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    Did Medical Bills Lead to Peoria Nurse's Firing?

    Did Medical Bills Lead to Peoria Nurse's Firing?
    Tony Dewitt was not going to win his battle with prostate cancer. He knew it. His wife, Phillis, knew it. The people at the hospital where she worked knew it. But still, Phillis was taken aback when her supervisor asked whether Tony planned to seek hospice care. "He's not ready to give up," Dewitt said she responded. When her boss raised ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Swine Flu Goes Person-to-Pig; Could it Jump Back?

    Swine Flu Goes Person-to-Pig; Could it Jump Back?
    MEXICO CITY – Now that the swine flu virus has passed from a farmworker to pigs, could it jump back to people? The question is important, because crossing species again could make it more deadly. The never-before-seen virus was created when genes from pig, bird and human viruses mixed together inside a pig. Experts fear the virus that has gone from ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows

    National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows
    The three nursing organizations at the heart of the newly announced national RN SuperUnion today announce a new television and internet advertising campaign in conjunction with the debut of HawthoRNe, one of the new TV shows debuting this season that features nurse characters. The ad can be viewed here: www.YouTube.com/CalNurses or at www.RNVoices.net. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot

    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot
    MITCHELL, Ont. — There was a quite a surprise for police early today in the parking lot of the provincial police detachment in Mitchell, Ont., just west of Stratford. A man was driving his pregnant wife to a hospital in Stratford just after 3 a.m., when the woman went into the final stages of labour. Her husband pulled into the provincial ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    High-Tech Gives Shut-Ins Medical Access

    High-Tech Gives Shut-Ins Medical Access
    MEDFORD, Ore. - Dennis Beaudoin gets his daily checkup from a nurse without leaving home. While the Medford man recovered from a heart attack, his doctor wanted to know his blood pressure and his weight and his blood sugar every day, but his health was too fragile for visits to the doctor's office. Recently a home-health nurse would have visited him. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    More Americans Having Outpatient Surgery

    More Americans Having Outpatient Surgery
    More patients are having surgery without staying in the hospital overnight, and these "outpatient" operations now make up two-thirds of all surgeries, a report shows. A growing number of patients are having operations without ever entering the hospital at all. The rate of visits to free-standing surgical centers tripled from 1996 to 2006, to 15 million surgeries and other procedures a ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    A Cry Goes Out, and Nurses Save the Day

    A Cry Goes Out, and Nurses Save the Day
    When a North Andover man collapsed in the waiting area of the North Station commuter rail service, help was nearly instantaneous. In the middle of the crowded station Wednesday at about 7 p.m., the man cried out, then slumped over on a bench. Three bystanders - a student nurse, a registered nurse, and an emergency room technician - rushed to his ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hospitals Focus on Keeping Nurses Happy

    Hospitals Focus on Keeping Nurses Happy
    When the nurses are happy, everybody is happy. Hospitals know that nurses' attitudes toward their jobs can affect patient satisfaction and employee morale. Facing high turnover rates and a national nursing shortage, hospitals are increasingly focused on supporting their nurses. One way to keep nurses satisfied is to make sure they feel comfortable with the transition from nursing school to the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Infusion Therapy Offers a Niche For Nurses

    Infusion Therapy Offers a Niche For Nurses
    As more medications become available on an outpatient basis, the boom in infusion centers bodes well for nurses wanting to work in this niche. Infusion therapy is the intravenous administration of antibiotics, chemotherapy, pain control, nutritional support or other medicines. There are infusion centers in doctors' offices, hospitals and free-standing clinics. And some nurses provide infusion as part of home health ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Gene Therapy Cures Form of 'Bubble Boy Disease'

    Gene Therapy Cures Form of 'Bubble Boy Disease'
    NEW YORK – Gene therapy seems to have cured eight of 10 children who had potentially fatal "bubble boy disease," according to a study that followed their progress for about four years after treatment. The eight patients were no longer on medication for the rare disease, which cripples the body's defenses against infection. The successful treatment is reported in Thursday's issue ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs

    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's budget aims to foster generic competition for costly biotech drugs used to treat cancer and other intractable ailments. With Americans now spending more than $40 billion a year on such medications, the budget calls on Congress to set up a framework for regulators to approve generic versions, cutting costs for government programs, employers and patients. Biologic ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital

    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital
    The next time a large-scale disaster strikes, emergency responders will be able to treat hundreds of injured people at the scene by emptying a couple of tow-behind trailers. Local responders on Tuesday got their first look at a portable hospital system that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has placed in Crawford County for use throughout the region. The system was set ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Calif. Nurses Protest Lack of Swine Flu Equipment

    Calif. Nurses Protest Lack of Swine Flu Equipment
    LOS ANGELES — A union says some California hospitals aren't adequately protecting nurses from swine flu. The California Nurses Association plans to protest Wednesday in San Francisco in the wake of a Sacramento nurse's swine flu death last month. The union wants hospitals to provide better masks, equipment and protocol to protect nurses from further sickness. The union says nurses across ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Insurers Mount Attack Against Health Reform

    Insurers Mount Attack Against Health Reform
    WASHINGTON - The health insurance industry is warning that a comprehensive Senate bill would increase the cost of a typical policy by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars a year after lawmakers eased up on the requirement that all Americans get coverage. The stinging attack came on the eve of a pivotal Senate vote and was a clear message to President ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Price of Miracles

    The Price of Miracles
    For one long winter, Yvonne Freeman, then a pregnant mother of three, lived on the streets of Olneyville, with her children, ages 3, 6, and 9. Day by day, she worried about how to feed them, how to keep them warm. But she didn’t worry about the one growing inside her. That one, she figured, was safe. Her obstetrician chided her ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach

    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach
    LUFKIN, Texas — Kimberly Saenz worked eight months as a nurse at the busiest dialysis clinic in town. Her turbulent final month on the job is all anyone remembers. One patient after another died last April for reasons no one could explain. Ambulances had to rush people to the emergency room almost every day. Things got so grim at the Lufkin ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Split Decision on Administration of Drugs

    Split Decision on Administration of Drugs
    Proposed legislation allowing certified medication technicians to administer certain drugs to patients in nursing homes is drawing vehement opposition from nurses across the state. "Basically, it's not the right thing to do for our patients. It's safety concern," said Lena Patterson, a nurse at Memorial Hospital and Chattanooga-area district president for the Tennessee Nurses Association. The legislation, which the Senate passed ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    33 Premature Babies Feared Exposed to Swine Flu

    33 Premature Babies Feared Exposed to Swine Flu
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Thirty-three infants born prematurely at a North Carolina hospital are receiving precautionary swine flu treatment after possibly being exposed to the virus by a respiratory therapist. Moses Cone Health System officials said Wednesday that none of the infants in a neonatal intensive care unit at the Women's Hospital of Greensboro has symptoms of the disease. The infants are ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Cherishing Life: Disease Motivates Local Nurse

    Cherishing Life: Disease Motivates Local Nurse
    Oct. 12- Five years ago, Sandy Steppig noticed a tremor in her left foot. No big deal. Except it didn't go away. "I had a suspicion," said Sandy, 56, a registered nurse at O'Fallon Family Medicine. Her mother-in-law had Parkinson's disease. So had some of her home-care patients who, depending on the severity of the degenerative nerve disease, had trouble walking, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Encouraging Dip in Rate of New Cancers, Deaths

    Encouraging Dip in Rate of New Cancers, Deaths
    WASHINGTON – The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down — cautiously optimistic news but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil. Death rates from cancer have been dropping slowly for years, thanks to earlier detection and better treatments. But preventing cancer is the ultimate goal, and Tuesday's annual "Report to the Nation" on ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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