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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/alaskas-high-health-care-costs-drive-pa
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/charlie-sheen-says-he-hiv-po
Nation and World
Alaska lawmakers to discuss right-to-die legislation

...ill patients to choose to end their lives with the help of physicians.The House Health and Social Services Committee planned to...less to live, and it would require that they work with two physicians on the diagnosis and choice.It would also require that the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/alaska-lawmakers-discuss-right-die-legi
State
Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

...to the American Medical Association, the total number of physicians in the U.S. increased by 45 percent from 1995 to 2013...to this are ongoing efforts to ensure that primary-care physicians have solid training in mental health, so they can handle...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-08/across-nation-serious-shorta
Nation and World
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...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-19/small-dollar-donors-flock-tr
Nation and World
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...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-13/hospital-raid-video-gives-ra
Nation and World
SEARHC's Dr. Baciocco earns Certified Physician Executive designation

...Deputy Chief of Staff and family physician, Dr. John Baciocco, for recently...earning his designation as a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission...achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician leader and experience in the field...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/searhcs-dr-baciocco-earns-certified
Neighbors
Alaska best in disciplining physicians, study says

...the nation in disciplining physicians. Public Citizen's annual...disciplinary actions against physicians is troubling because it indicates...said Sidney Wolfe, a physician and director of Public Citizen's...director of the Maryland Board of Physicians, called the findings flawed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042209/sta_431717193.shtml
Day 7: In murder trial, Juneau physician testifies baby was in "good health" before she died

The Juneau family physician for a 4-month-old baby whose August 2010 death was ruled a homicide...on Aug. 15, 2010, the last visit being on Aug. 2, 2010. The physician explained under questioning from Assistant District Attorney Angie...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-04/day-7-murder-trial-juneau-physician-tes
Local
Ethel Lund Medical Center hires new family physician

...SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Ethel Lund Medical Center recently hired Dr. John K. "Kennon" Kirk as a family physician. Kirk earned his medical doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He completed a residency with North...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030811/loc_796231037.shtml
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