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    Study: Male Circumcision Helps Prevent 2 STDs

    Study: Male Circumcision Helps Prevent 2 STDs
    LOS ANGELES – Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found. Circumcised males reduced their risk of infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus, by 35 percent and herpes by 28 percent. However, researchers found circumcision had no effect on the transmission of syphilis. Landmark studies ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth

    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth
    LONDON - A Polish woman who gave birth on the London Underground says she was turned away from a hospital less than an hour before going into labor on the train. The Mail on Sunday reported Julita Kowalska, 26, became the first woman in 84 years to give birth on the subway system when her daughter Jennifer was born at Kingsbury ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Technology Saves Precious Minutes for Heart Patients

    Technology Saves Precious Minutes for Heart Patients
    Wireless technology is giving emergency-room doctors a look at a patient's heart condition before arrival by ambulance, saving crucial minutes in Pasquotank and Camden counties. Last week, Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services began using new defibrillators and laptop computers with wireless capability that allows a heartbeat chart to be sent immediately to the hospital. Emergency-room doctors can order cardiac catheterization treatment to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals

    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals
    Sorrel King's daughter, 18-month-old Josie King, died in 2001 at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. The child had been severely burned after accidentally stepping into a hot bath. She spent 10 days in the pediatric intensive care unit and was healing well. Then the child was sent to an intermediate care unit, and her family was told she would be ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Friendly Bacteria Cut Hospital Infections

    Friendly Bacteria Cut Hospital Infections
    LUND, Sweden - Swedish scientists say they have used a probiotic bacterium to control dangerous bacteria that cause respiratory illness in ventilated hospitalized patients. Bengt Klarin from University Hospital in Lund, Sweden, said he and his colleagues applied the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 299 in place of normal antiseptics and found it was effective in preventing the most common cause of ventilator-associated ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Caring For Patients Behind Bars

    Nurses Caring For Patients Behind Bars
    The number of older prisoners in Virginia has more than doubled in the past 10 years, creating new issues for the state's prison system. CAPRON Winter sunshine slices through a narrow security window and falls on Aloysius Joseph Beyrer's white hair, slight shoulders and the linen covering his fractured hip. Like the rest of the country, Virginia is coping with a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving

    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving
    NEW YORK - A former executive director of New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes from a company owner who wanted a service contract with the facility. Carlos Perez pleaded guilty Tuesday in exchange for a sentence of five years probation and a $25,000 forfeiture payment. He could have gotten seven years in prison if he ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot

    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot
    MITCHELL, Ont. — There was a quite a surprise for police early today in the parking lot of the provincial police detachment in Mitchell, Ont., just west of Stratford. A man was driving his pregnant wife to a hospital in Stratford just after 3 a.m., when the woman went into the final stages of labour. Her husband pulled into the provincial ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Cry Goes Out, and Nurses Save the Day

    A Cry Goes Out, and Nurses Save the Day
    When a North Andover man collapsed in the waiting area of the North Station commuter rail service, help was nearly instantaneous. In the middle of the crowded station Wednesday at about 7 p.m., the man cried out, then slumped over on a bench. Three bystanders - a student nurse, a registered nurse, and an emergency room technician - rushed to his ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach

    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach
    LUFKIN, Texas — Kimberly Saenz worked eight months as a nurse at the busiest dialysis clinic in town. Her turbulent final month on the job is all anyone remembers. One patient after another died last April for reasons no one could explain. Ambulances had to rush people to the emergency room almost every day. Things got so grim at the Lufkin ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter

    Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter
    NEW YORK — The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory, others read from notebooks they brought along. The setting for the hilarity was the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital. The participants were cancer patients, some with advanced stages of the illness. They were taking part in the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son

    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son
    Mary Graham, a nursing aide who travels from home to home bathing people too ill to care for themselves, knows how sickness works - the way it sneaks up on the unsuspecting and tries to steal their breath away. She does her best to make her patients comfortable, but when that's no longer possible, when they are ready to let go ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    With Husband Very Ill, Nurse Overwhelmed

    With Husband Very Ill, Nurse Overwhelmed
    HAINES CITY | Holly Gillian rises early most days to sneak a few hours of quiet time in her kitchen, where she can study biology and other subjects to advance her career as an LPN. Currently a nurse at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, the Haines City woman is seeking the higher-salaried position of RN. She needs the extra income now more ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?

    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?
    The United States spends more than any other country on health care, yet ranks dead last for access, patient safety, coordination, efficiency, and equity. Apparently, we’re not getting much bang for our buck. Sadly, we’ve been in last place for awhile. The Commonwealth Fund analyzes and compares the health systems of seven industrialized countries each year — Australia, Canada, Germany, the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Obama Open to Compromise on Healthcare Overhaul

    Obama Open to Compromise on Healthcare Overhaul
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said the consensus from the White House health care summit is that there is an immediate need for health care reform, and signaled that he's open to compromise on Thursday. Obama told participants at the end of a health summit that although he offered a plan during last year's campaign, he isn't wedded to that proposal. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Inspired by Patients, Invented by Nurses

    Inspired by Patients, Invented by Nurses
    In this post we have decided to celebrate nurses who have contributed to the field of medical science and technology. Most inventions arise from observing a problem at work, and these inventions are no exception. After you read this list, you will have no doubt that nurses are the cleverest inventors of all! 1) Nurse's Joey The Nurse’s Joey is a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?

    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?
    Feb. 15--For years, audiences have tuned in to prime-time medical dramas such as "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" to watch doctors juggle their messy personal lives along with saving the lives of others. An accurate portrayal of nurses sometimes has been missing, though, some nurses say. That's one reason why Sandra "Mac" McCarthy used to change the channel whenever a medical show ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Ohio Hospital Adding 2,400 Jobs Gets Tax Break

    Ohio Hospital Adding 2,400 Jobs Gets Tax Break
    COLUMBUS — Columbus will provide a multimillion dollar tax incentive to a local hospital planning to add 2,400 jobs. Officials say they didn't want Nationwide Children's Hospital to take its expansion outside the city. At a meeting Monday, city council agreed to give the hospital a 15-year tax break worth up to $15 million. Over the same time period, the city ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What Does the Stimulus Package Mean for Nurses?

    What Does the Stimulus Package Mean for Nurses?
    Last year, America lost 2.6 million jobs. On Monday alone, we learned that some of our biggest employers plan to cut another 55,000. This is a wakeup call to Washington that the American people need us to act and act immediately. – President Obama in response to the House’s vote of 244 to 188 for the proposed stimulus As Americans, we ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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