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    Oh, Nurse, Where Art Thou?

    Oh, Nurse, Where Art Thou?
    We all recently celebrated Nurses' Week during which we were recognized by our peers, employers, patients, and families for the unique work we do and the care we provide, as well as for our professional accomplishments. For several days, the healthcare spotlight shone on us. Now, however, we are again coping with the day-to-day realities and trends that face nursing in ...
    Published over 5 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    New Rule for Health Providers Stirs Objections

    WASHINGTON – The Bush administration, in its final days, issued a federal rule Thursday reinforcing protections for doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions and other procedures because of religious or moral objections. Critics say the protections are so broad they limit a patient's right to get care and accurate information. For example, they fear the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home

    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home
    WINDSOR, Ontario - Managers of an Ontario nursing home say they are bringing in exterminators to snuff out an infestation of bedbugs. The Windsor Star said Tuesday that the bugs forced residents out of five rooms on three different floors at the Windsor Place Vera-Care facility downtown. "Just the idea makes your skin crawl," said a spokeswoman for parent company Revera ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'

    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'
    Britain's next generation of midwives is being bullied by senior nurses with a 'gang culture' mentality, a new survey has found. Student midwives say they are belittled and shouted at in front of staff if they ask for help - and that the abuse is ruining their self-esteem and confidence. More than half those questioned in the survey said they had ...
    Published over 5 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2 MN. Teens Nursing Home Abuse Case Face Judge

    2 MN. Teens Nursing Home Abuse Case Face Judge
    ALBERT LEA, MINN. - Two young women charged with abusing seven nursing home residents faced a judge for the first time Wednesday in a courtroom packed with relatives of the residents. Brianna Marie Broitzman and Ashton Michelle Larson, both 19, of Albert Lea, did not enter pleas in Freeborn County District Court. Judge Steven Schwab set bail at $6,000 for their ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Doctors See Economic Impact on Abortion, Birth Control

    Doctors See Economic Impact on Abortion, Birth Control
    The pregnant woman showed up at the medical center in flip-flops and in tears, after walking there to save bus fare. Her boyfriend had lost his job, she told her doctor in Oakland, and now — fearing harder times for her family — she wanted to abort what would have been her fourth child. "This was a desired pregnancy — she'd ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick

    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick
    AUBURN -- The safe return of Nick, a 16-year-old blind and deaf dog named after St. Nicholas, is being heralded by its owners as a Christmas miracle. Owners Brian and Debra Hill say Nick, who is half teacup poodle and half Westie, wandered off Dec. 5 during a routine trip outside to answer nature's calling. When the shaggy gray canine hadn't ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Plunging Economy Adds Incentive to Quit Cigarettes

    Plunging Economy Adds Incentive to Quit Cigarettes
    A smoker since she was a teenager, Maribeth Santillo has tried to quit more times than she can count. "It didn't last," she lamented. But as she walked the hallways of the hospital where she works today, nervously squeezing a rubber ball, Santillo waxed confident this would be the year she finally gives up cigarettes. The reason for her optimism? It's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sea-Faring Nurse Loves To Go Cruising

    Sea-Faring Nurse Loves To Go Cruising
    When Kristin Hires isn’t running the emergency department at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, she often can be found on a cruise ship. For the past nine years, Hires, BSN, M.Ed, EMT-LP, has volunteered as a nurse for Holland American Cruise Line. Every three days on the cruises she gets to take an entire day off and her husband and ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat

    How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat
    WASHINGTON – How the heart handles anger seems to predict who's at risk for a life-threatening irregular heartbeat. Negative emotions like hostility and depression have long been considered risks for developing heart disease, and deaths from cardiac arrest rise after disasters such as earthquakes. But research released Monday goes a step farther, uncovering a telltale pattern in the EKGs of certain ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly

    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly
    The health care costs of Alzheimer's disease patients are more than triple those of other older people, and that doesn't even include the billions of hours of unpaid care from family members, a new report suggests. Compared with people aged 65 and older without Alzheimer's, those with the mind-destroying disease are much more often hospitalized and treated in skilled-nursing centers. Their ...
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    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home

    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home
    If there was a pandemic flu emergency, approximately one in six public health workers say they would not report to work, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said the online survey was conducted among 1,835 public health workers in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia from November 2006-December 2007. The analysis is based ...
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    New Pill Tells Doctors When it Is Swallowed

    New Pill Tells Doctors When it Is Swallowed
    Life would be a lot easier for doctors and researchers if they could make sure that patients actually take the medications they're prescribed. When people forget to take their medications, or don't take them on schedule, that can lead to unnecessary hospital visits and disrupt clinical trials. So it's good news that some engineers at the University of Florida have created ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection

    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection
    CNN.com is reporting that 20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi is fighting for her life after having her hands and feet amputated after suffering from septicimea, a blood infection that limited the supply of oxygen to her extremities. Bridi was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones, but when her condition worsened she returned to the hospital where doctors determined she was suffering from ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional

    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional
    LOS ANGELES—Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she fired volunteer nurses working in her home because they were unprofessional and invasive. In a video posted Tuesday to RadarOnline.com, Suleman alleges that Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti made repeated and unprofessional threats that her children were going to be abducted. Suleman says she was also uncomfortable with what she called constant interrogations ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Penn. Nurses Rally Support

    Penn. Nurses Rally Support
    Registered nurse Fran Prusinski was called to work on her day off Wednesday because Wilkes-Barre General Hospital was short-staffed, a problem she says happens too often. It is typical for one nurse to take care of 10 patients at night, she said. She opposes the new for-profit owner Community Health System's proposal to keep nurses working at staffing levels she says ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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