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    Friendly Bacteria Cut Hospital Infections

    Friendly Bacteria Cut Hospital Infections
    LUND, Sweden - Swedish scientists say they have used a probiotic bacterium to control dangerous bacteria that cause respiratory illness in ventilated hospitalized patients. Bengt Klarin from University Hospital in Lund, Sweden, said he and his colleagues applied the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 299 in place of normal antiseptics and found it was effective in preventing the most common cause of ventilator-associated ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse in Boot Camp Case Hands Over License

    Nurse in Boot Camp Case Hands Over License
    PANAMA CITY — A Florida Department of Health report found that former Bay County Boot Camp nurse Kristin Schmidt, who was acquitted in the 2006 death of Martin Lee Anderson, engaged in unprofessional conduct. The report, completed in June, states that Schmidt "failed to meet the minimal standards of acceptable nursing practice." In July, one month after the report was completed, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospital To Pay In Nurse Case

    Hospital To Pay In Nurse Case
    LAKELAND | Health Central Hospital in Ocoee is paying a $4,000 fine to settle a complaint that it failed to report allegations of sexual misconduct against a nurse who later was arrested in Polk County on similar charges. Nurse Kevin Laing was arrested in September 2007 on charges of having molested an Auburndale woman while she was a patient at Heart ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Star Trek-Like Device Could Replace Medical Test Equipment

    Star Trek-Like Device Could Replace Medical Test Equipment
    ‘Not quite a tricorder, this handheld device from the University of Leeds still promises ELISA-like medical diagnosis as well as other speedy results.’ - ELISA, or Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Essay, has been the de facto test for detecting many diseases and conditions that assail the body. Unfortunately, the tests require urine or blood samples, skilled technicians and several hours to complete. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    MIT Olfactory Research Could Produce Artificial Noses

    MIT Olfactory Research Could Produce Artificial Noses
    The olfactory system is one of the oldest and definitely the most complex of a human's sensory equipment. It is not; however, anywhere near the most complex as far as Earth-based life goes. A human's olfactory system is driven by about 400 active genes, which express proteins called olfactory receptors. By comparison, mankind's faithful canine companions have over 1,000 of these ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Goodbye to "ER": Remembering the Top 5 Episodes

    Goodbye to "ER": Remembering the Top 5 Episodes
    Tonight beings the end of an era. The hit medical drama, "ER," will begin its 15th and final season tonight. It is NBC's second longest-running drama (after Law and Order) and is the longest running medical drama of all time. Originally created by best-selling novelist, Michael Crichton, "ER" was not only lauded for its writing and acting, but for its real-to-life ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Researchers Find Synthetic Protein Which May Help Prevent Spread of Cancer

    Where it concerns medical research in the scope of battling one of humanity's most pervasive and deadly diseases like cancer, new nano and macroparticle treatments have been seeing the lion's share of spotlight. DailyTech has reported on several of these advances and inventions, from the tiny cell-exploding carbon nanotube to advanced lipid-based drug and imaging delivery systems. However, while these are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nano -"Motherships" Help Further the Microscopic War on Cancer

    Nano -"Motherships" Help Further the Microscopic War on Cancer
    Studying and developing treatments for cancer is possibly one of the most publicized fields in medical science in current times. There has been a deluge of new and promising treatments recently using nano- and macro-scale particles to, via the bloodstream, deliver anti-tumor drugs or anti-tumor weapons directly to the site of cancerous growths. Building on past breakthroughs with these microscopic particles ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Powered Exoskeleton Allows the Disabled to Walk Again

    ‘Clinical trials underway; suit expected to go on sale soon.’ [photo:67105] Former Israeli Paratrooper Radi Kaiof uses the suit to climb stairs (Source: Reuters) A new powered exoskeleton is enabled the disabled to walk again. Created by a small Israeli startup, the Iron Man-like “ReWalk” suit is already making converts among those who have worn it. Former Israeli paratrooper Radi Kaiof, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    SEIU vs. CNA: The Battle Exposed

    SEIU vs. CNA: The Battle Exposed
    In mid-March of this year, the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), an offshoot of the California Nurses Association (CNA), objected to the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) vote to organize over 8,000 Ohio nurses in nine Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) hospitals. The SEIU retreated after CNA/NNOC criticized their means of dealing with employers, and not nurses, to hold said election. The ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Servant's Heart a Requirement for Nursing Career

    Servant's Heart a Requirement for Nursing Career
    Sue Dominiack sees her career more as a calling than a job. A nurse since 2000 at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, located within Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Dominiack believes the nursing career requires a servant's heart and a compassion that transcends understanding. Dominiack recently talked with Tribune correspondent Jennifer Ochstein about her work as a nurse ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Professor Markets Cancer Detecting Underwear

    New breast cancer-detecting bra may go on sale within a couple years Two seemingly divergent, but both rapidly growing fields are cancer diagnosis/treatment and wearable electronics. The two, however, may soon be combining, thanks to new cancer-detecting garments. Leading the trend is the cancer-detecting bra invented by Professor Elias Siores, director of the Centre for Research and Innovation at the University ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Obama vs. McCain: Whose Healthcare Plan Reigns Supreme?

    Obama vs. McCain: Whose Healthcare Plan Reigns Supreme?
    Presidential hopefuls, Barack Obama and John McCain, both want healthcare coverage for all Americans, but they have very different ways of going about securing affordable insurance for all. Obama's plan involves a heavier government hand, including subsidies and coverage of all children. McCain's plan, on the other hand, relies on individual responsibility. *Which healthcare plan do you think will win over ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    New Cancer Drug Cuts Tumor Targetting From Days To Hours

    New Cancer Drug Cuts Tumor Targetting From Days To Hours
    New technology using gold nanoparticles attacks tumors faster, more aggressively While developing new cancer killers is an important priority, half the difficulty in winning the battle against cancer is just getting the drugs to the tumor itself. The concept of drug delivery is an important one as current blood borne chemotherapy treatments take two or more days to reach the tumor ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Quest For Immortality: Self Assembling Tissues

    The Quest For Immortality: Self Assembling Tissues
    'New research yields self-assembling tissues, paves the way for replacement organs.' Tissue engineers like to dream big. They envision a world where one day a patient will donate a few cells and new, young healthy organs will be grown to replace ailing parts of the body. From appearance and athletic upgrades, through new integumentary tissues like skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It
    Americans, for many years now, have been striving to do more with less. Less time, that is. The challenge is one that confronts nurses, many of who work long hours in high stress environments and then juggle multiple home responsibilities as well. The following statistics illustrate just how time-crunched we all are in this increasingly go-go society: • Nearly 50% of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Inspired by Patients, Invented by Nurses

    Inspired by Patients, Invented by Nurses
    In this post we have decided to celebrate nurses who have contributed to the field of medical science and technology. Most inventions arise from observing a problem at work, and these inventions are no exception. After you read this list, you will have no doubt that nurses are the cleverest inventors of all! 1) Nurse's Joey The Nurse’s Joey is a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    CRNA Careers

    CRNA Careers
    The poor morale that plagues many overworked and underappreciated RNs isn't an issue for the 30,000 nurses who practice one of the profession's most desirable specialties: Nurse anesthesia. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) - nurses with master's degrees who administer approximately 65 percent of all anesthetics given to patients each year nationwide, according to American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) data ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Find Your Path to the RN Title

    Find Your Path to the RN Title
    In all States and the District of Columbia, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN. But there are many ways to get there! [widget:445] You can obtain one (or more!) of several degrees in order to become a nurse. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN): This degree ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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