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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress

    A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress
    WASHINGTON - Health care legislation is taking shape in the House and Senate as President Barack Obama pushes to overhaul the system to cover millions of uninsured Americans and contain rising costs. Details are still being negotiated and any final health care bill would have to meld proposals from the House and Senate. The Associated Press takes a look at various ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses

    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses
    RALEIGH - The N.C. Board of Nursing is investigating at least four Cherry Hospital nurses who neglected a patient who died after being left in a chair without food, water or adequate medical attention for nearly a day. The licensing board launched its inquiry into the actions of the nurses from the troubled mental hospital in Goldsboro in August, but the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse’s Advice Couldn’t Save Baby

    Nurse’s Advice Couldn’t Save Baby
    Police have charged Andrew Whitmire with the death of Izayah Denison, alleging Whitmire shook the infant in a fit of frustration because he wouldn’t stop crying. It’s a story too often told. In Spokane County one to two babies die each year from being shaken. Yet Whitmire and his girlfriend, Izayah’s mother Jenuah (pronounced Gina) Denison, knew better: The couple were ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Separated Twin Close to Leaving Children's Hospital

    Separated Twin Close to Leaving Children's Hospital
    PHOENIX - One of two conjoined twins born in August and separated from his brother in January is set to leave Phoenix Children's Hospital this week. Doctors are releasing Angel Mendoza, but his brother Alex will remain hospitalized a while longer. The twins were once connected from their chests to their hips and doctors spent hours untangling and cutting the boys ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Cross-Dressing Doctor Who Killed Wife Found Hanged

    Cross-Dressing Doctor Who Killed Wife Found Hanged
    NORFOLK, Mass. — A cross-dressing dermatologist serving life in prison for killing his estranged wife, who was shot in front of witnesses, has been found hanged in his cell, a prisons spokeswoman said Tuesday. Richard Sharpe was found by his cellmate at MCI-Norfolk on Monday evening and was declared dead at a hospital, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Diane Wiffin. The ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Price of Miracles

    The Price of Miracles
    For one long winter, Yvonne Freeman, then a pregnant mother of three, lived on the streets of Olneyville, with her children, ages 3, 6, and 9. Day by day, she worried about how to feed them, how to keep them warm. But she didn’t worry about the one growing inside her. That one, she figured, was safe. Her obstetrician chided her ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada

    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada
    A Minnesota task force on Internet crimes is investigating a nurse here in connection with a college student's suicide in Canada, according to a Canadian newspaper. Nadia Kajouji, 18, disappeared in Ottawa last March after telling her roommate that she was going skating, according to a report in the Ottawa Citizen today. For weeks, police and community members searched for her, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection

    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection
    CNN.com is reporting that 20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi is fighting for her life after having her hands and feet amputated after suffering from septicimea, a blood infection that limited the supply of oxygen to her extremities. Bridi was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones, but when her condition worsened she returned to the hospital where doctors determined she was suffering from ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina

    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina
    BALTIMORE – Surgeons removed a woman's kidney through her vagina so she could give it to her ailing niece, an unusual operation they hope will encourage others to donate because it reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said donor Kimberly Johnson, 48, and her niece, Jennifer Gilbert, 23, were both doing well following ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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