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    Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Write Prescriptions

    Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Write Prescriptions
    For 14 straight years, a bill has been introduced in the Florida Legislature that would let nurse practitioners write prescriptions for potentially addictive drugs. Forty-seven states allow it and two state reports think Florida should follow. Still, in Year 15, even advocates bet the latest bill will die in committee, underscoring how touchy healthcare issues can be. Opponents, including the state's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Practitioners Reach Out to Community

    Nurse Practitioners Reach Out to Community
    EL PASO --The world of nursing has gone beyond bedside assistance to the sick. Nurses nowadays are doing much more than that. They are becoming hospital administrators, part of the never-ending world of research. Nurse practitioners are those who have advanced degrees and are licensed to provide complex and difficult health-care interventions to people and their families in various settings, including ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Research Suggests Children Can Recover from Autism

    Research Suggests Children Can Recover from Autism
    CHICAGO – Leo Lytel was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. But by age 9 he had overcome the disorder. His progress is part of a growing body of research that suggests at least 10 percent of children with autism can "recover" from it — most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy. Skeptics question the phenomenon, but University ...
    Published over 5 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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Global AIDS Crisis Overblown? Some Dare to Say So

    Global AIDS Crisis Overblown? Some Dare to Say So
    LONDON – As World AIDS Day is marked on Monday, some experts are growing more outspoken in complaining that AIDS is eating up funding at the expense of more pressing health needs. They argue that the world has entered a post-AIDS era in which the disease's spread has largely been curbed in much of the world, Africa excepted. "AIDS is a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    His Health-Care Reform Plan: Music Therapy

    His Health-Care Reform Plan: Music Therapy
    The frailty of life and the healing powers of music are closely intertwined constants for David Hurley. By day, this North County native works as a trauma unit nurse at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he helps care for everyone from gunshot and stabbing wound victims to senior citizens who have fallen and broken a hip or an arm. By night ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes

    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes
    Residents of nursing homes are one of the main reservoirs of anti-microbial resistant bacteria, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Erin' O'Fallon, a geriatrician at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston said that the prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria -- multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms -- far surpassed that of two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

    LONDON – Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility. Doctors typically take out patients' ovaries before the toxic treatment begins and then ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina

    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina
    BALTIMORE – Surgeons removed a woman's kidney through her vagina so she could give it to her ailing niece, an unusual operation they hope will encourage others to donate because it reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said donor Kimberly Johnson, 48, and her niece, Jennifer Gilbert, 23, were both doing well following ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle

    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle
    On a scale of zero to ten, how often do you wish you could somehow wave a magic wand and know how much pain your patient is in—zero being never and ten being every day? Four? Ten? Twenty? ER Doc Brady Pregerson and Nurse Rebekah are ready to “go there” in the first of a four-part series on pain management. Dr. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Search Abandoned For NJ Baby's Body, Lost in Trash

    Search Abandoned For NJ Baby's Body, Lost in Trash
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Police who searched dumps in three states for the remains of a baby thrown out in a Jersey City hospital's trash gave up Thursday, saying they had little chance of success. "We have come to the harsh reality that efforts to locate the remains of Bashere Davon Moyd Jr. would be a Herculean undertaking with little probability ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Nursing Program to Help Sexual Crime Victims

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new program at the University of Indianapolis hopes to train graduate students in the School of Nursing to help victims of sexual crimes. The university on the south side of Indianapolis is offering a new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner certificate. The program aims to train nurses to deal with the physical, psychological and legal needs of sexual ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Tales from the ER: Meningococcemia

    Tales from the ER: Meningococcemia
    "Hey" the security guard was standing at the counter where I was charting. "There's a lady outside who needs some help getting her husband out of the car." I got a wheelchair and followed him out front to the ambulance bay where a woman was standing next to a minivan literally wringing her hands and crying. I went around to the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospitals Raise Perk Ante to Draw, Treat Patients

    Hospitals Raise Perk Ante to Draw, Treat Patients
    At suburban Detroit's Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, patients will indulge in gourmet room service, stroll walking trails and take cooking classes. A former Ritz-Carlton executive is running the show. The description seems more day spa than sick bay. But hospitals are finding it pays to pump up the perks as they compete for patients who want a bit extra — ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurses Celebrate Landmark Legal Settlement That Will Help Ensure Fair Compensation & Bring More RNs to the Bedside

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Nurses today applauded the announcement of a settlement in a class action lawsuit which was reached between bedside nurses and Northeast Health, a network which includes Albany Memorial and Samaritan Hospitals. The lawsuit contends that Albany area hospitals had for years violated federal antitrust law by sharing confidential wage data and conspiring to depress wages for registered nurses. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Flowers Banned in Scottish Hospitals

    Flowers Banned in Scottish Hospitals
    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Flowers are being banned from an increasing number of hospitals in Scotland amid fears the traditional get-well gift is a health hazard, officials say. National Health Service officials say the ban makes sense because vase water may harbor dangerous bugs, bouquets can trigger allergies and spilled water can damage equipment, Scotland on Sunday reported. A spokeswoman for Shetland ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Shortage Looms in Connecticut

    Nursing Shortage Looms in Connecticut
    Elizabeth Waters sees trouble on the horizon. Waters is manager of recruitment and staff development at Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, based in Bridgeport with offices in Oxford, Norwalk, Torrington and Trumbull. VNS provides home health care services - including nursing care, hospice care and rehabilitative services - to people in roughly 50 Connecticut communities. Obviously, VNS depends heavily on nursing ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    UPDATE: Police Searching for Shooter at University of New Mexico Hospital

    [photo:181146] Police continue their search for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, age 21, CNN reports. The suspect was visiting the University of New Mexico Hospital with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the suspect became upset and reported fired a shot on the hospital campus; nobody was injured. Parts of the University of New Mexico Hospital were on lockdown as police searched for ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000

    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000
    A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided. Sara Castle, 55, was thrown out of Appalachian Technical College in Jasper, Ga., after she blew the whistle on an instructor who wasn't providing students with sufficient clinical training time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Castle said she and the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Man Who Froze Over $1K in Unpaid Bills Left $600K to Hospital

    Man Who Froze Over $1K in Unpaid Bills Left $600K to Hospital
    A 93-year-old Bay City man who was about $1,000 in arrears on his electric bill when he froze to death in his home has left a fortune estimated at $600,000 to a hospital. Marvin Schur, whose death shocked the nation last month, bequeathed all his money to Bay Regional Medical Center, attorney Cathy Reder said Wednesday, though she declined to confirm ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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