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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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    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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    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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 5: Company Ski Chalet

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 5: Company Ski Chalet
    h4. France: Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank (Paris): 13 Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $188,771 Salary, Underling (i.e. data-entry operator): $28,857 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 3.0% Days off: 40 Local Perk: As if the high number of days off were not enough, some French ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 2: Chinese Medicine

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 2: Chinese Medicine
    h4. Hong Kong Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank: 5 Salary, Bigwig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $149,905 Salary, Underling (i.e. data-entry operator): $16,139 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 3.8% Days off: 26 Local perk: In recent years, Hong Kong workers have been asking for traditional Chinese medicine ...
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    EDITORIAL: Study Cell Phone Risk

    EDITORIAL: Study Cell Phone Risk
    Dec. 28--A Maine lawmaker is proposing that cell phones include a label suggesting a link between their use and brain cancer. Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, argues that enough studies have suggested the link, and so a better-safe-than-sorry approach is warranted. No other state has enacted such legislation, though San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants that city to require a similar warning. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured

    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured
    NEW YORK - Drugstore operator Walgreen will offer free walk-in clinic services to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year, though they'll still pay for prescriptions. The program provides tests and routine treatment for minor ailments and illnesses to patients who lose their job and health insurance after March 31. Walgreen says it doesn't know how much the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Obama, Citing His Smoking Woes, Signs Tobacco Law

    Obama, Citing His Smoking Woes, Signs Tobacco Law
    WASHINGTON – Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands of other teens from getting hooked. Obama praised the historic legislation, which gives the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate what goes into tobacco ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stop-Smoking Drugs Require Suicide Warning

    Stop-Smoking Drugs Require Suicide Warning
    The smoking cessation drugs Chantix and Zyban must now carry a boxed warning -- the strongest type possible -- about the risk of serious mental health problems, including depression, behavior changes and suicidal thoughts, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. These have occurred in people with and without underlying psychiatric illnesses as well as those still smoking, Curt Rosebraugh, head ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Budget Would Slow Medicare, Medicaid Growth

    Obama Budget Would Slow Medicare, Medicaid Growth
    WASHINGTON — The government's massive health insurance programs for the elderly and poor would grow more slowly under President Barack Obama's proposed budget. Obama wants to squeeze Medicaid and Medicare spending — including slimmer payments to private insurance plans — to help create a 10-year, $634 billion fund billed as a "down payment" on health care reform. Obama's budget proposal released ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Chocolate Linked to Stronger Heart

    Chocolate Linked to Stronger Heart
    Chocolate eaters in a study of heart attack survivors had lower blood pressure and were less likely to die of heart disease, scientists in Sweden said. Of the 1,169 patients studied, those who ate chocolate two or more times a week cut their risk of dying from heart disease nearly threefold compared to those who didn't eat chocolate at all, said ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?

    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?
    The New York Times reports, oddly in their Home and Garden section, that there is an increasing number of women choosing to give birth at home because they feel more comfortable in their homes instead of the hospital. Julie Scelfo writes: “Home births have been around as long as humans, but since the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of American women have ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Surgeon Who Did First US Heart Transplant Dies

    Surgeon Who Did First US Heart Transplant Dies
    DETROIT – Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, a cardiac surgeon who performed the nation's first human heart transplant and who also developed lifesaving medical implants, has died. He was 90. Kantrowitz died Friday in Ann Arbor of complications from heart failure, said his wife, Jean Kantrowitz. In 1967, Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States, three days after the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Scientists Offer New AIDS Vaccine Strategy

    Scientists Offer New AIDS Vaccine Strategy
    U.S. scientists say conventional AIDS vaccine strategies shouldn't be the only plans of action considered in the fight against the disease. Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, located at Emory University, said their proposal is based on studies involving simian immunodeficiency viruses in African non-human primates. "Developing an effective AIDS vaccine has eluded scientists because the virus is tricky," ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic

    First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic
    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited a community health center Monday to announce the release of $850 million in stimulus grants to help such clinics across the country provide care. "From the young to the old, from rural ... communities to the inner cities, both the insured and uninsured, 17 million Americans rely on community health centers every year ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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