," Brenner said.The 44-year-old created the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers as a means to find and track the poorest patients with the most complex medical issues. Those patients are visited...
The health-care law fight isn't over

...providing better and more usable information about the "value" of healthcare options - including how different healthcare providers perform - but without dictating decisions, the federal and state government could empower consumers to make more...


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