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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?

    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?
    The United States spends more than any other country on health care, yet ranks dead last for access, patient safety, coordination, efficiency, and equity. Apparently, we’re not getting much bang for our buck. Sadly, we’ve been in last place for awhile. The Commonwealth Fund analyzes and compares the health systems of seven industrialized countries each year — Australia, Canada, Germany, the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award

    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award
    July 12 - TUPELO - As Registered Nurse Jan Starling was preparing to transition from work on a hospital floor to home health, one of her colleagues had a dire prediction. "I don't know how you're going to make it in home health. You cry when we send them home from the hospital," she recalled a co-worker telling her. "What are ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional

    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional
    LOS ANGELES—Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she fired volunteer nurses working in her home because they were unprofessional and invasive. In a video posted Tuesday to RadarOnline.com, Suleman alleges that Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti made repeated and unprofessional threats that her children were going to be abducted. Suleman says she was also uncomfortable with what she called constant interrogations ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Recording Studio in Hospital About More Than Music

    Recording Studio in Hospital About More Than Music
    HOUSTON — Just down the hall from the chemo infusion rooms at Texas Children's Hospital, Jalen Huckabay was about to slip into another world, away from the wearying regimen of pokes, prods and pinches she'd endured since being diagnosed with lymphoma in November. For the next few hours, the curly-haired, cherub-faced 16-year-old would become a songwriter. Purple Songs Can Fly, a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 8 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 over 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 9 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 almost 8 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections

    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections
    When 18-month-old Josie King arrived at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, she had blistering burns on 60% of her body, caused by scalding bath water produced by a broken water heater. Josie seemed to receive the best of care and had surgery to transplant skin grafts onto her scarred body. Yet Josie's mother, Sorrel, who slept on a cot by the girl's ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Good Deeds Help Neighbors

    Good Deeds Help Neighbors
    A need unseen is often a need unmet, but many San Diegans opened their eyes wide this holiday season. They saw opportunities to turn their generous spirits into generous acts, especially as the economy sinks. These are only a few stories of giving, only a few of the people who stepped in when they noticed a need: a La Jolla ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Baby Survives 11 Blood Transfusions Inside the Womb

    Baby Survives 11 Blood Transfusions Inside the Womb
    Miracle baby Jasmine Tanner needed 11 life-saving blood transfusions - while she was still in her mother's womb. Doctors repeatedly performed the intricate procedure after they discovered Jasmine's blood type was incompatible with that of her mother Melanie. The rare condition, called rhesus disease, was causing antibodies produced by Melanie, 34, to destroy her child's blood cells. Without intervention little Jasmine ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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