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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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    NursingLink's Top 10 News Stories of 2008

    2008 has been a wild year in the heath world. From nursing scandals to abortion survivals to a pregnant man actually giving birth. Relive NursingLink's 10 most popular news articles of 2008. If 2008 was this exciting, what will 2009 bring? 1. Nurse Charged with Injecting Patients with Bleach 2. Pregnant Man Gives Birth to Bouncing Baby Girl 3. Ten Reasons ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 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 over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Off to Work ... With a School Nurse

    Off to Work ... With a School Nurse
    Demetria Houston is the school nurse for Oxford Middle School. Houston sorts medication while on the job at Oxford Middle School. Imagine a job where you have to be mom, detective, file clerk and above all, healer. That would be the job of school nurse, the post Demetria Houston has held at Oxford Middle School since October, 2004. She's one of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Retired Nurses Return As Nightingales at Baylor Plano

    Retired Nurses Return As Nightingales at Baylor Plano
    Gigi Steele spent her nursing career at the bedside of cancer patients. Now she's spending part of her retirement there, too. "I have a passion for this," the 72-year-old Plano resident explained. "It's hard to walk away from a calling, even when you're retired." Steele is one of eight women known as the Nightingales, a recently formed group of retired registered ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Help Your Community: Elderly Patients and Violence

    Help Your Community: Elderly Patients and Violence
    Have you ever fallen victim to violence or hostile behavior by an elderly person? It’s more common than you think, especially in nursing. As a nurse, you want the best for your charges. You want to help, and are probably quick to dismiss hostile or rude comments from patients. Whether or not it’s their dementia or Alzheimer’s talking or not, the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Coroner: Nursing Home Death a Homicide

    Coroner: Nursing Home Death a Homicide
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The death of a 97-year-old man thrown to the ground by 82-year-old Minnesota wrestling great Verne Gagne was a homicide, an official ruled Wednesday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Helmut Gutmann died as a result of complications from a right hip fracture, WCCO-TV of Minneapolis reported. Gagne and Gutmann, who both have Alzheimer's-related dementia, allegedly got into ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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