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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 almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    China Health Reform Plans a Clinic in Each Village

    China Health Reform Plans a Clinic in Each Village
    BEIJING - China said Wednesday that it would build a clinic in each of its nearly 700,000 villages within three years, part of a sweeping 850 billion yuan ($124 billion) investment in health care reform. The clinic program is part of an even more ambitious plan to provide basic medical coverage and insurance to all of China's 1.3 billion people. Public ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home

    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home
    If there was a pandemic flu emergency, approximately one in six public health workers say they would not report to work, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said the online survey was conducted among 1,835 public health workers in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia from November 2006-December 2007. The analysis is based ...
    Published over 9 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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption

    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption
    BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets. The recommendation is based on a study released Wednesday that examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state residents. Those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared to have higher ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Accused Of Robbing Facility To Get Drugs

    A masked man entered the Highland Pines nursing home in Clearwater on the night of Nov. 26, pulled out a gun and demanded drugs from the employees inside, police say. The masked man knew the access code to gain entry and leave the building, Clearwater police say. During the investigation, detectives discovered the man is a licensed nurse who works at ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Got the Flu? CDC Says Tamiflu May Not Be Much Help

    Got the Flu? CDC Says Tamiflu May Not Be Much Help
    ATLANTA – The medical arsenal against the flu just got weaker. Government health officials said Friday that a leading flu medicine, Tamiflu, might not work against all cases of the flu this year. The most common flu bug right now is overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu, they said. The alert is "an early heads-up" for doctors. If current trends continue, they may ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Insurers Make Pitch for Health Coverage Mandate

    Insurers Make Pitch for Health Coverage Mandate
    WASHINGTON – The health insurance industry said Wednesday it will support a national health care overhaul that requires them to accept all customers, regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, but in return it wants lawmakers to mandate that everyone buy coverage. Lawmakers have signaled their intent to craft health care legislation early next year, and the insurance industry's support would make passage ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse: Concern About Dying Patient's Drugs Ignored

    Nurse: Concern About Dying Patient's Drugs Ignored
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—An operating room nurse testified that she was ignored when she questioned the drugs given a dying patient and the presence of a transplant surgeon accused of trying to hasten his death. Jennifer Wiley said she was told the transplant team would remain outside the operating room until Ruben Navarro was declared dead. State law prohibits transplant teams ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks: Are They Dreaming?

    Top 5 Global Health Perks: Are They Dreaming?
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions In America, employees generally want perks - like health coverage for their family - and assume that basics like that will be covered by their employer. If they're in the top companies, extra benefits like free onsite company gyms, free food in employee cafeterias, or ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods

    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods
    NEW YORK – Scientists may have figured out one reason some people reach for the french fries instead of an apple. It could be a gene that's been linked to an increased risk of obesity. A study of children found those with a common variation of the gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Home From the Hospital

    Home From the Hospital
    Think going to the hospital is stressful? Try getting discharged. For people preparing to head home, the departure can be just as scary and full of uncertainties as hitting the operating room. One moment you have a team of nurses flying to your bedside if your heart rate rises or your oxygen level falls. Experts are on call around the clock. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Quintuplets Born at New York Hospital

    Quintuplets Born at New York Hospital
    NEW YORK — They're first-time parents — five times over. A set of quintuplets was born Saturday at Staten Island University Hospital, spokesman Christian Preston said. He said the four girls, one boy and their mother were doing well. Preston declined to give the family's name, but Tony Scherillo told the Staten Island Advance the parents are his daughter and son-in-law, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Attempting to Zap Parkinson's Through Spinal Cord

    Attempting to Zap Parkinson's Through Spinal Cord
    WASHINGTON – Implanting a pacemaker-like device deep in the brain helps some Parkinson's disease patients move better, but could less risky zapping of the spinal cord work instead? It did in mice and rats nearly immobilized with Parkinson's-like symptoms: Scientists at Duke University Medical Center turned on the electricity and videotaped the rodents immediately scurrying around almost like normal. The research, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Kan. 'Pill Mill' Nurse Alleges Abuse in Jail

    Kan. 'Pill Mill' Nurse Alleges Abuse in Jail
    WICHITA, Kan. - Attorneys for a Kansas nurse accused with her husband of running a "pill mill" linked to 58 accidental overdose deaths says she's facing abuse in jail. Defense lawyer Kevin Byers filed a motion this week asking a federal judge to intervene in the treatment of Linda Schneider of Haysville. Schneider and her husband, Dr. Stephen Schneider, are awaiting ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform

    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform
    CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to lead his effort to design an overhaul of the nation's health care system and shepherd it through Congress. Announcing his choice Thursday, Obama stressed the link between restoring the nation's dismal economy and making health coverage more affordable and accessible to Americans. "If we want to overcome ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cookbook Honors Slain Nurse, Benefits Children’s Education

    Cookbook Honors Slain Nurse, Benefits Children’s Education
    SOUTH BEND—It looks like any other cookbook, with its binding and its black leaf pattern on the cover. But “Nursing Measures,” a collection of recipes from staff in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, is more a measure of love for Jeni Bishop and the family she left behind. Bishop, a 34-year-old Memorial nurse, was one of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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