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    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City

    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City
    What's the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont's largest city is tops among U.S. metropolitan areas by having the largest proportion of people — 92 percent — who say they are in good or great health. It's also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Formerly Conjoined Twins Remain in Critical Condition

    Formerly Conjoined Twins Remain in Critical Condition
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Twin girls remain in critical condition following surgery to separate the formerly conjoined infants. The twins were separated on Monday by surgeons at Children's Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center during an operation that lasted a little more than three hours. Preslee Faith Wells and Kylee Hope Wells had been joined at the chest since they ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Maggots as Good as Regular Leg Ulcer Treatment

    Maggots as Good as Regular Leg Ulcer Treatment
    LONDON - In a study testing treatments for leg ulcers, British doctors found that a surprising, yet perhaps revolting, option works just as well as standard treatment: maggots. If that sounds like a step backward, it's probably because Europeans first began using maggots to treat wounds about 700 years ago. Researchers at the University of York studied 267 patients with leg ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Italy Nabs 70 Fake Nurses Who Bought Diplomas

    Italy Nabs 70 Fake Nurses Who Bought Diplomas
    ROME—Italian police say they have arrested 70 nurses and hospital attendants who allegedly got jobs in hospitals by using fake medical diplomas. Police in Naples say the suspects, some of whom had been practicing since 1975, bought the fake diplomas from an organized crime group for up to euro15,000 ($19,000). The suspects, who worked in Italy's southern Calabria region, were placed ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    CRNA Careers

    CRNA Careers
    The poor morale that plagues many overworked and underappreciated RNs isn't an issue for the 30,000 nurses who practice one of the profession's most desirable specialties: Nurse anesthesia. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) - nurses with master's degrees who administer approximately 65 percent of all anesthetics given to patients each year nationwide, according to American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) data ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Professor Markets Cancer Detecting Underwear

    New breast cancer-detecting bra may go on sale within a couple years Two seemingly divergent, but both rapidly growing fields are cancer diagnosis/treatment and wearable electronics. The two, however, may soon be combining, thanks to new cancer-detecting garments. Leading the trend is the cancer-detecting bra invented by Professor Elias Siores, director of the Centre for Research and Innovation at the University ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    No Job Shortage Here

    No Job Shortage Here
    SEBRING - Snowbird Janet Morris got an offer she couldn't refuse. Until a few weeks ago, the 20-year veteran nurse lived year round in Wabash, Ind. While her husband enjoyed several winters here as a seasonal visitor, Morris occasionally visited by plane, but continued to work year-round in the Hoosier State. Florida Hospital Heartland Division offered to pay Morris' health care ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    ND Measure Says Fertilized Egg Has Human Rights

    ND Measure Says Fertilized Egg Has Human Rights
    BISMARCK, N.D. – A measure approved by the North Dakota House gives a fertilized human egg the legal rights of a human being, a step that would essentially ban abortion in the state. The bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that extended abortion rights nationwide, supporters of the legislation said. Representatives voted 51-41 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Editorial: When is a Doctor Not a Doctor?

    Editorial: When is a Doctor Not a Doctor?
    GPs are being kept in the dark on the qualifications of their local specialists Not being a doctor is no longer a barrier to practising medicine. Or at least, a large number of tasks that would once have been the preserve of a clinician are now routinely done by nurses, pharmacists or allied health professionals. And it is regarded as unfashionable, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot

    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts. Dr. Paul Grabb said he operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on the newborn's brain. Sam was 3 days old and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    3 Nursing Home Employees Arrested For Forcibly Administrating Psychotropic Drugs

    3 Nursing Home Employees Arrested For Forcibly Administrating Psychotropic Drugs
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Three employees of a Kern County nursing home are in police custody, accused of forcibly administrating psychotropic drugs to patients to make them easier for staff to control. California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the arrests Wednesday of Gwen Hughes, Debbi Hayes and Dr. Hoshang Pormir. All three worked at the Kern Valley Healthcare District's nursing facility in ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Oldest Man in the US Dies at 112

    Oldest Man in the US Dies at 112
    SAN FRANCISCO – George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Sacramento, his son, Anthony Francis, said Sunday. "He lived four years in the 19th century, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How Good is Your Hospital?

    How Good is Your Hospital?
    A hospital is one of those things you don't really think a lot about until you need it. But there's a research tool from the government that can help you figure out now, before there's an emergency, which hospital in your region can give you the best care and the best odds of survival whether you have a planned procedure or ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    High Demand in DFW Means New Nurses Are Getting Jobs, but Not Always the Ones They Want

    High Demand in DFW Means New Nurses Are Getting Jobs, but Not Always the Ones They Want
    Heather Meismer considers herself one of the lucky ones. A recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington's nursing program, she landed a job in the emergency room at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital and will begin a specialized residency program there this month. "I like the adrenaline you get whenever you're there," said Meismer, who has been working ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Say Doctor Got Them Hooked on Painkillers

    Nurses Say Doctor Got Them Hooked on Painkillers
    THIEF RIVER FALLS — Two former nurses who pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs told police that a doctor they worked for got them hooked and then ensnared them in a scheme to obtain thousands of pills to share with the doctor. The doctor, an obstetrician/gynecologist who used to work at the now-MeritCare clinic, used to give them painkillers out ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Plunging Economy Adds Incentive to Quit Cigarettes

    Plunging Economy Adds Incentive to Quit Cigarettes
    A smoker since she was a teenager, Maribeth Santillo has tried to quit more times than she can count. "It didn't last," she lamented. But as she walked the hallways of the hospital where she works today, nervously squeezing a rubber ball, Santillo waxed confident this would be the year she finally gives up cigarettes. The reason for her optimism? It's ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Study: Banning Fast-Food TV Ads Could Dent Obesity

    Study: Banning Fast-Food TV Ads Could Dent Obesity
    ATLANTA -- A little less "I'm Lovin' It" could put a significant dent in the problem of childhood obesity, suggests a new study that attempts to measure the effect of TV fast-food ads. A ban on such commercials would reduce the number of obese young children by 18 percent, and the number of obese older kids by 14 percent, researchers found. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Obama Health Choice Hears Tales of Health Care Woe

    Obama Health Choice Hears Tales of Health Care Woe
    DUBLIN, Ind. - President-elect Barack Obama's choice to overhaul the nation's health care system told a town hall meeting that the task is not impossible if all sides work together. Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Obama's nominee as health and human services secretary and director of a new White House office on health reform, quoted former South African President Nelson ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    W.Va. High Court to Consider Personal Nurse for Student

    W.Va. High Court to Consider Personal Nurse for Student
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Supreme Court will consider whether Putnam County Schools must provide a full-time nurse to a developmentally delayed, blind 13-year-old student prone to seizures. The boy, identified in court records as C.E.M., has had a full-time nurse every school year in Putnam County. School officials say they can meet his medical needs without a full-time nurse. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Coroner: Nursing Home Death a Homicide

    Coroner: Nursing Home Death a Homicide
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The death of a 97-year-old man thrown to the ground by 82-year-old Minnesota wrestling great Verne Gagne was a homicide, an official ruled Wednesday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Helmut Gutmann died as a result of complications from a right hip fracture, WCCO-TV of Minneapolis reported. Gagne and Gutmann, who both have Alzheimer's-related dementia, allegedly got into ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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