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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why This RN Published Her Daughter’s Diary

    Why This RN Published Her Daughter’s Diary
    I never intended to write a book for the general public. As a nurse educator, all of my writing has always been for professional publications. Then I found my 19-year-old daughter’s prayer journal in her bedside drawer on the day she died of sarcoma. Melissa had always kept diaries, but this one contained her private letters to God. Melissa’s colorful handwriting ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama to Rescind Bush Abortion Rule

    Obama to Rescind Bush Abortion Rule
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is moving to rescind a federal rule that reinforced protections for medical providers who refuse to perform abortions or other procedures on moral grounds, an official said Friday. [widget:more_lead_gen] A Health and Human Services official said the administration will publish notice of its intentions early next week, and open a 30-day comment period for advocates, medical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospitals Extend 30-Minute Guarantee in Emergency Rooms

    Hospitals Extend 30-Minute Guarantee in Emergency Rooms
    The idea is popular for lunches at restaurants and pizza delivery, but can it work for emergency care? Bon Secours Hampton Roads announced today it is offering a guarantee that patients will be treated within 30 minutes of walking in the door of any of its emergency rooms. The reward, if that’s broken, however, isn’t free treatment but something a little ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Ill. Nurse's Assistant Charged in Freezing Death

    Ill. Nurse's Assistant Charged in Freezing Death
    WHEATON, Ill. — A nurse's assistant faces felony charges of criminal neglect in the death of an 89-year-old woman whose frozen body was found in a snowbank outside her nursing home, prosecutors said Tuesday. Heidi Leon, 23, of Bensenville, was named in five felony counts in connection with Sarah Wentworth's death at The Arbor of Itasca. Wentworth left the nursing home ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions

    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions
    An accord between the major unions representing nurses was announced in March, following a period of tension between the Service Employees International Union and other nursing unions. The SEIU announced a pact with the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee to work together to organize non-unionized hospital employees and promote the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. The unions ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Update: Police Fear NJ Baby's Corpse Was Incinerated

    Update: Police Fear NJ Baby's Corpse Was Incinerated
    The search for the remains of a Jersey City baby has moved to Kentucky, but police fear that the corpse has already been incinerated. Police have been looking for the body of Bashere Davon Moyd Jr. since Jan. 2, when the baby was discovered missing from a hospital morgue. Christ Hospital officials have not said where the body may have gone, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Docs ‘Do Miracles’ During Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital

    Docs ‘Do Miracles’ During Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital
    For one Romanian mom whose baby girl was once given only months to live, the most precious gift of her daughter’s young life came this Christmas week when doctors at Children’s Hospital in Boston fixed the brave little girl’s heart. “They do miracles here,” said Oana Geambasu, whose 18-month-old daughter, Sonia, was just 6 days old when doctors in Romania told ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Practioners Pick Up the Slack in Providing Primary Care

    Nurse Practioners Pick Up the Slack in Providing Primary Care
    Like so many primary-care providers strapped for time, Tricia Angulo-Bartlett crams as much as she can into a 15-minute patient visit. At one last week, she counseled Amy Tucker about her coming surgery, evaluated her chronic sinusitis and scribbled a few prescriptions, taking time to explain the side effects and directions of each one. Along the way, she managed to ask ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Researchers Complete Windows-Smartphone Ultrasound Machine

    Researchers Complete Windows-Smartphone Ultrasound Machine
    Soon your cell phone will be able to see your babies and innards When the iPhone OS v3.0 came out, there was talk of medical peripherals at Apple's presentation. While such thoughts might strike some as odd, the prospect of medical devices attached to smartphones is becoming increasingly considered. A pair of computer engineers at Washington University has developed a USB-based ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Shortages Have Hospitals on Call

    Nurse Shortages Have Hospitals on Call
    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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack

    Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Her hands looked like they were wrecked by a machine. Eyes wounded, hair yanked out. Face and scalp injuries so extensive, all the blood obscured whatever parts were left. Two of the first medical workers to treat the woman mauled by a chimpanzee in Connecticut this week described her nightmarish injuries Thursday as she was transferred to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Need That a Recession Can't Stop

    A Need That a Recession Can't Stop
    When Scott Bennett's friends ask why he chose now to start a business, he confidently replies that aging doesn't slow down for a recession. Unfazed by the deepening downturn, Bennett and his business partner, Rob Novick, have launched Full Circle Advisors, a business that steps in and helps distraught families draw up plans for the care of elderly and frail ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Star Trek-Like Device Could Replace Medical Test Equipment

    Star Trek-Like Device Could Replace Medical Test Equipment
    ‘Not quite a tricorder, this handheld device from the University of Leeds still promises ELISA-like medical diagnosis as well as other speedy results.’ - ELISA, or Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Essay, has been the de facto test for detecting many diseases and conditions that assail the body. Unfortunately, the tests require urine or blood samples, skilled technicians and several hours to complete. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Now Banned in Pa.

    Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Now Banned in Pa.
    There were no parades or fireworks Wednesday, but July 1 was the independence day that so many nurses and hospital caregivers had hoped and battled for. Among those many was Lois Cusick of Mt. Lebanon, who has worked at UPMC's Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic for 26 years. She, and all other nurses and caregivers in the state, are now largely ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse, 88, Celebrates 70 Years in Nursing

    Nurse, 88, Celebrates 70 Years in Nursing
    Jan Fallin's friends and co-workers describe her as independent. The 88-year-old walks to the Dadeland Publix and back with bags in hand to her North Kendall apartment. If something falls to the ground at work, she's the first to pick it up. And because of her independent attitude and desire to do things herself, she continues to enjoy the profession she's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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