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    Former ER Nurse Gives Victims of Sexual Violence the Power of Hope

    Former ER Nurse Gives Victims of Sexual Violence the Power of Hope
    Caroline Fisher sometimes gets the call she dreads in the middle of the night. A woman in the Indianapolis area has been assaulted or raped. So she dresses quickly and drives the seven minutes from her home to St. Francis Hospital's Center of Hope, where she will guide the shaken and sometimes beaten victim through a physical exam and that crucial ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    HHS: $13.4 Mil. in Financial Assistance to Nurses

    HHS: $13.4 Mil. in Financial Assistance to Nurses
    HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr today announced the release of $13.4 million for loan repayments to nurses who agree to practice in facilities with critical shortages and for schools of nursing to provide loans to students who will become nurse faculty. The funds were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed Feb. 17, 2009, by President Obama. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Give Me a Break

    Give Me a Break
    Recently, our ICU beds are always full. Cardiac, Surgical and most especially our Medical ICU, where I work. In MICU, it’s not very new to have full bed capacity because of our chronic bedridden patients. They fill up the place. Problem is, we don’t have the extended care facility that they should be in so I guess you can say that ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurse to Stand Trial in Boy's Morphine Death

    Nurse to Stand Trial in Boy's Morphine Death
    Joy O'Shea Woomer, a licensed practical nurse, will stand trial on a charge that she administered a lethal dose of morphine to an 11-year-old East Hempfield Township boy more than six years ago. But no one knows how much morphine was in the boy's body or whether other drugs found in the body also may have been at toxic levels. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurses Save Baby After Park Trip Turns Tragic

    Nurses Save Baby After Park Trip Turns Tragic
    For two nurses, a day off at a Jordan beach turned into one of lifesaving work. Kelly Sichmeller and Michelle Lynch were at Mill Pond in Lagoon Park with five of their kids when they "just heard a mom screaming and [saw] her boy turning purple," Sichmeller said. The 15-month-old had just been carried to shore by his mother and a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret

    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret
    A nurses' union has asked a court to block a request by two accused killers for the last names of nurses working at the King County Jail in Seattle. Margaret Conley, an official with the Washington State Nurses Association, said nurses at the jail fear inmates could get their home telephone numbers and addresses if they have their last names, Seattlepi.com ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It
    Americans, for many years now, have been striving to do more with less. Less time, that is. The challenge is one that confronts nurses, many of who work long hours in high stress environments and then juggle multiple home responsibilities as well. The following statistics illustrate just how time-crunched we all are in this increasingly go-go society: • Nearly 50% of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurse Retires After Astonishing 52 Year Career

    Nurse Retires After Astonishing 52 Year Career
    A nurse who dedicated more than 50 years to caring for the sick has hung up her scrubs for the final time. Reta Scott, a theater nurse at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary, has retired at the age of 70 - after a 52-year career. Colleagues of the oldest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff member have paid tribute to the woman they ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Couple Weds During Hospital Stay

    Couple Weds During Hospital Stay
    The wedding featured one doctor singing Ave Maria and another playing violin. The groom rolled up the aisle in a wheelchair and said “I do” despite a tube in his throat, bringing applause not just from family and friends but doctors, nurses, therapists and other hospital staffers. “I can’t imagine a better wedding,” said Jessie Cooksey, 19, the bride. “It turned ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices

    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices
    ANGOLA, La. — Ted "Animal" Durbin expected prison life to be about brawls and knife fights — not changing adult diapers or bathing grown men. Four times a week, Durbin, 51, who's serving 140 years for armed robbery at Louisiana State Penitentiary, meets with frail, dying inmates at the prison's Treatment Center. He bathes them, provides other personal care and often ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue

    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
    Toddler Dafi Evans owes his life to nothing more than a blob of glue. Using a revolutionary technique hours after his birth, doctors used Histoacryl - similar to superglue - to plug a leak in his brain that would otherwise have killed him in a few days. He was suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, in which missing capillaries between arteries ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Amid Nurse Shortage, Hospitals Focus on Retention

    Amid Nurse Shortage, Hospitals Focus on Retention
    MIAMI - Newly minted nurse Katie O'Bryan was determined to stay at her first job at least a year, even if she did leave the hospital every day wanting to quit. She lasted nine months. The stress of trying to keep her patients from getting much worse as they waited, sometimes for 12 hours, in an overwhelmed Dallas emergency room was ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Florence Wald, Leader in US Hospice, Dies at 91

    Florence Wald, Leader in US Hospice, Dies at 91
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Florence Wald, a former Yale nursing dean whose interest in compassionate care led her to launch the first U.S. hospice program, has died. She was 91. Her daughter, Shari Vogler, said Saturday that Wald died Nov. 8 of natural causes at her Branford home. A hospice volunteer was by her side to the end, Vogler said. Wald was ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Moms Offer Sober Reality Check on Multiple Births

    Moms Offer Sober Reality Check on Multiple Births
    CHICAGO – Nadya Suleman's daunting future of raising octuplets into adulthood may best be understood by the exhausted but proud parents of other multiples and the researchers who study them. And if there's anyone who could give Suleman some frank advice, it's a mom with five toddlers. "There's a lot of hype for the first few months and everybody is interested ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    'Pregnant' Robot Simulates Birth Scenarios

    'Pregnant' Robot Simulates Birth Scenarios
    As nurses held her legs aloft and a doctor prepared to catch the baby, Noelle groaned in time with her contractions. All that was missing was the screaming. "In real deliveries, we have family members screaming," said Dana Dugan, a registered nurse at St. Vincent Healthcare. Dugan was among nurses who were introduced Monday to Noelle, a robot that simulates giving ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Researchers Restore Vision to Legally Blind With Stem Cells

    Researchers Restore Vision to Legally Blind With Stem Cells
    File this one under cool -- stem cells cure blindness While electronic eyeballs may eventually be a solution to restore sight for the visually impaired, or even to enhance vision for those with normal eyesight, they still are very crude and may have a long way to go. In a classic race between electronics and biotechnology, it appears that biotechnology may ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Help Wanted: Nurses Needed in Washington Hospitals

    Help Wanted: Nurses Needed in Washington Hospitals
    SUNNYSIDE -- It's been seven years since Anne Pasicaran came to Sunnyside Community Hospital from the Philippines to help stem the nursing shortage. She's still here. The registered nurse owns a big home on Sunnyside's South Hill with her husband, Roy, an engineer. They have a son, Riley, who attends preschool. She and her husband became U.S. citizens in May. "I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets

    Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets
    LOS ANGELES — A former boyfriend of the woman who gave birth to octuplets last month says he could be the father of her 14 children, and he wants DNA tests. Denis Beaudoin told ABC television Monday that he donated sperm to Nadya Suleman during their three-year relationship in the late '90s because she claimed to have ovarian cancer and had ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Obama: Nurses Play Critical Role in US Healthcare

    Obama: Nurses Play Critical Role in US Healthcare
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has thrown a bouquet at the nurses of America. Hosting the first-ever virtual Town Hall at the White House, Obama called nurses the backbone of the country's health care system and suggested they are unappreciated. He said that at a time when his daughter Sasha had a serious medical issue, nurses rather than physicians were doing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Got the Flu? CDC Says Tamiflu May Not Be Much Help

    Got the Flu? CDC Says Tamiflu May Not Be Much Help
    ATLANTA – The medical arsenal against the flu just got weaker. Government health officials said Friday that a leading flu medicine, Tamiflu, might not work against all cases of the flu this year. The most common flu bug right now is overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu, they said. The alert is "an early heads-up" for doctors. If current trends continue, they may ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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