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    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America

    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America
    We still don't know what Jared Loughner's motives were, but the media's preferred adjective to describe him, "troubled," certainly seems apt. From his YouTube videos, filled as they are with nonsensical, vaguely paranoid syllogisms, he comes off as a cross between Glenn Beck and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Many in the media have speculated that he might suffer from schizophrenia. While it's certainly ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

    How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?
    Vitamin D - the so-called sunshine vitamin - is the wonder nutrient of the moment. While the vitamin is best known for helping build strong bones and absorb calcium, a vitamin D deficiency can raise the risk of everything from immune disorders to colds and flu, according to recent research. But testing for a vitamin D deficiency may raise more questions ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?

    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?
    You probably don't want to know, because chances are good that it contains something kind of awful called triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial/antifungal that is so widely used that it is found in the urine of 75 percent of the population according to the CDC, and has also been found in human breast milk. This despite there being truckloads of scientific ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection

    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection
    A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said Saturday. University hospital officials said there "does not appear to be a threat to the public" following the death of Malcolm J. Casadaban, 60, at the campus' Bernard Mitchell Hospital on Sept. 13. None of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Man's Car Stolen After Heart Surgery at Hospital

    Man's Car Stolen After Heart Surgery at Hospital
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man is recovering after a heart attack and surgery, and after having his car stolen from the hospital parking lot. William Caggiano had the heart attack on Thursday and had heart bypass surgery. His daughter rushed back to St. Louis County from Arizona to be with him. At St. Anthony's Hospital, she met a woman ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cholesterol Screening Should Begin at 20

    Cholesterol Screening Should Begin at 20
    Although many may think heart disease is a middle-age worry a U.S. cardiologist suggests cholesterol screening should begin at age 20. Dr. Anand Rohatgi, a cardiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- begins early and young adults, and even teens, can show evidence of atherosclerosis. If early screening reveals ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Gets High Praise From Her Patients

    Nurse Gets High Praise From Her Patients
    It was rather by accident that Susan Nelson became a nurse - and she's still at it more than three decades later. While studying a career in anesthesiology, Nelson said she was required to do an internship in an intensive care unit. "During that year I realized I loved the patient contact, and I became a nurse," said Nelson, a clinical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed

    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed
    More than 100 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals were arrested Thursday, Feb. 17, in what is being called as the "biggest crackdown ever in a single day in connection with Medicare fraud," according to CNN. According to various news reports, authorities arrested suspects across the nation in LA, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge, uncovering an ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New MRI Techniquie Promises Thousands of Times More Sensitivity

    Peeking inside the human body just got a little bit easier Some very complex, but very important research breakthroughs have recently taken place at the labs of Alexander Pines and David Wemmer at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. The new breakthroughs revolve around the process of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs are valuable diagnostic tools, helping to reveal detailed information on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UMC Introduces Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at Camp Scrubs

    UMC Introduces Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at Camp Scrubs
    Twenty Tucson middle-school students found out what it takes to be a registered nurse this week at University Medical Center's "Camp Scrubs." Twenty Tucson middle-school students learned if they have what it takes to be a registered nurse this week at University Medical Center's "Camp Scrubs." This is the sixth year UMC has offered the popular summer camp, said Ellice Mellinger, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FACT CHECK: Loose Facts in Health Horror Story

    FACT CHECK: Loose Facts in Health Horror Story
    WASHINGTON - Shona Holmes is the Harry and Louise of this year's health care debate, only unlike the fictional folks who memorably trashed the Clinton-era health plan in advocacy ads 15 years ago, Holmes is real. But her story? It's not quite the slam-dunk indictment of socialized medicine that's been portrayed by Republican lawmakers and their allies. Holmes, a Canadian living ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Real Nurses Cautious About Their Portrayals on TV

    Real Nurses Cautious About Their Portrayals on TV
    When Kelly Dodds watches "Grey's Anatomy" with her daughter, Ally, 17, they dish about the relationships, of course, but they also talk about the medicine that's being practiced. What they don't discuss much is nursing, even though Dodds has been a nurse for more than 20 years. That's because nursing doesn't really figure in doctor-centric "Grey's Anatomy," where the most memorable ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu

    Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today called for broader, national action to promote containment and prevention of a broader swine flu pandemic. While welcoming the Obama administration's call on Congress Tuesday to allocate $1.5 billion for combating the virus, the 86,000 member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee said more is needed to bolster a healthcare ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    LAX Hospitals May Be Fostering Kidney-Selling

    LAX Hospitals May Be Fostering Kidney-Selling
    A look-the-other-way attitude at some U.S. hospitals may be fostering a black-market trade in kidneys, transplant experts say. Some hospitals do not inquire very deeply into the source of the organs they transplant because such operations can be highly lucrative, according to some insiders. A single operation can bring in tens of thousands of dollars for a hospital and its doctors. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Schools Try to Balance Nursing Costs Against a Growing Need

    Schools Try to Balance Nursing Costs Against a Growing Need
    As shrinking budgets coincide with a rise in students with special health needs, school districts across North Jersey have considered replacing nurses who have special certification to work in schools -- called school-certified nurses -- with nurses who don't. Such plans can save money because, unlike school-certified nurses, other registered nurses are not unionized. They can work for hourly rates, and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants

    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants
    SALEM - In these times any announcement that includes new jobs merits celebration. That's why, on Friday, House Speaker Dave Hunt and Senate President Peter Courtney joined Oregon Human Services director Dr. Bruce Goldberg at Oregon's Capitol to announce 300 new certified nursing assistants will be hired to work in nursing homes and long term care facilities throughout the state. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Uncovering the Nursing Shortage Crisis: Education, Mentoring Prove Key

    Uncovering the Nursing Shortage Crisis: Education, Mentoring Prove Key
    It's no secret that nursing shortages are plaguing the health care industry. "We know there is a nursing shortage," Elaine Scott, a faculty member in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University, said. "We know that the shortage is somewhat being alleviated by the fact that we have a terrible economy, so nurses that would have normally retired at 55 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Message

    Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Message
    TRENTON, N.J. — "Hey baby, you OK?" Mike asks his girlfriend as she sits down next to him. "Yeah, I'm OK," Toni says, and she puts her head on his shoulder. Mike thinks it's safe to move in for a kiss. "Slow down," she says, pushing him back. "Just because I've decided to take you back, it doesn't erase the fact ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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