NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

...worse. Both groups scored below average on many of the tests, according to Robert Stern of the Boston University School of Medicine."There is a known period of critical brain development that occurs around puberty. And if the brain is injured during that...
My Turn: The case for big projects

...once remote places, how could our mostly rural state have flourished? Could Alaskans have accessed healthcare and emergency medicine? What about modern goods and services? Building dams, roads, ports and bridges put Alaskans to work and generated and supported...
My Turn: Timeless tale about a very current issue

...below the bridge we cross on our way to another place. The experience of being uncomfortable for a couple of hours was bitter medicine for the complacency that allows us to ignore an issue that pertains to everyone. The total worth of a society is nothing more...
Legislators file first round of bills

...HB 29 - Rep. Tuck - Requires licenses for occupations relating to radiologic technology, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine technology.? HB 30 - Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla - Requires school districts to develop and require student completion...
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Assembly blocks marijuana paperwork

...users, who are legally allowed to use the drug but struggle with a supply."When getting our cards, we ask 'How do we get medicine,' and they say 'Well, you can grow it in three months,'" Berkey said. Benjamin Wilcox, a longtime bartender, and...
My Turn: Where will Alaska and the US be in 30 years?, and entertainment ---in all of which the U.S. excels. The U.S. will also continue to propel innovations in medicine, energy, bioengineering, and communications. Further, the U.S. will retain its dominant military status (defense spending...
The best books of 2014 the 19th century thirst for adventure."Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande: Through providers and patients, the surgeon examines how modern medicine has failed: With end-of-life issues. Herald reviewer...
Waiting game for weed?

...been active in Alaska since 1998, but without dispensaries, patients must resort to alternative methods in seeking their medicine. Medical marijuana in Colorado was similarly legalized in 2000, but recreational use was just added in 2014.The one-year...
Lawrence Sommers

...hyperbaric chamber for divers recovering from decompression sickness; on a recent trip he was invited into the hyperbaric medicine unit at Virginia Mason where further consulting work was being discussed.In 1971, Larry met Chrystal as he was returning...
Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital adds surgeon to staff

...forward to her leadership in the coming year." McPherson's medical degree comes from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She previously worked as a surgeon at Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma, and performed her internship...


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