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    California Will Need 1 Million Health Workers by 2030

    California Will Need 1 Million Health Workers by 2030
    By 2030, California will need to train almost 1 million more technicians, dental hygienists and other support workers considered vital to the health care industry, according to a report released Tuesday. But the state's higher education system has capacity to train only 63 percent of the needed work force. These allied health workers don't include doctors and nurses. The category covers ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter

    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic leaders are pushing to finish far-reaching health legislation and hold a climactic vote in the next three weeks, aiming to overcome reluctance from the rank-and-file lawmakers while answering President Barack Obama's challenge for swift action. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday that Democrats would like to get a final vote by Congress' Easter break, which begins ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies
    A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village. The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children's parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country's biggest infanticide case. The woman ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Virtual Medical ID System to Replace Alert Bracelets?

    Virtual Medical ID System to Replace Alert Bracelets?
    WASHINGTON - Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation? The nation's ambulance crews are pushing a virtual medical ID system to rapidly learn a patient's health history during a crisis - and which can immediately text-message loved ones that the person is headed for a hospital. The Web-based registry, invisibleBracelet.org, started in Oklahoma and got a boost this fall when the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Interest in Accelerated BSN Program Continues to Rise

    Interest in Accelerated BSN Program Continues to Rise
    Applications to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at MGH Institute of Health Professions have increased for the second consecutive year. The number of people who have applied to become a Registered Nurse (RN) at the Boston graduate school rose more than 7% for the class that will begin in May 2010. This follows last year's applicant pool ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick

    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick
    AUBURN -- The safe return of Nick, a 16-year-old blind and deaf dog named after St. Nicholas, is being heralded by its owners as a Christmas miracle. Owners Brian and Debra Hill say Nick, who is half teacup poodle and half Westie, wandered off Dec. 5 during a routine trip outside to answer nature's calling. When the shaggy gray canine hadn't ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly

    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly
    The health care costs of Alzheimer's disease patients are more than triple those of other older people, and that doesn't even include the billions of hours of unpaid care from family members, a new report suggests. Compared with people aged 65 and older without Alzheimer's, those with the mind-destroying disease are much more often hospitalized and treated in skilled-nursing centers. Their ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home

    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home
    If there was a pandemic flu emergency, approximately one in six public health workers say they would not report to work, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said the online survey was conducted among 1,835 public health workers in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia from November 2006-December 2007. The analysis is based ...
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    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods

    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods
    NEW YORK – Scientists may have figured out one reason some people reach for the french fries instead of an apple. It could be a gene that's been linked to an increased risk of obesity. A study of children found those with a common variation of the gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection

    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection
    CNN.com is reporting that 20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi is fighting for her life after having her hands and feet amputated after suffering from septicimea, a blood infection that limited the supply of oxygen to her extremities. Bridi was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones, but when her condition worsened she returned to the hospital where doctors determined she was suffering from ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nursing Home Inspection — Tell Us More

    Nursing Home Inspection — Tell Us More
    President-elect Barack Obama will have plenty on his plate when he takes office in January, but a recent story about nursing homes should add to the list. The Associated Press uncovered a change in federal rules on nursing home inspections that, some believe, restricts access to information about care facilities. The changes were adopted by the Bush administration and went into ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Pill as Good as Chemo on Lung Cancer, But Costlier

    Pill as Good as Chemo on Lung Cancer, But Costlier
    LONDON – Some advanced lung cancer patients already treated with chemotherapy might be able to skip some of the bad side effects of another series of chemo by taking a pill instead, a study suggests. An international study showed patients on Iressa, an expensive, newer targeted treatment, survived about as long as those on another course of chemotherapy. "This will provide ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Provide Diet of Support

    People with diabetes face a lot of painful and scary possibilities. Infections that won't heal. Toe, foot and leg amputations. Blindness. Kidney failure. Heart attack. Much of it can be avoided with diet, exercise and adherence to medical advice. Yet diabetes continues to disable and kill, and account for much of the country's health care bill. With so much at ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Researchers Reach First Automated Surgery Milestones

    ‘Rudimentary robot was able to perform simple surgical procedures without human assistance.’ - Doctors and surgeons already make use of some types of robots to perform procedures where the precision of the operation required is often more than a human can consistently offer. Some researchers say that the day when these robots can perform procedures without the need for humans is ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman

    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman
    BERLIN – A German doctor said Friday that surgeons have successfully removed a 40-pound (18 kilogram) malignant bone tumor from a Saudi Arabian woman. Dr. Heinz Zurbruegg, a surgeon at the private Capital Health clinic in Berlin, said the 35-year-old had only a few weeks to live when she arrived in Germany for care in September. But he said that after ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Should People Have Medical Records Implanted Inside Their Bodies?

    The VeriChip, a small radio-frequency identity chip that is slightly longer than a grain of rice, has been FDA-cleared for human implantation. Should you switch doctors or need to be treated in a foreign hospital, an RFID reader can scan your VeriMed chip and use your unique ID to access VeriChip’s centralized database to produce your medical records. The chips ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Quest For Immortality: Self Assembling Tissues

    The Quest For Immortality: Self Assembling Tissues
    'New research yields self-assembling tissues, paves the way for replacement organs.' Tissue engineers like to dream big. They envision a world where one day a patient will donate a few cells and new, young healthy organs will be grown to replace ailing parts of the body. From appearance and athletic upgrades, through new integumentary tissues like skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain

    Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain
    NEW YORK – It's almost New Year's Eve, a time for plunging into boisterous crowds bathed in loud music. And for some of us, that means turning to an old friend and hearing things like this: "Did you know (BOOM-da-da-BOOM) went over (Bob! You look wonder-) so she said (clink-clink) and then I (Here, have another one) what would you do?" ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada

    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada
    A Minnesota task force on Internet crimes is investigating a nurse here in connection with a college student's suicide in Canada, according to a Canadian newspaper. Nadia Kajouji, 18, disappeared in Ottawa last March after telling her roommate that she was going skating, according to a report in the Ottawa Citizen today. For weeks, police and community members searched for her, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    WHO: Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

    WHO: Swine Flu Now a Pandemic
    GENEVA — The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic Thursday – the first global flu epidemic in 41 years – as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a statement sent to member countries, WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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