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    Man's Car Stolen After Heart Surgery at Hospital

    Man's Car Stolen After Heart Surgery at Hospital
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man is recovering after a heart attack and surgery, and after having his car stolen from the hospital parking lot. William Caggiano had the heart attack on Thursday and had heart bypass surgery. His daughter rushed back to St. Louis County from Arizona to be with him. At St. Anthony's Hospital, she met a woman ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Mexico City to Give Out Viagra to Men 70 and Older

    Mexico City to Give Out Viagra to Men 70 and Older
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico City is giving out free Viagra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness." City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said Thursday that the government will start handing out doses of one or ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    LA Exec Arrested in Alleged Homeless Medical Fraud

    LA Exec Arrested in Alleged Homeless Medical Fraud
    LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles hospital executive has been arrested on charges involving a scheme to recruit homeless people for unnecessary medical treatment to collect millions of dollars in health benefits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Farhat says Robert Bourseau, the 74-year-old chairman of City of Angels Medical Center, was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home. Farbat says Bourseau was indicted on ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study: Vaccinating School Kids Best Way to Stop Flu

    Study: Vaccinating School Kids Best Way to Stop Flu
    WASHINGTON--New research says the best way to protect society's most vulnerable from the flu: Vaccinate school-age children and their parents. Kids already top the U.S. government's priority list for swine-flu shots this year because that new influenza strain targets the young. That's unusual, as flu usually is most dangerous to older adults. But Thursday's study, in the journal Science, says vaccinating ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Auto Phone Calls Help Patients Take Meds

    Auto Phone Calls Help Patients Take Meds
    U.S. researchers say they've determined automated phone calling might help physicians solve a perennial problem -- patients who don't take their medicines. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., said they tested an automated calling service designed to encourage patients with asthma to fill or refill their prescriptions for inhaled corticosteroids. "The trial demonstrated a modest, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nothing to Sneeze at — Decoding the Common Cold

    Nothing to Sneeze at — Decoding the Common Cold
    WASHINGTON – Scientists have unraveled the genetic code of the common cold — all 99 known strains of it, to be exact. But don't expect the feat to lead to a cure for the sniffling any time soon. It turns out that rhinoviruses are even more complicated than researchers originally thought. In fact, the genetic blueprints showed that you can catch ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More Americans Having Outpatient Surgery

    More Americans Having Outpatient Surgery
    More patients are having surgery without staying in the hospital overnight, and these "outpatient" operations now make up two-thirds of all surgeries, a report shows. A growing number of patients are having operations without ever entering the hospital at all. The rate of visits to free-standing surgical centers tripled from 1996 to 2006, to 15 million surgeries and other procedures a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Music Headphones can Interfere with Heart Devices

    Music Headphones can Interfere with Heart Devices
    NEW ORLEANS – Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck — even when they're disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them. They might even prevent a defibrillator from delivering a lifesaving shock, say doctors who tested ...
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    Triplets Cared For in Three Different Hospitals

    Triplets Cared For in Three Different Hospitals
    PLYMOUTH, England - A British couple have been driving hundreds of miles to spend time with their triplets since the premature infants have been placed in different hospitals. Sam Paciuszko gave birth to Evie, Harry and Martha on Dec. 6 in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Because the hospital did not have the capacity to care for all three, Martha was transferred ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Virginia Nurse Honored for Heroism

    A nurse at Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg has been awarded a "Doing the RIGHT Thing" commendation for keeping a suicidal man talking on the phone until emergency personnel arrived to rescue him from a bridge. Poplar Springs Hospital executives presented the award to Karen Heidorn on May 29. Heidorn, who has more than 13 years of experience handling trauma and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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," ...
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    W.Va. High Court to Consider Personal Nurse for Student

    W.Va. High Court to Consider Personal Nurse for Student
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Supreme Court will consider whether Putnam County Schools must provide a full-time nurse to a developmentally delayed, blind 13-year-old student prone to seizures. The boy, identified in court records as C.E.M., has had a full-time nurse every school year in Putnam County. School officials say they can meet his medical needs without a full-time nurse. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Nurses Ask Lawmakers to Mandate Lower Patient Ratios

    AUSTIN - A group of Texas nurses said Wednesday that lawmakers should mandate lower ratios of nurses to patients in state hospitals. Heather Fowler, a registered nurse at Providence Hospital in El Paso, said her mother retired early from nursing because of unsafe working conditions. "We can't wait another day. We can't go another two years and not have this legislation ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study

    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study
    CHICAGO – The dietary supplement ginkgo, long promoted as an aid to memory, didn't help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the longest and largest test of the extract in older Americans. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home

    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home
    WINDSOR, Ontario - Managers of an Ontario nursing home say they are bringing in exterminators to snuff out an infestation of bedbugs. The Windsor Star said Tuesday that the bugs forced residents out of five rooms on three different floors at the Windsor Place Vera-Care facility downtown. "Just the idea makes your skin crawl," said a spokeswoman for parent company Revera ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009

    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009
    BEIJING – A woman in China's far west has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Health Ministry said Saturday, the country's fourth death from the virus this year as the biggest festive season approaches. The victim, a 31-year-old woman from Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, had been to a live poultry market before she fell ill ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ala. Nurse Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former health care consultant will serve 18 months in federal prison for defrauding the Medicare Program. 62-year-old Marie Weller King was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin said from Jan. 2002 until approximately Dec. 2006, King admitted creating documents which falsely indicated physicians had approved services provided by her company, King ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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