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    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?

    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?
    We have the cure to what ails you! Here is a rundown of the basics about what health coverage looks like now, and what may change under bills being developed on Capitol Hill to reform the health care system: Q: Where do most people in America get their insurance now? An estimated 253.4 million people had coverage in 2007, according to ...
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    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative

    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid. Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands ...
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    Even in a Recession, Some Companies Are Hiring

    Even in a Recession, Some Companies Are Hiring
    Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams. While the recession has claimed 4.4 million jobs, the economy has created others, many of them for highly trained and specialized professionals. More than 2 million jobs openings now exist across a range of industries, according to government data. Job ...
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    Male Nurses Assaulted More Than Female

    Male Nurses Assaulted More Than Female
    Male nurses in Canadian hospitals and nursing homes in 2005 were much more likely to be physically assaulted by a patient than female nurses, officials said. Statistics Canada reported 46 percent of male nurses said they had been physically assaulted by a patient in the previous year, compared with 34 percent of female nurses. The report also indicated 55 percent of ...
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    Hospitals' Use of 'Observation Stay' Questioned

    Hospitals' Use of 'Observation Stay' Questioned
    Judith Quinn was sure she had been admitted to the hospital. After all, she had stayed two weeks on a hospital ward, attended by hospital nurses, eating hospital food and examined by hospital physicians, after suffering a severe seizure. But Quinn, 68, of La Crosse, Wis., soon learned she was mistaken. The hospital's staff didn't consider Quinn an inpatient. Instead, they ...
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    Vaccine for E. Coli Developed

    Vaccine for E. Coli Developed
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has developed a working vaccine for a strain of E. coli that kills 2 million to 3 million children annually in the developing world. Mahdi Saeed of Michigan State University's colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine said that enterotoxigenic E. Coli is responsible for 60 percent to 70 percent of ...
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    What Does a Physician Want from a Nurse?

    What Does a Physician Want from a Nurse?
    It’s not a matter of what they want, but more of what they expect. Maybe it’s both? The bottom line is the nurse and physician have to work together as a team. Let’s face it, they both play very important roles when caring for the patient, so I won’t sit here and disseminate each of their responsibilities, duties, task, etc. I ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    What's the Best Medicine... Really?

    WASHINGTON – Think your doctor knows which drug — or surgery or even diagnostic test — works best? Think again. Half the time, there's little if any good evidence comparing one to another. And one of medicine's little secrets is that brand-new drugs don't have to work any better than cheap old ones to be approved for sale. Now the government ...
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    Would-Be Nurses Outgrow Class Space

    Would-Be Nurses Outgrow Class Space
    Jan. 12--ANDERSON, Ind. -- A nursing shortage across Indiana and the nation isn't likely to ease anytime soon, but it isn't for lack of people who want the training. "It's extremely competitive," said Susan Nelson, chairwoman of Ivy Tech Community College's regional nursing department. That includes nursing programs at campuses in Anderson, Marion, Muncie and New Castle. Nelson said there are ...
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    Octuplet Mom May Get New $565K Home in California

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California mother of octuplets may have found a new home. Prudential Realty listing agent Mike Patel says Ed Doud, Nadya Suleman's father, is the purchaser of the 2,583-square-foot house in the city of La Habra, and the deal is expected to close on Friday. The four-bedroom, three-bath home was listed for $564,900, and has a ...
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    A Taste of Help to Keep Cancer Patients' Pounds Up

    A Taste of Help to Keep Cancer Patients' Pounds Up
    WASHINGTON - The statistic is shocking: Severe malnutrition and weight loss play a role in at least one in five cancer deaths. Yet nutrition too often is an afterthought until someone's already in trouble. A move is on to change that, from hospitals that hire fancy gourmet chefs to the American Cancer Society's dietitians-on-call phone service. With cancer, you've got to ...
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    Seniors, Aides Protest Planned Cuts to Medicaid

    Seniors, Aides Protest Planned Cuts to Medicaid
    Margaret Bryant would rather die than live in a nursing home. For more than a decade, the 67-year old spitfire has lived in her own quarters in an apartment center for senior citizens on Arlington Avenue. She is independent but not alone. Four times a week for three hours at a time, a home health aide comes to assist her -- ...
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    Sick Star Ignored Nurse's Warning

    A nurse yesterday claimed she warned Michael Jackson to go to hospital four days before his death. Nurse Cherilyn Lee, 56, said Jackson, whose children she had previously treated, complained of overheating on one side of his body the Sunday before his death. Cherilyn said she was called by a member of Jackson's staff and could hear the star in the ...
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    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly

    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly
    NHS nurses came under fire today for their "cruel" and "demeaning" treatment of elderly patients. TV agony aunt and former nurse Claire Rayner said she was "sickened" by what has happened to some parts of her profession. The president of the Patients Association also called for "bad" nurses to be struck off the medical register. A report from the charity today ...
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    16 Patients Have Hepatitis in Army Needle Scare

    EL PASO, Texas — Army officials say 16 patients exposed to a mismanaged insulin needle program at a military hospital in Texas have tested positive for hepatitis B or C. The patients at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center were among more than 2,000 diabetics who may have been exposed to blood-borne illnesses because multiple patients were given injections from the ...
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    Medicaid Cuts at Hospitals Would Slice Health-Care Jobs, Study Says

    Medicaid Cuts at Hospitals Would Slice Health-Care Jobs, Study Says
    Proposed cuts to Medicaid funding at Florida hospitals would result in thousands of health-care job losses throughout the state, according to a new study. A University of Florida study released Thursday by the Florida Hospital Association found that each $1 in Medicaid spending cuts would result in about $4 of losses to the state's economy. A $100 million reduction in Medicaid ...
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    Groups: Swine Flu Focus Bad for Other Diseases

    Groups: Swine Flu Focus Bad for Other Diseases
    GENEVA – Diseases killing millions of people all over the world are being neglected at this year's World Health Assembly because of fears about swine flu and its potential to become a pandemic, health campaigners said Wednesday. Medecins Sans Frontieres said it was upset that discussions were postponed on fighting Chagas disease, a scourge in Latin American countries. Cancer and diabetes ...
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    New Rules Would Ease, Not End, Stem Cell Limits

    New Rules Would Ease, Not End, Stem Cell Limits
    WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama eased limits on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, the big question became how far scientists could go. Friday, the government answered: They must use cells culled from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be thrown away. Draft guidelines released by the National Institutes of Health reflect rules with broad congressional support, excluding more controversial ...
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    Auto Phone Calls Help Patients Take Meds

    Auto Phone Calls Help Patients Take Meds
    U.S. researchers say they've determined automated phone calling might help physicians solve a perennial problem -- patients who don't take their medicines. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., said they tested an automated calling service designed to encourage patients with asthma to fill or refill their prescriptions for inhaled corticosteroids. "The trial demonstrated a modest, ...
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    Police Shoot Gunman Dead in Nevada Hospital ER

    Police Shoot Gunman Dead in Nevada Hospital ER
    HENDERSON, Nev. - Police in suburban Las Vegas say officers fatally shot a man in a hospital emergency room after he brandished a gun and threatened suicide. Henderson police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said officers fired multiple times after the man refused to drop the handgun and instead raised it toward police. It was not clear if the man fired his weapon, ...
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