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    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide

    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide
    Forty countries have officially reported 9,830 cases of H1N1 flu, including 79 deaths, the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, said Tuesday. The H1N1 flu, formerly known as swine flu, presented mainly mild cases outside the outbreak in Mexico, said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director general when addressing the 62nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last week. Mexican health officials blamed ...
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    Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Nurse

    LONDON - Scottish police have charged a 35-year-old man with attempting to murder a nurse who was found locked in the trunk of her car. Police say it's possible she'd been there for up to 10 days. Police describe the victim as "severely traumatized" and said she was suffering from dehydration and hypothermia. The suspect didn't enter a plea and will ...
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    Stimulus Funds for Rural Clinics Available

    Stimulus Funds for Rural Clinics Available
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden toured a health clinic in rural North Carolina to show how stimulus funds benefit the facility, the White House said Wednesday. Biden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Goshen Medical Center in Faison, one of the community health centers across America that will receive a total of $2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, ...
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    Boston Hospital Performs 2nd US Face Transplant

    A Boston hospital has performed the nation's second face transplant on a man who suffered traumatic facial injuries from a fall. Hospital spokesman Kevin Myron said the 17-hour operation took place Thursday at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. A team led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac (Bow-DAWN POE-mahawk) replaced the man's nose, palate, upper lip, and some skin, muscles and ...
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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 ...
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    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants

    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants
    SALEM - In these times any announcement that includes new jobs merits celebration. That's why, on Friday, House Speaker Dave Hunt and Senate President Peter Courtney joined Oregon Human Services director Dr. Bruce Goldberg at Oregon's Capitol to announce 300 new certified nursing assistants will be hired to work in nursing homes and long term care facilities throughout the state. The ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
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    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test

    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test
    WASHINGTON – If breast cancer runs in the family, women can be at high risk even if they test free of the disease's most common gene mutations, sobering new research shows. The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are linked with particularly aggressive hereditary breast cancer, and an increased risk of ovarian cancer, too. When a breast cancer patient is found to carry ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding

    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding
    ATLANTA - A battle over state funding for school nurses is brewing as Georgia lawmakers begin the process of slashing $2 billion from the budget. Schools are facing losing the $30 million the state spends on school nurses each year, a cut that means already cash-strapped districts would have to find money elsewhere or be forced to lay off nurses. State ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs

    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's budget aims to foster generic competition for costly biotech drugs used to treat cancer and other intractable ailments. With Americans now spending more than $40 billion a year on such medications, the budget calls on Congress to set up a framework for regulators to approve generic versions, cutting costs for government programs, employers and patients. Biologic ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths

    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths
    LONDON – Treating advanced prostate cancer with radiation and hormone-blocking drugs cut the death rate in half in a study of Scandinavian men, researchers report. In the United States, the combination has been standard care since the 1990s. But in Europe, many doctors have avoided the combo treatment and used hormone drugs alone, thinking the pair would be too harsh for ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Green Light for Medical Marijuana

    A Green Light for Medical Marijuana
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that the federal government will no longer prosecute dispensers of medical marijuana if they comply with state law. That should bring relief to people who need marijuana for health reasons and free up law enforcement resources for more important work. There is considerable evidence that marijuana can be useful in treating pain, nausea, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job

    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job
    After "find a job," put "stay healthy" on your to-do list if you're one of the hundreds of thousands who have lost a job in the past month or if you fear a layoff coming on. Here are key healthcare steps you should take if a pink slip looms, recommended by those who have been there and started their own websites ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Bush Lauds Progress in Global Fight Against AIDS

    Bush Lauds Progress in Global Fight Against AIDS
    WASHINGTON — Marking World AIDS Day, President Bush said Monday that his presidential initiative on the deadly disease has already met its goal of treating 2 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. When the administration launched the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief in 2003, the goal was to support 2 million people with lifesaving antiretroviral treatment in five years. "I'm pleased ...
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    AMA Plans One-Stop Electronic Shopping for Docs

    AMA Plans One-Stop Electronic Shopping for Docs
    CHICAGO - The American Medical Association is developing a Web-based service offering doctors electronic prescribing, up-to-date reference material and other resources. The idea is to make it easier for physicians to adopt technology President Obama is promoting for health care reform, to streamline their workload, and improve patient care. [widget:newsarticlepolitics] The service is being pilot-tested, and will be offered to doctors ...
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    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care

    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care
    Twenty-five percent of Americans are more than one hour from a U.S. hospital that's most prepared for a time-sensitive medical emergency, U.S. researchers say. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study said that if bleeding to death from an injury, having a heart attack, or having a stroke, the common denominator is time. Since little is known about which U.S. ...
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    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.

    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.
    Gov. Schwarzenegger didn't waste any time firing most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing after an L.A. Times report Sunday described in frightening detail how the board failed to discipline scores of nurses who endangered patients in their care. The Times and the nonprofit ProPublica news organization found that, on average, "it took more than three years to investigate ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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