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    China Trying to Force 6-Months’ Pregnant Woman to Abort

    China Trying to Force 6-Months’ Pregnant Woman to Abort
    BEIJING — A Muslim Uighur woman who is more than six months’ pregnant remained under watch in a hospital in China’s far northwest today awaiting a forced abortion by authorities who don’t want her to have a third child. A nurse tending to the woman at the maternity ward of a hospital in Yining, near China’s border with Kazakhstan, said physicians ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Baby Has 2-Pound Tumor Removed to Reveal Face

    Baby Has 2-Pound Tumor Removed to Reveal Face
    Eight days after Jordan Jamal Smith was born in March, his mother still couldn't see his face. The bulbous, 1.8-pound mound of liquid and tissue protruding from the newborn's mouth covered his eyes and nose, his cheeks and forehead. It had nearly killed him in the womb and threatened his life during his birth. But two University of Miami doctors ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Wisconsin Nurse Laid Off Mid-Surgery

    Wisconsin Nurse Laid Off Mid-Surgery
    A Dean Health System manager removed a nurse from a minor surgical procedure last week, in violation of medical protocol, in order to lay her off, a spokesman for the company confirmed Monday. The abrupt removal, which spokesman Paul Pitas said posed no danger to the patient, came after the Madison-based health-care provider announced Wednesday that it planned to "immediately" lay ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -9
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    5 "Women's Diseases" Your Husband Can Get

    5 "Women's Diseases" Your Husband Can Get
    It’s hard to escape the flagrant gender labeling in our society. Dolls and the color pink are associated with girls, while guys are assigned GI Joes and the “manly” color blue. And the trend doesn’t stop at childhood, either. Even the medical industry tends to ascribe certain diseases to men or women, even when both sexes run the risk of developing ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Be a Registered Nurse

    How to Be a Registered Nurse
    A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who completes a course of study and passes the examinations to obtain a license and register as a nurse. You’ll find many RNs in hospitals throughout the world, and the need for RNs still continues. Read on to know more about registered nursing, and how to become a registered nurse. What Does An RN ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes

    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes
    WHITTIER, Calif. – The veil of secrecy octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman shrouded herself in for more than a week was lifted Thursday with the release of public documents showing that the 33-year-old struggled with depression for years until she finally began to realize her childhood dream of having a huge family. Suleman, who now has 14 children, told doctors she battled ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives

    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives
    She arrived four months early, so small that she could fit in the palm of her father's hand. Six months on, Jessica Hawkins is still on the tiny side - but has beaten the odds by growing into a healthy baby girl. Yesterday her mother Sam, 35, a child-care assessor, said: 'She has amazed us and all the hospital staff who ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue

    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
    Toddler Dafi Evans owes his life to nothing more than a blob of glue. Using a revolutionary technique hours after his birth, doctors used Histoacryl - similar to superglue - to plug a leak in his brain that would otherwise have killed him in a few days. He was suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, in which missing capillaries between arteries ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Inspired by Patients, Invented by Nurses

    Inspired by Patients, Invented by Nurses
    In this post we have decided to celebrate nurses who have contributed to the field of medical science and technology. Most inventions arise from observing a problem at work, and these inventions are no exception. After you read this list, you will have no doubt that nurses are the cleverest inventors of all! 1) Nurse's Joey The Nurse’s Joey is a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices

    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices
    ANGOLA, La. — Ted "Animal" Durbin expected prison life to be about brawls and knife fights — not changing adult diapers or bathing grown men. Four times a week, Durbin, 51, who's serving 140 years for armed robbery at Louisiana State Penitentiary, meets with frail, dying inmates at the prison's Treatment Center. He bathes them, provides other personal care and often ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America

    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America
    We still don't know what Jared Loughner's motives were, but the media's preferred adjective to describe him, "troubled," certainly seems apt. From his YouTube videos, filled as they are with nonsensical, vaguely paranoid syllogisms, he comes off as a cross between Glenn Beck and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Many in the media have speculated that he might suffer from schizophrenia. While it's certainly ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nursing Industry Desperate To Find New Hires

    Nursing Industry Desperate To Find New Hires
    MILWAUKEE – Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we'll give you a chance to win cash and prizes. Sounds too good to be true, especially in an economy riddled with job cuts in nearly every industry. But applicants for nursing jobs are still so scarce that recruiters have been forced ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Nurse Charged in Morphine Death Will Give Up License

    Nurse Charged in Morphine Death Will Give Up License
    A local nurse accused of giving a lethal dose of morphine to an 11-year-old East Hempfield Township boy in 2002 agreed to surrender her nursing license last month. Joy O'Shea Woomer, of Lancaster, signed a consent form saying she will surrender her license pending her trial on a criminal homicide charge and two felony drug charges of illegally administering morphine. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It
    Americans, for many years now, have been striving to do more with less. Less time, that is. The challenge is one that confronts nurses, many of who work long hours in high stress environments and then juggle multiple home responsibilities as well. The following statistics illustrate just how time-crunched we all are in this increasingly go-go society: • Nearly 50% of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ex-Army Nurse Pleads Guilty in Hepatitis C Case

    Ex-Army Nurse Pleads Guilty in Hepatitis C Case
    EL PASO, Texas - A former Army hospital nurse accused of infecting more than a dozen patients with hepatitis C pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and theft. Jon Dale Jones, a 46-year-old retired Army captain, entered into a plea agreement that includes one count of assault and one count of stealing drugs. A federal grand jury in El Paso indicted him ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse

    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse
    CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using the term "shaken baby syndrome" in favor of something more scientific. The nation's largest pediatricians' group recommends "abusive head trauma," calling it a more comprehensive diagnosis for brain, skull and spinal injuries associated with shaking and other head injuries inflicted on infants. The academy says the new diagnostic term ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Day in the Life of a Male Nurse

    Day in the Life of a Male Nurse
    Jan. 4--Dick Berendes chose nursing as a career when it wasn't a popular choice for men. He was one of the first two men to graduate from the licensed practical nurse program at Western Technical College 40 years ago. "I was not a great student in high school, and I had no career path, but I applied for the nursing program ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Goodbye to "ER": Remembering the Top 5 Episodes

    Goodbye to "ER": Remembering the Top 5 Episodes
    Tonight beings the end of an era. The hit medical drama, "ER," will begin its 15th and final season tonight. It is NBC's second longest-running drama (after Law and Order) and is the longest running medical drama of all time. Originally created by best-selling novelist, Michael Crichton, "ER" was not only lauded for its writing and acting, but for its real-to-life ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Despite Layoffs, Nurses in Demand: Nurse Educators Needed

    Despite Layoffs, Nurses in Demand: Nurse Educators Needed
    The news in recent weeks has been jolting to many in a profession that most considered recession- proof. Licensed professional nurses have been laid off in significant numbers at area hospitals and clinics. "Students do question, 'Will there be a job for me when I graduate?'" said Cheryl Pratt, regional dean of nursing for Rasmussen College. The answer, said Pratt and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach

    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach
    LUFKIN, Texas — Kimberly Saenz worked eight months as a nurse at the busiest dialysis clinic in town. Her turbulent final month on the job is all anyone remembers. One patient after another died last April for reasons no one could explain. Ambulances had to rush people to the emergency room almost every day. Things got so grim at the Lufkin ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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