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    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives

    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives
    She arrived four months early, so small that she could fit in the palm of her father's hand. Six months on, Jessica Hawkins is still on the tiny side - but has beaten the odds by growing into a healthy baby girl. Yesterday her mother Sam, 35, a child-care assessor, said: 'She has amazed us and all the hospital staff who ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

    LONDON – Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility. Doctors typically take out patients' ovaries before the toxic treatment begins and then ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospital Hostilities: Nurses Off the Job After Talks Collapse

    Hundreds of nurses waving union banners marched outside Englewood Hospital and Medical Center on Wednesday in a work stoppage that doesn't appear likely to end anytime soon. Negotiations between the medical center and the union representing the hospital's 650 nurses stopped early Wednesday and have not resumed even though federal and state officials have urged the two sides to get back ...
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    Maternity Ward Nurse Charged With Drug Trafficking

    Maternity Ward Nurse Charged With Drug Trafficking
    A nurse in the Brunswick Community Hospital maternity ward was arrested Wednesday on drug charges, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Staci Avery Wood of Southport was charged with two felonies: trafficking amphetamines and obtaining a controlled substance through fraud/forgery/subterfuge, and two misdemeandors: possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, the ...
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    New Study: Smoking and Second Hand Smoke Cause Brain Damage

    New Study: Smoking and Second Hand Smoke Cause Brain Damage
    Move over alcohol, brain damage has a new buddy New research is set to be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry that looks to offer yet another damning medical argument against smoking and allowing second hand smoke in public locations. The new report finds that Tobacco smoke contains a compound which can cause brain damage. The new ...
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    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million

    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million
    ATLANTA — Swine flu has infected as many as 1 million Americans, U.S. health officials said Thursday, adding that 6 percent or more of some urban populations are infected. The estimate voiced by a government flu scientist Thursday was no surprise to the experts who have been closely watching the virus. "We knew diagnosed cases were just the tip of the ...
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    Local Nurse Testifies About Detainee Abuse

    Local Nurse Testifies About Detainee Abuse
    When Kathleen Baldoni decided to pursue a career in nursing 26 years ago, she never thought she would speak one day in Washington at a congressional briefing on an issue as controversial as the treatment of detained immigrants. But yesterday, the Perrysburg resident did just that. One of five people selected to speak on the impact of immigration law enforcement on ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    UT-Arlington Plans to Double Nursing-School Students

    UT-Arlington Plans to Double Nursing-School Students
    The University of Texas at Arlington plans to double enrollment at its nursing school over the next three years, following a trend throughout the region and the country. Texas Woman's University in Denton and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth have also expanded their nursing programs to meet the demand from students and the healthcare industry. Although recruitment of nurses has ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients

    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients
    A Cape Cod Hospital nurse told state legislators yesterday that the obesity epidemic is hurting American nurses -- particularly in the neck, shoulders and back. Speaking at a hearing on the proposed The Safe Patient Handling Act, registered nurse Beth Piknick said she developed a "never-ending back spasm" after 25 years of heaving lifting on the job. Heavier patients mean nurses ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Sailor. Policeman. Engineer. So, How About Nursing?

    Sailor. Policeman. Engineer. So, How About Nursing?
    Ask Matt Ward about his careers and his response is "the major ones or the minor ones?" As a kid he had the usual dreams of astronaut and firefighter. At 18, he joined the Navy. He was a police officer for a year and his engineering background is extensive. He was the master project manager for a local marine contractor when ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?

    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?
    The United States spends more than any other country on health care, yet ranks dead last for access, patient safety, coordination, efficiency, and equity. Apparently, we’re not getting much bang for our buck. Sadly, we’ve been in last place for awhile. The Commonwealth Fund analyzes and compares the health systems of seven industrialized countries each year — Australia, Canada, Germany, the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients

    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients
    CHICAGO - No news isn't necessarily good news for patients waiting for the results of medical tests. The first study of its kind finds doctors failed to inform patients of abnormal cancer screenings and other test results 1 out of 14 times. The failure rate was higher at some doctors' offices, as high as 26 percent at one office. Few medical ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    State Nurses to Take Part in Washington Health Rally

    State Nurses to Take Part in Washington Health Rally
    About 300 nurses, nurse practitioners, labor leaders and activists are going to Washington, D.C., to take part in the national Health Care Reform Rally on June 25. Steve McElroy, executive director of the West Virginia Nurses Association, said five busloads of people from West Virginia will take part in the rally, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at Upper Senate Park in ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Waiting Isn't ER Patients' Top Issue

    Waiting Isn't ER Patients' Top Issue
    In what might be a counterintuitive take on crowded emergency rooms, patients say the time spent waiting is not their top concern, according to a customer satisfaction survey last year of 1.4 million patients. Though decreasing the length of the visit would improve overall customer satisfaction, the report says, patients' top priorities are how well they were kept informed about delays, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama, Citing His Smoking Woes, Signs Tobacco Law

    Obama, Citing His Smoking Woes, Signs Tobacco Law
    WASHINGTON – Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands of other teens from getting hooked. Obama praised the historic legislation, which gives the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate what goes into tobacco ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Practitioners Take on Primary Care

    Nurse Practitioners Take on Primary Care
    When Elizabeth Dropo of Sandwich called her doctor's office about a sore throat, she got an appointment not with a physician, but with a nurse practitioner. Her throat was examined by Susan Harrington, also known as an advanced practice nurse, in a room that looked like a regular doctor's office. An exam table, computer, eye chart and diagram of the respiratory ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2 Marines Indicted in Army Nurse's Death in NC

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Two Camp Lejeune Marines have been indicted in the killing of an Army nurse whose burned and dismembered remains were found in a shallow North Carolina grave last summer. Cumberland County officials said Friday a grand jury indicted Cpl. John Wimunc and Cpl. Kyle Alden earlier this week in the death of 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc. John Wimunc ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Health Workers Didn't Take Swine Flu Precautions

    Health Workers Didn't Take Swine Flu Precautions
    ATLANTA - The first study of U.S. health care workers with swine flu found that many didn't do enough to protect themselves against the virus. Researchers focused on 13 nurses and other health care workers who were likely infected at work in the early days of the U.S. outbreak. They found that only half always wore gloves, and even fewer routinely ...
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    Nurse Sees Benefit in Marijuana Use

    Nurse Sees Benefit in Marijuana Use
    A Wilson nurse is among a group lobbying the N.C. General Assembly to legalize marijuana for medical use. Ann Hodges is hopeful that North Carolina will become the 14th state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for treatment of glaucoma, pain, nausea and other medical conditions. "It would mean a return to my quality of life every day," she said Thursday ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse to Face Trial on Morphine Fraud Charge

    Nurse to Face Trial on Morphine Fraud Charge
    A registered nurse faces an Aug. 31 trial on allegations she took five vials of morphine prescribed to a patient. Kristal Lynn Donaldson, 29, of West Richland, pleaded innocent to one count of obtaining a controlled substance through fraud. According to court documents, Donaldson worked at Life Care Center of Kennewick in early February when she forged a male colleague's signature ...
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