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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 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 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 8 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 about 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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says

    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says
    ATLANTA – Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts reported Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    PA Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week

    PA Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week
    Department of Health Secretary Everette James today kicked off National Public Health Week by leading a lunchtime fitness walk around the Capitol complex to bring awareness to the need for all Pennsylvanians to take control of their own health. "As the state agency with the mission to promote healthy lifestyles, we realize that we cannot just talk about the health of ...
    Published almost 9 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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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