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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Researchers Reach First Automated Surgery Milestones

    ‘Rudimentary robot was able to perform simple surgical procedures without human assistance.’ - Doctors and surgeons already make use of some types of robots to perform procedures where the precision of the operation required is often more than a human can consistently offer. Some researchers say that the day when these robots can perform procedures without the need for humans is ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Local Nurse Testifies About Detainee Abuse

    Local Nurse Testifies About Detainee Abuse
    When Kathleen Baldoni decided to pursue a career in nursing 26 years ago, she never thought she would speak one day in Washington at a congressional briefing on an issue as controversial as the treatment of detained immigrants. But yesterday, the Perrysburg resident did just that. One of five people selected to speak on the impact of immigration law enforcement on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    New Advice: Skip Mammograms in 40s, Start at 50

    New Advice: Skip Mammograms in 40s, Start at 50
    NEW YORK - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. Also, the task force said breast self-exams do no good and women shouldn't be taught to do them. For most ...
    Published over 7 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 over 8 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 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Report Finds Irregular Sleep Leads to Nursing Errors

    Report Finds Irregular Sleep Leads to Nursing Errors
    U.S. researchers say they found nurses who worked in hospital intensive care units may get less regular sleep than other nurses and may commit more errors. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston assessed the overall sleep quality and vigilance among intensive care unit nurses at the beginning and end of their shift. They compared their findings with similar measurements ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Schwarzenegger Swears in Six New Nursing Board Members

    Schwarzenegger Swears in Six New Nursing Board Members
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved Wednesday to head off a burgeoning controversy over the failure of a state nursing board to promptly weed out nurses accused of misconduct including drug theft, violence and medical incompetence. Upon swearing in six new members of the state Board of Registered Nursing, the governor vowed a concerted effort to "protect the people of California." He promised ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient

    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient
    STUART, Fla. - All sides agree on one thing in the case of a South Florida hospital that secretly repatriated a seriously brain injured patient back to Guatemala. During the early hours of a steamy July 2003 morning, Martin Memorial Medical Center chartered a private plane and sent Luis Jimenez back to the Central American country without telling his relatives in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals

    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals
    Sorrel King's daughter, 18-month-old Josie King, died in 2001 at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. The child had been severely burned after accidentally stepping into a hot bath. She spent 10 days in the pediatric intensive care unit and was healing well. Then the child was sent to an intermediate care unit, and her family was told she would be ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics

    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics
    LONDON – Thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, a new study says. Clozapine was introduced in the 1970s, but was banned for about a decade because of a rare but potentially deadly side effect: up to 2 percent of patients lose their white blood cells while taking the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)

    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)
    A Nursing Magnet facility, Southern Ohio provides both a hospital and home-based care. It has 2,032 employees, including 99 new jobs added last year. The voluntary turnover rate is 4%. Only 2% of its employees are minorities; 84% are women. Last year 6,000-plus applicants applied to work at the center. h4. Average Annual Pay Nurse Manager $82,077 Registered Nurse $58,407 Search ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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