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    ER Nurses Will Test New Approach on Kids Who Come in Drunk

    ER Nurses Will Test New Approach on Kids Who Come in Drunk
    For emergency room nurses who have seen too many kids so drunk they are barely able to breathe, a research project gearing up in Sacramento holds out tantalizing hope. Perhaps asking those youngsters about their own needs and motives, even for just a few minutes, could give them tools they'll need to stay safer next time. "If something as small ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?

    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?
    Patient number 1 is a 40ish man with no medical history that comes in from his job at a construction site where he suffered a sudden onset of right flank pain. Driven in by a co-worker he is barely able to walk in, hunched over, pale, sweaty, diaphoretic, writhing on the gurney, tachycardic and hypertensive. Shortly after getting to triage he ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives

    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives
    She arrived four months early, so small that she could fit in the palm of her father's hand. Six months on, Jessica Hawkins is still on the tiny side - but has beaten the odds by growing into a healthy baby girl. Yesterday her mother Sam, 35, a child-care assessor, said: 'She has amazed us and all the hospital staff who ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    A Hospital With a Heart

    A Hospital With a Heart
    It was the kind of meeting that is taking place in restaurant kitchens, small offices, retail storerooms, and large auditoriums all over this city, all over this state, all over this country. Paul Levy, the guy who runs Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was standing in Sherman Auditorium the other day, before some of the very people to whom he might ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland

    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland
    Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow adjusts her sterile bonnet … A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday. Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow and a team of other specialists replaced 80 percent of the woman's face with that of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Cookbook Honors Slain Nurse, Benefits Children’s Education

    Cookbook Honors Slain Nurse, Benefits Children’s Education
    SOUTH BEND—It looks like any other cookbook, with its binding and its black leaf pattern on the cover. But “Nursing Measures,” a collection of recipes from staff in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, is more a measure of love for Jeni Bishop and the family she left behind. Bishop, a 34-year-old Memorial nurse, was one of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Woman Who Got HIV From Transplant Sues Hospital

    Woman Who Got HIV From Transplant Sues Hospital
    CHICAGO - A 33-year-old woman who claims she contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a kidney transplant has sued the University of Chicago Medical Center and one of its doctors. The woman known in court papers only as Jane Doe says she should have been told that the organ donor was gay. Her attorney, Thomas Demetrio, says the cost of her ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest

    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest
    WASHINGTON — Three unions that together represent about 150,000 registered nurses said Wednesday they are forming a new organization that would be the nation's largest nurses' union. The agreement combines the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses and Massachusetts Nurses Association into a single entity that will be more active in the debate over health care reform. The ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Powered Exoskeleton Allows the Disabled to Walk Again

    ‘Clinical trials underway; suit expected to go on sale soon.’ [photo:67105] Former Israeli Paratrooper Radi Kaiof uses the suit to climb stairs (Source: Reuters) A new powered exoskeleton is enabled the disabled to walk again. Created by a small Israeli startup, the Iron Man-like “ReWalk” suit is already making converts among those who have worn it. Former Israeli paratrooper Radi Kaiof, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Breast-Feeding May Help Protect Babies From Neglect

    Breast-Feeding May Help Protect Babies From Neglect
    Breast-feeding has well-documented benefits. Studies have shown it nourishes babies while fighting off infections and even boosting IQ. Now a study in Monday's Pediatrics suggests nursing also may protect infants from neglect. In a study of 6,621 Australian children over 15 years, researchers found that those who were breast-fed were far less likely to be neglected or abused by their mothers. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV

    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV
    NEW YORK – One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life. Another was convinced his every move was secretly being filmed for a TV contest. A third believed everything — the news, his psychiatrists, the drugs they prescribed — was part of a phony, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nurse in Times Square War Photo Reunites with Navy

    Nurse in Times Square War Photo Reunites with Navy
    NEW YORK — A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday — days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade. Edith Shain of Los Angeles, donning a white nurse's uniform ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients

    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients
    A Cape Cod Hospital nurse told state legislators yesterday that the obesity epidemic is hurting American nurses -- particularly in the neck, shoulders and back. Speaking at a hearing on the proposed The Safe Patient Handling Act, registered nurse Beth Piknick said she developed a "never-ending back spasm" after 25 years of heaving lifting on the job. Heavier patients mean nurses ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes

    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes
    SAN FRANCISCO - A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke's Hospital. Kamani Hubbard's extra digits look so normal they weren't noticed at first, said his mother, Miryoki Gross, of Daly City. Extra digits run in the father's side of the family, said dad ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nurses Bring Their Dreams for a Natural Skin Care Line to Reality

    Nurses Bring Their Dreams for a Natural Skin Care Line to Reality
    Spend a few minutes with Nan Brown and Lil Bogden and they will convince you beauty is more than skin deep — it goes beyond the superficial to believing in what you do, dreaming big and taking action. The friends and business partners developed their own successful skin care line, L’Athene, based in Mount Pleasant and focused on a holistic philosophy: ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nursing Shortage Hits Closer to Home

    Nursing Shortage Hits Closer to Home
    They are the men and women in scrubs, stethoscopes dangling from their necks. They thump veins, check IV levels and provide a face to an otherwise sterile environment. Nurses make clutch decisions each day that save the lives of millions. Yet, health care providers across the globe continue to grapple with a nursing shortage. Local hospitals feel the pinch. Regional Medical ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse

    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse
    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Two teenage girls who worked at a nursing home have been charged with abuse, accused of taunting, spitting on and groping residents who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. According to the criminal complaint, filed Monday, 19-year-old Brianna Broitzman and 18-year-old Ashton Larson laughed earlier this year as they spat in residents' mouths, poked and groped their breasts and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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