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Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...there is no specific list of procedures, but general areas are orthopedic, nonemergency heart conditions and planned major surgeries. In May, the company opened up the program to cancer surgeries as well.For many Alaskans, these kinds of procedures...
Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

...29-year-old dentist whose long, perfectly blown out locks and natural-look makeup belied the fact she'd undergone major surgery a day before. "This is all part of the package."Analusa Feitosa, Perinatal's head of nursing, said such perks...
Nation and World

...about how great life was and how healthy he was, though he had experienced some serious life-changing events, a major surgery and, it turns out, he had a prosthetic limb. "That's resilience," Schwartz smiled. "I wish we could all think...
The court saved my lifeline stay. I'm writing about this not because I want pity but to make the point that undergoing chemotherapy and major surgery for cancer is stressful enough without having to worry about being able to pay for it.Most people do not have any...
49ers' Gore kept hope through all the adversity

...prompting him to wonder if "football wasn't for me." Shaking off the doubts, he was drafted by the 49ers, but needed major surgery on both shoulders after his rookie campaign. Later, he lost part of another season to a hip injury. Even harder...
Scholes, Graves win Nick Frangos Memorial race

...had just been recovering from major knee surgery last year when she had her accident. She had to go through two major surgeries in Seattle and months of rehabilitation to regain her mobility. But Sunday it was like Julie Graves had never been...
Taxes prey on weak

...that we really revolt and bring this out-of-control tax-and-spend climate to a screeching halt. We need some major surgery now. Natural growth in our community should maintain any necessary increased costs for local government. The current...
Mushing champ ponders future with one less finger

...Cinderella story, since Mackey was predicted never to mush again after a battle with cancer in 2001 in which he endured major surgery that removed neck muscles, lymph nodes, his internal jugular vein and nerves. "After my cancer surgery, the diagnosis...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...but they did not diagnose or treat eye disease; that was the job of ophthalmologists. ``Now we do everything but major surgery,'' he said. ``Optometry is a primary eye-care profession.'' He has treated glaucoma, cataracts and eye...
Selena Shines

...likely have metal rods implanted to support her back because she is developing scoliosis. She's already had three major surgeries, one of which was the installation of a feeding tube she must use daily to - as her family says - "pump in dinner...


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