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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV

    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV
    NEW YORK – One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life. Another was convinced his every move was secretly being filmed for a TV contest. A third believed everything — the news, his psychiatrists, the drugs they prescribed — was part of a phony, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Calif. Hospital Probes Power Failure in Wildfire

    Calif. Hospital Probes Power Failure in Wildfire
    LOS ANGELES—Authorities are investigating why an emergency generator failed at a local hospital after a wildfire had burned through powerlines to the facility. Patients were plunged into darkness for several hours when the fire tore through two dozen office bungalows and trailers on the outskirts of the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center campus early Saturday and chewed through power lines that supplied ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year

    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year
    LONDON (AP) — Tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year, a figure that could rise if countries don't take stronger measures to combat smoking, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new report on tobacco use and control, the U.N. agency said nearly 95% of the global population is unprotected by laws banning smoking. WHO said secondhand ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents
    h4. India Resources • NursingLink Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank (Bangalore): 134 Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $56,171 Salary, Underling (i.e., data-entry operator): $1,913 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 14.1% Days off: 31 Local perk: CEOs might grumble about rising health-care costs for U.S. workers. But at least ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens

    Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens
    WASHINGTON – That day in July was one that Tammy Morse won't soon forget. Five months earlier, her husband lost his job as a recruiter for the financial services industry. Once the family savings were gone, the mother of two from Stratford, Conn., saw no way to get health insurance coverage for her family other than to apply for Medicaid. "It ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows

    National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows
    The three nursing organizations at the heart of the newly announced national RN SuperUnion today announce a new television and internet advertising campaign in conjunction with the debut of HawthoRNe, one of the new TV shows debuting this season that features nurse characters. The ad can be viewed here: www.YouTube.com/CalNurses or at www.RNVoices.net. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips
    h4. Mexico: Top Five Global Health Perks • Part One: Coverage for Your Parents • Part Two: Chinese Medicine • Part Three: Pollution-Escape Trips • Part Four: Bulletproof Car & a Body Guard • Part 5: Company-Owned Ski Chalet Cost-of-living rank (Mexico City): 104 Salary, head of sales & marketing: $163,591 Salary, data-entry operator: $11,017 Projected average pay increase for 2008: ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response

    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response
    GENEVA - A group of outside experts will scrutinize the World Health Organization's response to the swine flu outbreak and likely examine whether the global body could have been clearer when it declared a pandemic of what has turned out to be a relatively mild disease, the World Health Organization said Monday. The review starting later this month will be conducted ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Push Is on to Tailor Cancer Care to Tumor's Genes

    Push Is on to Tailor Cancer Care to Tumor's Genes
    WASHINGTON – The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what's written in your tumor's genes. Everyone with advanced colon cancer now is supposed to get a genetic test before taking two of the leading treatments. It's a major change adopted by oncologists last month ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Sailor. Policeman. Engineer. So, How About Nursing?

    Sailor. Policeman. Engineer. So, How About Nursing?
    Ask Matt Ward about his careers and his response is "the major ones or the minor ones?" As a kid he had the usual dreams of astronaut and firefighter. At 18, he joined the Navy. He was a police officer for a year and his engineering background is extensive. He was the master project manager for a local marine contractor when ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    School Nurses Doing More

    School Nurses Doing More
    In the course of an hour, Jenks Southeast Elementary School nurse Beverly Burk took care of five stomachaches and two sore throats, administered a breathing treatment and supervised a blood-sugar test. And when she started work Tuesday, she was met by three parents seeking advice about treatments and whether to take their children to the doctor. Burk, who has been a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    His Health-Care Reform Plan: Music Therapy

    His Health-Care Reform Plan: Music Therapy
    The frailty of life and the healing powers of music are closely intertwined constants for David Hurley. By day, this North County native works as a trauma unit nurse at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he helps care for everyone from gunshot and stabbing wound victims to senior citizens who have fallen and broken a hip or an arm. By night ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Chose to Work in Orphanage Where She'd Been Raised

    Nurse Chose to Work in Orphanage Where She'd Been Raised
    Anna H. "Nursie" Bower, 92, of Carlisle, grew up in the Tressler Orphan Home in Loysville, graduated from the home's own high school and went to nursing school. After getting her nursing license, she went back to Tressler and worked there until the orphanage closed in 1962. Bower died at the Thornwald Home in Carlisle on Oct. 28. Tressler Orphan Home, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse

    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse
    PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County nursing home nursing supervisor and four staffers are charged with the abusing a 94-year-old Alzheimer's patient for months, including allegedly punching her in the face and stamping on her feet. The employees had sole control of the unit housing the patient when they occasionally worked together on overnight shifts at Kane Regional Center's Glen Hazel facility, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Split Decision on Administration of Drugs

    Split Decision on Administration of Drugs
    Proposed legislation allowing certified medication technicians to administer certain drugs to patients in nursing homes is drawing vehement opposition from nurses across the state. "Basically, it's not the right thing to do for our patients. It's safety concern," said Lena Patterson, a nurse at Memorial Hospital and Chattanooga-area district president for the Tennessee Nurses Association. The legislation, which the Senate passed ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film

    Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film
    Bay Area Registered nurse-turned filmmaker, David Burton, dropped the stethoscope, scrubs and chemical drugs and armed himself with a movie to help save lives. After seeing so many deaths due to preventable illness, Burton found an alarming connection between America's food ingredients (specifically hydrogenated oil) and the leading causes of death. Now he's going to tell the world what he found. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    US Prescription Drug Use Fell in 2008, Study Says

    US Prescription Drug Use Fell in 2008, Study Says
    NEW YORK — Prescription drug use in the U.S. fell last year, although total spending on drugs increased as prices rose sharply on brand-name products, pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions said Wednesday. Medco said the overall decline in prescriptions was the first in a decade. The company, which handles drug benefits covering about 60 million people, said total prescription use ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving

    Ex-Director of NYC Hospital Admits Bribe Receiving
    NEW YORK - A former executive director of New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes from a company owner who wanted a service contract with the facility. Carlos Perez pleaded guilty Tuesday in exchange for a sentence of five years probation and a $25,000 forfeiture payment. He could have gotten seven years in prison if he ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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