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    Nurses Volunteer Extra Time Under New PA Law

    Nurses Volunteer Extra Time Under New PA Law
    Nurses can't be forced to work overtime, but they still can volunteer to spend extra time at hospitals and nursing homes when patients need them, according to a new law. The law took effect at the start of this month in Pennsylvania, but nurses at local health care facilities generally have been willing to work beyond the normal end of their ...
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    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics

    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics
    LONDON – Thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, a new study says. Clozapine was introduced in the 1970s, but was banned for about a decade because of a rare but potentially deadly side effect: up to 2 percent of patients lose their white blood cells while taking the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    NYC School Nurse Recounts Swine Flu Triage

    NYC School Nurse Recounts Swine Flu Triage
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The line of sick students outside school nurse Mary Pappas' door was too long. So she thrust thermometers and a pad of Post-It notes at a security guard: Take their temperatures and slap the numbers on their chests. That was key to the triage the fateful April day that swine flu hit New York City's Saint Francis Preparatory ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated

    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated
    LONDON – One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, a new study says. Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen analyzed breast cancer trends at least seven years before and after government-run screening programs for breast cancer started in parts of Australia, Britain, Canada, Norway and Sweden. The ...
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    Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Now Banned in Pa.

    Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Now Banned in Pa.
    There were no parades or fireworks Wednesday, but July 1 was the independence day that so many nurses and hospital caregivers had hoped and battled for. Among those many was Lois Cusick of Mt. Lebanon, who has worked at UPMC's Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic for 26 years. She, and all other nurses and caregivers in the state, are now largely ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nursing Attracts More Students As Texas Faces Huge Shortfall

    Nursing Attracts More Students As Texas Faces Huge Shortfall
    It's rewarding, companies are hiring and there's money in it. The secret's out about the perks of nursing, and North Texas colleges are clamoring to keep up. Long second shrift to other medical training, nursing education has taken on new relevance as the country faces a drastic shortage of nurses and a thin job market overall. Colleges are quickly expanding their ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Denying Son Meds

    Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Denying Son Meds
    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A woman accused of withholding cancer treatment from her autistic son by not filling prescriptions and misleading his doctors pleaded not guilty Monday to an attempted murder charge in the 9-year-old boy's death. A prosecutor outlined the allegations against Kristen LaBrie, but offered no details on her alleged motive in repeatedly failing to follow doctors' instructions in ...
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    Nurse Suspended for Secretly Working 2 Full-Time Jobs 150 Miles Apart

    Nurse Suspended for Secretly Working 2 Full-Time Jobs 150 Miles Apart
    A nurse who worked two full-time jobs at separate NHS hospitals 150 miles apart was today suspended from nursing for a year. Athene Baiete-Coker worked at both the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff and for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London for almost 12 months. When the two jobs became too much after about three months, ...
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    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months

    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months
    A 57-year-old Ruskin woman used a forged copy of a nursing license to help practice health care without a license, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department's Tampa Unlicensed Activity Unit worked with Hillsborough County deputies to arrest Brenda Miller on Thursday. She was charged with three felonies: unlicensed practice of a health care, practicing nursing without a license ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey

    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey
    PITTSBURGH — Baby Riley Matthews wheezed noisily on the exam table. "He's belly-breathing," the emergency-room doctor said worriedly - Riley's little abdomen was markedly rising and falling with each breath, a sign of respiratory distress. In most emergency rooms, the doctor would grill Mom: Has he ever been X-rayed? Do you remember what it showed? But in the new all-digital Children's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Patients Fret Over Proposed Tylenol Restrictions

    Patients Fret Over Proposed Tylenol Restrictions
    CHICAGO — Proposed limits on Tylenol, a painkiller as common as pain itself, have left many consumers fearful, confused and wondering where to turn for relief. The potential government crackdown on acetaminophen, Tylenol's main ingredient, would affect everyone from occasional pill poppers to chronic pain sufferers who rely on daily doses to make their lives more bearable. If adopted by the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Stop-Smoking Drugs Require Suicide Warning

    Stop-Smoking Drugs Require Suicide Warning
    The smoking cessation drugs Chantix and Zyban must now carry a boxed warning -- the strongest type possible -- about the risk of serious mental health problems, including depression, behavior changes and suicidal thoughts, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. These have occurred in people with and without underlying psychiatric illnesses as well as those still smoking, Curt Rosebraugh, head ...
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    Nurse's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Abusing Patient

    Nurse's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Abusing Patient
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Columbus nurse's assistant Janice Lovelace has admitted she abused a patient at the Windsor Place Nursing and Rehab Center. The 40-year-old Lovelace pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor abuse of a vulnerable adult Friday in Lowndes County Justice Court before Judge Mike Arledge. Attorney General Jim Hood said Lovelace, a certified nurse's assistant, had struck a ...
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    Prescription Dispenser Works Like an ATM, Speeds Process, Clinic Says

    Prescription Dispenser Works Like an ATM, Speeds Process, Clinic Says
    While the Urgent Care clinic claims to provide fast and affordable health care for non-emergency medical needs, the McAlester facility can now claim to be on the cutting edge when it comes to doling out prescription drugs. Say hello to InstyMeds. InstyMeds is a fully automated ATM-style machine that dispenses prescription medications directly to patients immediately before leaving the office. The ...
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    Virginia Nurse Honored for Heroism

    A nurse at Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg has been awarded a "Doing the RIGHT Thing" commendation for keeping a suicidal man talking on the phone until emergency personnel arrived to rescue him from a bridge. Poplar Springs Hospital executives presented the award to Karen Heidorn on May 29. Heidorn, who has more than 13 years of experience handling trauma and ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sick Star Ignored Nurse's Warning

    A nurse yesterday claimed she warned Michael Jackson to go to hospital four days before his death. Nurse Cherilyn Lee, 56, said Jackson, whose children she had previously treated, complained of overheating on one side of his body the Sunday before his death. Cherilyn said she was called by a member of Jackson's staff and could hear the star in the ...
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    Seniors, Aides Protest Planned Cuts to Medicaid

    Seniors, Aides Protest Planned Cuts to Medicaid
    Margaret Bryant would rather die than live in a nursing home. For more than a decade, the 67-year old spitfire has lived in her own quarters in an apartment center for senior citizens on Arlington Avenue. She is independent but not alone. Four times a week for three hours at a time, a home health aide comes to assist her -- ...
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    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative

    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid. Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands ...
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    FDA Panel Recommends Smaller Doses of Painkillers

    FDA Panel Recommends Smaller Doses of Painkillers
    ADELPHI, Md. - Government experts say the maximum dose listed for Tylenol and dozens of other painkillers should be reduced to help curb deadly overdoses. In a series of votes Tuesday, a Food and Drug Administration panel endorsed lowering the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen - the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and other medications. But panelists rejected a proposal to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Munroe, FL Nurses Learn on the Job

    New Munroe, FL Nurses Learn on the Job
    Munroe Regional Medical Center has started a new nurse residency program to train new nursing-school graduates it recently hired from here and nearby counties. The 16-week program, which began on June 1, is designed to familiarize the students with the hospital and its units. In addition, it aims to create a strong support network for the new nurses. "Hiring new [graduate ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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