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    Here's To The Many Angels in Health Care

    Here's To The Many Angels in Health Care
    EL PASO -- A few weeks ago, we experienced Thanksgiving. Even in the midst of financial and physical loss, we can still be grateful that God is here. In our life tunnel through the mountain of difficulties, he doesn't give us a wave and a "Good luck. See ya on the other side" (if you make it out, that is). Be ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009

    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009
    BEIJING – A woman in China's far west has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Health Ministry said Saturday, the country's fourth death from the virus this year as the biggest festive season approaches. The victim, a 31-year-old woman from Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, had been to a live poultry market before she fell ill ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Doctors Say a Strike by Nurses Would Risk Future of Children’s Hospital

    Doctors Say a Strike by Nurses Would Risk Future of Children’s Hospital
    The physician group that represents the 1,800-member medical staff at Kaleida Health warned Friday that a threat of a labor strike at Women & Children’s Hospital could cause serious and permanent damage to the pediatric institution. “This is a nightmare and has real potential to happen. As a medical staff, we can’t let it occur,” said Dr. James Budny, president of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Dressed as Nurse, Woman Tries Stealing Kid

    Dressed as Nurse, Woman Tries Stealing Kid
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee police say they arrested a woman who dressed like a nurse, entered a hospital maternity room and tried to leave with someone else's baby. Nashville police said charges were pending against Adriene Johnson, who was in custody. According to a police report, the 24-year-old entered the maternity room Wednesday wearing medical scrubs and said she needed to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    First Baby of 2009 Born in NJ Hospital

    First Baby of 2009 Born in NJ Hospital
    LIVINGSTON, N.J. - He is the first baby of the year in Livingston's Saint Barnabas Medical Center -- and it would take a good stopwatch to prove that he wasn't the first to be born in the country. Edgar Rafael Moreno was born at one second past midnight, says spokeswoman Sally Malech. He's the first child of Edgar and Miris Moreno ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Call Her the Fitness Nurse

    Call Her the Fitness Nurse
    Mary Buchan wasn't content with a typical nursing job. She believes in holistic health, and she wanted to make sure she was helping people in mind, body and spirit. So instead of coursing hospital halls, she's carrying out her mission at the Dowd YMCA, where she runs a program for those who need to change their lifestyles to improve their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospital To Pay In Nurse Case

    Hospital To Pay In Nurse Case
    LAKELAND | Health Central Hospital in Ocoee is paying a $4,000 fine to settle a complaint that it failed to report allegations of sexual misconduct against a nurse who later was arrested in Polk County on similar charges. Nurse Kevin Laing was arrested in September 2007 on charges of having molested an Auburndale woman while she was a patient at Heart ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Recording Studio in Hospital About More Than Music

    Recording Studio in Hospital About More Than Music
    HOUSTON — Just down the hall from the chemo infusion rooms at Texas Children's Hospital, Jalen Huckabay was about to slip into another world, away from the wearying regimen of pokes, prods and pinches she'd endured since being diagnosed with lymphoma in November. For the next few hours, the curly-haired, cherub-faced 16-year-old would become a songwriter. Purple Songs Can Fly, a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Insurers Secretly Blacklist Millions with Common Ailments

    How Insurers Secretly Blacklist Millions with Common Ailments
    Trying to buy health insurance on your own and have gallstones? You'll automatically be denied coverage. Rheumatoid arthritis? Automatic denial. Severe acne? Probably denied. Do you take metformin, a popular drug for diabetes? Denied. Use the anti-clotting drug Plavix or Seroquel, prescribed for anti-psychotic or sleep problems? Forget about it. What's more, you can discover that if you lie to an ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    To Lessen the Pain

    To Lessen the Pain
    It offers an array of services that can be helpful to anyone facing a life-threatening or life-limiting illness -- in addition to that person's family, said JoAnn Davis, the chief executive of Hospice and Palliative CareCenter of Winston-Salem. "That family will never be the same again," Davis said. "I want them to pick up the phone and call us." Hospice can ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Researcher Seeks Common Language for Pain

    Researcher Seeks Common Language for Pain
    When if comes to pain, doctors and patients may not be speaking the same language, and a U.S. researcher says he wants to change that. David Cella of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago says he is on mission to revolutionize the language of pain, as well as fatigue, depression and anxiety. These symptoms are used by researchers to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse in Boot Camp Case Hands Over License

    Nurse in Boot Camp Case Hands Over License
    PANAMA CITY — A Florida Department of Health report found that former Bay County Boot Camp nurse Kristin Schmidt, who was acquitted in the 2006 death of Martin Lee Anderson, engaged in unprofessional conduct. The report, completed in June, states that Schmidt "failed to meet the minimal standards of acceptable nursing practice." In July, one month after the report was completed, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams

    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams
    BLOOMINGTON -- Offering to tattoo advertising on his arm to finance nursing school is probably the craziest thing Douglas Hall has ever done. But, since it's for his 3-year-old daughter, Mya, he doesn't care what anyone thinks. Hall, a certified nursing assistant at the McLean County Nursing Home, wants to become a licensed practical nurse and eventually a registered nurse so ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption

    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption
    BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets. The recommendation is based on a study released Wednesday that examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state residents. Those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared to have higher ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Danny's Heart: College Swimmer Faces Mortality

    Danny's Heart: College Swimmer Faces Mortality
    CHICAGO – This time, when the lanky young man stepped into the pool, his chest was tight. His muscles ached. He pushed off to take his first strokes, and grimaced at the pain. That he was back in the pool just six weeks after open heart surgery was quite remarkable, but he was still a bit crestfallen. He could only swim ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs

    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs
    Legislation in California that set nurse-to-patient ratios added more registered nurses to the hospital staffing mix, not fewer as feared, researchers say. Lead researcher Matthew McHugh, a nursing professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says California was the first state to pass legislation setting staffing levels. However, mindful of the ongoing nurse shortage California legislators determined that hospitals could ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospitals Using 'Quick Look' Strategy To Ease Crowded ERs

    Hospitals Using 'Quick Look' Strategy To Ease Crowded ERs
    A patient at the Memorial-area emergency department barely warms a seat in the waiting room before a nurse beckons and starts asking questions. Beyond the desk and behind a thin curtain, the nurse checks the patient's blood pressure. During a chat, she assesses the medical problem. To save time, she may process a urine sample instead of sending out for lab ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse's Slaying Not Tied to Drugs

    Nurse's Slaying Not Tied to Drugs
    EL PASO -- Ruth Sagredo Velasco, the nurse practitioner who was gunned down Saturday while driving in her sister's funeral procession in Juárez, allegedly was the target in the deadly ambush, but her death did not involve drugs, her lawyer said Monday. The slayings of Velasco, her sister, Cinthia Judith Sagredo Escobedo, and her father, Francisco Maria Sagredo Villareal, were allegedly ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years

    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years
    In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans. One of the nine spent more than a third ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old

    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old
    HOUSTON – As the cake candles flickered, relatives and friends singing to seven surviving octuplets on their 10th birthday Saturday had to pause and consider after "happy birthday to ..." They continued, "... dear everyone. Happy birthday to you!" The five girls and two boys, part of the world's first set of octuplets born alive, stood behind their large, square cake ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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