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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 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    UPDATE: Police Searching for Shooter at University of New Mexico Hospital

    [photo:181146] Police continue their search for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, age 21, CNN reports. The suspect was visiting the University of New Mexico Hospital with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the suspect became upset and reported fired a shot on the hospital campus; nobody was injured. Parts of the University of New Mexico Hospital were on lockdown as police searched for ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 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 almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    UT-Arlington Plans to Double Nursing-School Students

    UT-Arlington Plans to Double Nursing-School Students
    The University of Texas at Arlington plans to double enrollment at its nursing school over the next three years, following a trend throughout the region and the country. Texas Woman's University in Denton and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth have also expanded their nursing programs to meet the demand from students and the healthcare industry. Although recruitment of nurses has ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Doctor's 'Soul' is Tormented By Medical Errors

    A Doctor's 'Soul' is Tormented By Medical Errors
    For his new book, The Soul of Medicine, author Sherwin Nuland asked doctors to tell him about their most memorable patients. Rather than tout the medical conundrums they've solved or the lives they've saved, some shared tales about patients whom lay readers might think they'd most like to forget: There's the elderly Holocaust survivor who reluctantly agrees to have surgery for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence

    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence
    LOS ANGELES - The fertility doctor who Nadya Suleman claimed helped her conceive her brood of 14 has been formally accused of negligence and violation of professional guidelines by the California Medical Board. The state licensing body said Monday that Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava acted "beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician" by repeatedly providing fertility treatment to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative

    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid. Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse's Slaying Not Tied to Drugs

    Nurse's Slaying Not Tied to Drugs
    EL PASO -- Ruth Sagredo Velasco, the nurse practitioner who was gunned down Saturday while driving in her sister's funeral procession in Juárez, allegedly was the target in the deadly ambush, but her death did not involve drugs, her lawyer said Monday. The slayings of Velasco, her sister, Cinthia Judith Sagredo Escobedo, and her father, Francisco Maria Sagredo Villareal, were allegedly ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Recession Forestalls Anticipated Nursing Shortage

    Recession Forestalls Anticipated Nursing Shortage
    SACRAMENTO -- In retirement, Susan Frye looked forward to cruising the high seas, spending more time in her garden and resting her weary body from two demanding decades of work as a registered nurse. The physical and emotional demands of the job lead most registered nurses to retire in their 50s. Frye, at 63, could have retired years ago. But her ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ohio Couple Claims Hospital Harvested Son's Organs

    Ohio Couple Claims Hospital Harvested Son's Organs
    PITTSBURGH — The parents of an 18-year-old Ohio man who suffered a brain injury while snowboarding claim in a lawsuit that doctors at a northwestern Pennsylvania hospital intentionally killed him so they could harvest his organs. The lawsuit claims that Hamot Medical Center doctors and a representative of the Center For Organ Recovery and Education caused Gregory Jacobs' death by administering ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Resources for Flood Victims

    Resources for Flood Victims
    With Typhoon Ketsana brewing in the Pacific and drenching storms flooding southeast America, death tolls are rising as the need for disaster relief aid intensifies in these areas. If you live in one of these storm-tossed areas, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe, healthy and most importantly, alive. Flood-Related Injuries and Safety Guidelines Flood-related injuries and illnesses reported ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Accused of Acting As Doctor, Forging Prescriptions

    Nurse Accused of Acting As Doctor, Forging Prescriptions
    A nurse for Gulf County's health department faces drug charges after investigators say she stole a doctor's identity and forged prescriptions. Barbara McDermid, 60, was arrested on charges of illegally dispensing controlled substances, practicing medicine without a license and identity theft, officials with the state Department of Law Enforcement said Monday. Investigators with the FDLE, Gulf County Sheriff's Office and state ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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