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    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth

    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With a caretaker holding his hand, a Belgian man who was diagnosed as comatose for 23 years typed out a message Tuesday that he felt reborn after decades of loneliness and frustration. A leading bioethicist, however, expressed skepticism that the man was truly communicating on his own. Car-crash victim Rom Houben was diagnosed as being in a vegetative ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born

    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9. "It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti
    OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13 -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night. You can give a one-time $10 donation to the Red Cross for the destruction in Haiti by texting "HAITI" to 90999, which ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months

    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months
    A 57-year-old Ruskin woman used a forged copy of a nursing license to help practice health care without a license, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department's Tampa Unlicensed Activity Unit worked with Hillsborough County deputies to arrest Brenda Miller on Thursday. She was charged with three felonies: unlicensed practice of a health care, practicing nursing without a license ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes

    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes
    Residents of nursing homes are one of the main reservoirs of anti-microbial resistant bacteria, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Erin' O'Fallon, a geriatrician at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston said that the prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria -- multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms -- far surpassed that of two ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Oldest Living RN Dies on Her 108th Birthday

    Oldest Living RN Dies on Her 108th Birthday
    RICHMOND HEIGHTS -- Clyantha Stanford Glover, believed to be America’s oldest living registered nurse, died today on her 108th birthday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights. Her family and friends had planned to mark the day with a cake and celebration this afternoon. Mrs. Glover was born Jan. 16, 1901, in Paris, Texas. She outlived three siblings. She came to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Help Wanted: Nurses Needed in Washington Hospitals

    Help Wanted: Nurses Needed in Washington Hospitals
    SUNNYSIDE -- It's been seven years since Anne Pasicaran came to Sunnyside Community Hospital from the Philippines to help stem the nursing shortage. She's still here. The registered nurse owns a big home on Sunnyside's South Hill with her husband, Roy, an engineer. They have a son, Riley, who attends preschool. She and her husband became U.S. citizens in May. "I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?

    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?
    Patient number 1 is a 40ish man with no medical history that comes in from his job at a construction site where he suffered a sudden onset of right flank pain. Driven in by a co-worker he is barely able to walk in, hunched over, pale, sweaty, diaphoretic, writhing on the gurney, tachycardic and hypertensive. Shortly after getting to triage he ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    'Pregnant' Robot Simulates Birth Scenarios

    'Pregnant' Robot Simulates Birth Scenarios
    As nurses held her legs aloft and a doctor prepared to catch the baby, Noelle groaned in time with her contractions. All that was missing was the screaming. "In real deliveries, we have family members screaming," said Dana Dugan, a registered nurse at St. Vincent Healthcare. Dugan was among nurses who were introduced Monday to Noelle, a robot that simulates giving ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland

    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland
    Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow adjusts her sterile bonnet … A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday. Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow and a team of other specialists replaced 80 percent of the woman's face with that of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital

    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital
    Successful separation of twins, conjoined from the breastbone to the groin, has occurred only 20 times in the world and never before at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. But in December, a team of 50 doctors and nurses from Children's -- including general and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and experts in plastic surgery, urology and organ systems -- separated 2-year-old twins ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine

    Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County nurse will probably avoid a prison sentence after admitting she injected her elderly mother with a massive dose of morphine. Susan Dixon agreed to plead guilty to felony elder abuse Tuesday after being told by the judge her guilty plea would keep her out of state prison. If convicted, the 52-year-old Dixon could have been sentenced ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Woman Has Kidney Removed Through Her Belly Button

    Woman Has Kidney Removed Through Her Belly Button
    A British patient has become the first in Europe to undergo a revolutionary procedure to remove an organ through a single tiny incision in the belly button. Nurse Susie White, 30, had a kidney removed using the technique – known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) – and has been left with no visible scars. Doctors made a hole less than ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients

    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients
    Nurses in a central Poland hospital say they will keep on striking until they get higher wages, which could force the evacuation of about 220 patients. Nurses and midwives in the state-run hospital in Radom, central Poland, were in the third day of their strike Friday, and said they would not return to work until management meets their demands, Polish Radio ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Patients Fret Over Proposed Tylenol Restrictions

    Patients Fret Over Proposed Tylenol Restrictions
    CHICAGO — Proposed limits on Tylenol, a painkiller as common as pain itself, have left many consumers fearful, confused and wondering where to turn for relief. The potential government crackdown on acetaminophen, Tylenol's main ingredient, would affect everyone from occasional pill poppers to chronic pain sufferers who rely on daily doses to make their lives more bearable. If adopted by the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Retired Nurses Return As Nightingales at Baylor Plano

    Retired Nurses Return As Nightingales at Baylor Plano
    Gigi Steele spent her nursing career at the bedside of cancer patients. Now she's spending part of her retirement there, too. "I have a passion for this," the 72-year-old Plano resident explained. "It's hard to walk away from a calling, even when you're retired." Steele is one of eight women known as the Nightingales, a recently formed group of retired registered ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Places to Work: Ohio Health (2)

    Best Places to Work: Ohio Health (2)
    This Columbus, Ohio-based giant (11,000 plus employees) had 4% job growth last year, adding 393 new positions. Voluntary turnover rate was 8 percent. Its employees are 17% minorities and 78% women. Ohio Health has two magnet nursing centers and one Best Hospital among its member hospitals. h4. Average Annual Pay Staff Registered Nurse: $77,175 Search Jobs Now Next Previous Main Article ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Places to Work: King's Daughter (7)

    Best Places to Work: King's Daughter (7)
    This Kentucky hospital has 2,934 empBest Places to Work: King's Daughter (7)loyees and is growing jobs at the rate of 13% (294 new jobs in 2007). Last year 10,240 would-be employees applied to work there. Voluntary turnover was 6%. h4. Average Annual Pay Assistant Nurse Manager: $59,598 Registered Nurse: $57,722. Search jobs now Next Previous
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Recruiter Admits $400,000 Fraud

    Nurse Recruiter Admits $400,000 Fraud
    A man who was hired to recruit foreign nurses for a Pittsburgh company pleaded guilty this week to illegally taking at least $400,000. Anthony J. Aliucci, 39, of Mars, entered a plea to one count of mail fraud in federal court on Wednesday. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Mr. Aliucci was contracted by Global Nursing Solutions in 2003 to recruit ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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