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    Stimulus Funds Supply Lifeline to Stretched Health Centers

    Stimulus Funds Supply Lifeline to Stretched Health Centers
    At a time when the growing number of uninsured patients is straining community health centers' budgets, federal stimulus funding is helping those clinics in Tennessee and Georgia retain staff and expand operating hours. Community health centers, which provide health care to underserved communities and often receive little or no payment from patients, struggle financially, program directors say. As the economic recession ...
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    Insemination Fight Ends in Wife's Arrest

    PITTSFIELD — A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations in Central Berkshire ...
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    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth

    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With a caretaker holding his hand, a Belgian man who was diagnosed as comatose for 23 years typed out a message Tuesday that he felt reborn after decades of loneliness and frustration. A leading bioethicist, however, expressed skepticism that the man was truly communicating on his own. Car-crash victim Rom Houben was diagnosed as being in a vegetative ...
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    More People Live with Paralysis than Doctors Knew

    More People Live with Paralysis than Doctors Knew
    WASHINGTON — Surprising new research says nearly 1.3 million Americans are living with a spinal-cord injury, five times more than previous estimates. Overall, 5.5 million people in the U.S. have some degree of paralysis due to a variety of neurologic problems, from multiple sclerosis to strokes, says the report released Tuesday. The findings will help health authorities finally understand the scope ...
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    US Cancer Death Rate Drops Again in 2006

    US Cancer Death Rate Drops Again in 2006
    ATLANTA – The U.S. cancer death rate fell again in 2006, a new analysis shows, continuing a slow downward trend that experts attribute to declines in smoking, earlier detection and better treatment. About 560,000 people died of cancer that year, according to an American Cancer Society report released Wednesday. The new numbers show the death rate fell by less than 2 ...
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    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.

    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.
    FALL CITY, Wash. — Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo

    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo
    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The parents of a Minnesota boy who refused chemotherapy for his cancer told a judge Tuesday they now agree to the medical treatment, and the judge ruled their son can stay with them. Daniel Hauser, 13, has Hodgkin's lymphoma. He and his mother missed a court appearance last week and left the state to avoid chemotherapy ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    NursingLink Blog

    NursingLink features the postings of several active nurse bloggers. These bloggers vary in age and level of nursing experience in an attempt to cover all areas of the nursing profession. If you would like to share any of your own blog postings to be featured, please submit them here. h4. Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories by _ERNursey_ I was ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Nurse Denies Killing 5 Patients in Texas

    Ex-Nurse Denies Killing 5 Patients in Texas
    LUFKIN, Texas – A former nurse has pleaded not guilty to murdering five patients and injuring five others with bleach injections at a Texas dialysis clinic. The Lufkin Daily News reports in Saturday's editions that 35-year-old Kimberly Saenz (SIGNS) remains free on $500,000 bond after her Friday arraignment. She's charged with five counts each of capital murder and aggravated assault with ...
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    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics

    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics
    LONDON – Thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, a new study says. Clozapine was introduced in the 1970s, but was banned for about a decade because of a rare but potentially deadly side effect: up to 2 percent of patients lose their white blood cells while taking the ...
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    MAC Employees Give Back on World Aids Day

    MAC Employees Give Back on World Aids Day
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping true to the company's long-standing dedication to HIV/AIDS, makeup artists in the Los Angeles area will roll up their sleeves and take off their brush belts to participate in volunteer efforts today, in a company-wide effort to commemorate World AIDS Day. The volunteer initiative -- part of a worldwide effort including hundreds of makeup ...
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    Cancer Drug Removes Man's Fingerprints

    Cancer Drug Removes Man's Fingerprints
    A Singapore oncologist advises cancer patients treated with the drug capecitabine to carry a doctor's letter on the treatment if they have U.S travel plans. Dr. Eng-Huat Tan of the National Cancer Centre in Singapore, said the head and neck cancer of his 62-year-old patient had spread, but the cancer responded well to chemotherapy. To help prevent a recurrence of the ...
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    Nurses Volunteer Extra Time Under New PA Law

    Nurses Volunteer Extra Time Under New PA Law
    Nurses can't be forced to work overtime, but they still can volunteer to spend extra time at hospitals and nursing homes when patients need them, according to a new law. The law took effect at the start of this month in Pennsylvania, but nurses at local health care facilities generally have been willing to work beyond the normal end of their ...
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    FDA Panel Backs Glaxo's Cervical Vaccine for Women

    FDA Panel Backs Glaxo's Cervical Vaccine for Women
    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials said Wednesday a long-delayed vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline successfully blocks the leading virus that causes cervical cancer in women. The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine panel voted overwhelmingly that the vaccine Cervarix appears safe and effective for girls and women ages 10 to 25. If the FDA follows the group's advice, Glaxo would begin competing against Merck's ...
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    Real-time Twittering Finds Its Way to Hospital Surgeries

    Real-time Twittering Finds Its Way to Hospital Surgeries
    DES MOINES, Iowa - From anesthesia to the recovery room, 70-year-old Monna Cleary's children followed her surgery - 140 characters or less at a time. Twitter is opening doors to the sterile confines of operating rooms, paving the way for families - and anyone else for that matter - to follow a patient's progress as they go under the knife. Most ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    World AIDS Day: South Africa to Treat All HIV-Positive Babies

    World AIDS Day: South Africa to Treat All HIV-Positive Babies
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa will treat all HIV-positive babies and expand testing, the president announced Tuesday, a dramatic and eagerly awaited shift in a country that has more people living with HIV than any other. President Jacob Zuma's speech on World AIDS Day was viewed as a definitive turning point for a nation where the previous administration distrusted ...
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    Nursing Aide Charged with Voyeurism for Phone Picture Incident

    Nursing Aide Charged with Voyeurism for Phone Picture Incident
    State prosecutors charged a male nursing aide last week with voyeurism for allegedly taking a picture of an exposed patient at a Salt Lake rehabilitation center. Another patient told managing staff it appeared the 44-year-old nursing aide entered the woman's room at night with his camera phone, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court. When managing staff at Evergreen Canyons ...
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    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses

    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses
    Apr. 26- Given the serious shortage of medical and nursing care workers and nurses, lifting certain restrictions so qualified foreigners in these fields can apply their skills in this country is an obvious solution. In its fourth basic immigration control policy plan compiled late last month, the Justice Ministry stated it would reexamine the mandatory limit on the length of time ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Air Force Nurse Charged in 3 Patients' Drug Deaths

    Air Force Nurse Charged in 3 Patients' Drug Deaths
    SAN ANTONIO – An Air Force nurse has been charged with giving lethal amounts of medication to three terminally ill patients in his care, military officials said Tuesday. Capt. Michael Fontana, 35, was formally charged in military court with deliberately giving three Wilford Hall Medical Center patients lethal amounts of medication, and with conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly changing a ...
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    Study: 'Smart Drug' Provigil May Be Habit-Forming

    Study: 'Smart Drug' Provigil May Be Habit-Forming
    CHICAGO – A so-called "smart drug" popular with young people may carry more of an addiction risk than thought, a small government study suggests. Scans of 10 healthy men showed that the prescription drug Provigil caused changes in the brain's pleasure center, very much like potentially habit-forming classic stimulants. Modafinil, the drug's generic name, is sometimes used as an illegal study ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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