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    Calif. Nurses Protest Lack of Swine Flu Equipment

    Calif. Nurses Protest Lack of Swine Flu Equipment
    LOS ANGELES — A union says some California hospitals aren't adequately protecting nurses from swine flu. The California Nurses Association plans to protest Wednesday in San Francisco in the wake of a Sacramento nurse's swine flu death last month. The union wants hospitals to provide better masks, equipment and protocol to protect nurses from further sickness. The union says nurses across ...
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    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams

    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams
    BLOOMINGTON -- Offering to tattoo advertising on his arm to finance nursing school is probably the craziest thing Douglas Hall has ever done. But, since it's for his 3-year-old daughter, Mya, he doesn't care what anyone thinks. Hall, a certified nursing assistant at the McLean County Nursing Home, wants to become a licensed practical nurse and eventually a registered nurse so ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Journal Retracts Claim of Sperm Made of Stem Cells

    Journal Retracts Claim of Sperm Made of Stem Cells
    LONDON – A scientific journal has retracted a controversial paper claiming to have created the first human sperm from embryonic stem cells. The journal's editor told the science publication Nature that the study by scientists at Britain's Newcastle University was retracted because two paragraphs in its introduction had been plagiarized. Newcastle University blamed the plagiarism on a research associate who has ...
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    Researcher Seeks Common Language for Pain

    Researcher Seeks Common Language for Pain
    When if comes to pain, doctors and patients may not be speaking the same language, and a U.S. researcher says he wants to change that. David Cella of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago says he is on mission to revolutionize the language of pain, as well as fatigue, depression and anxiety. These symptoms are used by researchers to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Consumers Pay $34 Billion for Alternative Medicine

    Consumers Pay $34 Billion for Alternative Medicine
    ATLANTA — Americans spend more than a 10th of their out-of-pocket health care dollars on alternative medicine, according to the first national estimate of such spending in more than a decade. Chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists and herbal remedies are commanding significant consumer dollars as people seek high-touch care in a high-tech society, the report released Thursday by the government shows. Altogether, ...
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    LAX Hospitals May Be Fostering Kidney-Selling

    LAX Hospitals May Be Fostering Kidney-Selling
    A look-the-other-way attitude at some U.S. hospitals may be fostering a black-market trade in kidneys, transplant experts say. Some hospitals do not inquire very deeply into the source of the organs they transplant because such operations can be highly lucrative, according to some insiders. A single operation can bring in tens of thousands of dollars for a hospital and its doctors. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    House Permits Needle Exchange Programs

    House Permits Needle Exchange Programs
    WASHINGTON – The House voted Friday to lift a ban on using taxpayer dollars for needle exchange programs for intravenous drug users intended to prevent the spread of HIV and other diseases. The vote to lift a longstanding ban on federal aid for such programs — in place since 1988 — came after a brief but passionate debate on an amendment ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Prison for Nurse Who Stole Pain Pills from Critically Ill Patients

    Prison for Nurse Who Stole Pain Pills from Critically Ill Patients
    A registered nurse has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing potent pain pills intended for patients and taking them to feed her own addiction. Julie C. Fronk, 40, of Coon Rapids, was sentenced in Minneapolis to one year in prison Monday, about four months after pleading guilty to obtaining by fraud a controlled substance -- in this case, Vicodin -- ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FDA Warns About Supplements with Steroids

    FDA Warns About Supplements with Steroids
    The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory Tuesday, warning consumers to stop using products touted as containing steroids or steroid-like substances, many of which are labeled as dietary supplements. The advisory came five days after FDA investigators, led by Jeff Novitzky of the BALCO probe, raided the California offices of American Cellular Labs, looking for evidence the company ...
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    Woman Worked in Nursing Jobs With False Credentials

    Woman Worked in Nursing Jobs With False Credentials
    A woman used falsified credentials to work as a nurse for 18 years, many of them in the St. Louis area, according to federal court documents in a wire fraud case against her. Catherine M. Connor, 55, of Chesterfield, pleaded guilty July 22 in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one felony count of wire fraud. She admitted a long ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 4 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 ...
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    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient

    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient
    STUART, Fla. - All sides agree on one thing in the case of a South Florida hospital that secretly repatriated a seriously brain injured patient back to Guatemala. During the early hours of a steamy July 2003 morning, Martin Memorial Medical Center chartered a private plane and sent Luis Jimenez back to the Central American country without telling his relatives in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Penn. Nurses Rally Support

    Penn. Nurses Rally Support
    Registered nurse Fran Prusinski was called to work on her day off Wednesday because Wilkes-Barre General Hospital was short-staffed, a problem she says happens too often. It is typical for one nurse to take care of 10 patients at night, she said. She opposes the new for-profit owner Community Health System's proposal to keep nurses working at staffing levels she says ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'

    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'
    Britain's next generation of midwives is being bullied by senior nurses with a 'gang culture' mentality, a new survey has found. Student midwives say they are belittled and shouted at in front of staff if they ask for help - and that the abuse is ruining their self-esteem and confidence. More than half those questioned in the survey said they had ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home

    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home
    If there was a pandemic flu emergency, approximately one in six public health workers say they would not report to work, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said the online survey was conducted among 1,835 public health workers in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia from November 2006-December 2007. The analysis is based ...
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    Visiting Nurses Go Where Need Is: Their Patients Are Often the Down and Out

    Visiting Nurses Go Where Need Is: Their Patients Are Often the Down and Out
    They have tended their patients under bridges, in tent cities, and in the starkest of homes. Their patients are often those nobody wants to hear about but whose lives depend on the constant care of the nurses who work for the Visiting Nurse Association of Tulsa. "These are people who have no Medicare, no Medicaid, no resources. Nobody else wants to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film

    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film
    Bay Area Registered nurse-turned filmmaker, David Burton, dropped the stethoscope, scrubs and chemical drugs and armed himself with a movie to help save lives. After seeing so many deaths due to preventable illness, Burton found an alarming connection between America's food ingredients (specifically hydrogenated oil) and the leading causes of death. Now he's going to tell the world what he found. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Takes the Stand in Serial Rape Trial

    Nurse Takes the Stand in Serial Rape Trial
    Testifying during the serial rape trial of a former Vacaville man, a sexual assault response nurse on Wednesday described her interaction with one of the 11 victims believed to have been caught up in a two-county series of attacks from 2004 to 2007. Defendant Victor Lamar Davis faces a 57-count felony complaint charging rape, robbery, burglary, sexual battery, false imprisonment, assault ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Working More in Down Economy

    Nurses Working More in Down Economy
    As the nation continues to reel from high unemployment and underemployment, nurses are putting in more hours than at this time last year but expect to return to pre-recession work levels once the economy rebounds, according to a recent survey by AMN Healthcare, the nation's largest healthcare staffing company. The survey involved nurses who during May visited NurseZone.com and RN.com, two ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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