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    Report: US Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure

    Report: US Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure
    WASHINGTON - A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease - a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Monday that even though nearly one in three adults has hypertension, and it's on the rise, fighting it apparently has fallen ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    As the Year's End Looms, It's a Busy Time at Hospitals' Delivery Rooms

    As the Year's End Looms, It's a Busy Time at Hospitals' Delivery Rooms
    As the final hours of 2008 tick down, some popular New Year's Eve venues have been booked for weeks. They don't promise champagne, dancing and music. And no one shows up because of the cuisine. But every year, delivery rooms see a distinct uptick in business in the last days of December, said Dr. Melissa Bailey, an obstetrician at Baylor Medical ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Sees Benefit in Marijuana Use

    Nurse Sees Benefit in Marijuana Use
    A Wilson nurse is among a group lobbying the N.C. General Assembly to legalize marijuana for medical use. Ann Hodges is hopeful that North Carolina will become the 14th state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for treatment of glaucoma, pain, nausea and other medical conditions. "It would mean a return to my quality of life every day," she said Thursday ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital

    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital
    The next time a large-scale disaster strikes, emergency responders will be able to treat hundreds of injured people at the scene by emptying a couple of tow-behind trailers. Local responders on Tuesday got their first look at a portable hospital system that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has placed in Crawford County for use throughout the region. The system was set ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Message

    Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Message
    TRENTON, N.J. — "Hey baby, you OK?" Mike asks his girlfriend as she sits down next to him. "Yeah, I'm OK," Toni says, and she puts her head on his shoulder. Mike thinks it's safe to move in for a kiss. "Slow down," she says, pushing him back. "Just because I've decided to take you back, it doesn't erase the fact ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association

    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association
    Jan. 6--An early Christmas gift of $1,000 brightened spirits at the office of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. An envelope containing 10 new $100 bills came in the mail on Dec. 18, development director Jan Sullivan Dockter said. Mystery and excitement have surrounded the gift. Virginia Horner, administrative assistant, opened the hand-addressed envelope and found a note that read: ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo

    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo
    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The parents of a Minnesota boy who refused chemotherapy for his cancer told a judge Tuesday they now agree to the medical treatment, and the judge ruled their son can stay with them. Daniel Hauser, 13, has Hodgkin's lymphoma. He and his mother missed a court appearance last week and left the state to avoid chemotherapy ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Study Finds Hospitals Speeding Heart Attack Care

    Study Finds Hospitals Speeding Heart Attack Care
    WASHINGTON - Hospitals are giving faster care to lots more heart attack patients, a speed-up sure to be saving lives. More than three-quarters of people suffering major heart attacks are getting their blocked arteries reopened within 90 minutes of arriving in the emergency room, says a Yale University study of 831 hospitals that participated in a major campaign to accelerate that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    New Tech Filters Cancer Cells From Healthy Ones

    New Tech Filters Cancer Cells From Healthy Ones
    'New tech could be used in implant to suck up cancer cells as a chemotherapy alternative.' - Currently the most viable treatments for cancer -- chemotherapy and radiation -- ravage patients’ bodies, nearly killing them in an effort to save their lives.  However, for lack of a better treatment these remain the best options for those fighting cancer.  Novel applications like ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Thanksgiving Wedding Held at Nebraska Hospital

    Thanksgiving Wedding Held at Nebraska Hospital
    OMAHA, Neb. - A Thanksgiving wedding takes place at a Lincoln hospital so the groom's mother can attend. Katie Lautenback and Garrett Schweitzer wanted Schweitzer's mother, Lisa to be at their wedding Friday. But she was injured in an accident earlier this week. Garrett Schweitzer says the didn't want to postpone the wedding. So they tied the knot Thursday at BryanLGH ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Stimulus Funds Supply Lifeline to Stretched Health Centers

    Stimulus Funds Supply Lifeline to Stretched Health Centers
    At a time when the growing number of uninsured patients is straining community health centers' budgets, federal stimulus funding is helping those clinics in Tennessee and Georgia retain staff and expand operating hours. Community health centers, which provide health care to underserved communities and often receive little or no payment from patients, struggle financially, program directors say. As the economic recession ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Tom Daschle Withdraws Nomination For Health and Human Services Secretary After Tax Scandal

    Tom Daschle Withdraws Nomination For Health and Human Services Secretary After Tax Scandal
    WASHINGTON — Tom Daschle's former Democratic colleagues were rallying to his defense after he met behind closed doors with the Senate Finance Committee to discuss problems with back taxes and potential conflicts of interest, but lawmakers promised he will face more questions. Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader, is President Barack Obama's nominee to oversee the Health and Human Services Department. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hospital Roommates Increase Infection Risk

    Hospital Roommates Increase Infection Risk
    Staying in a multibed hospital room dramatically increases the risk of acquiring a serious infectious disease that could be fatal, Canadian researchers say. Study leader Dr. Dick Zoutman of Queen's University in Kingston says the risk of acquiring serious infections like Clostridium difficile rises with the addition of every hospital roommate. [widget:become_a_nurse__logged_out_in_article] "If you're in a two, three or four-bedded room, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Study: Gender Gap Remains For Heart Attack Care

    Study: Gender Gap Remains For Heart Attack Care
    NEW YORK (AP) — Women hospitalized with heart attacks still don't get the treatment they need and are more likely to die than men if they suffer a massive heart attack, a new study of U.S. hospitals shows. Overall, women survive heart attacks about as well as men when they are under a hospital's care. But the study found that a ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Earthquake in Chile: How to Help

    By now you know that an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Chile this weekend, sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific Ocean and displacing millions of people. At 8.8, the quake is the fifth largest of the past century, and its aftershocks continue to wreak havoc on the area (I recommend checking The Times's LEDE Blog for the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Would-Be Nurses Outgrow Class Space

    Would-Be Nurses Outgrow Class Space
    Jan. 12--ANDERSON, Ind. -- A nursing shortage across Indiana and the nation isn't likely to ease anytime soon, but it isn't for lack of people who want the training. "It's extremely competitive," said Susan Nelson, chairwoman of Ivy Tech Community College's regional nursing department. That includes nursing programs at campuses in Anderson, Marion, Muncie and New Castle. Nelson said there are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Genentech Pulls Drug from Market for Safety

    Genentech Pulls Drug from Market for Safety
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Genentech unit of drugmaker Roche Holding AG is pulling the psoriasis treatment Raptiva off the U.S. market because of links to an often fatal brain infection. The move comes only about six months after the company updated the drug's labeling to carry warnings of links to a rare nervous system disorder called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Half-Marathon Participant Gets Laptop Thanks to Nurse

    Half-Marathon Participant Gets Laptop Thanks to Nurse
    It’s been a year of surprises for Jerrold Weathers, and the 48-year-old Lincoln Park man got one more today: a new laptop. Weathers, a quadriplegic who lost his legs and the use of his arms in an automobile crash 25 years ago, received the laptop courtesy of his nurse, Stephanie Kearney. Kearney’s husband, Kurt Kearney, pushed Weathers’ wheelchair in the 31st ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Should Medical Records Go Electronic?

    hospitals could save billions of dollars, which could in turn be spent on better care. Do you think they should be electronic?
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Here's To The Many Angels in Health Care

    Here's To The Many Angels in Health Care
    EL PASO -- A few weeks ago, we experienced Thanksgiving. Even in the midst of financial and physical loss, we can still be grateful that God is here. In our life tunnel through the mountain of difficulties, he doesn't give us a wave and a "Good luck. See ya on the other side" (if you make it out, that is). Be ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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