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Around town for Friday, Nov. 6

...Center open house & fundraiser, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 225 Front Street, Suite 202. Refreshments, the advanced nurse practitioner and learn about clinic services. Details: 586-4230.SOFA fundraiser, 6 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom. Wine...
Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

...Illness, believes collaborative care has enormous promise, provided that the nonpsychiatrists - whether doctors, nurse practitioners, counselors or social workers - receive specialized training."They are the boots on the ground," she said...
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My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...hospitals providing Medicaid services - it can be levied on all private providers' gross income.Are you a private nurse practitioner, psychologist or therapist? You'll be upping your fees by at least 6 percent next year to cover your new 6 percent...
Niche spa treatments growing in number

...ideas led to a single business goal of opening a medi-spa. The owners of Blue Mussel Aesthetics are Advanced Nurse Practitioners with more than 25 years of medical experience. Young is a practitioner at Valley Medical and Kartchner can be...
Students selected for health sciences scholarships

...nurse.?Sarah Sjostedt from Juneau. Sjostedt attends the University of Alaska Anchorage and is on the family nurse practitioner track.?Melina Mack from Juneau. Mack will attend the University of Alaska Anchorage to study nursing.?Kirsten...
Students selected for BRHF's Edelman Health Sciences Scholarships

...attending University of Alaska Anchorage and is working toward completing a Masters in Nursing, along the Family Nurse Practitioner track.Melina Mack, of Juneau, was selected to receive a $5,000 academic scholarship. Mack will be attending...
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

...asked the VA's inspector general to look into the quality of care provided.The clinic currently has a fulltime nurse practitioner and partners with the Southcentral Foundation to help with patients. The VA also has used contract physicians to...
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...was rolled into the House Speaker's Chambers on his chair.Olson and Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, a nurse practitioner, responded immediately to make sure the representative was stable. The Senate called an at-ease while its members...
Growing season

...indoors in the winter than they do in the summer months, according to Juneau's growers.Becca Van De Water, a nurse practitioner at Wellspring, has a thriving hydroponic tower garden in her kitchen. "My mom's an organic farmer, so I grew...
Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances

...that passed on Monday, which would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines without oversight from a doctor or nurse practitioner.Pharmacists would be required to log the vaccines they administer in a statewide database.Giessel said immunization...
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