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...hours at a time."Welker served a year in Iraq with the Army National Guard in 2005 and said he came home with a major back injury that required surgery in 2012.The Department of Veterans Affairs paid for the back surgery but declined to pay for...
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Soldotna girls top Wasilla; Warriors defeat Stars

...outside the box at goalie Kevin O'Loughlin. Tyler Fenton, who had just returned to the game after struggling with a back injury, picked up the rebound for a 4-2 game. "Soldotna is a resilient squad," Livingston said. "You have to give...
Voices of Alaska: Helping healthcare workers with the heavy lifting

...OSHA) estimates that the health care industry spends about $20 billion annually on costs related to occupational back injuries. OSHA also found that the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders for health care workers in the U.S. is seven...
Bears find variety in NAHL draft

...round and defenseman Mason Anderson in the sixth round. Anderson was drafted last season but couldn't report due to a back injury. "I've always said we are an Alaskan team and we want to be Alaska's team," David said. "Since I've become...
'What if I wasn't so lucky?' DUI repeat offenders a threat, but hard to keep off the road

...OK to drink and drive. Whatever they are doing now isn't getting the point into these people's heads." Due to back injuries he sustained during the crash, the man who hit McMurray spent a considerable amount of time in the hospital after...
Vacuum un-packing

...injuries that could be sustained while unloading a boat."It saves in labor," he said. "It also helps prevent back injuries, we're trying to protect workers with other ways to get the fish."
Juneau rescue team steps up scenario drills

...probably was the lost hiker's bike. By 11 a.m., they located the hiker, who was lying on the ground simulating a back injury that rendered him unable to walk. Some members immediately climbed back down to go get the "litter" or gurney from...
New apparatus ?Stops back pain without surgery!?

...non-invasive devise for patients afflicted with serious back injury known as SpineMed Therapy, ?Through my years here on...have not been able to work for several years due to a back injury and severe sciatic pain that have returned to work and...
Melton to replace Gerloff

...baseman is from the University of California Irvine. Gerloff appeared in 13 games for the Oilers before suffering a back injury which shut his summer down in 2006. Gerloff hit .256 with four stolen bases and was a big part of the Oilers infield...
Assembly shows 'a little bit of heart': Body allows senior to file form months after deadline

...pleased." Holben said she missed the deadline because she lost track of her financial paperwork while dealing with a back injury. Assembly President Pete Sprague was the only assembly member to vote against the ordinance, however, Gary Knopp...


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