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    Obama Health Choice Hears Tales of Health Care Woe

    Obama Health Choice Hears Tales of Health Care Woe
    DUBLIN, Ind. - President-elect Barack Obama's choice to overhaul the nation's health care system told a town hall meeting that the task is not impossible if all sides work together. Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Obama's nominee as health and human services secretary and director of a new White House office on health reform, quoted former South African President Nelson ...
    Published over 9 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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    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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    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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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 almost 10 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 over 9 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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 ...
    Published almost 10 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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    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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    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 ...
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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 ...
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    High-Tech Gives Shut-Ins Medical Access

    High-Tech Gives Shut-Ins Medical Access
    MEDFORD, Ore. - Dennis Beaudoin gets his daily checkup from a nurse without leaving home. While the Medford man recovered from a heart attack, his doctor wanted to know his blood pressure and his weight and his blood sugar every day, but his health was too fragile for visits to the doctor's office. Recently a home-health nurse would have visited him. ...
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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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    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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Nursing Program to Help Sexual Crime Victims

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new program at the University of Indianapolis hopes to train graduate students in the School of Nursing to help victims of sexual crimes. The university on the south side of Indianapolis is offering a new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner certificate. The program aims to train nurses to deal with the physical, psychological and legal needs of sexual ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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