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    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse

    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse
    PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County nursing home nursing supervisor and four staffers are charged with the abusing a 94-year-old Alzheimer's patient for months, including allegedly punching her in the face and stamping on her feet. The employees had sole control of the unit housing the patient when they occasionally worked together on overnight shifts at Kane Regional Center's Glen Hazel facility, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery

    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery. The twins were joined at the chest, and the separation process involved their livers and other tissue. Doctors have said the girls have a good chance at survival because they have separate hearts and shared no major blood ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills

    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills
    LOUISVILLE -- As Maureen Fogarty approached her patient at University of Louisville Hospital, his dressing gown slipped, revealing the imprint of a tire running across his chest. In the past, Fogarty might have seen that tire mark only as the nasty aftermath of being a crime victim. But after special training as a forensic nurse, Fogarty recognized that print as evidence ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections

    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections
    CHICAGO — Researchers say they found an "alarming" increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections nationwide caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. Other studies have shown rising numbers of skin infections in adults and children caused by these germs, nicknamed MRSA, but this is the first nationwide report on how common they are in deeper tissue infections in the head ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Quintuplets Born at New York Hospital

    Quintuplets Born at New York Hospital
    NEW YORK — They're first-time parents — five times over. A set of quintuplets was born Saturday at Staten Island University Hospital, spokesman Christian Preston said. He said the four girls, one boy and their mother were doing well. Preston declined to give the family's name, but Tony Scherillo told the Staten Island Advance the parents are his daughter and son-in-law, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Rival Unions Declare Truce Over Organizing Nurses

    Rival Unions Declare Truce Over Organizing Nurses
    WASHINGTON — Two powerful labor unions, ending months of bitter rivalry over organizing nurses, declared a truce on Thursday and pledged to work together on unionizing hospital workers and reforming the health care system. The agreement between the 1.8-million member Service Employees International Union and the 85,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee calls for both unions to stop "raiding" each ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Attempting to Zap Parkinson's Through Spinal Cord

    Attempting to Zap Parkinson's Through Spinal Cord
    WASHINGTON – Implanting a pacemaker-like device deep in the brain helps some Parkinson's disease patients move better, but could less risky zapping of the spinal cord work instead? It did in mice and rats nearly immobilized with Parkinson's-like symptoms: Scientists at Duke University Medical Center turned on the electricity and videotaped the rodents immediately scurrying around almost like normal. The research, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls

    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls
    The new mother was crying frantically when the nurse entered her hospital room. "I dropped her," she said. "I dozed off and I dropped her." While nursing her baby in bed, the mother had fallen asleep and the newborn slipped out of her arms and fell to the floor. A CT scan and physical exam showed the baby was fine, but ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital

    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital
    Successful separation of twins, conjoined from the breastbone to the groin, has occurred only 20 times in the world and never before at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. But in December, a team of 50 doctors and nurses from Children's -- including general and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and experts in plastic surgery, urology and organ systems -- separated 2-year-old twins ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding

    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding
    ATLANTA - A battle over state funding for school nurses is brewing as Georgia lawmakers begin the process of slashing $2 billion from the budget. Schools are facing losing the $30 million the state spends on school nurses each year, a cut that means already cash-strapped districts would have to find money elsewhere or be forced to lay off nurses. State ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What You Don't Know About National Nurses Week (May 6-12)

    What You Don't Know About National Nurses Week (May 6-12)
    We appreciate you nurses. Recognition and gratitude is what National Nurses week is all about. But why this week of all weeks? There is a reason, and it ties into the history of our profession. National Nurses Week coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Many consider Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. The history of Nurses Week began in 1953 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospitals Dispute Death Data

    Hospitals Dispute Death Data
    Hospital mortality rates for eight high-risk procedures and medical conditions showed local hospitals fell mostly in line with state averages - yet, almost all South Bay facilities scored below average in at least one category, according to data that will be released today. Officials at several local hospitals questioned the accuracy of the data, which has been tracked for years ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    40-Year Veteran Nurse Reflects on a Career Spent Helping

    40-Year Veteran Nurse Reflects on a Career Spent Helping
    When Nora Montanjees graduated from Carondelet High School in 1969, wanderlust in her heart, she envisioned herself seeing the world as a flight attendant. "They were called stewardesses then," she said. Because, at 17, she was not old enough and because her mother, a nurse, had loftier visions, she instead was persuaded to attend nursing school. Forty years later, 38 of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Moving Nation From Sick Care Toward Wellness Care

    Moving Nation From Sick Care Toward Wellness Care
    WASHINGTON – Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise without worsening painful joints? Think 3 Ps: Good health care is preventive, predictive and personalized, a rarity today in a crisis-oriented care system far better at treating disease than keeping it at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pa. Nurses To Be Freed of Forced Overtime

    Pa. Nurses To Be Freed of Forced Overtime
    HARRISBURG - After years of lobbying, nurses and other medical professionals in Pennsylvania will no longer be forced to routinely work overtime. Under a new law, which goes into effect in July, health care facilities will be prohibited, with few exceptions, from forcing nurses and certain other health care staffers to work beyond their scheduled shifts. Supporters of the bill say ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    Kidnapped nurse Magdeline Makola: "I didn't think I would survive"

    Kidnapped nurse Magdeline Makola: "I didn't think I would survive"
    A nurse who was kidnapped and tied up in the boot of her car for 10 days spoke for the first time of her chilling ordeal yesterday. Magdeline Makola said she was convinced she would die inside the freezing vehicle after illegal immigrant Justice Ngema snatched her from her home and cruelly dumped her in the back. He then used her ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Charged in Morphine Death Will Give Up License

    Nurse Charged in Morphine Death Will Give Up License
    A local nurse accused of giving a lethal dose of morphine to an 11-year-old East Hempfield Township boy in 2002 agreed to surrender her nursing license last month. Joy O'Shea Woomer, of Lancaster, signed a consent form saying she will surrender her license pending her trial on a criminal homicide charge and two felony drug charges of illegally administering morphine. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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