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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona
    Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7- 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Breast Cancer Radiation Cream Wins Raves from Patients, Nurses

    Breast Cancer Radiation Cream Wins Raves from Patients, Nurses
    Breast cancer patients and nurses agree: My Girl’s Radiation Cream is highly effective at reducing radiation burns associated with breast cancer treatment. In a sample trial by nurses at Skyline Medical Center, four out of five patients who used the radiation burn cream reported reduced redness and swelling of their skin. Radiation skin burns are common during breast cancer treatment. Creams ...
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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 ...
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 5 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 5 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 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospital Patients Getting Drunk on Gels

    Hospital Patients Getting Drunk on Gels
    LICHFIELD, England - Some patients in British hospitals have been using alcohol hand gels to get intoxicated, the National Health Service says. The health agency has issued an official patient safety alert to hospitals and clinics throughout Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday. The gels have been used in patient care for more than four years. Reported thefts of the alcohol ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18)

    Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18)
    Thursday, June 11 kicks off the 32nd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18, 2009). Nursing assistants, also known as nurse aides, direct care workers, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies, home health aides, or hospital attendants, provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. More than 2.5 million nursing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    'Nasty' Nurse Gave Out Unchecked Pills

    'Nasty' Nurse Gave  Out Unchecked Pills
    A Bungling agency nurse who was caught sleeping on the shift was "nasty" to colleagues, a disciplinary hearing was told. Hilda Smith, aged 53, is accused of misconduct while working as an agency nurse for Burslem-based ANA Nursing, in several different hospitals in the area. Smith left incontinent patients soaking wet in bed and kept dangerous medication within reach of vulnerable ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 42 States

    Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 42 States
    ATLANTA – Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that reportedly has sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they do not yet know exactly how the bacteria has been spreading. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not named all the states, but Ohio health officials have reported at least 50 people in 18 counties have been ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 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 5 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 5 years ago | Rate This
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