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    Report: 35 Million-Plus Worldwide Have Dementia

    Report: 35 Million-Plus Worldwide Have Dementia
    WASHINGTON - More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness - and it's an ominous forecast as the population grays. The new count is about 10 percent higher than what scientists had predicted just a few years ago, because earlier ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Newsworthy Medical Stories of the Decade

    As the decade comes to a close, we take a look at some of the more newsworthy medical stories of the past 10 years. Most of them -- the first flu pandemic in 40 years, heightened concerns about drug and food safety -- will continue to play out in the next decade, while the full effect of others -- the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections

    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections
    When 18-month-old Josie King arrived at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, she had blistering burns on 60% of her body, caused by scalding bath water produced by a broken water heater. Josie seemed to receive the best of care and had surgery to transplant skin grafts onto her scarred body. Yet Josie's mother, Sorrel, who slept on a cot by the girl's ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Coroner: Nursing Home Death a Homicide

    Coroner: Nursing Home Death a Homicide
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The death of a 97-year-old man thrown to the ground by 82-year-old Minnesota wrestling great Verne Gagne was a homicide, an official ruled Wednesday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Helmut Gutmann died as a result of complications from a right hip fracture, WCCO-TV of Minneapolis reported. Gagne and Gutmann, who both have Alzheimer's-related dementia, allegedly got into ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ohio Nurse Ready to Talk Healthcare with Obama

    Ohio Nurse Ready to Talk Healthcare with Obama
    MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio - An Ohio nurse says she's looking forward to giving President Barack Obama her perspective on health care reform. Cathy Stoddart of Mingo Junction in eastern Ohio works at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, 35 miles away. She says she's among a group of nurses from across the U.S. invited to the White House on Thursday. About 100 ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Prison for Nurse Who Stole Pain Pills from Critically Ill Patients

    Prison for Nurse Who Stole Pain Pills from Critically Ill Patients
    A registered nurse has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing potent pain pills intended for patients and taking them to feed her own addiction. Julie C. Fronk, 40, of Coon Rapids, was sentenced in Minneapolis to one year in prison Monday, about four months after pleading guilty to obtaining by fraud a controlled substance -- in this case, Vicodin -- ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Health Care Jobs Growing

    Health Care Jobs Growing
    Aging population creates the need for care workers Angela Pitchford and other students in a nurse aide class in South Richmond, Virginia are learning that there is a correct way to put a support stocking on a fragile patient, to help a patient move to a chair and to help a patient eat. Nurse aides do a lot of the basic ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Judge Gives Nurse 19 Months in Prison For Neglecting Nursing Home Patient

    Judge Gives Nurse 19 Months in Prison For Neglecting Nursing Home Patient
    A Multnomah County judge ordered the jailing of the former nursing director of a Northeast Portland nursing home where a 60-year-old woman cried in pain with broken legs for five days before staff called an ambulance. Judge Frank Bearden said Suzanne Kay Ruddell, found guilty of felony criminal mistreatment by a jury, must serve 19 months of prison time and three ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Obama Budget Would Slow Medicare, Medicaid Growth

    Obama Budget Would Slow Medicare, Medicaid Growth
    WASHINGTON — The government's massive health insurance programs for the elderly and poor would grow more slowly under President Barack Obama's proposed budget. Obama wants to squeeze Medicaid and Medicare spending — including slimmer payments to private insurance plans — to help create a 10-year, $634 billion fund billed as a "down payment" on health care reform. Obama's budget proposal released ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    First US Swine Flu Death, Spread Deepens in Europe

    First US Swine Flu Death, Spread Deepens in Europe
    WASHINGTON — Virulent swine flu swept deeper into Europe Wednesday, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler in Texas, and said wider school closings in the United States may be necessary. Total U.S. cases surged to nearly 100. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was questioned closely by senators at a hearing in ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    California's Lieutenant Governor Joins Nurses' Picket Line

    California's Lieutenant Governor Joins Nurses' Picket Line
    RIVERSIDE – Nurses were joined by California's lieutenant governor on a picket line near a Riverside hospital that they accuse of not bargaining fairly. “It is possible to work out a contract that works for both sides, so let's get on with it!” Lt. Gov. John Garamendi said during a brief appearance at the rally for nurses at Parkview Community Hospital. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man's Car Stolen After Heart Surgery at Hospital

    Man's Car Stolen After Heart Surgery at Hospital
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man is recovering after a heart attack and surgery, and after having his car stolen from the hospital parking lot. William Caggiano had the heart attack on Thursday and had heart bypass surgery. His daughter rushed back to St. Louis County from Arizona to be with him. At St. Anthony's Hospital, she met a woman ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Pandemic-Preparedness Money Stripped from Stimulus

    Pandemic-Preparedness Money Stripped from Stimulus
    WASHINGTON — Congress stripped nearly $900 million to combat an influenza pandemic from the economic-stimulus package earlier this year as part of last-minute negotiations to gain GOP support for the plan. Now, with the spread of a potentially deadly strain of the swine flu, public-health advocates and liberal bloggers are sharply criticizing the move. Key Democratic lawmakers, including Iowa Sen. Tom ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight

    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight
    SAO PAULO - A newborn died after two doctors scuffled while the mother was in labor and Brazilian authorities said Thursday they are investigating to determine whether the delivery room fight caused the death or contributed to it. The two doctors were fired by the public hospital in the small city of Ivinhema near the border with Paraguay, but investigators have ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Here's To The Many Angels in Health Care

    Here's To The Many Angels in Health Care
    EL PASO -- A few weeks ago, we experienced Thanksgiving. Even in the midst of financial and physical loss, we can still be grateful that God is here. In our life tunnel through the mountain of difficulties, he doesn't give us a wave and a "Good luck. See ya on the other side" (if you make it out, that is). Be ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth

    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth
    LONDON - A Polish woman who gave birth on the London Underground says she was turned away from a hospital less than an hour before going into labor on the train. The Mail on Sunday reported Julita Kowalska, 26, became the first woman in 84 years to give birth on the subway system when her daughter Jennifer was born at Kingsbury ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation

    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation
    LOS ANGELES - The executive director of a Northern California mental hospital was arrested Wednesday for investigation of molesting his foster child for more than a decade. Napa State Hospital Director Claude Edward Foulk, 62, was arrested at the hospital after a five-month investigation by Long Beach police. The hospital fired him after he was charged Tuesday with 35 felony counts, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?

    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?
    April 22nd is Equal Pay Day, and new research by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation shows that just one year out of college, women working full-time earn only 80 percent of their male colleagues’ salaries, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens, with women earning 69 percent of what ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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