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    NYC School Nurse Recounts Swine Flu Triage

    NYC School Nurse Recounts Swine Flu Triage
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The line of sick students outside school nurse Mary Pappas' door was too long. So she thrust thermometers and a pad of Post-It notes at a security guard: Take their temperatures and slap the numbers on their chests. That was key to the triage the fateful April day that swine flu hit New York City's Saint Francis Preparatory ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New MRI Techniquie Promises Thousands of Times More Sensitivity

    Peeking inside the human body just got a little bit easier Some very complex, but very important research breakthroughs have recently taken place at the labs of Alexander Pines and David Wemmer at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. The new breakthroughs revolve around the process of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs are valuable diagnostic tools, helping to reveal detailed information on ...
    Published almost 11 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 almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 12 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 almost 12 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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Minn. Cancer Patient Back Home, Faces Court Date

    Minn. Cancer Patient Back Home, Faces Court Date
    NEW ULM, Minn. — A 13-year-old cancer patient and his mother who spent a week on the run to avoid forced chemotherapy faced a court hearing Tuesday to determine the boy's medical fate. Daniel and his mother, Colleen, arrived back in Minnesota on a chartered jet early Monday after sparking a nationwide search. Brown County court officials said a custody hearing ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Working More in Down Economy

    Nurses Working More in Down Economy
    As the nation continues to reel from high unemployment and underemployment, nurses are putting in more hours than at this time last year but expect to return to pre-recession work levels once the economy rebounds, according to a recent survey by AMN Healthcare, the nation's largest healthcare staffing company. The survey involved nurses who during May visited NurseZone.com and RN.com, two ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot

    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot
    MITCHELL, Ont. — There was a quite a surprise for police early today in the parking lot of the provincial police detachment in Mitchell, Ont., just west of Stratford. A man was driving his pregnant wife to a hospital in Stratford just after 3 a.m., when the woman went into the final stages of labour. Her husband pulled into the provincial ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Senate Debates Child Health Legislation

    Senate Debates Child Health Legislation
    WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers inched closer Thursday to giving President Barack Obama an early health care victory as they considered extending government-sponsored health insurance coverage to about 4 million uninsured children. The Senate was expected to pass the legislation late Thursday after Democrats spent much of the day fending off Republican amendments. The House plans to take up the same measure ...
    Published about 10 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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Questions Surround Health IT Money

    Questions Surround Health IT Money
    Here's the best-case scenario for the government's plans to spend $19 billion on computerized medical records: seamless communication among doctors and patients, and far fewer mistakes. And the worst-case: $19 billion goes down the drain. The medical industry is hoping for the first outcome, even while some fear the second, as the Health and Human Services Department tries to get hundreds ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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