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

...replacement and bariatric surgery.About 25 people have flown out of state for surgeries this year so far, Coon...startling. For one surgery in late October (a...estimate of an Alaska surgery versus one at St. John's...conditions and planned major surgeries. In May, the company...
Kubiak benches Manning for Bears game

...Manning ever missed a start in his 18-year career came when he sat out the entire 2011 season following a series of neck surgeries that ultimately led to his departure from Indianapolis and his signing with the Broncos.Osweiler is a fourth-year pro...
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Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...would travel through Alaska and bring little children back," Lund said. "... The kids were there for six months and after surgery they were strapped to a board until they healed enough for physical therapy."She said that's what made her decide to go...
Army captain awarded Medal of Honor

...said.Groberg suffered significant nerve damage and about half the calf muscle in his left leg was blown off. He needed 33 surgeries to save his leg.Obama noted that he had met Groberg about three years ago at Walter Reed. Obama recalled that Groberg likes...
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Animal Planet introduces world to 'Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet'

LOS ANGELES - Dr. Dee Thornell bought the first heated surgery table in the state of Alaska - for animals. But as a likely to be flying to some remote location, performing surgery using a church pew, pool table or truck bed.Thornell is...
Veterans' bond strengthened by kidney donation

...times," Middaugh said as they awaited surgery last week at NewYork-Presbyterian...his kidneys failed after heart bypass surgery in June 2014, abruptly thrusting him...To NewYork-Presbyterian transplant surgery chief Dr. Sandip Kapur, the two veterans...
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Ex-wrestler Snuka pleads not guilty in '83 death of mistress

...pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago.Snuka, who recently underwent surgery for stomach cancer, appeared to have trouble answering questions at his arraignment in Lehigh County Court, and Snuka's...
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No. 2 Baylor holds off pesky K-State to stay perfect

...definitely came out here with a chip on our shoulder."Russell broke a bone in his neck two weeks ago against Iowa State and had surgery last Friday, and many wondered how the Bears would handle his loss. And while the Wildcats made sure Stidham's debut wasn't...
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Student who stabbed 4 at university meant to do more harm

...Velasquez said.One student remained hospitalized Thursday, and a staff member who suffered a collapsed lung was recovering after surgery, the school said. Price and a second student were treated and released.Classes would resume Friday at the university about...
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Dalton leads way as Bengals beat Browns 31-10, go to 8-0 a scare when LB Vontaze Burfict limped off in the second quarter after hurting his left knee, the one that had offseason surgery and caused him to miss the first six games. Burfict got the knee examined and returned later in the quarter.___AP NFL...
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