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    The Earthquake in Chile: How to Help

    By now you know that an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Chile this weekend, sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific Ocean and displacing millions of people. At 8.8, the quake is the fifth largest of the past century, and its aftershocks continue to wreak havoc on the area (I recommend checking The Times's LEDE Blog for the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Bad Boss Can Cause Heart Attack

    Bad Boss Can Cause Heart Attack
    Sick and tired of your lousy boss? It's more than a mere irritation. It could kill you. Swedish researchers report today that workers saddled for four years with managers who were inconsiderate, opaque, uncommunicative, and poor advocates were about 60 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or other life-threatening cardiac condition. By contrast, employees whose managers exhibited robust leadership ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    MRIs Reveal Possible Source of Woman's Super-Memory

    MRIs Reveal Possible Source of Woman's Super-Memory
    A Southern California man employed in the entertainment business is the fourth person verified by scientists to have an ultra-rare memory gift: He recalls in detail most days of his life, as well as the day and date of key public events, says Larry Cahill, who co-leads a project on people with super-memory. The name of the latest "bona fide" won't ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases

    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases
    ATLANTA - U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in this country. The number of deaths has been sitting at ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving

    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving
    NEW YORK - A former executive director of New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes from a company owner who wanted a service contract with the facility. Carlos Perez pleaded guilty Tuesday in exchange for a sentence of five years probation and a $25,000 forfeiture payment. He could have gotten seven years in prison if he ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    N.C. Children's Hospital Photo Selected For Traveling Exhibition

    A photograph taken by photographer Brian Strickland at the North Carolina Children's Hospital was selected by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) for "Champions," its 2009 traveling exhibition of 50 photographs. The photo was chosen from nearly 250 photographs submitted to NACHRI by children's hospitals across the country. "The photograph depicting Leah Holmes, a 2-year-old cystic fibrosis ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Reform: Bigger Savings Seen from Limiting Medical Lawsuits

    Reform: Bigger Savings Seen from Limiting Medical Lawsuits
    WASHINGTON - Limits on medical malpractice lawsuits would lead doctors to order up fewer unneeded tests and save taxpayers billions more than previously thought, budget umpires for Congress said Friday in a reversal that puts the issue back in the middle of the health care debate. The latest analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that government health care programs ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospital Performs Its First Ablation Procedures

    Hospital Performs Its First Ablation Procedures
    Jan. 4--If your heart rate is faster than it should be and initial treatment doesn't help, you might be a candidate for ablation, an emerging technology that can isolate the faulty cells with a heat process and destroy the tissue. "It's one of the miracles" of modern medicine, said Dr. Richard Gray, medical director for the Tyler Heart Institute at Community ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years

    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years
    In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans. One of the nine spent more than a third ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fertility Drugs Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk

    Fertility Drugs Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk
    Women who take the most common fertility drugs, progesterone and clomiphene, are at a greater risk to develop thyroid cancer than those who don't, according to a study by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society. The 36-year study, which tracked thousands of women, discovered that women who took fertility drugs developed thyroid cancer at an increased rate over those ...
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    Changes in Emergency Rooms Cater to Older People

    Changes in Emergency Rooms Cater to Older People
    ST. LOUIS _ Muted lighting, warm blankets, supportive mattresses and a quieter environment are all part of an effort to meet the urgent needs of older patients at St. Louis's Des Peres Hospital, which opened geriatric emergency rooms this month. "85-year-old adults will typically access emergency departments twice a year," said Deborah Wilke, a registered nurse and director of Des Peres' ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old

    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old
    HOUSTON – As the cake candles flickered, relatives and friends singing to seven surviving octuplets on their 10th birthday Saturday had to pause and consider after "happy birthday to ..." They continued, "... dear everyone. Happy birthday to you!" The five girls and two boys, part of the world's first set of octuplets born alive, stood behind their large, square cake ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fla. Woman Faces Life Sentence in Baby Kidnapping

    Fla. Woman Faces Life Sentence in Baby Kidnapping
    SANFORD, Fla. -- A woman who kidnapped a newborn from the maternity ward of a central Florida hospital is set for sentencing. Prosecutors are asking for 40-year-old Jennifer Latham to be sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Latham pleaded guilty Feb. 10, the day her trial on kidnapping and burglary charges was supposed to start. Her public defender said the Sanford ...
    Published about 10 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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Intel, GE to Spend $250M on Health Products

    Intel, GE to Spend $250M on Health Products
    NEW YORK - Intel and General Electric are jointly investing $250 million over the next five years to develop products aimed at providing personalized home health care technology for seniors. The companies envision technology that will cut health care costs and help aging baby boomers and people with chronic illnesses remain in their homes by allowing doctors to monitor patients remotely. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Day in the Life of a Male Nurse

    Day in the Life of a Male Nurse
    Jan. 4--Dick Berendes chose nursing as a career when it wasn't a popular choice for men. He was one of the first two men to graduate from the licensed practical nurse program at Western Technical College 40 years ago. "I was not a great student in high school, and I had no career path, but I applied for the nursing program ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens

    Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens
    WASHINGTON – That day in July was one that Tammy Morse won't soon forget. Five months earlier, her husband lost his job as a recruiter for the financial services industry. Once the family savings were gone, the mother of two from Stratford, Conn., saw no way to get health insurance coverage for her family other than to apply for Medicaid. "It ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UK Nurse Accused of Killing Care Home Residents

    LONDON: A nurse who ran a care home for the elderly has appeared in court charged with murdering three residents whose medication had been removed. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Rachel Baker killed three women aged 79, 85 and 97 as a result of her dependency on prescription drugs. She also is charged with 11 counts of drug possession. Baker ran the Parkfields ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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