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Dear Governor Parnell:

 One behalf of the Alaska Nurses Association-Labor Program, we are requesting your support of the Loren Marshall Foundation’s Capital Budget request to train all 8th graders in the State in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  [Read More... ]


Apr
30
2012
Posted in News.    

Thanks to all that came out to participate in the very successful 2012 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday April 28th. The benefit raised over $204,000 to work toward stopping heart disease.  [Read More... ]



Apr
25
2012
Posted in News.    

AaNA Union nurses don't just "talk the talk" they walk the walk or run the run.

Join us Saturday, April 28th for the Alaska Heart Run, Anchorage

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Please review the changes to the Negotiated Union Agreement with AaNA/PRN & PAMC



Apr
22
2012
Posted in News.    



An American Osteopathic Association survey showed that 30% of adults in the U.S. skipped visits with health care providers for financial reasons. Researchers also found that 1 in 4 adults said they have skipped or limited visits to specialists despite being referred by their primary care providers. United Press International (4/22)
 




About 26,000 cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed directly to human papillomavirus annually, of which 18,000 occur in women and 8,000 in men, CDC researchers wrote in the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. From 2004 to 2008, the total annual incidence of cancer cases associated with HPV was 33,369, researchers reported. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (4/19)



Cases of central line bloodstream infection decreased by 32% in 2010, according to a state-by-state report based on data from the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network. Dr. Scott Fridkin of the CDC attributed the reduction to prevention programs on the national and state levels. Among other findings in the report, a decrease in surgical site infections was attributed to fewer infections after coronary artery bypass grafts. Chicago Tribune/Reuters (4/19), BeckersHospitalReview.com (4/19)




A higher proportion of uninsured than insured Americans are unaware of provisions in the Affordable Care Act allowing young adults to obtain health insurance through their parents' plans and high-risk pools, a Commonwealth Fund poll found. Kaiser Health News/Capsules blog (4/19)



Save the date: June 5th, 2012

Emily Friedman from the Boston University School of Public Health speak on, “The Right Way: Finding the Ethical Path in a Time of Uncertainty.”  [Read More... ]




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