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    Lessons as Pilot Help Speaker in Nurse Seminars

    Lessons as Pilot Help Speaker in Nurse Seminars
    WINTER HAVEN | Working as an airline pilot made Gary Sculli a better nurse by teaching him management and safety techniques that he now shares with nurses and hospital officials nationwide. Among them are moving away from a dictatorial style in which physicians intimidate nurses and nurses direct nursing assistants without making them feel part of a team in which their ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Blessed to Work: Nurse Retires at Age 83

    Blessed to Work: Nurse Retires at Age 83
    VIROQUA — Lillie Tryggestad had her retirement party a little later than most. Tryggestad, 83, was older than some of the residents when she worked her last night shift last month at Bethel Home in Viroqua. The plaque she received last week recognized her 31 years of service at Bethel. What it didn’t mention was a nursing career that started 60 ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Boy Whose Religious Parents Battled Hospital Dies

    Boy Whose Religious Parents Battled Hospital Dies
    NEW YORK – A 12-year-old New York boy with brain cancer has died after his family battled a hospital to keep him on a ventilator. The lawyer for the Orthodox Jewish family says Motl Brody's bodily functions ceased Saturday. A machine had continued to work his lungs after he was pronounced dead Nov. 4 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    China Trying to Force 6-Months’ Pregnant Woman to Abort

    China Trying to Force 6-Months’ Pregnant Woman to Abort
    BEIJING — A Muslim Uighur woman who is more than six months’ pregnant remained under watch in a hospital in China’s far northwest today awaiting a forced abortion by authorities who don’t want her to have a third child. A nurse tending to the woman at the maternity ward of a hospital in Yining, near China’s border with Kazakhstan, said physicians ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    No Consensus Yet on Safe Haven Age Limit

    No Consensus Yet on Safe Haven Age Limit
    LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers are far from reaching a consensus on how to stop rampant use of the state's open-ended safe haven law, which has led to almost three dozen children being dropped off at hospitals. On Friday, the first day of a rare special session called by Gov. Dave Heineman to begin tightening the law, lawmakers introduced two bills calling ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Mexico City to Give Out Viagra to Men 70 and Older

    Mexico City to Give Out Viagra to Men 70 and Older
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico City is giving out free Viagra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness." City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said Thursday that the government will start handing out doses of one or ...
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    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?

    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?
    The New York Times reports, oddly in their Home and Garden section, that there is an increasing number of women choosing to give birth at home because they feel more comfortable in their homes instead of the hospital. Julie Scelfo writes: “Home births have been around as long as humans, but since the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of American women have ...
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    Birth Center's Possible Demise Ignites Protest

    Birth Center's Possible Demise Ignites Protest
    A proposal to cease all deliveries at the North Shore Birth Center in Beverly - one of only two hospital-affiliated centers statewide that offer natural birth options - has ignited a passionate protest from women across the region. With a debate and potential vote by Beverly Hospital's board of trustees expected Tuesday morning, women have been picketing the hospital, circulating fliers, ...
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    Study: Same-Sex Heart Transplants Are Better

    Study: Same-Sex Heart Transplants Are Better
    NEW ORLEANS – Turns out men and women really are different at heart: New research finds that heart transplant patients have better odds of survival and a lower risk of rejection if they get organs from donors of the same sex. Size may be part of the explanation. Men's hearts are bigger than women's and have greater pumping capacity, and men ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study: HPV Vaccine Prevents Genital Warts in Males

    Study: HPV Vaccine Prevents Genital Warts in Males
    ATLANTA – For the first time, an expensive vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer in women has proven successful at preventing a disease in men, according to a study released Thursday by the vaccine's maker. The disease is genital warts — sexually transmitted, embarrassing and uncomfortable — but not life-threatening. Still, the results are expected to bolster a likely bid by ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ike-Damaged Hospital, Med School Laying Off 3,800

    Ike-Damaged Hospital, Med School Laying Off 3,800
    AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, a teaching hospital severely damaged by Hurricane Ike, will lay off about 3,800 workers — nearly a third of its work force — because it is running out of money. The University of Texas Board of Regents said in a news release that the Galveston hospital would have no money ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Music Headphones can Interfere with Heart Devices

    Music Headphones can Interfere with Heart Devices
    NEW ORLEANS – Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck — even when they're disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them. They might even prevent a defibrillator from delivering a lifesaving shock, say doctors who tested ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son

    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son
    Mary Graham, a nursing aide who travels from home to home bathing people too ill to care for themselves, knows how sickness works - the way it sneaks up on the unsuspecting and tries to steal their breath away. She does her best to make her patients comfortable, but when that's no longer possible, when they are ready to let go ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse in Times Square War Photo Reunites with Navy

    Nurse in Times Square War Photo Reunites with Navy
    NEW YORK — A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday — days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade. Edith Shain of Los Angeles, donning a white nurse's uniform ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    NY Family Opposes End to Care for Brain-Dead Boy

    NY Family Opposes End to Care for Brain-Dead Boy
    NEW YORK – A Washington hospital has asked a judge for permission to stop treating a brain-dead 12-year-old cancer patient, even though his ultra-religious New York parents want to keep him on life support. Motl Brody of Brooklyn was pronounced dead this week after a half-year fight against a brain tumor, and doctors at Children's National Medical Center in Washington ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot

    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot
    MITCHELL, Ont. — There was a quite a surprise for police early today in the parking lot of the provincial police detachment in Mitchell, Ont., just west of Stratford. A man was driving his pregnant wife to a hospital in Stratford just after 3 a.m., when the woman went into the final stages of labour. Her husband pulled into the provincial ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hospital: Obama-Named Baby First of Many

    Hospital: Obama-Named Baby First of Many
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Officials at a Florida hospital said they expect a baby born election night to be only the first of many named after President-elect Barack Obama. Marla Oxenhandler, spokeswoman for the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, said Sanjae Obama Fisher was born at about 8 p.m. Tuesday to Patrick and Sasha Hall Fisher, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Woman Who Cut Off Baby's Arms To Be Released

    DALLAS — A Texas woman who killed her 10-month-old daughter by cutting off her arms with a kitchen knife is being released from a state mental hospital. Dena Schlosser killed her baby in 2004 and was found not guilty by reason of insanity two years later. Prosecutor Curtis Howard says she'll be released into outpatient treatment within the next month. A ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Swapped Painkiller with Saltwater

    Nurse Swapped Painkiller with Saltwater
    About 200 former surgery patients at Boulder Community Hospital have been told they may have been given saltwater instead of a painkiller, 9News reported Thursday night. The hospital and Boulder police are investigating a nurse the hospital says was stealing the powerful drug Fentanyl. A hospital spokesman told 9News the nurse had been replacing the drug in the vial with sterile ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption

    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption
    BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets. The recommendation is based on a study released Wednesday that examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state residents. Those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared to have higher ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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