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    Hospital Staff Sacrifices Holiday to Help Treat Sick

    Hospital Staff Sacrifices Holiday to Help Treat Sick
    Sacred Heart Hospital registered nurse Mike Nye volunteered to work on Christmas so co-workers could spend the holiday at home. "Young nurses need to be off with their families," she said. While many businesses closed for Christmas, emergency rooms remained open. Medical workers treated patients' injuries and illnesses Thursday at Eau Claire's two hospitals - Luther and Sacred Heart. Holidays can ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Docs ‘Do Miracles’ During Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital

    Docs ‘Do Miracles’ During Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital
    For one Romanian mom whose baby girl was once given only months to live, the most precious gift of her daughter’s young life came this Christmas week when doctors at Children’s Hospital in Boston fixed the brave little girl’s heart. “They do miracles here,” said Oana Geambasu, whose 18-month-old daughter, Sonia, was just 6 days old when doctors in Romania told ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Good Deeds Help Neighbors

    Good Deeds Help Neighbors
    A need unseen is often a need unmet, but many San Diegans opened their eyes wide this holiday season. They saw opportunities to turn their generous spirits into generous acts, especially as the economy sinks. These are only a few stories of giving, only a few of the people who stepped in when they noticed a need: a La Jolla ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Millions of Older Americans Use Risky Drug Combos

    Millions of Older Americans Use Risky Drug Combos
    CHICAGO – At least 2 million older Americans are taking a combination of drugs or supplements that can be a risky mix — from blood thinners and cholesterol pills to aspirin and ginkgo capsules — a new study warns. Among older men, the numbers are particularly alarming — one in 10 are taking potentially harmful combinations, according to the study. The ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Too Sick to Work? Need Health Care? Take a Number

    Too Sick to Work? Need Health Care? Take a Number
    WASHINGTON – Master toolmaker John McClain built machine parts with details so small they couldn't be seen with the naked eye. Then a lump on his neck turned out to be cancer. Shalonda Frederick managed a bakery, and decorated cakes for special occasions. One day her face and hands, and her arms and legs, started clenching up. Then she fell off ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway

    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway
    When Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill. Before Chelsea was 2, she was admitted to the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Half-Marathon Participant Gets Laptop Thanks to Nurse

    Half-Marathon Participant Gets Laptop Thanks to Nurse
    It’s been a year of surprises for Jerrold Weathers, and the 48-year-old Lincoln Park man got one more today: a new laptop. Weathers, a quadriplegic who lost his legs and the use of his arms in an automobile crash 25 years ago, received the laptop courtesy of his nurse, Stephanie Kearney. Kearney’s husband, Kurt Kearney, pushed Weathers’ wheelchair in the 31st ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens

    Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens
    WASHINGTON – That day in July was one that Tammy Morse won't soon forget. Five months earlier, her husband lost his job as a recruiter for the financial services industry. Once the family savings were gone, the mother of two from Stratford, Conn., saw no way to get health insurance coverage for her family other than to apply for Medicaid. "It ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old

    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old
    HOUSTON – As the cake candles flickered, relatives and friends singing to seven surviving octuplets on their 10th birthday Saturday had to pause and consider after "happy birthday to ..." They continued, "... dear everyone. Happy birthday to you!" The five girls and two boys, part of the world's first set of octuplets born alive, stood behind their large, square cake ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Doctors Say a Strike by Nurses Would Risk Future of Children’s Hospital

    Doctors Say a Strike by Nurses Would Risk Future of Children’s Hospital
    The physician group that represents the 1,800-member medical staff at Kaleida Health warned Friday that a threat of a labor strike at Women & Children’s Hospital could cause serious and permanent damage to the pediatric institution. “This is a nightmare and has real potential to happen. As a medical staff, we can’t let it occur,” said Dr. James Budny, president of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Got the Flu? CDC Says Tamiflu May Not Be Much Help

    Got the Flu? CDC Says Tamiflu May Not Be Much Help
    ATLANTA – The medical arsenal against the flu just got weaker. Government health officials said Friday that a leading flu medicine, Tamiflu, might not work against all cases of the flu this year. The most common flu bug right now is overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu, they said. The alert is "an early heads-up" for doctors. If current trends continue, they may ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    W.Va. High Court to Consider Personal Nurse for Student

    W.Va. High Court to Consider Personal Nurse for Student
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Supreme Court will consider whether Putnam County Schools must provide a full-time nurse to a developmentally delayed, blind 13-year-old student prone to seizures. The boy, identified in court records as C.E.M., has had a full-time nurse every school year in Putnam County. School officials say they can meet his medical needs without a full-time nurse. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Rule for Health Providers Stirs Objections

    WASHINGTON – The Bush administration, in its final days, issued a federal rule Thursday reinforcing protections for doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions and other procedures because of religious or moral objections. Critics say the protections are so broad they limit a patient's right to get care and accurate information. For example, they fear the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Pa. Nurses To Be Freed of Forced Overtime

    Pa. Nurses To Be Freed of Forced Overtime
    HARRISBURG - After years of lobbying, nurses and other medical professionals in Pennsylvania will no longer be forced to routinely work overtime. Under a new law, which goes into effect in July, health care facilities will be prohibited, with few exceptions, from forcing nurses and certain other health care staffers to work beyond their scheduled shifts. Supporters of the bill say ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot

    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts. Dr. Paul Grabb said he operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on the newborn's brain. Sam was 3 days old and ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death

    Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death
    GREENWICH, Conn. - A medical examiner in New York has ruled that a 14-year-old Greenwich girl who died in June committed suicide by overdosing on aspirin. A lawyer for Daisy Pacheco's family says the ruling was not unexpected. But attorney Lindy Urso says the family still has concerns about how the teen was cared for, saying she sat untreated at Greenwich ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Recession-Proof Job? Try Nursing

    Recession-Proof Job? Try Nursing
    Ever thought of becoming a pharmacist? Or an economist? How about a veterinarian? These are some of the highest paying recession-proof jobs, according to Laurence Shatkin, author of “150 Best Recession- Proof Jobs,” a new book by JIST Publishing. “Each recession is a little different than the one before in terms of sectors of the economy. The technology bubble in 2001 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland

    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland
    Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow adjusts her sterile bonnet … A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday. Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow and a team of other specialists replaced 80 percent of the woman's face with that of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses

    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses
    RALEIGH - The N.C. Board of Nursing is investigating at least four Cherry Hospital nurses who neglected a patient who died after being left in a chair without food, water or adequate medical attention for nearly a day. The licensing board launched its inquiry into the actions of the nurses from the troubled mental hospital in Goldsboro in August, but the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths

    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths
    LONDON – Treating advanced prostate cancer with radiation and hormone-blocking drugs cut the death rate in half in a study of Scandinavian men, researchers report. In the United States, the combination has been standard care since the 1990s. But in Europe, many doctors have avoided the combo treatment and used hormone drugs alone, thinking the pair would be too harsh for ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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