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    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins
    MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder's babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported. "I'm so excited," Reinfelder said after the twins were born. "I couldn't sleep at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Nursing Faculty Needed

    Nursing Faculty Needed
    There is a shortage of registered nurses. Yet, tens of thousands of candidates want these secure and well-paying jobs. The prescription to alleviate this national problem is simple: Encourage more experienced nurses to become teachers, so there will be a new generation of nurses ready to take care of an aging population with a long life expectancy. The economic downturn is ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle

    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle
    On a scale of zero to ten, how often do you wish you could somehow wave a magic wand and know how much pain your patient is in—zero being never and ten being every day? Four? Ten? Twenty? ER Doc Brady Pregerson and Nurse Rebekah are ready to “go there” in the first of a four-part series on pain management. Dr. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years

    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years
    ROCHESTER, Mich. — They're twins, all right, despite what their spanking new birth certificates say. Tariq Griffin entered the world at 12:17 a.m. on New Year's Day at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich. Twin brother Tarrance was born a bit earlier — 26 minutes to be exact. That means the boys have the unique distinction of having been born on different ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls

    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls
    The new mother was crying frantically when the nurse entered her hospital room. "I dropped her," she said. "I dozed off and I dropped her." While nursing her baby in bed, the mother had fallen asleep and the newborn slipped out of her arms and fell to the floor. A CT scan and physical exam showed the baby was fine, but ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospitals Focus on Keeping Nurses Happy

    Hospitals Focus on Keeping Nurses Happy
    When the nurses are happy, everybody is happy. Hospitals know that nurses' attitudes toward their jobs can affect patient satisfaction and employee morale. Facing high turnover rates and a national nursing shortage, hospitals are increasingly focused on supporting their nurses. One way to keep nurses satisfied is to make sure they feel comfortable with the transition from nursing school to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Ever Considered Forensic Nursing?

    Ever Considered Forensic Nursing?
    A young woman with multiple stab wounds arrives at a Beaumont hospital. As trauma surgeons begin to treat her injuries, a specialized nurse photographs the gashes. She slips between the busy doctors, scraping underneath the woman's fingernails, noting hand wounds typical in fighting off an attack with a knife. Until recently , Southeast Texas patients only got this kind of treatment ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United
    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, Arizona. 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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?

    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?
    April 22nd is Equal Pay Day, and new research by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation shows that just one year out of college, women working full-time earn only 80 percent of their male colleagues’ salaries, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens, with women earning 69 percent of what ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs

    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs
    Legislation in California that set nurse-to-patient ratios added more registered nurses to the hospital staffing mix, not fewer as feared, researchers say. Lead researcher Matthew McHugh, a nursing professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says California was the first state to pass legislation setting staffing levels. However, mindful of the ongoing nurse shortage California legislators determined that hospitals could ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Fired for Religious Beliefs

    Nurse Fired for Religious Beliefs
    A nurse has been sacked after suggesting during a role play session on a training course that a 'patient' could go to church to relieve stress. Anand Rao, 71, a committed Christian, was taking part in an exercise to see if he would advise a wife with a serious heart condition about how to reduce stress. Mr Rao, who has 40 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Family Sues Hospital After 8-Hour ER Wait Killed Husband

    Family Sues Hospital After 8-Hour ER Wait Killed Husband
    A woman's lawsuit against St. Mary's Hospital over her husband's death, which occurred after an eight-hour wait in the emergency room, is set for trial next year. In Pima County Superior Court, Judge John F. Kelly has set Sept. 22 as the date for a jury to hear Rachel Sweitzer's case. In the lawsuit, Sweitzer says negligence and reckless disregard by ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight

    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight
    SAO PAULO - A newborn died after two doctors scuffled while the mother was in labor and Brazilian authorities said Thursday they are investigating to determine whether the delivery room fight caused the death or contributed to it. The two doctors were fired by the public hospital in the small city of Ivinhema near the border with Paraguay, but investigators have ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret

    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret
    A nurses' union has asked a court to block a request by two accused killers for the last names of nurses working at the King County Jail in Seattle. Margaret Conley, an official with the Washington State Nurses Association, said nurses at the jail fear inmates could get their home telephone numbers and addresses if they have their last names, Seattlepi.com ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Stabbed to Death; Bill Introduced to Protect Workers

    Nurse Stabbed to Death; Bill Introduced to Protect Workers
    TORONTO - More than three years after Windsor, Ont., nurse Lori Dupont was stabbed to death by her former boyfriend while at work, the Ontario government introduced legislation Monday that it said would better protect workers. While nurses applauded the bill for bringing attention to the issue, the New Democrats complained the government failed to provide workers with all the protections ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest

    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest
    WASHINGTON — Three unions that together represent about 150,000 registered nurses said Wednesday they are forming a new organization that would be the nation's largest nurses' union. The agreement combines the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses and Massachusetts Nurses Association into a single entity that will be more active in the debate over health care reform. The ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years

    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years
    In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans. One of the nine spent more than a third ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing and Teaching the Most Stressful Professions

    Nursing and Teaching the Most Stressful Professions
    Nurses, social workers and teachers have the most stressful jobs, compensation statistics show. Preliminary figures from Safe Work Australia show 970 female workers in the health and community services sector made compensation claims due to mental stress in 2006/07. A total of 6,255 workers across all sectors made a compensation claim for mental stress in the 12-month period. Among male employees, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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