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    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients

    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients
    CHICAGO - No news isn't necessarily good news for patients waiting for the results of medical tests. The first study of its kind finds doctors failed to inform patients of abnormal cancer screenings and other test results 1 out of 14 times. The failure rate was higher at some doctors' offices, as high as 26 percent at one office. Few medical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Agent of Change Through Governance

    Nurses Agent of Change Through Governance
    Nurses are discovering how to transform their frustrations into accomplishments by participating in a form of leadership known as shared governance. "Shared governance recognizes the professional status of the nurse," says Kevin Hannifan, vice president and chief operating officer at Hartford Hospital, where shared governance started to take form at the end of 1999. "Instead of having guys like me or ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest

    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest
    WASHINGTON — Three unions that together represent about 150,000 registered nurses said Wednesday they are forming a new organization that would be the nation's largest nurses' union. The agreement combines the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses and Massachusetts Nurses Association into a single entity that will be more active in the debate over health care reform. The ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Nurse Stabbed to Death; Bill Introduced to Protect Workers

    Nurse Stabbed to Death; Bill Introduced to Protect Workers
    TORONTO - More than three years after Windsor, Ont., nurse Lori Dupont was stabbed to death by her former boyfriend while at work, the Ontario government introduced legislation Monday that it said would better protect workers. While nurses applauded the bill for bringing attention to the issue, the New Democrats complained the government failed to provide workers with all the protections ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years

    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years
    In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans. One of the nine spent more than a third ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
    A former hospice nurse in Greeley was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for stealing six patients' identities to get their pain medications. Marguerite Furgerson's sobs echoed through the Weld Courthouse hallway as she was led away in handcuffs to immediately begin serving her prison sentence. "You're a nurse. You're supposed to be helping people," Weld District Court Judge Tom ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?

    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?
    When Mandy Mancini went into labor three years ago she expected to come home from the hospital with a healthy baby girl. She left with a heavy heart and empty arms. Her daughter Seneca was stillborn, leaving Mancini with only a scrapbook of memories, a plaster mold of her tiny feet, a commissioned portrait and pictures of a baby frozen in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.

    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.
    FALL CITY, Wash. — Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients

    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients
    TORONTO - A Statistics Canada study suggests that one-third of nurses working in hospitals or long-term care facilities were physically abused by patients in a one-year period. It's the first national survey of its kind, involving questionnaires that were filled in by 12,200 nurses across the country in 2005. Forty-seven per cent of the nurses reported they had been emotionally abused ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses

    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses
    Hospitals in Texas can no longer require registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses to work mandatory overtime. The law, which went into effect Tuesday, makes Texas the 15th state to prohibit the practice of forcing nurses to work longer than their scheduled shifts. "It's very, very important for patient safety," said Fernando Losada, state director of the National Nurses Organizing Committee ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack

    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack
    The family of a 69-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a suburban nursing home for failing to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old mentally ill resident. Maplewood Care's administrator tried to cover up a rape by calling it consensual sex, said attorney Pete Flowers, who represents the woman's family and called the case against the Elgin facility ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants Help Provide Primary Care

    Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants Help Provide Primary Care
    Doctors aren't alone in providing primary care to patients. Increasingly, nurse practitioners and physician assistants have been sharing the workload. Nurse practitioners are professionals licensed by the states they practice in. They can order tests, diagnose diseases and treat patients. Coming from registered nursing backgrounds, they "stress both care and cure," according to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Nurse practitioners ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama: Nurses Play Critical Role in US Healthcare

    Obama: Nurses Play Critical Role in US Healthcare
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has thrown a bouquet at the nurses of America. Hosting the first-ever virtual Town Hall at the White House, Obama called nurses the backbone of the country's health care system and suggested they are unappreciated. He said that at a time when his daughter Sasha had a serious medical issue, nurses rather than physicians were doing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections

    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections
    CHICAGO — Researchers say they found an "alarming" increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections nationwide caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. Other studies have shown rising numbers of skin infections in adults and children caused by these germs, nicknamed MRSA, but this is the first nationwide report on how common they are in deeper tissue infections in the head ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Best Places to Work: Methodist Hospital

    Best Places to Work: Methodist Hospital
    This Houston-based employer gets high marks for medical and employment excellent. A Best Hospital (in 14 out of 16 specialties), a Magnet nursing center, and a Fortune-rated Best Company to Work for, more than 10,000 people work here. All of them (except for docs and senior execs) got $200 grocery cards last year - just for working there. Job growth was ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Wyeth Sues FDA to Block Rival Generic Antibiotic

    Wyeth Sues FDA to Block Rival Generic Antibiotic
    TRENTON, N.J. - Drugmaker Wyeth on Wednesday sued the Food and Drug Administration to block the sale of a generic rival to its intravenous antibiotic Zosyn, claiming the generic is not an equivalent product and could harm critically ill patients. Madison, N.J.-based Wyeth filed a federal lawsuit against the FDA, seeking both a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. The ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    The 10 Best Jobs for the Worst Times

    by Hannah Waters, Geezeo.com Job security is definitely up in the air right now for everyone. If you are out of a job, however, try considering some of these jobs that seem to thrive even during tough times. Although everyone and every industry is hit hard with job losses and cutbacks, these types of jobs seem to hover just a little ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    British Girl Starved After Teeth Pulled

    British Girl Starved After Teeth Pulled
    LONDON — When 8-year-old Sophie Waller cracked a baby tooth eating candy, it set off a chain of events that led to her death. Sophie had such a fear of dentists that she refused to open her mouth for examination, so doctors at her local hospital took out the tooth in an operation. One of the medical team told a coroner's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Nursing Shortage Hits Closer to Home

    Nursing Shortage Hits Closer to Home
    They are the men and women in scrubs, stethoscopes dangling from their necks. They thump veins, check IV levels and provide a face to an otherwise sterile environment. Nurses make clutch decisions each day that save the lives of millions. Yet, health care providers across the globe continue to grapple with a nursing shortage. Local hospitals feel the pinch. Regional Medical ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?

    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?
    We have the cure to what ails you! Here is a rundown of the basics about what health coverage looks like now, and what may change under bills being developed on Capitol Hill to reform the health care system: Q: Where do most people in America get their insurance now? An estimated 253.4 million people had coverage in 2007, according to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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