Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances

...sponsored the bill 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...
State | AK legislature
A day in the life of Rosa Miller

...your husband goes.'"Her mother, Bessie Visaya, was helped in her labor by the cannery superintendent's wife, who was a nurse. It's from her that Miller got her middle name.When she was 9, she was sent to Skagway's Catholic School for a few years...
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average closer to where they live.Recruitment of doctors and nurses to this remote state remains a challenge for the VA, a point...quality of care provided.The clinic currently has a fulltime nurse practitioner and partners with the Southcentral Foundation to...
At trial, Hoonah attorney presses widow's memory

...have prevented him from hearing Tokuoka's warning.Greene testified that she was an emergency room and intensive care unit nurse in St. Petersburg, Florida, but moved to Hoonah in 2013. She is now the dispatch supervisor for the Hoonah Police Department...
Anchorage hospital wins trauma care upgrade

...only level 2 trauma center in Alaska before this week.The designation means a hospital has surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, doctors and operating room staff available around the clock.Providence officials say the hospital had those resources available...
Tattoo parlors find plenty of customers on Kenai Peninsula

...more accepted in society. He said people from all walks of life get tattoos these days."You've got doctors, lawyers, nurses, firefighters, officers," Gipson said. "Now, (tattoos) are so commonplace."In the past, people associated tattoos...
Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma a board-certified behavior analyst. Tell us about your family.I am married to Daniel Wiersma, who works as a flight nurse for Guardian Flight.What are your hobbies and special interests?When I am not teaching I enjoy being outdoors, running...
My Turn: Walker on Medicaid: It's the right thing to do

...doing backflips. Why should Alaskans' health and wellbeing be less important than our roads and airports? Why are doctors and nurses less valuable than road crews? The state will generate savings by using federal Medicaid dollars to pay for services we now...
Opinion | AK legislature
Good Samaritans band together to help car crash victims

...Other people helped by holding the doors open as Beaird and the other gentleman pulled the two from the vehicle. Another was a nurse who checked the couple for injuries before paramedics arrived on scene around 11:30 p.m.Beaird said the couple did not...
Local boy suffering from seizures meets 2 big screen superheroes

...benefit from these generous donations."For four months, Oskar's interactions were almost exclusively with doctors and nurses, so it was refreshing to get a visit from a couple superheroes. Schriver said Oskar was a "pretty out of it" when he got...


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