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Cold Laser Pain Treatment Reaches Last Frontier

Cold Laser Pain Treatment Reaches Last Frontier

According to the Institute of Medicine, one-third of Americans live with chronic pain. Some people use medication to relieve that pain, while others seek out physical therapy or even surgery in severe cases.

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Alaska Plants a Key Component in Traditional Medicine

Alaska's summers sprout many plants that have nutritional and medicinal properties -- many of which have been forgotten over the years. An upcoming event next month in Anchorage hopes to change that, though.

Alaska Regional to Add Birth Unit in $50M Upgrade

Alaska Regional to Add Birth Unit in $50M Upgrade

Alaska Regional Hospital is in the beginning stages of a $50 million upgrade and renovation project, set to wrap up by mid-2016. The first phase of the project is the Women's and Newborn Care Unit, meant to provide postpartum care.

Alaska Pediatricians, Librarians: Read to Children from Birth

Alaska Pediatricians, Librarians: Read to Children from Birth

New guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage parents to read to their children from birth -- a suggestion reinforced by Alaska physicians and parents.

Alzheimer's Resources Provide Help for Alaskans, Caregivers

Alzheimer's Resources Provide Help for Alaskans, Caregivers

When it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, a new AARP scorecard ranks Alaska fifth among U.S. states -- but AARP also says improvements are needed to provide family caregivers with support.

Visiting Exhibit Explores Link Between Traditional, Modern Medicine

Visiting Exhibit Explores Link Between Traditional, Modern Medicine

A traveling exhibit featuring input from dozens of experts on Native Americans' health and wellness is in Anchorage for the summer.

Doctors Warn Alaskans of U.S. Rise in Measles Cases

Doctors Warn Alaskans of U.S. Rise in Measles Cases

More than 200 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. this year  according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the highest number of cases reported in more than a decade.

Anchorage Seniors Turn to Tai Chi for Fitness

Anchorage Seniors Turn to Tai Chi for Fitness

Alaska’s elderly population is one of the nation’s fastest-growing. The Anchorage Senior Center hosts dozens of programs focused on wellness and prevention to keep senior citizens healthy for years to come.

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