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    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response

    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response
    GENEVA - A group of outside experts will scrutinize the World Health Organization's response to the swine flu outbreak and likely examine whether the global body could have been clearer when it declared a pandemic of what has turned out to be a relatively mild disease, the World Health Organization said Monday. The review starting later this month will be conducted ...
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    Health Premiums Could Rise 17 pct for Young Adults

    Health Premiums Could Rise 17 pct for Young Adults
    CHICAGO (AP) - Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans - a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect. Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That's ...
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    Violence Against Health Care Workers a Growing Concern

    Violence Against Health Care Workers a Growing Concern
    Here is some of the on-the-job training Tyrne Wade has learned while working as a nurse at Danbury Hospital. When you're trying to restrain a patient who is already at the flailing stage, keep your guard up. "I've been punched," Wade said. Not a serious injury, she said, but a punch. Don't wear a necklace that hangs outside your uniform. Don't ...
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    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse

    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse
    Mar. 16--A nursing home resident in northern Minnesota died hours after a nurse saw he was having trouble breathing but failed to alert the proper medical professionals, according to a state report released Tuesday. The man's death occurred on Oct. 1 at the Littlefork Medical Center, and state investigators are blaming the licensed practical nurse for not contacting a registered nurse ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cuban Leader Applauds US Health-Care Reform Bill

    Cuban Leader Applauds US Health-Care Reform Bill
    HAVANA--It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for. Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform "a miracle" and a major victory for Obama's presidency, but couldn't help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago. "We consider ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Health Law Will Make Calorie Counts Hard to Ignore

    Health Law Will Make Calorie Counts Hard to Ignore
    WASHINGTON (AP) - That Caesar salad you're about to eat? It's 800 calories, and that's without the croutons. The fettuccine alfredo? A whopping 1,220 calories. You may choose to ignore the numbers, but soon it's going to be tough to deny you saw them. A requirement tucked into the nation's massive health care bill will make calorie counts impossible for thousands ...
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    Frequent Users of the ER: Sick, Insured and White

    Frequent Users of the ER: Sick, Insured and White
    WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frequent users of the emergency department are predominantly white, insured and at greater risk for hospitalization due to serious illness, despite public perceptions of them as abusers of the healthcare system with minor complaints and no health insurance. This is the consensus of a systematic review of two dozen published studies of so-called "frequent flyers" ("Frequent ...
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    A Look at Democrats' Health Care Overhaul

    A Look at Democrats' Health Care Overhaul
    President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are pulling together a final version of a health care overhaul bill and pushing for House votes as early as this coming week. Democrats are awaiting cost assessments from the Congressional Budget Office that will allow them to finish details. Some of the main features as the bill takes shape: -HOW MANY COVERED: 31 million ...
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    Mapping America's Eating Habits

    What state spends the most on fast food? Or drinks the most soda? Or eats its vegetables? Check out this fun set of maps from the Daily Yonder that show how our diets differ by state and county. Who knew meat consumption was so concentrated on the coasts? There are more here. Via Ezra Klein. [photo:132842] GOOD is the integrated media ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cholesterol Screening Should Begin at 20

    Cholesterol Screening Should Begin at 20
    Although many may think heart disease is a middle-age worry a U.S. cardiologist suggests cholesterol screening should begin at age 20. Dr. Anand Rohatgi, a cardiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- begins early and young adults, and even teens, can show evidence of atherosclerosis. If early screening reveals ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan

    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan
    WASHINGTON - Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers. The White House immediately demanded an up-or-down vote in Congress on the plan, or something close to it. But it's highly ...
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    New Method Kills Prostate Cancer Cells

    New Method Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
    Australian biomedical scientists report they have identified a new way to treat prostate cancer. Researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne used a drug compound to selectively activate the prostate's beta estrogen receptor cells. Study co-author Gail Risbridger says this has the effect of targeting for cell death a small but important population of cells in the prostate cancer tumor that ...
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    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation

    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation
    LOS ANGELES - The executive director of a Northern California mental hospital was arrested Wednesday for investigation of molesting his foster child for more than a decade. Napa State Hospital Director Claude Edward Foulk, 62, was arrested at the hospital after a five-month investigation by Long Beach police. The hospital fired him after he was charged Tuesday with 35 felony counts, ...
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    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight

    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight
    SAO PAULO - A newborn died after two doctors scuffled while the mother was in labor and Brazilian authorities said Thursday they are investigating to determine whether the delivery room fight caused the death or contributed to it. The two doctors were fired by the public hospital in the small city of Ivinhema near the border with Paraguay, but investigators have ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Health Care Jobs Growing

    Health Care Jobs Growing
    Aging population creates the need for care workers Angela Pitchford and other students in a nurse aide class in South Richmond, Virginia are learning that there is a correct way to put a support stocking on a fragile patient, to help a patient move to a chair and to help a patient eat. Nurse aides do a lot of the basic ...
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    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter

    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic leaders are pushing to finish far-reaching health legislation and hold a climactic vote in the next three weeks, aiming to overcome reluctance from the rank-and-file lawmakers while answering President Barack Obama's challenge for swift action. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday that Democrats would like to get a final vote by Congress' Easter break, which begins ...
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    Why This RN Published Her Daughter’s Diary

    Why This RN Published Her Daughter’s Diary
    I never intended to write a book for the general public. As a nurse educator, all of my writing has always been for professional publications. Then I found my 19-year-old daughter’s prayer journal in her bedside drawer on the day she died of sarcoma. Melissa had always kept diaries, but this one contained her private letters to God. Melissa’s colorful handwriting ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Earthquake in Chile: How to Help

    By now you know that an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Chile this weekend, sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific Ocean and displacing millions of people. At 8.8, the quake is the fifth largest of the past century, and its aftershocks continue to wreak havoc on the area (I recommend checking The Times's LEDE Blog for the ...
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    Recession, Funding Cuts Push Nursing Homes to Brink

    Recession, Funding Cuts Push Nursing Homes to Brink
    David Gritzer, president of the Jewish Association on Aging, which runs the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Squirrel Hill, does not see a bright future for the nursing home business. And not just for his nonprofit business, but for the whole industry from large for-profit corporations that run nursing home chains to religious and government-run nonprofit facilities. About 55 ...
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    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections

    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections
    When 18-month-old Josie King arrived at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, she had blistering burns on 60% of her body, caused by scalding bath water produced by a broken water heater. Josie seemed to receive the best of care and had surgery to transplant skin grafts onto her scarred body. Yet Josie's mother, Sorrel, who slept on a cot by the girl's ...
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