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Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...trickle of cases to deluge of patients the next day, according to Alaska regional Hospital ER physician and chief medical officer David Cadogan."It's been a long time since I've seen anything like this," he said. "One evening we had...
Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

...longer life.""Our thoughts and prayers go out to President Carter," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society."There's a lot we don't know," but the first task likely will be determining...
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Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska

...shows medical expenses for heroin-related hospitalizations totaled more than $2 million from 2008 to 2012.Chief Medical Officer Jay Butler said heroin is more available than before and tightly linked with a rise in prescription opiate abuse...
Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

...these are discussions ... that are critical to high-quality care," said Patrick Conway, Medicare's chief medical officer. "I would want any American who wanted to have this conversation with their clinician to have the opportunity to...
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Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine

...such as lung."We're getting to the lowest common denominator" of a cancer, said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, which has no role in the study but praised the effort. "You might end up with 30...
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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...


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