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    Quintuplets Born at Phoenix Hospital

    Quintuplets Born at Phoenix Hospital
    PHOENIX - A Tucson couple is celebrating a big addition to their family: a set of quintuplets. Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center spokesman Craig Fischer says Lorena Puig (poo-CH') gave birth Wednesday at a Phoenix hospital to three girls and two boys, who were born within four minutes of each other. The 29-week-old babies range in weight from 2 pounds, 1.7 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Doctor Disciplined for Allegedly Chastising Chicago-Area Woman in Labor and Denying Her Pain Medication

    A doctor accused of mistreating a Chicago woman while she was in labor with her fifth child has been fined $500 and placed on one year's probation by a state regulatory agency. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation disciplined Dr. Scott Pierce on Monday for violating the state Medical Practice Actin connection with an incident involving Catherine Skol, who ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery

    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery. The twins were joined at the chest, and the separation process involved their livers and other tissue. Doctors have said the girls have a good chance at survival because they have separate hearts and shared no major blood ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Calif. Nurses Protest Lack of Swine Flu Equipment

    Calif. Nurses Protest Lack of Swine Flu Equipment
    LOS ANGELES — A union says some California hospitals aren't adequately protecting nurses from swine flu. The California Nurses Association plans to protest Wednesday in San Francisco in the wake of a Sacramento nurse's swine flu death last month. The union wants hospitals to provide better masks, equipment and protocol to protect nurses from further sickness. The union says nurses across ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Hoping to Raise $1M ; Campaign for Scholarship Fund at HUMC

    Nurses Hoping to Raise $1M ; Campaign for Scholarship Fund at HUMC
    Raising $1 million is a rather ambitious goal for any non-profit in this economy. But that's how much the people behind Hackensack University Medical Center's Everyone Needs a Nurse campaign hope they can raise by the end of 2009 to pay for scholarships to the NYU College of Nursing. The campaign is designed to replenish the HUMC Silverberg Nursing Scholarship fund ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sick Star Ignored Nurse's Warning

    A nurse yesterday claimed she warned Michael Jackson to go to hospital four days before his death. Nurse Cherilyn Lee, 56, said Jackson, whose children she had previously treated, complained of overheating on one side of his body the Sunday before his death. Cherilyn said she was called by a member of Jackson's staff and could hear the star in the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    School Nurses Fill Void

    School Nurses Fill Void
    Bradley County school nurses last year counted more than 55,000 student visits in a system with a few more than 10,000 children enrolled. What's important, schools health coordinator Andrea Lockerby said, is that after 47,245 of the 55,337 visits, the students went back to class. So students continued learning, the system counted fewer absences and there was less need to call ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ike-Damaged Hospital, Med School Laying Off 3,800

    Ike-Damaged Hospital, Med School Laying Off 3,800
    AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, a teaching hospital severely damaged by Hurricane Ike, will lay off about 3,800 workers — nearly a third of its work force — because it is running out of money. The University of Texas Board of Regents said in a news release that the Galveston hospital would have no money ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Woman Who Cut Off Baby's Arms To Be Released

    DALLAS — A Texas woman who killed her 10-month-old daughter by cutting off her arms with a kitchen knife is being released from a state mental hospital. Dena Schlosser killed her baby in 2004 and was found not guilty by reason of insanity two years later. Prosecutor Curtis Howard says she'll be released into outpatient treatment within the next month. A ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get a Real Value Meal with LEAN CUISINE(R)

    At LEAN CUISINE®, we believe in food that’s good for you AND good for your wallet! That’s why we offer over 100 dishes that combine convenience, great taste and nutrition…all within your budget. Now that’s a “value meal” you can feel good about! With so many good choices, it’s easy for you to stay on track without spending a fortune. You ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Study: Drug Combos May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    Study: Drug Combos May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Breast cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen, worrisome new research shows. About 500,000 women in the United States take tamoxifen, which cuts in half the chances of a breast cancer recurrence. Many of them also take antidepressants for hot flashes, because hormone pills ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Pro-Life Activists March in DC to Mark Roe v. Wade Anniversary

    Pro-Life Activists March in DC to Mark Roe v. Wade Anniversary
    Just as anti-abortion activists swarm into Washington on Thursday, President Obama may overturn a policy that bans federal funds to non-governmental organizations for use outside the USA for abortion and birth control services or referrals. Or he may not. Fox News says he will here. And CNN says he will here. But no one names a source. Terry Mattingly, who keeps ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated

    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated
    LONDON – One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, a new study says. Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen analyzed breast cancer trends at least seven years before and after government-run screening programs for breast cancer started in parts of Australia, Britain, Canada, Norway and Sweden. The ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Quest For Immortality: Self Assembling Tissues

    The Quest For Immortality: Self Assembling Tissues
    'New research yields self-assembling tissues, paves the way for replacement organs.' Tissue engineers like to dream big. They envision a world where one day a patient will donate a few cells and new, young healthy organs will be grown to replace ailing parts of the body. From appearance and athletic upgrades, through new integumentary tissues like skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Calif. Teen's Family Sues Cigna Over Transplant

    Calif. Teen's Family Sues Cigna Over Transplant
    LOS ANGELES – The family of a 17-year-old leukemia patient has sued health insurance giant Cigna Corp. for her death in 2007 after the company initially refused to pay for a liver transplant. The lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the family's attorney, Mark Geragos, alleges breach of contract, unfair business practices and intentional infliction of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Insurers Secretly Blacklist Millions with Common Ailments

    How Insurers Secretly Blacklist Millions with Common Ailments
    Trying to buy health insurance on your own and have gallstones? You'll automatically be denied coverage. Rheumatoid arthritis? Automatic denial. Severe acne? Probably denied. Do you take metformin, a popular drug for diabetes? Denied. Use the anti-clotting drug Plavix or Seroquel, prescribed for anti-psychotic or sleep problems? Forget about it. What's more, you can discover that if you lie to an ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    UMC Introduces Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at Camp Scrubs

    UMC Introduces Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at Camp Scrubs
    Twenty Tucson middle-school students found out what it takes to be a registered nurse this week at University Medical Center's "Camp Scrubs." Twenty Tucson middle-school students learned if they have what it takes to be a registered nurse this week at University Medical Center's "Camp Scrubs." This is the sixth year UMC has offered the popular summer camp, said Ellice Mellinger, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fla. Woman Faces Life Sentence in Baby Kidnapping

    Fla. Woman Faces Life Sentence in Baby Kidnapping
    SANFORD, Fla. -- A woman who kidnapped a newborn from the maternity ward of a central Florida hospital is set for sentencing. Prosecutors are asking for 40-year-old Jennifer Latham to be sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Latham pleaded guilty Feb. 10, the day her trial on kidnapping and burglary charges was supposed to start. Her public defender said the Sanford ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Nurse Tempered Grimness of War with Humor

    Nurse Tempered Grimness of War with Humor
    Although Mary Jean Doloughty was considered stoic when tending casualties from the battlefields of Vietnam or working in the emergency room in St. Francis Hospital, the retired nurse could share a light moment with family and friends. "My mother seldom complained about the conditions she faced in Vietnam as they brought the wounded and dying men to the field evacuation hospitals," ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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