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    Sea-Faring Nurse Loves To Go Cruising

    Sea-Faring Nurse Loves To Go Cruising
    When Kristin Hires isn’t running the emergency department at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, she often can be found on a cruise ship. For the past nine years, Hires, BSN, M.Ed, EMT-LP, has volunteered as a nurse for Holland American Cruise Line. Every three days on the cruises she gets to take an entire day off and her husband and ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better

    New Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better
    SAN ANTONIO – A new test to predict an ordinary woman's odds of getting breast cancer works better than a method doctors have relied on for decades, researchers reported Friday. The test is the first to combine dozens of genes and personal factors like age and childbearing to gauge risk in women who don't have a strong family history of the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    N.C. Children's Hospital Photo Selected For Traveling Exhibition

    A photograph taken by photographer Brian Strickland at the North Carolina Children's Hospital was selected by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) for "Champions," its 2009 traveling exhibition of 50 photographs. The photo was chosen from nearly 250 photographs submitted to NACHRI by children's hospitals across the country. "The photograph depicting Leah Holmes, a 2-year-old cystic fibrosis ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    FDA Panel Recommends Smaller Doses of Painkillers

    FDA Panel Recommends Smaller Doses of Painkillers
    ADELPHI, Md. - Government experts say the maximum dose listed for Tylenol and dozens of other painkillers should be reduced to help curb deadly overdoses. In a series of votes Tuesday, a Food and Drug Administration panel endorsed lowering the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen - the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and other medications. But panelists rejected a proposal to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Insurers Offer to Stop Charging Sick People More

    Insurers Offer to Stop Charging Sick People More
    WASHINGTON – The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems. The offer from America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a potentially significant shift in the debate over reforming the nation's health care system to rein ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospital To Pay In Nurse Case

    Hospital To Pay In Nurse Case
    LAKELAND | Health Central Hospital in Ocoee is paying a $4,000 fine to settle a complaint that it failed to report allegations of sexual misconduct against a nurse who later was arrested in Polk County on similar charges. Nurse Kevin Laing was arrested in September 2007 on charges of having molested an Auburndale woman while she was a patient at Heart ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    China Disinfects Town Where Plague Killed 3rd Man

    China Disinfects Town Where Plague Killed 3rd Man
    BEIJING — Authorities killed rats and fleas on Tuesday as they disinfected a town sealed off after three people died of pneumonic plague in a remote farming town in northwestern China, according to the provincial health department. Police set up checkpoints around Ziketan in Qinghai province after the outbreak was first detected last Thursday. The lung infection is highly contagious can ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Practitioners Reach Out to Community

    Nurse Practitioners Reach Out to Community
    EL PASO --The world of nursing has gone beyond bedside assistance to the sick. Nurses nowadays are doing much more than that. They are becoming hospital administrators, part of the never-ending world of research. Nurse practitioners are those who have advanced degrees and are licensed to provide complex and difficult health-care interventions to people and their families in various settings, including ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nano -"Motherships" Help Further the Microscopic War on Cancer

    Nano -"Motherships" Help Further the Microscopic War on Cancer
    Studying and developing treatments for cancer is possibly one of the most publicized fields in medical science in current times. There has been a deluge of new and promising treatments recently using nano- and macro-scale particles to, via the bloodstream, deliver anti-tumor drugs or anti-tumor weapons directly to the site of cancerous growths. Building on past breakthroughs with these microscopic particles ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Ground Beef Recalled Over E. coli Illnesses

    Ground Beef Recalled Over E. coli Illnesses
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A New York meat company has recalled almost 546,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with a bacteria that has caused illness and one death, according to health officials. The meat sold by Ashville, N.Y.-based Fairbank Farms was linked to cases of E. coli-related illness in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    French Hospital Performs Face, Hand Transplants

    French Hospital Performs Face, Hand Transplants
    PARIS — Dozens of doctors working in teams over 30 hours performed the world's first simultaneous partial-face and double-hand transplant during the weekend, Paris' Public Hospital authority said Monday. The authority described the recipient as a 30-year-old burn victim. The man, whose name was not released, was injured in a 2004 accident that left him with scars "preventing any social life," ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Swine Flu Cases Up to 7; Officials Expand Probe

    Swine Flu Cases Up to 7; Officials Expand Probe
    ATLANTA - Health officials are investigating a never-before-seen form of the flu that combines pig, bird and human viruses and which has infected seven people in California and Texas. All the victims recovered, but the cases are a growing medical mystery because it's unclear how they caught the virus. None of the seven people were in contact with pigs, which is ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Sexually Spread Diseases Up, Better Testing Cited

    Sexually Spread Diseases Up, Better Testing Cited
    ATLANTA – Sexually spread diseases — for years on the decline — are on the rise, with reported chlamydia cases setting a record, government health officials said Tuesday. The increase in chlamydia, a sometimes symptomless infection that can lead to infertility in women, is likely because of better screening, experts said. In 2007, there were 1.1 million cases, the most ever ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Video: Planned Parenthood Tells Girl to Lie in Bloomington, Ind.

    Video: Planned Parenthood Tells Girl to Lie in Bloomington, Ind.
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A Planned Parenthood nurse has been suspended after an anti-abortion group released a video showing her telling a patient who claimed to be 13 years old to lie about becoming pregnant by a 31-year-old man. The video was distributed by Live Action Films, which said it was shot secretly June 24 by UCLA student Lila Rose at Planned ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Police Shoot Gunman Dead in Nevada Hospital ER

    Police Shoot Gunman Dead in Nevada Hospital ER
    HENDERSON, Nev. - Police in suburban Las Vegas say officers fatally shot a man in a hospital emergency room after he brandished a gun and threatened suicide. Henderson police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said officers fired multiple times after the man refused to drop the handgun and instead raised it toward police. It was not clear if the man fired his weapon, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Nursing Aide Charged with Voyeurism for Phone Picture Incident

    Nursing Aide Charged with Voyeurism for Phone Picture Incident
    State prosecutors charged a male nursing aide last week with voyeurism for allegedly taking a picture of an exposed patient at a Salt Lake rehabilitation center. Another patient told managing staff it appeared the 44-year-old nursing aide entered the woman's room at night with his camera phone, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court. When managing staff at Evergreen Canyons ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    In Double Transplant, Left Hand Works First

    In Double Transplant, Left Hand Works First
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When patients had both hands transplanted, their brains re-established connections much more quickly with the left hand than the right, a team of researchers in France reports. The sample was small, just two patients, but both had been right-handed before losing their hands, and both followed a pattern of reconnection with their brain that was quicker for the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Professor Markets Cancer Detecting Underwear

    New breast cancer-detecting bra may go on sale within a couple years Two seemingly divergent, but both rapidly growing fields are cancer diagnosis/treatment and wearable electronics. The two, however, may soon be combining, thanks to new cancer-detecting garments. Leading the trend is the cancer-detecting bra invented by Professor Elias Siores, director of the Centre for Research and Innovation at the University ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco

    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco
    TV's summer health would have been much less robust without Nurse Jackie. Granted, this fabulous Showtime series, which wraps up its first season tonight, hasn't been the hot months' only hot show. It has been an unusually crowded off-season slate, with three great returning dramas in True Blood, Rescue Me and Mad Men; the dependable lesser pleasures of The Closer, Burn ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama: Healthcare 'Not a Luxury' Any More

    Obama: Healthcare 'Not a Luxury' Any More
    Healthcare is "a necessity that cannot wait," U.S. President Obama said, while announcing healthcare providers have pledged to ease cost hikes by $2 trillion. Spiraling healthcare cost is not only a growing crisis for the American people, but forcing small businesses to drop employee coverage and "putting the federal budget on a disastrous path" because of increased Medicare and Medicaid costs, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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