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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 ...
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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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    Report: Healthcare Costs to Rise 9% in 2010

    Report: Healthcare Costs to Rise 9% in 2010
    INDIANAPOLIS - Employers who offer health insurance coverage could see a 9 percent cost increase next year, and their workers may face an even bigger hit, according to a report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Costs will rise in part because workers worried about losing their jobs are using their health care more while they still have it, the firm said in ...
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    33 Premature Babies Feared Exposed to Swine Flu

    33 Premature Babies Feared Exposed to Swine Flu
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Thirty-three infants born prematurely at a North Carolina hospital are receiving precautionary swine flu treatment after possibly being exposed to the virus by a respiratory therapist. Moses Cone Health System officials said Wednesday that none of the infants in a neonatal intensive care unit at the Women's Hospital of Greensboro has symptoms of the disease. The infants are ...
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    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital

    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital
    The next time a large-scale disaster strikes, emergency responders will be able to treat hundreds of injured people at the scene by emptying a couple of tow-behind trailers. Local responders on Tuesday got their first look at a portable hospital system that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has placed in Crawford County for use throughout the region. The system was set ...
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    National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows

    National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows
    The three nursing organizations at the heart of the newly announced national RN SuperUnion today announce a new television and internet advertising campaign in conjunction with the debut of HawthoRNe, one of the new TV shows debuting this season that features nurse characters. The ad can be viewed here: www.YouTube.com/CalNurses or at www.RNVoices.net. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United ...
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    New Tech Filters Cancer Cells From Healthy Ones

    New Tech Filters Cancer Cells From Healthy Ones
    'New tech could be used in implant to suck up cancer cells as a chemotherapy alternative.' - Currently the most viable treatments for cancer -- chemotherapy and radiation -- ravage patients’ bodies, nearly killing them in an effort to save their lives.  However, for lack of a better treatment these remain the best options for those fighting cancer.  Novel applications like ...
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    Nursing Students Get Emergency Training

    Nursing Students Get Emergency Training
    Thirty nursing students graduating this week worked a half-day session with local emergency workers at Northwestern Technical College here Monday. Key personnel from Chickamauga City Schools, local hospitals, sheriffs' offices, police and the Georgia Health Department walked through their roles in a practice scenario in which a local resident tested positive for anthrax contamination. That scenario would shift much of the ...
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    Uncovering the Nursing Shortage Crisis: Education, Mentoring Prove Key

    Uncovering the Nursing Shortage Crisis: Education, Mentoring Prove Key
    It's no secret that nursing shortages are plaguing the health care industry. "We know there is a nursing shortage," Elaine Scott, a faculty member in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University, said. "We know that the shortage is somewhat being alleviated by the fact that we have a terrible economy, so nurses that would have normally retired at 55 ...
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    Schools Try to Balance Nursing Costs Against a Growing Need

    Schools Try to Balance Nursing Costs Against a Growing Need
    As shrinking budgets coincide with a rise in students with special health needs, school districts across North Jersey have considered replacing nurses who have special certification to work in schools -- called school-certified nurses -- with nurses who don't. Such plans can save money because, unlike school-certified nurses, other registered nurses are not unionized. They can work for hourly rates, and ...
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    Real Nurses Cautious About Their Portrayals on TV

    Real Nurses Cautious About Their Portrayals on TV
    When Kelly Dodds watches "Grey's Anatomy" with her daughter, Ally, 17, they dish about the relationships, of course, but they also talk about the medicine that's being practiced. What they don't discuss much is nursing, even though Dodds has been a nurse for more than 20 years. That's because nursing doesn't really figure in doctor-centric "Grey's Anatomy," where the most memorable ...
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    UMC Introduces Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at Camp Scrubs

    UMC Introduces Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at Camp Scrubs
    Twenty Tucson middle-school students found out what it takes to be a registered nurse this week at University Medical Center's "Camp Scrubs." Twenty Tucson middle-school students learned if they have what it takes to be a registered nurse this week at University Medical Center's "Camp Scrubs." This is the sixth year UMC has offered the popular summer camp, said Ellice Mellinger, ...
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    Va. Nurse Admits Diverting Medicine from Patients

    Va. Nurse Admits Diverting Medicine from Patients
    ROANOKE -- A certified nurse anesthetist has pleaded guilty to giving himself pain medication intended for patients at two Virginia hospitals. Alvin Earl Parkes admitted today in U.S. District Court in Roanoke to two counts of obtaining controlled substances through fraud or deception. U.S. Attorney Julia C. Dudley said the 62-year-old Draper man diverted fentanyl prescribed to pregnant women and patients ...
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    New Studies Show Nursing Workforce Critical to Success of Health Reform

    New Studies Show Nursing Workforce Critical to Success of Health Reform
    Health Affairs today unveiled a series of six studies examining the nursing workforce in the context of health reform. The papers were released at a forum presented by Health Affairs and the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) that featured a lively discussion among policy-makers, nursing leaders and researchers, and health reform experts. The Center is a joint initiative of ...
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    Nurse Gets High Praise From Her Patients

    Nurse Gets High Praise From Her Patients
    It was rather by accident that Susan Nelson became a nurse - and she's still at it more than three decades later. While studying a career in anesthesiology, Nelson said she was required to do an internship in an intensive care unit. "During that year I realized I loved the patient contact, and I became a nurse," said Nelson, a clinical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine

    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine
    BASEL, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis AG said Friday it has successfully produced a first batch of swine flu vaccine weeks ahead of expectations. The vaccine was made in cells, rather than grown in eggs as is usually the case with vaccines, the company said. The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization declared swine flu, also known ...
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    No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits

    No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits
    WASHINGTON - The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people. President Barack Obama, who has spoken of ...
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    Breastlight Could Help Find Early Signs of Breast Cancer

    Breastlight Could Help Find Early Signs of Breast Cancer
    Device will encourage more breast examinations Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer (after lung cancer), and kills over half a million people worldwide annually. While medical diagnostic technology has advanced rapidly over the last few decades, over 80% of breast cancer cases are first discovered by a woman or her partner, typically by finding an abnormal lump ...
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    Nurses Remain Trapped in Vicious Circle of Illness, Injury and Overtime, New Report Says

    Nurses Remain Trapped in Vicious Circle of Illness, Injury and Overtime, New Report Says
    More nurses are working more overtime, shows a new report prepared by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. There are more nurses being injured or becoming ill, resulting in rising rates of absenteeism and overtime. The study, prepared by Infometrica, updates their previous studies on rates of overtime and absenteeism in the nursing workforce and provides further insight into causes of ...
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