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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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Alaska hires new top doctor

...Friday to be Alaska's new chief medical officer and Public Health director...Dr. Jay Butler, former chief medical officer, and Bev Wooley, former as a vice president, chief medical officer and consultant in Oregon, Washington...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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's top doctor, Public Health director leave posts

...state employment in an action that may be linked to Gov. Sarah Palin's anti-abortion views. Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jay Butler, left the Department of Health and Social Services June 22. Public Health Division Director Bev...
Swine flu suspected in crew member on cruise ship

...The woman was isolated two days later and was treated with antiviral medication, Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska's chief medical officer, said Sunday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified Alaska health officials over the weekend...


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