With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

...patients who have a disease like melanoma that has spread," Curran said. "The goal is control and to have a good quality of life."Carter said he thought the cancer was only in his liver and was removed with surgery on Aug. 3, but an MRI exam...
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NYC mayor: Regs for Times Square characters under study

...the idea "a serious overreaction." Transportation Alternatives said the plan would "be harmful to New York's quality of life."And Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, sarcastically shredded the plan."Sure, let's...
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My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...beneficiaries, covering approximately 28 percent of the state's population. Without Medicare and Medicaid, both the quality of life and the length of life expectancy in this country would be diminished. These programs improve health and save lives...
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...those who were able to sign up for Medicaid when their states expanded eligibility, the program has offered big quality-of-life improvements.Among them is Earl Charles Williams Sr., a 59-year-old part-time social worker in Chicago...
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Halibut anger lands on wrong target

...significant action that will have huge effects on fishermen and their families, who are likely to see their incomes and quality of life suffer greatly from this decision. The cuts follow the 25 percent reduction in bycatch already achieved by the Amendment...
Gov. Walker proclaims June as Safety Month in Alaska

...their lives and to share with other Alaskans personalized stories about the connection between safety and an enhanced quality of life on topics such as transportation, prescription painkiller abuse, emergency preparedness, ergonomics and fall prevention...
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Brewers Guild of Alaska names new executive director

...Makinster said. "Not only is this exponential growth good for our members, it also adds to the unique character and quality of life in Alaska. I believe this is an important component in AEDC's Live.Work.Play., initiative that can be expanded...
Statewide premiere of show on palliative care to air June 8

...Foundation for End of Life Care, a non-profit focused on education.The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of...
An Alaskan's Local Food

...generations. Adding more cultivated foods to our vibrant collection of wild foods can enrich our food system and the quality of life we all enjoy.Although it is true that our fjord riddled, ice-bound terrain and cool wet climate present some...
Murkowski: Arctic issues about more than Alaska

...forward is how our standard of living in the Arctic can be made better through ... education ... and enhanced quality of life.Do you expect there to be any contention, considering Russia's proximity to Alaska and the headlines they've...


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