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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    "Nurse of the Year" Charged with Not Being a Real Nurse

    "Nurse of the Year" Charged with Not Being a Real Nurse
    A doctor's assistant allegedly spent $2,000 to stage a dinner honouring herself as 'Nurse of the Year' - when she wasn't even registered as a nurse. Betty Lichtenstein, 56, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal impersonation charges yesterday for her stunt. She seemed competent enough to other staff at her clinic - she handled injections and gave ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Celebrate National Nurses Week!

    Celebrate National Nurses Week!
    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 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent the proposal to President Eisenhower. In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.” The celebration of National Hospital Week began in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation

    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation
    LOS ANGELES - The executive director of a Northern California mental hospital was arrested Wednesday for investigation of molesting his foster child for more than a decade. Napa State Hospital Director Claude Edward Foulk, 62, was arrested at the hospital after a five-month investigation by Long Beach police. The hospital fired him after he was charged Tuesday with 35 felony counts, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    What an Average American Woman Eats

    This graphic, from Visual Economics, breaks down the elements of our diet in pounds. The quantity of fruits and vegetables we eat is actually a little higher than I'd expect, though we still consume more sweets and sodium than we should. The chart also doesn't expose the extent to which corn goes into other foods. If you want to find ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'

    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – The octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are doing "very, very well" and breathing on their own, one of their doctors said Tuesday. Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC's "Good Morning America" the eight babies were in stable condition. Two of the newborns — the second live octuplets born ...
    Published over 7 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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection

    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection
    A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said Saturday. University hospital officials said there "does not appear to be a threat to the public" following the death of Malcolm J. Casadaban, 60, at the campus' Bernard Mitchell Hospital on Sept. 13. None of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    LA Police to Investigate Threats to Octuplet Mom

    LA Police to Investigate Threats to Octuplet Mom
    LOS ANGELES – Police said Thursday they will investigate death threats against octuplet mom Nadya Suleman and advise her publicist on how to handle a torrent of other nasty messages that have flooded his office. Word that the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother is receiving public assistance to care for the 14 children she conceived through in vitro fertilization has stoked furor ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Patient Shows Face

    Nation's First Face Transplant Patient Shows Face
    CLEVELAND - Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman. Connie Culp stepped forward Tuesday to show off the results of the nation's first face transplant, and her new look was a far cry from the puckered, noseless sight ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Medical Wonders: Almost Skin

    Medical Wonders: Almost Skin
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Designers have developed pyjamas that regulate body temperature, stop itching and ensure a good night’s sleep, it has been claimed. A woman tries out the pyjamas which, it is claimed, will regulate one’s temperature and put an end to scratching in bed The nightwear, which ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth

    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth
    CHICAGO — Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. The experimental, scar-free procedure creates a narrow passage that slows the food as it moves from the upper stomach into the lower stomach, helping patients feel ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Houston Hospitals Compete to Lure Expectant Moms

    Houston Hospitals Compete to Lure Expectant Moms
    After Valerie Sulma gave birth last week, nurses applied ink to her baby girl’s feet and stamped the footprints on the scrub shirt the new dad was wearing, a keepsake for the occasion. The following day, Sulma watched The Newborn Channel and ordered breakfast from the hospital room-service menu. Isabella Faith, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, lay in her mother’s lap, wearing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam

    Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cameras the size of pills could “put eyes on tools," going into the body to detect cancer. This new device, invented at the University of Washington, has seven fiber optic cables and will be able to detect early signs of esophageal cancer. Eric Seibel, the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Comatose Mother Gives Birth in Russia

    Comatose Mother Gives Birth in Russia
    A Russian woman who has been in a coma for seven months gave birth to a healthy baby girl in Domodedovo, a Moscow-area obstetrician said Friday. Alexander Gridchik said the baby was more healthy than doctors expected when she was delivered by Cesarean section, RIA Novosti reported. [widget:774] The woman was in a car accident when she was 10 weeks pregnant. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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