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    Nursing Schools Need Teachers: Bill Urges Help in Paying for College

    Nursing Schools Need Teachers: Bill Urges Help in Paying for College
    Holly Herron knows she can't be a flight nurse forever. Nearly 50 now, she won't always be able to jump out of a helicopter in a cornfield in the middle of the night or crawl into wrecked cars to get to patients. She'd like to turn her part-time teaching position at Otterbein College into a full-time professor job, but she can't ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Law Will Make Calorie Counts Hard to Ignore

    Health Law Will Make Calorie Counts Hard to Ignore
    WASHINGTON (AP) - That Caesar salad you're about to eat? It's 800 calories, and that's without the croutons. The fettuccine alfredo? A whopping 1,220 calories. You may choose to ignore the numbers, but soon it's going to be tough to deny you saw them. A requirement tucked into the nation's massive health care bill will make calorie counts impossible for thousands ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Rutgers Plans a School of Nursing

    Rutgers Plans a School of Nursing
    To respond to a shortage of nurses regionally and nationally, Rutgers University-Camden yesterday announced plans to start a school of nursing on its campus next school year. The campus already has an upper-division nursing major and department within its College of Arts and Sciences, with about 80 students enrolled. Creating a separate school, which must be approved by the university board ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine

    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine
    ATLANTA – More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey. It's the first time children's use of such remedies, including acupuncture, meditation, and chiropractic care, has been measured. Adult use of alternative treatments remains about the same as it was in 2002 ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Study: Women Less Able to Suppress Hunger Than Men

    Study: Women Less Able to Suppress Hunger Than Men
    WASHINGTON – Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain's mechanisms for controlling food intake were surprised at the difference between the sexes in brain response. Gene-Jack Wang of Brookhaven National Laboratory ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Rules Would Ease, Not End, Stem Cell Limits

    New Rules Would Ease, Not End, Stem Cell Limits
    WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama eased limits on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, the big question became how far scientists could go. Friday, the government answered: They must use cells culled from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be thrown away. Draft guidelines released by the National Institutes of Health reflect rules with broad congressional support, excluding more controversial ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    NC Grand Jury Indicts Man in Nursing Home Rampage

    NC Grand Jury Indicts Man in Nursing Home Rampage
    CARTHAGE, N.C. – A North Carolina grand jury leveled eight murder charges Monday against a man arrested after a deadly rampage that killed eight people at a nursing home last month. The Moore County, N.C., panel indicted Robert Kenneth Stewart, 45, in the deaths of seven nursing home residents and a nurse at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center in Carthage. ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Who Froze Over $1K in Unpaid Bills Left $600K to Hospital

    Man Who Froze Over $1K in Unpaid Bills Left $600K to Hospital
    A 93-year-old Bay City man who was about $1,000 in arrears on his electric bill when he froze to death in his home has left a fortune estimated at $600,000 to a hospital. Marvin Schur, whose death shocked the nation last month, bequeathed all his money to Bay Regional Medical Center, attorney Cathy Reder said Wednesday, though she declined to confirm ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Shortage Looms in Connecticut

    Nursing Shortage Looms in Connecticut
    Elizabeth Waters sees trouble on the horizon. Waters is manager of recruitment and staff development at Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, based in Bridgeport with offices in Oxford, Norwalk, Torrington and Trumbull. VNS provides home health care services - including nursing care, hospice care and rehabilitative services - to people in roughly 50 Connecticut communities. Obviously, VNS depends heavily on nursing ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says

    Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says
    How happy you are may depend on how happy your friends' friends' friends are, even if you don't know them at all. And a cheery next-door neighbor has more effect on your happiness than your spouse's mood. So says a new study that followed a large group of people for 20 years — happiness is more contagious than previously thought. "Your ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    White House Seeks Ways to Curb Malpractice Suits

    White House Seeks Ways to Curb Malpractice Suits
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday announced $25 million in grants for states and health care systems to experiment with alternatives to costly medical malpractice lawsuits, an issue that long has divided Washington. The grants, up to $3 million each for three years, can cover a range of ideas, including programs in which doctors and hospitals quickly acknowledge a mistake, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ohio Hospital Adding 2,400 Jobs Gets Tax Break

    Ohio Hospital Adding 2,400 Jobs Gets Tax Break
    COLUMBUS — Columbus will provide a multimillion dollar tax incentive to a local hospital planning to add 2,400 jobs. Officials say they didn't want Nationwide Children's Hospital to take its expansion outside the city. At a meeting Monday, city council agreed to give the hospital a 15-year tax break worth up to $15 million. Over the same time period, the city ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Sentenced in Allergy-Testing Fraud

    Nurse Sentenced in Allergy-Testing Fraud
    CHICAGO, June 29 (UPI) -- A nurse who ran an allergy-testing fraud scheme was sentenced in Chicago to nine years in prison and ordered to pay back $2.6 million, U.S. officials said. Officials said nurse John Froelich, 52, formerly of Harwood Heights, Ill., was the ringleader among nine defendants. The nine pleaded guilty to federal charges of submitting fraudulent bills totaling ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat

    How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat
    WASHINGTON – How the heart handles anger seems to predict who's at risk for a life-threatening irregular heartbeat. Negative emotions like hostility and depression have long been considered risks for developing heart disease, and deaths from cardiac arrest rise after disasters such as earthquakes. But research released Monday goes a step farther, uncovering a telltale pattern in the EKGs of certain ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Man Admits Imprisoning Nurse in Car Trunk

    Man Admits Imprisoning Nurse in Car Trunk
    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- A man who entered Britain on a false passport admitted Friday to locking a nurse in the trunk of her car and leaving it on a Scottish roadside. Justice Ngema, 35, pleaded guilty to 14 charges during a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh, The Guardian reported. Ngema was slightly acquainted with the victim, Magdeline Makola, 38, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FDA Panel Backs Glaxo's Cervical Vaccine for Women

    FDA Panel Backs Glaxo's Cervical Vaccine for Women
    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials said Wednesday a long-delayed vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline successfully blocks the leading virus that causes cervical cancer in women. The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine panel voted overwhelmingly that the vaccine Cervarix appears safe and effective for girls and women ages 10 to 25. If the FDA follows the group's advice, Glaxo would begin competing against Merck's ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Cholesterol Screening Should Begin at 20

    Cholesterol Screening Should Begin at 20
    Although many may think heart disease is a middle-age worry a U.S. cardiologist suggests cholesterol screening should begin at age 20. Dr. Anand Rohatgi, a cardiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- begins early and young adults, and even teens, can show evidence of atherosclerosis. If early screening reveals ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hospitals Dispute Death Data

    Hospitals Dispute Death Data
    Hospital mortality rates for eight high-risk procedures and medical conditions showed local hospitals fell mostly in line with state averages - yet, almost all South Bay facilities scored below average in at least one category, according to data that will be released today. Officials at several local hospitals questioned the accuracy of the data, which has been tracked for years ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Republicans Offer Seniors Health 'Bill of Rights'

    Republicans Offer Seniors Health 'Bill of Rights'
    Republicans are targeting older Americans worried about President Barack Obama's health overhaul plans with a "seniors' health care bill of rights." The six principles outlined Monday by the Republican National Committee include protecting Medicare, prohibiting rationing of health care based on age and making sure government doesn't get between seniors and their doctors. The Obama administration has insisted repeatedly that it ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Rival Unions Declare Truce Over Organizing Nurses

    Rival Unions Declare Truce Over Organizing Nurses
    WASHINGTON — Two powerful labor unions, ending months of bitter rivalry over organizing nurses, declared a truce on Thursday and pledged to work together on unionizing hospital workers and reforming the health care system. The agreement between the 1.8-million member Service Employees International Union and the 85,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee calls for both unions to stop "raiding" each ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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