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    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson

    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson
    SARASOTA, Fla. — A new music therapy room at a hospital on Florida's Gulf Coast is being named for AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson and other rock stars have supported an effort to buy music equipment and provide music education for children, including those who are in the hospital. Music equipment and enhancements to the room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Former ER Nurse Gives Victims of Sexual Violence the Power of Hope

    Former ER Nurse Gives Victims of Sexual Violence the Power of Hope
    Caroline Fisher sometimes gets the call she dreads in the middle of the night. A woman in the Indianapolis area has been assaulted or raped. So she dresses quickly and drives the seven minutes from her home to St. Francis Hospital's Center of Hope, where she will guide the shaken and sometimes beaten victim through a physical exam and that crucial ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    U.S. Emergency Rooms Find Ways To Fix What Ails Them

    U.S. Emergency Rooms Find Ways To Fix What Ails Them
    Hospital emergency rooms could use some intensive care of their own. Long waits. Patients spending hours or days on beds in ER hallways. Shortages of specialists willing to see emergency patients. The cause of the nation's ER overcrowding is obvious: Too many patients and not enough ER capacity. But it's not all doom and gloom inside America's emergency rooms. Some hospitals ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Are Hospitals Doing Enough For the Poor?

    Are Hospitals Doing Enough For the Poor?
    Each year, Central Indiana's four major nonprofit hospitals receive tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks in return for providing outreach programs and care for the poor. But those hospitals' current level of "charity care" - care for which they expect no payment - raises questions about whether they deserve those tax breaks and whether measures should be taken to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better

    New Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better
    SAN ANTONIO – A new test to predict an ordinary woman's odds of getting breast cancer works better than a method doctors have relied on for decades, researchers reported Friday. The test is the first to combine dozens of genes and personal factors like age and childbearing to gauge risk in women who don't have a strong family history of the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Brooklyn Mom Who Lost Limbs, Sight in Hospital Stands Tall Again

    Brooklyn Mom Who Lost Limbs, Sight in Hospital Stands Tall Again
    Four months after losing her hands and feet, a brave Brooklyn mother Thursday took her first real steps on the road to recovery. "I can't believe I just walked!" said Tabitha Mullings, who is suing Brooklyn Hospital Center for malpractice. "This is the first time. I felt great! Great! Great!" Mullings' physical therapists and doctors at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Study: Illegal Immigrants' Care Costs Texas $677 Million

    Study: Illegal Immigrants' Care Costs Texas $677 Million
    AUSTIN — The state of Texas and local hospital districts spent an estimated $677 million to provide health care to illegal immigrants in a year, a new study says. The survey, issued by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, said that most of the money — $597 million — was spent by local hospital districts for the immigrants' care during ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods

    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods
    NEW YORK – Scientists may have figured out one reason some people reach for the french fries instead of an apple. It could be a gene that's been linked to an increased risk of obesity. A study of children found those with a common variation of the gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform

    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform
    CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to lead his effort to design an overhaul of the nation's health care system and shepherd it through Congress. Announcing his choice Thursday, Obama stressed the link between restoring the nation's dismal economy and making health coverage more affordable and accessible to Americans. "If we want to overcome ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Number of Male Nursing Students Increases in Florida

    Number of Male Nursing Students Increases in Florida
    Hospitals across Florida are trying to mend staffing gaps created by a statewide shortage of nurses. A 2008 report by the Florida Center for Nursing Care estimated that the shortage could expand to as much as 52,000 over the next 13 years. The nursing profession has traditionally been female dominated, but some colleges are reporting that more males are applying to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Say Doctor Got Them Hooked on Painkillers

    Nurses Say Doctor Got Them Hooked on Painkillers
    THIEF RIVER FALLS — Two former nurses who pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs told police that a doctor they worked for got them hooked and then ensnared them in a scheme to obtain thousands of pills to share with the doctor. The doctor, an obstetrician/gynecologist who used to work at the now-MeritCare clinic, used to give them painkillers out ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Home From the Hospital

    Home From the Hospital
    Think going to the hospital is stressful? Try getting discharged. For people preparing to head home, the departure can be just as scary and full of uncertainties as hitting the operating room. One moment you have a team of nurses flying to your bedside if your heart rate rises or your oxygen level falls. Experts are on call around the clock. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    No Job Shortage Here

    No Job Shortage Here
    SEBRING - Snowbird Janet Morris got an offer she couldn't refuse. Until a few weeks ago, the 20-year veteran nurse lived year round in Wabash, Ind. While her husband enjoyed several winters here as a seasonal visitor, Morris occasionally visited by plane, but continued to work year-round in the Hoosier State. Florida Hospital Heartland Division offered to pay Morris' health care ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine

    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine
    ATLANTA – More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey. It's the first time children's use of such remedies, including acupuncture, meditation, and chiropractic care, has been measured. Adult use of alternative treatments remains about the same as it was in 2002 ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Math Model Reveals How AIDS Works On a Microscopic Level

    Math Model Reveals How AIDS Works On a Microscopic Level
    Ever wonder exactly how a cell, the basis of all living things works? So do researchers. While scientists have been able to derive a great deal of information about cellular components, what they do and some of the chemical processes that they carry out is poorly understood. Among the biggest puzzles is the cell membrane. The cell membrane is made up ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ala. Nurse Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former health care consultant will serve 18 months in federal prison for defrauding the Medicare Program. 62-year-old Marie Weller King was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin said from Jan. 2002 until approximately Dec. 2006, King admitted creating documents which falsely indicated physicians had approved services provided by her company, King ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Italy Nabs 70 Fake Nurses Who Bought Diplomas

    Italy Nabs 70 Fake Nurses Who Bought Diplomas
    ROME—Italian police say they have arrested 70 nurses and hospital attendants who allegedly got jobs in hospitals by using fake medical diplomas. Police in Naples say the suspects, some of whom had been practicing since 1975, bought the fake diplomas from an organized crime group for up to euro15,000 ($19,000). The suspects, who worked in Italy's southern Calabria region, were placed ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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