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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 8 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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

    Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream
    BALTIMORE — At one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. Another woman rubs a quartz bowl with a wand, making tunes that mix with the beeping monitors and hissing respirator keeping the man alive. They are doing Reiki therapy, which claims to heal through invisible ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ill. Nurse's Assistant Charged in Freezing Death

    Ill. Nurse's Assistant Charged in Freezing Death
    WHEATON, Ill. — A nurse's assistant faces felony charges of criminal neglect in the death of an 89-year-old woman whose frozen body was found in a snowbank outside her nursing home, prosecutors said Tuesday. Heidi Leon, 23, of Bensenville, was named in five felony counts in connection with Sarah Wentworth's death at The Arbor of Itasca. Wentworth left the nursing home ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    ND Measure Says Fertilized Egg Has Human Rights

    ND Measure Says Fertilized Egg Has Human Rights
    BISMARCK, N.D. – A measure approved by the North Dakota House gives a fertilized human egg the legal rights of a human being, a step that would essentially ban abortion in the state. The bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that extended abortion rights nationwide, supporters of the legislation said. Representatives voted 51-41 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospitals Turn to Spa-Like Atmosphere to Attract Women Patients

    Hospitals Turn to Spa-Like Atmosphere to Attract Women Patients
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Forget the sterile surroundings, drafty gowns and anxiety-provoking silence that often goes with medical tests. How about a massage, relaxing music and embarrassment-proof exam gowns for that mammogram? To attract patients, hospitals are finding ways to take some of the stress out of women's medical care. When Felicia Crutchfield had a procedure performed at Baylor Regional Medical ...
    Published about 8 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 almost 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 ...
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?

    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?
    You probably don't want to know, because chances are good that it contains something kind of awful called triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial/antifungal that is so widely used that it is found in the urine of 75 percent of the population according to the CDC, and has also been found in human breast milk. This despite there being truckloads of scientific ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Former ER Nurse Gives Victims of Sexual Violence the Power of Hope

    Former ER Nurse Gives Victims of Sexual Violence the Power of Hope
    Caroline Fisher sometimes gets the call she dreads in the middle of the night. A woman in the Indianapolis area has been assaulted or raped. So she dresses quickly and drives the seven minutes from her home to St. Francis Hospital's Center of Hope, where she will guide the shaken and sometimes beaten victim through a physical exam and that crucial ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurse in Times Square War Photo Reunites with Navy

    Nurse in Times Square War Photo Reunites with Navy
    NEW YORK — A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday — days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade. Edith Shain of Los Angeles, donning a white nurse's uniform ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate

    Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate
    ATLANTA – Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, according to a new federal report released Wednesday. Mississippi's rate was more than 60 percent higher than the national average in 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The teen pregnancy rate in Texas and New Mexico was ...
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    Baby Born from 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm

    Baby Born from 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 13 (UPI) -- The birth of a baby conceived from sperm frozen for 21 years may tie the world record for the longest-frozen, viable sperm, U.S. fertility specialists say. Thirty-eight-year-old Chris Biblis of Charlotte, N.C., was treated for leukemia from age 13-18. In 1987, at age 16, his family encouraged him to freeze his sperm, even though there ...
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Tales from the ER: Meningococcemia

    Tales from the ER: Meningococcemia
    "Hey" the security guard was standing at the counter where I was charting. "There's a lady outside who needs some help getting her husband out of the car." I got a wheelchair and followed him out front to the ambulance bay where a woman was standing next to a minivan literally wringing her hands and crying. I went around to the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses

    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses
    Apr. 26- Given the serious shortage of medical and nursing care workers and nurses, lifting certain restrictions so qualified foreigners in these fields can apply their skills in this country is an obvious solution. In its fourth basic immigration control policy plan compiled late last month, the Justice Ministry stated it would reexamine the mandatory limit on the length of time ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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