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    16 Hilarious Home Remedies

    16 Hilarious Home Remedies
    Summertime. Most of us love it. Some of us are plagued with allergies, bug bites, bee stings, sunburns, and all the other joys that being outside in lovely weather bring with it. Just the other day at work I was involved in a conversation with fellow coworkers about holistic remedies for everyday summertime woes. Sure, I took note of some of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN

    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN
    _Ms. Osinski is the Assistant Dean for the Baker University School of Nursing, Topeka, Kansas. She is also a legal nurse consultant and testifying nurse expert. She earned her MS in Medical Surgical Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Illinois University and her BS in Nursing from Central Missouri State University. Highlights of Ms. Osinski's nursing career include:_ * 2003 - ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs

    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs
    Legislation in California that set nurse-to-patient ratios added more registered nurses to the hospital staffing mix, not fewer as feared, researchers say. Lead researcher Matthew McHugh, a nursing professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says California was the first state to pass legislation setting staffing levels. However, mindful of the ongoing nurse shortage California legislators determined that hospitals could ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Radiation Levels and Their Effects on People

    If you're at all like me, while watching the nuclear crisis unfold at Fukushima, you've been really confused by the reports of levels of radiation released at the plants, and at various locations nearby. One report, for instance, says that "radiation levels near the stricken plant on the northeast coast reached as high as 400 millisieverts (mSv) an hour." But what ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 "Women's Diseases" Your Husband Can Get

    5 "Women's Diseases" Your Husband Can Get
    It’s hard to escape the flagrant gender labeling in our society. Dolls and the color pink are associated with girls, while guys are assigned GI Joes and the “manly” color blue. And the trend doesn’t stop at childhood, either. Even the medical industry tends to ascribe certain diseases to men or women, even when both sexes run the risk of developing ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed

    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed
    More than 100 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals were arrested Thursday, Feb. 17, in what is being called as the "biggest crackdown ever in a single day in connection with Medicare fraud," according to CNN. According to various news reports, authorities arrested suspects across the nation in LA, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge, uncovering an ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UPDATE: Police Searching for Shooter at University of New Mexico Hospital

    [photo:181146] Police continue their search for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, age 21, CNN reports. The suspect was visiting the University of New Mexico Hospital with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the suspect became upset and reported fired a shot on the hospital campus; nobody was injured. Parts of the University of New Mexico Hospital were on lockdown as police searched for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What an Average American Woman Eats

    This graphic, from Visual Economics, breaks down the elements of our diet in pounds. The quantity of fruits and vegetables we eat is actually a little higher than I'd expect, though we still consume more sweets and sodium than we should. The chart also doesn't expose the extent to which corn goes into other foods. If you want to find ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies
    A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village. The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children's parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country's biggest infanticide case. The woman ...
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    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training

    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training
    July 20 - Megan Brown of the Washington County Lifesaving Crew wedged herself into the floorboard of a sidewise pickup in the Virginia Highlands Community College parking lot and smeared fake blood on her face. She's getting ready for a femur fracture and a head injury and in about half an hour. In front of the two dozen Nursing Workforce Diversity ...
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    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award

    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award
    July 12 - TUPELO - As Registered Nurse Jan Starling was preparing to transition from work on a hospital floor to home health, one of her colleagues had a dire prediction. "I don't know how you're going to make it in home health. You cry when we send them home from the hospital," she recalled a co-worker telling her. "What are ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Practioners in Britain as Good at Detecting Breast Cancer in Patients as Surgeons

    Nurse Practioners in Britain as Good at Detecting Breast Cancer in Patients as Surgeons
    Specially trained nurse practitioners and surgeons were found to detect breast abnormalities at similar rates, researchers in Wales reported. [widget:career_profiles_quiz_career_profiles_quiz__] Researchers at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Wales -- which treats nearly 300 women with breast cancer a year -- asked a specially trained nurse practitioner and consultant surgeon to do breast assessments. "This study aimed to test the theory that ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape

    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape
    The Navy has frequently been seen in the headlines  for advancements made from using hardware technology to get its aircraft and fighting vehicles into shape; it may now turn to software technology to get its newest recruits in motion and out onto the playing field.Navy officials are weighing in on using interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii and Dance Dance Revolution to help ...
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    Nurse Myths – “Have You Heard About the Nurse Who…?”

    Nurse Myths – “Have You Heard About the Nurse Who…?”
    Myths and misconceptions abound in every profession, and nursing is no exception. Sometimes these myths come from colleagues, sometimes from people outside the profession—either way, they don’t serve us well. So, the next time you hear a stereotype you know is nonsense, use your know-how to clarify, inform and enlighten. Myth: “Real” nurses work in hospitals. Fact: More than half of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors

    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors
    If shows like Grey’s Anatomy are to be believed, doctors and nurses spend more time having sex on the job than they do treating patients. Yes, nurses and doctors DO date each other, but not nearly on the scale that Hollywood would have you believe. The long hours and extreme situations of a medical environment can lead to more intense closeness ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle

    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle
    On a scale of zero to ten, how often do you wish you could somehow wave a magic wand and know how much pain your patient is in—zero being never and ten being every day? Four? Ten? Twenty? ER Doc Brady Pregerson and Nurse Rebekah are ready to “go there” in the first of a four-part series on pain management. Dr. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What Does a Doctor Want From a Nurse?

    What Does a Doctor Want From a Nurse?
    It’s not a matter of what they want, but more of what they expect. Maybe it’s both? The bottom line is the nurse and physician have to work together as a team. Let’s face it, they both play very important roles when caring for the patient, so I won’t sit here and disseminate each of their responsibilities, duties, task, etc. I ...
    Published almost 4 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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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