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    Boy Whose Religious Parents Battled Hospital Dies

    Boy Whose Religious Parents Battled Hospital Dies
    NEW YORK – A 12-year-old New York boy with brain cancer has died after his family battled a hospital to keep him on a ventilator. The lawyer for the Orthodox Jewish family says Motl Brody's bodily functions ceased Saturday. A machine had continued to work his lungs after he was pronounced dead Nov. 4 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Good is Your Hospital?

    How Good is Your Hospital?
    A hospital is one of those things you don't really think a lot about until you need it. But there's a research tool from the government that can help you figure out now, before there's an emergency, which hospital in your region can give you the best care and the best odds of survival whether you have a planned procedure or ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Birth Center's Possible Demise Ignites Protest

    Birth Center's Possible Demise Ignites Protest
    A proposal to cease all deliveries at the North Shore Birth Center in Beverly - one of only two hospital-affiliated centers statewide that offer natural birth options - has ignited a passionate protest from women across the region. With a debate and potential vote by Beverly Hospital's board of trustees expected Tuesday morning, women have been picketing the hospital, circulating fliers, ...
    Published about 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 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Write Prescriptions

    Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Write Prescriptions
    For 14 straight years, a bill has been introduced in the Florida Legislature that would let nurse practitioners write prescriptions for potentially addictive drugs. Forty-seven states allow it and two state reports think Florida should follow. Still, in Year 15, even advocates bet the latest bill will die in committee, underscoring how touchy healthcare issues can be. Opponents, including the state's ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    $40 Million to Fight Hospital Infections

    $40 Million to Fight Hospital Infections
    The U.S. government is using $40 million of Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to help hospitals fight healthcare-associated infections. "Americans expect to get better when they go to the hospital, not worse," Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services said in a statement. "Unfortunately, every year, thousands of Americans die from illness they contract after they enter the hospital." The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    First US Swine Flu Death, Spread Deepens in Europe

    First US Swine Flu Death, Spread Deepens in Europe
    WASHINGTON — Virulent swine flu swept deeper into Europe Wednesday, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler in Texas, and said wider school closings in the United States may be necessary. Total U.S. cases surged to nearly 100. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was questioned closely by senators at a hearing in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Gets High Praise From Her Patients

    Nurse Gets High Praise From Her Patients
    It was rather by accident that Susan Nelson became a nurse - and she's still at it more than three decades later. While studying a career in anesthesiology, Nelson said she was required to do an internship in an intensive care unit. "During that year I realized I loved the patient contact, and I became a nurse," said Nelson, a clinical ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    State Nurses to Take Part in Washington Health Rally

    State Nurses to Take Part in Washington Health Rally
    About 300 nurses, nurse practitioners, labor leaders and activists are going to Washington, D.C., to take part in the national Health Care Reform Rally on June 25. Steve McElroy, executive director of the West Virginia Nurses Association, said five busloads of people from West Virginia will take part in the rally, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at Upper Senate Park in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers

    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers
    Doctors and nurses need their fruits and vegetables, too. A new farmers market opened last week to serve health care workers, medical students and visitors at the Washington University School of Medicine campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the Central West End. The school's Wellness Council came up with the idea, knowing that health care workers and students work long hours and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Canadian Nurse Cleared of Med Charges

    Canadian Nurse Cleared of Med Charges
    OTTAWA - A nurse was acquitted Monday of charges she overmedicated seniors at a nursing home in Ottawa. Eileen Peters, 58, was charged with criminal negligence, mischief and administering a noxious substance in October, after police received allegations she had administered excessive amounts of medication to 10 seniors at Longfields Manor. Ontario Judge Jack Nadelle found the registered practical nurse not ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study: Same-Sex Heart Transplants Are Better

    Study: Same-Sex Heart Transplants Are Better
    NEW ORLEANS – Turns out men and women really are different at heart: New research finds that heart transplant patients have better odds of survival and a lower risk of rejection if they get organs from donors of the same sex. Size may be part of the explanation. Men's hearts are bigger than women's and have greater pumping capacity, and men ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage - Nurse Practitioners

    125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage - Nurse Practitioners
    There are 125,000 solutions to the primary care shortage facing this country - and those solutions are the 125,000 NPs practicing in the United States today. For 45 years, NPs have been meeting the primary and specialty care needs of their patients with the highest level of medical expertise and patient satisfaction. Many people choose NPs as their primary care provider, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    First Baby of 2009 Born in NJ Hospital

    First Baby of 2009 Born in NJ Hospital
    LIVINGSTON, N.J. - He is the first baby of the year in Livingston's Saint Barnabas Medical Center -- and it would take a good stopwatch to prove that he wasn't the first to be born in the country. Edgar Rafael Moreno was born at one second past midnight, says spokeswoman Sally Malech. He's the first child of Edgar and Miris Moreno ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City

    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City
    What's the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont's largest city is tops among U.S. metropolitan areas by having the largest proportion of people — 92 percent — who say they are in good or great health. It's also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health, ...
    Published about 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10-Year-Old SoCal Girl Copes with Breast Cancer

    10-Year-Old SoCal Girl Copes with Breast Cancer
    LA MIRADA, Calif. — Ten-year-old Hannah Powell-Auslam is trying to remain brave as she copes with a rare form of breast cancer. "I feel like a kid inside but sometimes I feel like an adult, when I'm always at the hospital," Hannah told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired Wednesday. The fifth-grader at Escalona Elementary School in this ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Cancer Drug Cuts Tumor Targetting From Days To Hours

    New Cancer Drug Cuts Tumor Targetting From Days To Hours
    New technology using gold nanoparticles attacks tumors faster, more aggressively While developing new cancer killers is an important priority, half the difficulty in winning the battle against cancer is just getting the drugs to the tumor itself. The concept of drug delivery is an important one as current blood borne chemotherapy treatments take two or more days to reach the tumor ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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