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    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth

    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth
    The woman expecting to become Britain's oldest mother tried to have a child through IVF around five years ago, a friend said yesterday. Elizabeth Adeney, 66, was left 'emotionally exhausted' by the process and considered giving up. But she persevered after seeking advice and is now expecting her child - understood to be a son - weeks before her 67th birthday. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    First US Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarian

    First US Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarian
    Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team — a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian. "I get a lot of flak for it in the locker room," said the 16-year-old junior at Westborough High School in Massachusetts. "All the time, my friends try to get me ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Sues After Fingertip Is Bitten Off By Jail Inmate

    Nurse Sues After Fingertip Is Bitten Off By Jail Inmate
    REDDING, Calif. — A nurse is suing Shasta County after a jail inmate brought to the hospital for a mental-health evaluation bit off her fingertip during a fight. Joyce Green says sheriff's deputies didn't properly supervise the inmate at Redding's Shasta Regional Medical Center in May. Green's attorney, Art Morgan, says his client was helping to restrain inmate Dorian Buckner when ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain

    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain
    Hospital stays are generally considered uncomfortable at best, so nurses at Memorial Hospital in Belleville are working to help alleviate some of the pain. The hospital recently started a pain resource nurse program, which offers nurses extra training in pain management to help their patients become as comfortable as possible. Nurses attend a three-day training session at Northwestern University in Chicago ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers

    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers
    When Matthew Jones decided to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Michigan father of five had no idea he'd be starting a lifesaving, "pay it forward" chain. His kidney donation to a Phoenix woman in 2007 set off a long-running organ swap that resulted in 10 sick people getting new kidneys over a year. It hasn't ended yet. This chain ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories

    Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories
    I was reading a post at Scalpel or Sword today that made me think of some examples of drug seekers that are pretty funny in a twisted sort of way. I don't know if these people are too stupid to know how stupid they are or how they thought they would possibly get away with these acts but they do try. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse, 88, Celebrates 70 Years in Nursing

    Nurse, 88, Celebrates 70 Years in Nursing
    Jan Fallin's friends and co-workers describe her as independent. The 88-year-old walks to the Dadeland Publix and back with bags in hand to her North Kendall apartment. If something falls to the ground at work, she's the first to pick it up. And because of her independent attitude and desire to do things herself, she continues to enjoy the profession she's ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Largest-Ever Study of US Child Health Begins

    Largest-Ever Study of US Child Health Begins
    WASHINGTON – Scientists begin recruiting mothers-to-be in North Carolina and New York this week for the largest study of U.S. children ever performed — aiming eventually to track 100,000 around the country from conception to age 21. "We are embarking on the road to discovering the preventable causes of the major chronic diseases that plague American children today," Dr. Philip Landrigan ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twins in Canada

    60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twins in Canada
    CALGARY, Alberta — A 60-year-old woman in western Canada gave birth to twin boys after undergoing fertility treatments, Canadian national media reported Thursday. Ranjit Hayer became a mother for the first time on Tuesday at Calgary's Foothills Hospital, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The Canadian Press news agency said the Calgary Health Region confirmed a 60-year-old woman had given birth. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses

    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses
    RALEIGH - The N.C. Board of Nursing is investigating at least four Cherry Hospital nurses who neglected a patient who died after being left in a chair without food, water or adequate medical attention for nearly a day. The licensing board launched its inquiry into the actions of the nurses from the troubled mental hospital in Goldsboro in August, but the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hickory, NC Man Works to Advance Nursing

    Hickory, NC Man Works to Advance Nursing
    As a 15-year-old orderly at a Rutherford County hospital, Eddie Beard was impressed by the highly structured, nearly formalized interactions among nurses in crisp, white uniforms and doctors in immaculate lab coats. "It was almost like a dance," said Beard, now the 46-year-old senior vice president of patient services at Catawba Valley Medical Center. "I fell in love with the hospital ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses

    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses
    Hospitals in Texas can no longer require registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses to work mandatory overtime. The law, which went into effect Tuesday, makes Texas the 15th state to prohibit the practice of forcing nurses to work longer than their scheduled shifts. "It's very, very important for patient safety," said Fernando Losada, state director of the National Nurses Organizing Committee ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.

    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado, and authorities say the patient — who contracted the rare illness while traveling in Uganda — has since recovered. The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans. Centers for Disease ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights

    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights
    Her diabetic son wasn't allowed to prick his finger in school to test his blood sugar, and some days the nurse wasn't available, so Kari Christiansen would drive there every two hours to make sure he didn't suffer a serious reaction. Christiansen had to shuttle the then-kindergartner's blood-testing device back and forth from Westchester Primary School. It was banned from the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant

    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant
    LONDON — British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart. But ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Shortages Have Hospitals on Call

    Nurse Shortages Have Hospitals on Call
    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Make MLK Day a Day On, Not a Day Off

    Make MLK Day a Day On, Not a Day Off
    During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly toward a dream of equality. He believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live, creating the Beloved Community. The King ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Recounts Blessings in Aiding Impoverished

    Nurse Recounts Blessings in Aiding Impoverished
    The 18-month-old girl who kept falling down was brought by her mother to nurse Linda Caffrey. “It turned out that she had two severe ear infections with ear drums ready to burst,” recalled Caffrey, of Pendleton. “She had to have been in so much pain and probably would have had lost a good part of her hearing.” Caffrey was in the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant

    Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant
    DALLAS – A 7-year-old girl received a new heart Monday, more than eight months after she and her older sister were put on the transplant list because of the same rare ailment. Their mother said Shayde Smith is relieved now that her sister Emily has received a transplant. "She's still nervous about it, but she said that now that Emily's made ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    'Die-Hard' Nurse Voted Hospital Hero

    'Die-Hard' Nurse Voted Hospital Hero
    Health workers are often considered heroes, but it's now official for Roz Nolan. The senior director of clinical and community services at Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Nolan was recently named the 2008 Hospital Hero for San Bernardino County by the National Health Foundation. She was honored for getting more of the hospital's new mothers to breast-feed their babies. "It's just ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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