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    Doctors Ditch Drug Samples to Avoid Influencing Treatment

    Doctors Ditch Drug Samples to Avoid Influencing Treatment
    Who doesn't like freebies, especially when it comes to pricey pills? But free medication samples, which at first glance look like a win-win-win situation for manufacturers, doctors and patients, can have hidden costs. Doctors might pick a sub-optimal drug simply because they have a sample. Plus, only makers of expensive brand-name drugs are doling out samples. And leaving pharmacists out of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says

    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says
    ATLANTA – Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts reported Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    'Die-Hard' Nurse Voted Hospital Hero

    'Die-Hard' Nurse Voted Hospital Hero
    Health workers are often considered heroes, but it's now official for Roz Nolan. The senior director of clinical and community services at Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Nolan was recently named the 2008 Hospital Hero for San Bernardino County by the National Health Foundation. She was honored for getting more of the hospital's new mothers to breast-feed their babies. "It's just ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Study: Gender Gap Remains For Heart Attack Care

    Study: Gender Gap Remains For Heart Attack Care
    NEW YORK (AP) — Women hospitalized with heart attacks still don't get the treatment they need and are more likely to die than men if they suffer a massive heart attack, a new study of U.S. hospitals shows. Overall, women survive heart attacks about as well as men when they are under a hospital's care. But the study found that a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Scientists Back Brain Drugs For Healthy People

    NEW YORK – Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary. College students are already illegally taking prescription stimulants like Ritalin to help them study, and demand for such drugs is likely to grow elsewhere, they say. "We should welcome ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights

    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights
    Her diabetic son wasn't allowed to prick his finger in school to test his blood sugar, and some days the nurse wasn't available, so Kari Christiansen would drive there every two hours to make sure he didn't suffer a serious reaction. Christiansen had to shuttle the then-kindergartner's blood-testing device back and forth from Westchester Primary School. It was banned from the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Cookbook Honors Slain Nurse, Benefits Children’s Education

    Cookbook Honors Slain Nurse, Benefits Children’s Education
    SOUTH BEND—It looks like any other cookbook, with its binding and its black leaf pattern on the cover. But “Nursing Measures,” a collection of recipes from staff in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, is more a measure of love for Jeni Bishop and the family she left behind. Bishop, a 34-year-old Memorial nurse, was one of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says

    Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says
    How happy you are may depend on how happy your friends' friends' friends are, even if you don't know them at all. And a cheery next-door neighbor has more effect on your happiness than your spouse's mood. So says a new study that followed a large group of people for 20 years — happiness is more contagious than previously thought. "Your ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nursing Homes Wrestle with Lack of Nurses, Aides

    Nursing Homes Wrestle with Lack of Nurses, Aides
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's nursing homes are facing critical shortages of registered nurses and nurses aides at a time when the population is aging and requiring more care, an industry group says. The Indiana Health Care Association says an industry survey found nursing homes in this state had the nation's highest vacancy rate for registered nurses last year, and the rate for ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    SimMan: Readying Nurses For Real World

    SimMan: Readying Nurses For Real World
    The figure lying motionless in a patient room on the fourth floor at Holy Family Hospital draws considerable attention from nursing students and hospital staff, yet still suffers regularly from a variety of rapidly intensifying health ailments. He even dies frequently, only to be brought back to life. He’s able to do that because he’s SimMan, a $50,000 computerized patient simulator ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Video: Planned Parenthood Tells Girl to Lie in Bloomington, Ind.

    Video: Planned Parenthood Tells Girl to Lie in Bloomington, Ind.
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A Planned Parenthood nurse has been suspended after an anti-abortion group released a video showing her telling a patient who claimed to be 13 years old to lie about becoming pregnant by a 31-year-old man. The video was distributed by Live Action Films, which said it was shot secretly June 24 by UCLA student Lila Rose at Planned ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse

    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse
    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Two teenage girls who worked at a nursing home have been charged with abuse, accused of taunting, spitting on and groping residents who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. According to the criminal complaint, filed Monday, 19-year-old Brianna Broitzman and 18-year-old Ashton Larson laughed earlier this year as they spat in residents' mouths, poked and groped their breasts and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hospitals Raise Perk Ante to Draw, Treat Patients

    Hospitals Raise Perk Ante to Draw, Treat Patients
    At suburban Detroit's Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, patients will indulge in gourmet room service, stroll walking trails and take cooking classes. A former Ritz-Carlton executive is running the show. The description seems more day spa than sick bay. But hospitals are finding it pays to pump up the perks as they compete for patients who want a bit extra — ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Tempered Grimness of War with Humor

    Nurse Tempered Grimness of War with Humor
    Although Mary Jean Doloughty was considered stoic when tending casualties from the battlefields of Vietnam or working in the emergency room in St. Francis Hospital, the retired nurse could share a light moment with family and friends. "My mother seldom complained about the conditions she faced in Vietnam as they brought the wounded and dying men to the field evacuation hospitals," ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Accused Of Robbing Facility To Get Drugs

    A masked man entered the Highland Pines nursing home in Clearwater on the night of Nov. 26, pulled out a gun and demanded drugs from the employees inside, police say. The masked man knew the access code to gain entry and leave the building, Clearwater police say. During the investigation, detectives discovered the man is a licensed nurse who works at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ohio Hospital Adding 2,400 Jobs Gets Tax Break

    Ohio Hospital Adding 2,400 Jobs Gets Tax Break
    COLUMBUS — Columbus will provide a multimillion dollar tax incentive to a local hospital planning to add 2,400 jobs. Officials say they didn't want Nationwide Children's Hospital to take its expansion outside the city. At a meeting Monday, city council agreed to give the hospital a 15-year tax break worth up to $15 million. Over the same time period, the city ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Bring Their Dreams for a Natural Skin Care Line to Reality

    Nurses Bring Their Dreams for a Natural Skin Care Line to Reality
    Spend a few minutes with Nan Brown and Lil Bogden and they will convince you beauty is more than skin deep — it goes beyond the superficial to believing in what you do, dreaming big and taking action. The friends and business partners developed their own successful skin care line, L’Athene, based in Mount Pleasant and focused on a holistic philosophy: ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Too Much Water Nearly Kills Infant

    Too Much Water Nearly Kills Infant
    TAMPA — Jeri Moss never knew drinking water could hurt anyone. So Moss thought she could stretch her budget by adding extra water to the baby formula she fed her son, 5-month-old La'Damian Burton. Then a week ago, La'Damian had a seizure and stopped breathing. As Moss frantically tried to revive him with CPR, it never crossed her mind that ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse to Stand Trial in Boy's Morphine Death

    Nurse to Stand Trial in Boy's Morphine Death
    Joy O'Shea Woomer, a licensed practical nurse, will stand trial on a charge that she administered a lethal dose of morphine to an 11-year-old East Hempfield Township boy more than six years ago. But no one knows how much morphine was in the boy's body or whether other drugs found in the body also may have been at toxic levels. The ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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