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Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous? a leg vein. If that clot gets lose and travels into the lungs, it can cause a blockage.Nimia L. Reyes, a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that seat size isn't necessarily a factor in people developing...
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NCAA settles concussion suit, will change rules

...medical care by physicians with experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of concussions," NCAA's chief medical officer Brian Hainline said.Siprut added that stricter rules and oversight should help ensure the viability of football...
In the stacks: New memoirs and biographies

...American Civil War broke out, Jonathan Letterman was a medical officer responsible for several hundred men. Soon, though, he found himself promoted to chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac, and he was suddenly dealing...
Officials say smoking down among Alaska teens

...during the past 30 days at the time of the survey."These are great numbers. It's wonderful news," state chief medical officer Ward Hurlburt said during a briefing in Anchorage to announce the survey findings. "We also know that there remains...
Seeking a transfusion: Hospital CEO finalists meet city leaders and the public

...and all except Dahl have health care backgrounds. All except Abercrombie have ties to Alaska.Paul Franke, chief medical officer and interim administrator of the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, said he'd like to see "more robust...
Heroin ranks low among health priorities in Alaska

...seriously, our highest priorities are on issues that impact the public's health most broadly," Alaska's chief medical officer Ward Hurlburt said in a statement.The numbers: Fewer than 20 deaths where heroin might have played a role were...
Thousands applying for one-way ticket to Mars

...sense of humor."What we are looking for is not restricted to a particular background," Norbert Kraft, the chief medical officer for the group, said in a statement. "From Round 1 we will take forward the most committed, creative, resilient...
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Tennis in a sauna? Heat wave hits Australian Open

...required significant medical intervention after they had completed their match," Tim Wood, the tournament's chief medical officer, said in a statement.A ball girl was treated for heat stress during a morning match, and the tournament shortened...
State Briefs

...probably SARS completes 10 days of isolation without a fever they are no longer a public health risk," said municipal medical officer Dr. Bruce Chandler. Hospital moves toward expansion, renovation KENAI - Central Peninsula General Hospital is moving...
Possible SARS victim recovering at Bartlett

...ships clean and work with port communities on how to handle possible cases, he said. In some cases, the ship's medical officers examine potential passengers, he said. He hadn't heard of any other possible SARS cases on cruise ships that...


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