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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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    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 over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Virus No More Dangerous Than Other Influenzas, Officials Contend

    Virus No More Dangerous Than Other Influenzas, Officials Contend
    Arizona's public health officials are realizing swine flu appears no more dangerous than the annual outbreaks of other influenza viruses. So they're thinking about scaling down the response when a case is confirmed. Now they hope the public will follow their lead. On the same day it was determined the Valley is home to three more sick schoolchildren, authorities pleaded with ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Dressed as Nurse, Woman Tries Stealing Kid

    Dressed as Nurse, Woman Tries Stealing Kid
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee police say they arrested a woman who dressed like a nurse, entered a hospital maternity room and tried to leave with someone else's baby. Nashville police said charges were pending against Adriene Johnson, who was in custody. According to a police report, the 24-year-old entered the maternity room Wednesday wearing medical scrubs and said she needed to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Insemination Fight Ends in Wife's Arrest

    PITTSFIELD — A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations in Central Berkshire ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    More Leaving Hospitals Against Advice

    More Leaving Hospitals Against Advice
    There was a 39 percent increase from 1997 to 2007 in U.S. patients leaving hospitals against doctors' advice, officials of a U.S. agency said. The report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, said the number of cases rose from 264,000 in 1997 to 368,000 in 2007. The top five ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospital Cited For Mishandling Stroke Patient

    Hospital Cited For Mishandling Stroke Patient
    NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey officials say a Newark hospital did not follow proper procedure when a 99-year-old stroke victim spent more than six hours in the emergency room last year. The state Health and Senior Services Department has cited Saint Michael's Medical Center, but says it's unclear whether the hospital will be fined. The case centers on the care given ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

    How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?
    Vitamin D - the so-called sunshine vitamin - is the wonder nutrient of the moment. While the vitamin is best known for helping build strong bones and absorb calcium, a vitamin D deficiency can raise the risk of everything from immune disorders to colds and flu, according to recent research. But testing for a vitamin D deficiency may raise more questions ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Takes the Stand in Serial Rape Trial

    Nurse Takes the Stand in Serial Rape Trial
    Testifying during the serial rape trial of a former Vacaville man, a sexual assault response nurse on Wednesday described her interaction with one of the 11 victims believed to have been caught up in a two-county series of attacks from 2004 to 2007. Defendant Victor Lamar Davis faces a 57-count felony complaint charging rape, robbery, burglary, sexual battery, false imprisonment, assault ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    MIT Olfactory Research Could Produce Artificial Noses

    MIT Olfactory Research Could Produce Artificial Noses
    The olfactory system is one of the oldest and definitely the most complex of a human's sensory equipment. It is not; however, anywhere near the most complex as far as Earth-based life goes. A human's olfactory system is driven by about 400 active genes, which express proteins called olfactory receptors. By comparison, mankind's faithful canine companions have over 1,000 of these ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Says He's Attending to Healthcare

    Obama Says He's Attending to Healthcare
    The $787 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act will help prevent healthcare coverage loss and stabilize the system, the White House said Tuesday. The legislation President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday provides $87 billion for a temporary increase in the federal Medical Assistance percentage so that states won't have to cut eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP participants because of budget ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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