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    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes

    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes
    WHITTIER, Calif. – The veil of secrecy octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman shrouded herself in for more than a week was lifted Thursday with the release of public documents showing that the 33-year-old struggled with depression for years until she finally began to realize her childhood dream of having a huge family. Suleman, who now has 14 children, told doctors she battled ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Octuplet Fertility Doctor Under Investigation

    Octuplet Fertility Doctor Under Investigation
    LOS ANGELES – The spotlight on the mother of octuplets is turning to the fertility doctor who helped her give birth not once but 14 times by implanting Nadya Suleman with fertilized embryos. The Medical Board of California investigating the doctor — whom it did not name — to see if there was a "violation of the standard of care," board ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Two AIDS-Resistant Antibodies Isolated

    Two AIDS-Resistant Antibodies Isolated
    After years of research, scientists in California say they have isolated two antibodies that prevent human immunodeficiency virus from becoming full-blown AIDS. The discovery could lead to a vaccine against AIDS, scientists at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla said. Researchers collected blood samples from more than 1,800 people in Thailand, Australia and Africa who had been infected with HIV for ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    China Trying to Force 6-Months’ Pregnant Woman to Abort

    China Trying to Force 6-Months’ Pregnant Woman to Abort
    BEIJING — A Muslim Uighur woman who is more than six months’ pregnant remained under watch in a hospital in China’s far northwest today awaiting a forced abortion by authorities who don’t want her to have a third child. A nurse tending to the woman at the maternity ward of a hospital in Yining, near China’s border with Kazakhstan, said physicians ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Study: Faith Plays Role in End-of-Life Medical Decisions

    Study: Faith Plays Role in End-of-Life Medical Decisions
    Cancer patients who rely on their strong religious faith to cope appear more likely to undergo intensive life-prolonging care before their deaths. Researchers evaluated 345 patients and categorized them as having a high or low level of positive religious coping based on a 14-item questionnaire. Their study is published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. Those with a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Recession-Proof Job? Try Nursing

    Recession-Proof Job? Try Nursing
    Ever thought of becoming a pharmacist? Or an economist? How about a veterinarian? These are some of the highest paying recession-proof jobs, according to Laurence Shatkin, author of “150 Best Recession- Proof Jobs,” a new book by JIST Publishing. “Each recession is a little different than the one before in terms of sectors of the economy. The technology bubble in 2001 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    A Need That a Recession Can't Stop

    A Need That a Recession Can't Stop
    When Scott Bennett's friends ask why he chose now to start a business, he confidently replies that aging doesn't slow down for a recession. Unfazed by the deepening downturn, Bennett and his business partner, Rob Novick, have launched Full Circle Advisors, a business that steps in and helps distraught families draw up plans for the care of elderly and frail ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    AACN Applauds Congress for Enacting the Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding Nursing Education

    AACN Applauds Congress for Enacting the Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding Nursing Education
    WASHINGTON - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds President Obama and our Nursing Champions on Capitol Hill for securing additional funding for nursing education in the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1). Of the $500 million allocated for health professions training in the final stimulus package, $300 million will be awarded to the National Health ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Study: Family Behavior Key to Health of Gay Youth

    Study: Family Behavior Key to Health of Gay Youth
    SAN FRANCISCO – Young gay people whose parents or guardians responded negatively when they revealed their sexual orientation were more likely to attempt suicide, experience severe depression and use drugs than those whose families accepted the news, according to a new study. The way in which parents or guardians respond to a youth's sexual orientation profoundly influences the child's mental health ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Fla. Hospital Patient Aims Gun at Nurse

    Fla. Hospital Patient Aims Gun at Nurse
    DUNEDIN, Fla. - Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say a patient in a hospital's critical care unit pulled out a gun and pointed it at a nurse. According to a press release, 74-year-old Paul Schein was charged with attempted murder. Schein won't be booked into the county jail until he is medically cleared at Mease-Dunedin Hospital. Deputies say a second nurse was ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Woman Worked in Nursing Jobs With False Credentials

    Woman Worked in Nursing Jobs With False Credentials
    A woman used falsified credentials to work as a nurse for 18 years, many of them in the St. Louis area, according to federal court documents in a wire fraud case against her. Catherine M. Connor, 55, of Chesterfield, pleaded guilty July 22 in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one felony count of wire fraud. She admitted a long ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Judge Gives Nurse 19 Months in Prison For Neglecting Nursing Home Patient

    Judge Gives Nurse 19 Months in Prison For Neglecting Nursing Home Patient
    A Multnomah County judge ordered the jailing of the former nursing director of a Northeast Portland nursing home where a 60-year-old woman cried in pain with broken legs for five days before staff called an ambulance. Judge Frank Bearden said Suzanne Kay Ruddell, found guilty of felony criminal mistreatment by a jury, must serve 19 months of prison time and three ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born

    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9. "It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony

    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony
    A former prison nurse whose career may be in jeopardy over her relationship with a jailed murderer has married him in an intimate ceremony at Maghaberry Prison. Kathryn McClelland and glue-sniffing killer Paul Johnston (26) walked down the aisle in front of about half a dozen guests in the Co Antrim jail’s chapel last week. Johnston and his brother Stephen are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'

    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – The octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are doing "very, very well" and breathing on their own, one of their doctors said Tuesday. Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC's "Good Morning America" the eight babies were in stable condition. Two of the newborns — the second live octuplets born ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured

    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured
    NEW YORK - Drugstore operator Walgreen will offer free walk-in clinic services to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year, though they'll still pay for prescriptions. The program provides tests and routine treatment for minor ailments and illnesses to patients who lose their job and health insurance after March 31. Walgreen says it doesn't know how much the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nap Without Guilt: It Boosts Sophisticated Memory

    Nap Without Guilt: It Boosts Sophisticated Memory
    WASHINGTON – Just in time for the holidays, some medical advice most people will like: Take a nap. Interrupting sleep seriously disrupts memory-making, compelling new research suggests. But on the flip side, taking a nap may boost a sophisticated kind of memory that helps us see the big picture and get creative. "Not only do we need to remember to sleep, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Washington State to Allow 'Dignity' Deaths

    Washington State to Allow 'Dignity' Deaths
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will soon be able to ask their doctors to prescribe them lethal medication in Washington state. But even though the "Death with Dignity" law takes effect Thursday, people who might seek the life-ending prescriptions could find their doctors conflicted or not willing to write them. Many doctors are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    NY Family Opposes End to Care for Brain-Dead Boy

    NY Family Opposes End to Care for Brain-Dead Boy
    NEW YORK – A Washington hospital has asked a judge for permission to stop treating a brain-dead 12-year-old cancer patient, even though his ultra-religious New York parents want to keep him on life support. Motl Brody of Brooklyn was pronounced dead this week after a half-year fight against a brain tumor, and doctors at Children's National Medical Center in Washington ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurse Chose to Work in Orphanage Where She'd Been Raised

    Nurse Chose to Work in Orphanage Where She'd Been Raised
    Anna H. "Nursie" Bower, 92, of Carlisle, grew up in the Tressler Orphan Home in Loysville, graduated from the home's own high school and went to nursing school. After getting her nursing license, she went back to Tressler and worked there until the orphanage closed in 1962. Bower died at the Thornwald Home in Carlisle on Oct. 28. Tressler Orphan Home, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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