Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...away from my family (for something) that was not an emergency."A friend was the first to tell her about an alternative - physicians in Mexico who offered "all-inclusive" bariatric surgery for $10,000. It looked promising until she found a doctor...
Hospital raid video gives rare look at murky Israeli unit

...there is no prohibition" under international law from entering a hospital to arrest a suspect.Hadas Ziv, a spokeswoman for Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, agreed that hospitals are not immune, but she said military activity must be proportionate to...
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Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over

...He did not address when, and by whom, he may have been infected.For part of the interview, Sheen was joined by his physician, Dr. Robert Huizenga, who said the HIV level in Sheen's blood is "undetectable" and that he does not have AIDS...
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Rotary Club of Juneau presents annual Vocational Service Awards others demonstrates that we all can make a difference." INDIVIDUAL: Dr. Bob Urata. Dr. Urata, a family practice physician at Valley Medical Care, was recognized as "an advocate for change, volunteering his time to serve on boards and commissions...
Small-dollar donors flock to Trump, help power his campaign

...contributors are in small towns, suburbs and big cities. He's raised money from hundreds of retirees, ranchers, dentists, physicians, real estate executives and financial consultants.For Ansley Pascoli, 64, a retiree in Sandy Springs, Georgia, the...
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Carson not backing off Nazi, slavery examples

...unsettled Republican field.Beyond his outsider status, Carson's appeal comes largely from his identity as a mild-mannered physician with a measured approach to the rough-and-tumble of politics. Regular references to Nazis and slavery, his advisers...
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Local businesses, organizations and individuals receive Vocational Service Awards the processDr. Bob Urata won for his diverse contributions to the community's quality of life. As a family practice physician at Valley Medical Care, the Juneau Rotary Club said Urata has gone beyond his daily practice to serve his patients and his...
My Turn: Keep working for a Downtown parking solution

...newly-elected Assembly members and Mayor Greg Fisk to again address the paucity of Downtown parking and to keep working on making Juneau more local-friendly. ? Robert W. Haight is a family physician and resident of Juneau since 1967.
Cancer group's mammogram advice: Start later, get fewer

...American Cancer Society's breast cancer guidelines are the most widely followed, said Dr. Kenneth Lin, a family medicine physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine.Lin said he supports the new guidance but that it will make his job more challenging...
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Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists the American Medical Association, the total number of physicians in the U.S. increased by 45 percent from 1995 to this are ongoing efforts to ensure that primary-care physicians have solid training in mental health, so they can handle...
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