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    Fla. Hospital Patient Aims Gun at Nurse

    Fla. Hospital Patient Aims Gun at Nurse
    DUNEDIN, Fla. - Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say a patient in a hospital's critical care unit pulled out a gun and pointed it at a nurse. According to a press release, 74-year-old Paul Schein was charged with attempted murder. Schein won't be booked into the county jail until he is medically cleared at Mease-Dunedin Hospital. Deputies say a second nurse was ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Swine Flu Cases Up to 7; Officials Expand Probe

    Swine Flu Cases Up to 7; Officials Expand Probe
    ATLANTA - Health officials are investigating a never-before-seen form of the flu that combines pig, bird and human viruses and which has infected seven people in California and Texas. All the victims recovered, but the cases are a growing medical mystery because it's unclear how they caught the virus. None of the seven people were in contact with pigs, which is ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Health Choice Hears Tales of Health Care Woe

    Obama Health Choice Hears Tales of Health Care Woe
    DUBLIN, Ind. - President-elect Barack Obama's choice to overhaul the nation's health care system told a town hall meeting that the task is not impossible if all sides work together. Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Obama's nominee as health and human services secretary and director of a new White House office on health reform, quoted former South African President Nelson ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Online Tool Helpful to Cancer Survivors

    Online Tool Helpful to Cancer Survivors
    An online tool provides cancer survivors and family members with an easy-to-follow roadmap for managing their health, U.S. researchers said. Ninety-seven percent of people who used OncoLife - an online cancer survivorship care plan tool developed by physicians and nurses at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Abramson Cancer Center - rated their experience with it as "good" to "excellent," ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Admits Imprisoning Nurse in Car Trunk

    Man Admits Imprisoning Nurse in Car Trunk
    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- A man who entered Britain on a false passport admitted Friday to locking a nurse in the trunk of her car and leaving it on a Scottish roadside. Justice Ngema, 35, pleaded guilty to 14 charges during a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh, The Guardian reported. Ngema was slightly acquainted with the victim, Magdeline Makola, 38, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Expert: Forget 'No Pain, No Gain'

    A U.S. expert in emergency nursing advises those coaching young athletes that "no pain, no gain" is a myth. Mary Kamienski of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey says sports should not be painful. Youngsters engaging in sports activities should be taught they reduce the risk of injury by warming up before playing and cooling down when the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    "Babies" Movie Examines Prenatal Care Around the World

    "Babies" Movie Examines Prenatal Care Around the World
    NEW YORK, April 28- USNewswire - Babies, a new movie to be released by Focus Features across the country on Friday, May 7, Mother's Day weekend, simultaneously follows four babies around the world -- from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Accused of Punching ER Nurse

    Man Accused of Punching ER Nurse
    LEOMINSTER — A Townsend man accused of punching an emergency department nurse in the face because he thought he waited too long before he received medical attention has pleaded not guilty. Joseph D. Murphy was ordered at his arraignment on Tuesday in Fitchburg District Court to undergo a mental evaluation and held on $2,500 bail. He faces a variety of charges ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Kidnapped nurse Magdeline Makola: "I didn't think I would survive"

    Kidnapped nurse Magdeline Makola: "I didn't think I would survive"
    A nurse who was kidnapped and tied up in the boot of her car for 10 days spoke for the first time of her chilling ordeal yesterday. Magdeline Makola said she was convinced she would die inside the freezing vehicle after illegal immigrant Justice Ngema snatched her from her home and cruelly dumped her in the back. He then used her ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Pregnancy Likely to Be Swine Flu Shot Priority

    Pregnancy Likely to Be Swine Flu Shot Priority
    ATLANTA – Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall. Pregnant women account for 6 percent of U.S. swine flu deaths since the pandemic began in April, even though they make up just 1 percent of the U.S. population. On ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    EDITORIAL: Study Cell Phone Risk

    EDITORIAL: Study Cell Phone Risk
    Dec. 28--A Maine lawmaker is proposing that cell phones include a label suggesting a link between their use and brain cancer. Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, argues that enough studies have suggested the link, and so a better-safe-than-sorry approach is warranted. No other state has enacted such legislation, though San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants that city to require a similar warning. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Charged in Morphine Death Will Give Up License

    Nurse Charged in Morphine Death Will Give Up License
    A local nurse accused of giving a lethal dose of morphine to an 11-year-old East Hempfield Township boy in 2002 agreed to surrender her nursing license last month. Joy O'Shea Woomer, of Lancaster, signed a consent form saying she will surrender her license pending her trial on a criminal homicide charge and two felony drug charges of illegally administering morphine. The ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Insurers Offer to Stop Charging Sick People More

    Insurers Offer to Stop Charging Sick People More
    WASHINGTON – The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems. The offer from America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a potentially significant shift in the debate over reforming the nation's health care system to rein ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores

    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores
    CHICAGO – Children on medicine for attention deficit disorder scored higher on academic tests than their unmedicated peers in the first large, long-term study suggesting this kind of benefit from the widely used drugs. The nationally representative study involved nearly 600 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder followed from kindergarten through fifth grade. Children's scores on several standardized math and reading ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospitals Turn to Spa-Like Atmosphere to Attract Women Patients

    Hospitals Turn to Spa-Like Atmosphere to Attract Women Patients
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Forget the sterile surroundings, drafty gowns and anxiety-provoking silence that often goes with medical tests. How about a massage, relaxing music and embarrassment-proof exam gowns for that mammogram? To attract patients, hospitals are finding ways to take some of the stress out of women's medical care. When Felicia Crutchfield had a procedure performed at Baylor Regional Medical ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    A Long and Winding Road to Nursing

    A Long and Winding Road to Nursing
    For many nurses, the road to their profession is a straight shot. Nurses often say they knew what they wanted to do when they were children and entered a nursing program right out of high school. Jeremy Russie, a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, took a long and winding road to find ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Administration Declares Health Emergency

    Administration Declares Health Emergency
    WASHINGTON — Warning that the worst is yet to come, U.S. officials Sunday declared the rapid spread of swine flu to be a public health emergency and freed up 12.5 million doses of antiviral medication to help fight the disease, which has now infected 20 people in five states. The move comes as state and local authorities, the Centers for Disease ...
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    Seniors Worry About Medicare Advantage Cuts

    Seniors Worry About Medicare Advantage Cuts
    MIAMI - Insurers constantly caution seniors that their Medicare Advantage perks such as hearing aids, dental payments and even gym memberships will fizzle if Democrats get their way and cut government subsidies for them. But tens of billions of Medicare dollars funneled through insurers also pay for extras that never reach beneficiaries: multimillion-dollar salaries, executive retreats in Hawaii, Scotland and Cancun, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    HIV Blood From '90s Infected 74 in China

    HIV Blood From '90s Infected 74 in China
    HIV-contaminated blood sold to a Chinese hospital in the 1990s and used in transfusions has infected 74 people, a health official said. The director of a health center in central China discovered in 2003 a patient with HIV had sold his blood to the hospital, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The hospital traced all blood sellers and receivers before ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America

    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America
    We still don't know what Jared Loughner's motives were, but the media's preferred adjective to describe him, "troubled," certainly seems apt. From his YouTube videos, filled as they are with nonsensical, vaguely paranoid syllogisms, he comes off as a cross between Glenn Beck and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Many in the media have speculated that he might suffer from schizophrenia. While it's certainly ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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