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    Woman Plans To Sue Hospital Over Knife Left in Head

    Woman Plans To Sue Hospital Over Knife Left in Head
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 7 - A Florida woman who claims part of a knife was left inside her head after she was stabbed three years ago said she plans to sue the hospital that treated her. Chad Roberts, an attorney for Edith McQueen of Jacksonville, said his client went to the Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center in August 2005 after she was stabbed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age

    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age
    MIAMI - In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana. Long a fixture among young people, use ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What You Don't Know About National Nurses Week (May 6-12)

    What You Don't Know About National Nurses Week (May 6-12)
    We appreciate you nurses. Recognition and gratitude is what National Nurses week is all about. But why this week of all weeks? There is a reason, and it ties into the history of our profession. National Nurses Week coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Many consider Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. The history of Nurses Week began in 1953 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Return of the RNs

    The Return of the RNs
    Rhonda Pyburn, R.N., enjoyed the best of both worlds. In the summer she worked at a hospital near Nashville, Term., where she has a house and where her children and grandchildren live. In winter, she packed up her patient care skills and headed for a medical center in the sunny Southwest. But Pybum's nomadic lifestyle came to an end in January ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly

    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly
    The health care costs of Alzheimer's disease patients are more than triple those of other older people, and that doesn't even include the billions of hours of unpaid care from family members, a new report suggests. Compared with people aged 65 and older without Alzheimer's, those with the mind-destroying disease are much more often hospitalized and treated in skilled-nursing centers. Their ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Local Nurse Testifies About Detainee Abuse

    Local Nurse Testifies About Detainee Abuse
    When Kathleen Baldoni decided to pursue a career in nursing 26 years ago, she never thought she would speak one day in Washington at a congressional briefing on an issue as controversial as the treatment of detained immigrants. But yesterday, the Perrysburg resident did just that. One of five people selected to speak on the impact of immigration law enforcement on ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Amid Nurse Shortage, Hospitals Focus on Retention

    Amid Nurse Shortage, Hospitals Focus on Retention
    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: +5
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    Hospital: Obama-Named Baby First of Many

    Hospital: Obama-Named Baby First of Many
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Officials at a Florida hospital said they expect a baby born election night to be only the first of many named after President-elect Barack Obama. Marla Oxenhandler, spokeswoman for the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, said Sanjae Obama Fisher was born at about 8 p.m. Tuesday to Patrick and Sasha Hall Fisher, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    'New' Type of Breast Cancer Stops Women in Their Tracks

    'New' Type of Breast Cancer Stops Women in Their Tracks
    When a mammogram detected a lump in Barbara Laufer's breast, the fear was paralyzing. "You think you're going to die," says Laufer, 40, of Burbank, Calif. Laufer was diagnosed with a perplexing condition called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, a growth of malignant cells inside the milk ducts of the breast. Though some doctors describe the condition to patients as ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics

    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics
    LONDON – Thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, a new study says. Clozapine was introduced in the 1970s, but was banned for about a decade because of a rare but potentially deadly side effect: up to 2 percent of patients lose their white blood cells while taking the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    New Research Reveals Need for Doctors to Know About Medical Tattoos

    New Research Reveals Need for Doctors to Know About Medical Tattoos
    More people are turning to a new trend to let others know about their medical condition - tattooing. A case report presented today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress shed light on this new phenomenon, while urging discussion from the medical community. The report's primary author, Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, FACE, first discovered medical ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional

    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional
    LOS ANGELES—Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she fired volunteer nurses working in her home because they were unprofessional and invasive. In a video posted Tuesday to RadarOnline.com, Suleman alleges that Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti made repeated and unprofessional threats that her children were going to be abducted. Suleman says she was also uncomfortable with what she called constant interrogations ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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