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    Should Medical Records Go Electronic?

    hospitals could save billions of dollars, which could in turn be spent on better care. Do you think they should be electronic?
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Study: Banning Fast-Food TV Ads Could Dent Obesity

    Study: Banning Fast-Food TV Ads Could Dent Obesity
    ATLANTA -- A little less "I'm Lovin' It" could put a significant dent in the problem of childhood obesity, suggests a new study that attempts to measure the effect of TV fast-food ads. A ban on such commercials would reduce the number of obese young children by 18 percent, and the number of obese older kids by 14 percent, researchers found. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nursing Home Inspection — Tell Us More

    Nursing Home Inspection — Tell Us More
    President-elect Barack Obama will have plenty on his plate when he takes office in January, but a recent story about nursing homes should add to the list. The Associated Press uncovered a change in federal rules on nursing home inspections that, some believe, restricts access to information about care facilities. The changes were adopted by the Bush administration and went into ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Study: Lots of Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

    Study: Lots of Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk
    CHICAGO – The largest study of its kind finds that older Americans who eat large amounts of red meat and processed meats face a greater risk of death from heart disease and cancer. The federal study of more than half a million men and women bolsters prior evidence of the health risks of diets laden with red meat like hamburger and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient

    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient
    STUART, Fla. - All sides agree on one thing in the case of a South Florida hospital that secretly repatriated a seriously brain injured patient back to Guatemala. During the early hours of a steamy July 2003 morning, Martin Memorial Medical Center chartered a private plane and sent Luis Jimenez back to the Central American country without telling his relatives in ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pill as Good as Chemo on Lung Cancer, But Costlier

    Pill as Good as Chemo on Lung Cancer, But Costlier
    LONDON – Some advanced lung cancer patients already treated with chemotherapy might be able to skip some of the bad side effects of another series of chemo by taking a pill instead, a study suggests. An international study showed patients on Iressa, an expensive, newer targeted treatment, survived about as long as those on another course of chemotherapy. "This will provide ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Provide Diet of Support

    People with diabetes face a lot of painful and scary possibilities. Infections that won't heal. Toe, foot and leg amputations. Blindness. Kidney failure. Heart attack. Much of it can be avoided with diet, exercise and adherence to medical advice. Yet diabetes continues to disable and kill, and account for much of the country's health care bill. With so much at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Hearts Need Less Stress

    Hearts Need Less Stress
    Batesville, Ind. - "We had a lot of people in this area die of heart disease recently. They never got that second chance," reported Barb Luff, Margaret Mary Community Hospital cardiac rehab coordinator. That got the attention of close to 40 Batesville employees during a wellness meeting March 31. About half of people who have cardiac arrest die before they can ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18)

    Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18)
    Thursday, June 11 kicks off the 32nd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18, 2009). Nursing assistants, also known as nurse aides, direct care workers, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies, home health aides, or hospital attendants, provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. More than 2.5 million nursing ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Researchers Reach First Automated Surgery Milestones

    ‘Rudimentary robot was able to perform simple surgical procedures without human assistance.’ - Doctors and surgeons already make use of some types of robots to perform procedures where the precision of the operation required is often more than a human can consistently offer. Some researchers say that the day when these robots can perform procedures without the need for humans is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Welcome President's Call for Comprehensive Health Reform

    Nurses Welcome President's Call for Comprehensive Health Reform
    The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today praised President Obama's call for "comprehensive" healthcare reform in his speech to Congress Tuesday night, but emphasized that only genuine reform, as in expanding Medicare to cover everyone, will actually solve the crisis -- and rein in the skyrocketing costs that the president noted are bankrupting Americans and costing jobs. "After the past ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman

    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman
    BERLIN – A German doctor said Friday that surgeons have successfully removed a 40-pound (18 kilogram) malignant bone tumor from a Saudi Arabian woman. Dr. Heinz Zurbruegg, a surgeon at the private Capital Health clinic in Berlin, said the 35-year-old had only a few weeks to live when she arrived in Germany for care in September. But he said that after ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Should People Have Medical Records Implanted Inside Their Bodies?

    The VeriChip, a small radio-frequency identity chip that is slightly longer than a grain of rice, has been FDA-cleared for human implantation. Should you switch doctors or need to be treated in a foreign hospital, an RFID reader can scan your VeriMed chip and use your unique ID to access VeriChip’s centralized database to produce your medical records. The chips ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain

    Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain
    NEW YORK – It's almost New Year's Eve, a time for plunging into boisterous crowds bathed in loud music. And for some of us, that means turning to an old friend and hearing things like this: "Did you know (BOOM-da-da-BOOM) went over (Bob! You look wonder-) so she said (clink-clink) and then I (Here, have another one) what would you do?" ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada

    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada
    A Minnesota task force on Internet crimes is investigating a nurse here in connection with a college student's suicide in Canada, according to a Canadian newspaper. Nadia Kajouji, 18, disappeared in Ottawa last March after telling her roommate that she was going skating, according to a report in the Ottawa Citizen today. For weeks, police and community members searched for her, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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