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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 almost 10 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 over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    SimMan: Readying Nurses For Real World

    SimMan: Readying Nurses For Real World
    The figure lying motionless in a patient room on the fourth floor at Holy Family Hospital draws considerable attention from nursing students and hospital staff, yet still suffers regularly from a variety of rapidly intensifying health ailments. He even dies frequently, only to be brought back to life. He’s able to do that because he’s SimMan, a $50,000 computerized patient simulator ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth

    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth
    LONDON - A Polish woman who gave birth on the London Underground says she was turned away from a hospital less than an hour before going into labor on the train. The Mail on Sunday reported Julita Kowalska, 26, became the first woman in 84 years to give birth on the subway system when her daughter Jennifer was born at Kingsbury ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Male Nurses Assaulted More Than Female

    Male Nurses Assaulted More Than Female
    Male nurses in Canadian hospitals and nursing homes in 2005 were much more likely to be physically assaulted by a patient than female nurses, officials said. Statistics Canada reported 46 percent of male nurses said they had been physically assaulted by a patient in the previous year, compared with 34 percent of female nurses. The report also indicated 55 percent of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Care Jobs Growing

    Health Care Jobs Growing
    Aging population creates the need for care workers Angela Pitchford and other students in a nurse aide class in South Richmond, Virginia are learning that there is a correct way to put a support stocking on a fragile patient, to help a patient move to a chair and to help a patient eat. Nurse aides do a lot of the basic ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds

    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds
    WASHINGTON – Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there's increasing scientific consensus that there's no such thing as a safe tan, either. This is a message that Katie Donnar, 18, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu

    Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today called for broader, national action to promote containment and prevention of a broader swine flu pandemic. While welcoming the Obama administration's call on Congress Tuesday to allocate $1.5 billion for combating the virus, the 86,000 member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee said more is needed to bolster a healthcare ...
    Published over 9 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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 9 years ago | Rate This
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    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases

    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases
    ATLANTA - U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in this country. The number of deaths has been sitting at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Recession, Funding Cuts Push Nursing Homes to Brink

    Recession, Funding Cuts Push Nursing Homes to Brink
    David Gritzer, president of the Jewish Association on Aging, which runs the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Squirrel Hill, does not see a bright future for the nursing home business. And not just for his nonprofit business, but for the whole industry from large for-profit corporations that run nursing home chains to religious and government-run nonprofit facilities. About 55 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    States, Hospitals Roll Out Emergency Plans

    States, Hospitals Roll Out Emergency Plans
    Health departments and hospitals are shifting into emergency mode as clusters of swine flu develop across the USA, and some are activating pandemic plans for the first time. Many states have declared a public health emergency in anticipation of a pandemic, a global epidemic in which the new flu strain spreads from person to person. Some of these states have requested ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The House, Senate Health Care Bills in Detail

    The House, Senate Health Care Bills in Detail
    WASHINGTON - A comparison of the health care bills before Congress. The Democratic-controlled House passed its legislation on a 220-215 vote Saturday night. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is finalizing legislation merging the work of two committees and making other changes. The Senate Democrats' bill has not yet been made public, so some ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan

    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan
    WASHINGTON - Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers. The White House immediately demanded an up-or-down vote in Congress on the plan, or something close to it. But ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Accused of Siphoning Dying Woman's Morphine

    Nurse Accused of Siphoning Dying Woman's Morphine
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Prosecutors have charged a nurse with stealing morphine by siphoning it from a dying woman's bedside at the University of Michigan hospital. Washtenaw County authorities say 48-year-old Esther Najer used a syringe to steal the morphine four times Sept. 6 from the room of meningitis patient LaKrisha Dobbins. Dobbins' mother, Janette Birton, says Najer entered her daughter's ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: 2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Calif. Hospital Shooting

    Police: 2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Calif. Hospital Shooting
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A hospital employee shot another employee to death, critically wounded another and then killed himself Thursday, police said. Police Chief Anthony Batts said the gunfire erupted just before noon at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Batts would not identify those involved but said all were male. He said the motive remained under investigation but noted the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Visiting Nurses Go Where Need Is: Their Patients Are Often the Down and Out

    Visiting Nurses Go Where Need Is: Their Patients Are Often the Down and Out
    They have tended their patients under bridges, in tent cities, and in the starkest of homes. Their patients are often those nobody wants to hear about but whose lives depend on the constant care of the nurses who work for the Visiting Nurse Association of Tulsa. "These are people who have no Medicare, no Medicaid, no resources. Nobody else wants to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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