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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 ...
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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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    16 Patients Have Hepatitis in Army Needle Scare

    EL PASO, Texas — Army officials say 16 patients exposed to a mismanaged insulin needle program at a military hospital in Texas have tested positive for hepatitis B or C. The patients at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center were among more than 2,000 diabetics who may have been exposed to blood-borne illnesses because multiple patients were given injections from the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

    LONDON – Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility. Doctors typically take out patients' ovaries before the toxic treatment begins and then ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks

    Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks
    ATLANTA – A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link. The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such ...
    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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    US Agency Wants Data on Black Nurses At Prisons

    US Agency Wants Data on Black Nurses At Prisons
    LANSING, Mich. - The federal government is accusing the Michigan Corrections Department of ignoring a request for information on the race of some prison nurses. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is asking a federal judge to order the department to produce the documents. The EEOC says it is investigating an allegation that a black licensed practical nurse lost a job at ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Biden Unveils Child Care, Vaccines Funding

    Biden Unveils Child Care, Vaccines Funding
    Programs that provide care for children and vaccines will receive $2.3 billion in stimulus funds, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday. The $2 billion in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds will allow states to support childcare services for more working parents, Biden said in a news release. "Parents are worried about finding a job or keeping the job they ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Flowers Banned in Scottish Hospitals

    Flowers Banned in Scottish Hospitals
    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Flowers are being banned from an increasing number of hospitals in Scotland amid fears the traditional get-well gift is a health hazard, officials say. National Health Service officials say the ban makes sense because vase water may harbor dangerous bugs, bouquets can trigger allergies and spilled water can damage equipment, Scotland on Sunday reported. A spokeswoman for Shetland ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    Lessons as Pilot Help Speaker in Nurse Seminars

    Lessons as Pilot Help Speaker in Nurse Seminars
    WINTER HAVEN | Working as an airline pilot made Gary Sculli a better nurse by teaching him management and safety techniques that he now shares with nurses and hospital officials nationwide. Among them are moving away from a dictatorial style in which physicians intimidate nurses and nurses direct nursing assistants without making them feel part of a team in which their ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama Establishes Health Reform Office

    Obama Establishes Health Reform Office
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the White House Office of Health Care Reform Wednesday to examine the U.S. healthcare system. "The healthcare system suffers from serious and pervasive problems, access to healthcare is constrained by high and rising costs, and the quality of care is not consistent and must be improved in order to improve the health of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    'Right of Conscience' Move Criticized

    'Right of Conscience' Move Criticized
    Repealing a U.S. rule that expanded healthcare workers' right to withhold services they find morally objectionable would be discriminatory, critics say. The Bush administration rule, enacted the day before President Barack Obama took office, expanded the existing "right of conscience" law, under which doctors and other healthcare workers who didn't want to perform abortions could legally refuse to do so. Under ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Studies: Surgeons Could Save Lives, $20B By Using Checklist

    Studies: Surgeons Could Save Lives, $20B By Using Checklist
    Eight hospitals reduced the number of deaths from surgery by more than 40% by using a checklist that helps doctors and nurses avoid errors, according to a report released online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. If all hospitals used the same checklist, they could save tens of thousands of lives and $20 billion in medical costs each year, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Congress To Hold Hearing on Peanut Butter Recall

    Congress To Hold Hearing on Peanut Butter Recall
    WASHINGTON – A congressman has announced the first public hearing on the salmonella outbreak that's being blamed on tainted peanut butter. California Democrat Henry Waxman says he wants to focus on the Georgia peanut processing plant at the center of the investigation, which has led to a massive recall. More than 500 people have gotten sick in the outbreak, and at ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Vaccine for E. Coli Developed

    Vaccine for E. Coli Developed
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has developed a working vaccine for a strain of E. coli that kills 2 million to 3 million children annually in the developing world. Mahdi Saeed of Michigan State University's colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine said that enterotoxigenic E. Coli is responsible for 60 percent to 70 percent of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Atlanta Hospital Checking Legionnaire's Cases

    Atlanta Hospital Checking Legionnaire's Cases
    ATLANTA — Atlanta's largest hospital is investigating an unusual number of Legionnaire's disease cases after four patients were diagnosed with the infection since January 1, officials said Friday. Grady Memorial Hospital officials were looking at the possibility that the disease spread through the hospital's water or air. Hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson said preliminary test results should come back Monday. Legionnaires' disease ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ohio Nurse Ready to Talk Healthcare with Obama

    Ohio Nurse Ready to Talk Healthcare with Obama
    MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio - An Ohio nurse says she's looking forward to giving President Barack Obama her perspective on health care reform. Cathy Stoddart of Mingo Junction in eastern Ohio works at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, 35 miles away. She says she's among a group of nurses from across the U.S. invited to the White House on Thursday. About 100 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Fumes Force Evacuation of 500 From Denver Hospital

    Fumes Force Evacuation of 500 From Denver Hospital
    DENVER — About 500 people have been evacuated from a hospital campus in Denver because of fumes from a mixture of hazardous chemicals. National Jewish Health spokesman William Allstetter says most of those evacuated Monday were staff members. About 35 people were taken to other hospitals for treatment, mostly for nausea and respiratory irritation. The evacuations included about 90 children who ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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