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    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret

    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret
    A nurses' union has asked a court to block a request by two accused killers for the last names of nurses working at the King County Jail in Seattle. Margaret Conley, an official with the Washington State Nurses Association, said nurses at the jail fear inmates could get their home telephone numbers and addresses if they have their last names, Seattlepi.com ...
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    Twittering Transplant Survivor Tackles Nursing School and Olympics

    Twittering Transplant Survivor Tackles Nursing School and Olympics
    Over 102,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant and a second chance at life; and a Slidell, Louisiana resident is making the most of his second chance. Kidney and pancreas recipient Nic Whitacre is training for the 2010 Transplant Olympics, twittering his progress, and furthering his education to become a Registered Nurse. Whitacre is hoping to offer a unique and ...
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    Nurses Back Grass-Roots Kaiser Petition

    Nurses Back Grass-Roots Kaiser Petition
    The California Nurses Association, one of the most powerful unions in the state, has endorsed Desiree Menchaka's grass-roots effort to petition Kaiser Permanente to maintain its after-hours care clinics as they operate in Stockton, Manteca, Tracy and Modesto -- all in California. Registered nurses will be out in force Saturday afternoon near Stockton's large Kaiser complex with informational picket signs, helping ...
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    Nurses Save Baby After Park Trip Turns Tragic

    Nurses Save Baby After Park Trip Turns Tragic
    For two nurses, a day off at a Jordan beach turned into one of lifesaving work. Kelly Sichmeller and Michelle Lynch were at Mill Pond in Lagoon Park with five of their kids when they "just heard a mom screaming and [saw] her boy turning purple," Sichmeller said. The 15-month-old had just been carried to shore by his mother and a ...
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    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?

    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?
    We have the cure to what ails you! Here is a rundown of the basics about what health coverage looks like now, and what may change under bills being developed on Capitol Hill to reform the health care system: Q: Where do most people in America get their insurance now? An estimated 253.4 million people had coverage in 2007, according to ...
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    Republicans Offer Seniors Health 'Bill of Rights'

    Republicans Offer Seniors Health 'Bill of Rights'
    Republicans are targeting older Americans worried about President Barack Obama's health overhaul plans with a "seniors' health care bill of rights." The six principles outlined Monday by the Republican National Committee include protecting Medicare, prohibiting rationing of health care based on age and making sure government doesn't get between seniors and their doctors. The Obama administration has insisted repeatedly that it ...
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    Non-Profit Nursing Homes Give Better Care

    Non-Profit Nursing Homes Give Better Care
    After reviewing 82 studies, Canadian researchers say non-profit nursing homes give better care. The findings of the meta-analysis for thousands of mostly U.S.and some Canadian and Taiwanese nursing homes are published in the British Medical Journal. The studies of mostly U.S. nursing homes, but also some Canadian and Taiwanese nursing homes gauged care using measures such as the need for physical ...
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United
    Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7- 8 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed ...
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    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco

    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco
    TV's summer health would have been much less robust without Nurse Jackie. Granted, this fabulous Showtime series, which wraps up its first season tonight, hasn't been the hot months' only hot show. It has been an unusually crowded off-season slate, with three great returning dramas in True Blood, Rescue Me and Mad Men; the dependable lesser pleasures of The Closer, Burn ...
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    More Leaving Hospitals Against Advice

    More Leaving Hospitals Against Advice
    There was a 39 percent increase from 1997 to 2007 in U.S. patients leaving hospitals against doctors' advice, officials of a U.S. agency said. The report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, said the number of cases rose from 264,000 in 1997 to 368,000 in 2007. The top five ...
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    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons

    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons
    One of Torrance Memorial Medical Center's most recent arrivals weighs a little more than 7 pounds, measures 21 inches long, and cries, whimpers and wails with the best of them. But this baby - named Simantha - is packed with wires and a computer, and cost $35,000 to deliver. The bouncing baby robot is the latest addition to the facility's Clinical ...
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    FDA Approves First Drug for Infantile Spasms

    FDA Approves First Drug for Infantile Spasms
    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat infantile spasms, a rare disorder that can cause hundreds of seizures per day in children less than a year old. Sabril is an oral solution from Deerfield, Ill.-based Lundbeck Inc. approved for children between the ages of 1 month and 2 years. Infantile spasms usually occur ...
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    WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases

    WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases
    BEIJING - The global spread of swine flu will endanger more lives as it speeds up in coming months and governments must boost preparations for a swift response, the World Health Organization said Friday. There will soon be a period of further global spread of the virus, and most countries may see swine flu cases double every three to four days ...
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    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers

    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers
    Doctors and nurses need their fruits and vegetables, too. A new farmers market opened last week to serve health care workers, medical students and visitors at the Washington University School of Medicine campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the Central West End. The school's Wellness Council came up with the idea, knowing that health care workers and students work long hours and ...
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    Study: Vaccinating School Kids Best Way to Stop Flu

    Study: Vaccinating School Kids Best Way to Stop Flu
    WASHINGTON--New research says the best way to protect society's most vulnerable from the flu: Vaccinate school-age children and their parents. Kids already top the U.S. government's priority list for swine-flu shots this year because that new influenza strain targets the young. That's unusual, as flu usually is most dangerous to older adults. But Thursday's study, in the journal Science, says vaccinating ...
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    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk

    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk
    What doctors recommend to prevent sudden infant death syndrome is not always depicted in women's magazines, U.S. researchers found. SIDS researchers Dr. Rachel Moon, a pediatrician, and Brandi Joyner at Children's National Medical Center in Washington analyzed pictures of sleeping infants in 24 magazines with wide circulation among 20- to 40-year-old women. The researchers evaluated pictures -- including articles and advertisements ...
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    Nurses Ready to Give Shots

    Nurses Ready to Give Shots
    Edgecombe County Health Department Director Karen Lachapelle updated her Board of Directors Tuesday on the county's H1N1 (swine) flu plans for this fall at the board's meeting in Tarboro. The health director said that so far, nurse practitioners in the county have given their support to volunteer with vaccinations as they're needed. Out of 47 nurses approached by the health department ...
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    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k

    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k
    NEW YORK – In 2005, a rebellious and sporadically employed Israeli man flew to New York to give up a kidney to save an American businessman. For that, he says he was paid $20,000, which appeared in a brown envelope on his hospital bed after the operation. That payoff would be illegal. But the kidney donor, 39-year-old Nick Rosen of Tel ...
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    Novels Used As Teaching Tools

    Novels Used As Teaching Tools
    In the fictional town of Dogwood, N.C., trouble is brewing. Not big trouble, but trouble, nonetheless. Two nurses -- one older, crotchety and counting the days to retirement, and the other fresh out of nursing school -- are clashing in the workplace. So begins "Lions and Tigers and Nurses," the first book in a unique series of educational novels that allow ...
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    Nurse Accused of Acting As Doctor, Forging Prescriptions

    Nurse Accused of Acting As Doctor, Forging Prescriptions
    A nurse for Gulf County's health department faces drug charges after investigators say she stole a doctor's identity and forged prescriptions. Barbara McDermid, 60, was arrested on charges of illegally dispensing controlled substances, practicing medicine without a license and identity theft, officials with the state Department of Law Enforcement said Monday. Investigators with the FDLE, Gulf County Sheriff's Office and state ...
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