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    Is Obesity a National Security Threat?

    Is Obesity a National Security Threat?
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Surgeon Who Did First US Heart Transplant Dies

    Surgeon Who Did First US Heart Transplant Dies
    DETROIT – Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, a cardiac surgeon who performed the nation's first human heart transplant and who also developed lifesaving medical implants, has died. He was 90. Kantrowitz died Friday in Ann Arbor of complications from heart failure, said his wife, Jean Kantrowitz. In 1967, Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States, three days after the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment

    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment
    Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment. Since her breakthrough, 70 other children and several adults in the U.S. also have been able to switch from insulin shots to oral medication. And last month, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How Good is Your Hospital?

    How Good is Your Hospital?
    A hospital is one of those things you don't really think a lot about until you need it. But there's a research tool from the government that can help you figure out now, before there's an emergency, which hospital in your region can give you the best care and the best odds of survival whether you have a planned procedure or ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    High Demand in DFW Means New Nurses Are Getting Jobs, but Not Always the Ones They Want

    High Demand in DFW Means New Nurses Are Getting Jobs, but Not Always the Ones They Want
    Heather Meismer considers herself one of the lucky ones. A recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington's nursing program, she landed a job in the emergency room at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital and will begin a specialized residency program there this month. "I like the adrenaline you get whenever you're there," said Meismer, who has been working ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Takes the Stand in Serial Rape Trial

    Nurse Takes the Stand in Serial Rape Trial
    Testifying during the serial rape trial of a former Vacaville man, a sexual assault response nurse on Wednesday described her interaction with one of the 11 victims believed to have been caught up in a two-county series of attacks from 2004 to 2007. Defendant Victor Lamar Davis faces a 57-count felony complaint charging rape, robbery, burglary, sexual battery, false imprisonment, assault ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Gear Up for Flu Season

    Gear Up for Flu Season
    In lieu of a vaccine, Shamokin Area Community Hospital (SACH) is using information as an inoculation against H1N1 Influenza A, also known as swine flu. The hospital has educated staff and faculty, and is hoping to inform the public about H1N1 in hopes of preventing a major outbreak in the region during peak flu season. In Danville, Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Cardiac Arrest Victim Alive Thanks to Off-Duty Nurse

    Cardiac Arrest Victim Alive Thanks to Off-Duty Nurse
    Hamilton-area grandmother Wanda Gruenschlaeger and Dayton intensive care unit nurse Stacie Oxman merely intended to enjoy a Bengals game when they arrived at Paul Brown Stadium early Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16. Fate had other plans for the two women, who started the day as strangers. Oxman stepped out of her bathroom stall around 12:15 p.m. when she saw a woman lying ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience

    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience
    Remember the Seinfeld episode where word got around that Elaine was a difficult patient? That scenario might not be so far-fetched. For 30 years, studies consistently have found that doctors call one out of every five or six patient encounters "difficult." The latest, in today's Archives of Internal Medicine, found that primary-care doctors who felt they had a high number of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film

    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film
    Bay Area Registered nurse-turned filmmaker, David Burton, dropped the stethoscope, scrubs and chemical drugs and armed himself with a movie to help save lives. After seeing so many deaths due to preventable illness, Burton found an alarming connection between America's food ingredients (specifically hydrogenated oil) and the leading causes of death. Now he's going to tell the world what he found. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    California Will Need 1 Million Health Workers by 2030

    California Will Need 1 Million Health Workers by 2030
    By 2030, California will need to train almost 1 million more technicians, dental hygienists and other support workers considered vital to the health care industry, according to a report released Tuesday. But the state's higher education system has capacity to train only 63 percent of the needed work force. These allied health workers don't include doctors and nurses. The category covers ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    40-Year Veteran Nurse Reflects on a Career Spent Helping

    40-Year Veteran Nurse Reflects on a Career Spent Helping
    When Nora Montanjees graduated from Carondelet High School in 1969, wanderlust in her heart, she envisioned herself seeing the world as a flight attendant. "They were called stewardesses then," she said. Because, at 17, she was not old enough and because her mother, a nurse, had loftier visions, she instead was persuaded to attend nursing school. Forty years later, 38 of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter

    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic leaders are pushing to finish far-reaching health legislation and hold a climactic vote in the next three weeks, aiming to overcome reluctance from the rank-and-file lawmakers while answering President Barack Obama's challenge for swift action. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday that Democrats would like to get a final vote by Congress' Easter break, which begins ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies
    A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village. The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children's parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country's biggest infanticide case. The woman ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Moving Nation From Sick Care Toward Wellness Care

    Moving Nation From Sick Care Toward Wellness Care
    WASHINGTON – Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise without worsening painful joints? Think 3 Ps: Good health care is preventive, predictive and personalized, a rarity today in a crisis-oriented care system far better at treating disease than keeping it at ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Virtual Medical ID System to Replace Alert Bracelets?

    Virtual Medical ID System to Replace Alert Bracelets?
    WASHINGTON - Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation? The nation's ambulance crews are pushing a virtual medical ID system to rapidly learn a patient's health history during a crisis - and which can immediately text-message loved ones that the person is headed for a hospital. The Web-based registry, invisibleBracelet.org, started in Oklahoma and got a boost this fall when the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets

    Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets
    LOS ANGELES — A former boyfriend of the woman who gave birth to octuplets last month says he could be the father of her 14 children, and he wants DNA tests. Denis Beaudoin told ABC television Monday that he donated sperm to Nadya Suleman during their three-year relationship in the late '90s because she claimed to have ovarian cancer and had ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Visiting Nurses Go Where Need Is: Their Patients Are Often the Down and Out

    Visiting Nurses Go Where Need Is: Their Patients Are Often the Down and Out
    They have tended their patients under bridges, in tent cities, and in the starkest of homes. Their patients are often those nobody wants to hear about but whose lives depend on the constant care of the nurses who work for the Visiting Nurse Association of Tulsa. "These are people who have no Medicare, no Medicaid, no resources. Nobody else wants to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Interest in Accelerated BSN Program Continues to Rise

    Interest in Accelerated BSN Program Continues to Rise
    Applications to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at MGH Institute of Health Professions have increased for the second consecutive year. The number of people who have applied to become a Registered Nurse (RN) at the Boston graduate school rose more than 7% for the class that will begin in May 2010. This follows last year's applicant pool ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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