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    British Girl Starved After Teeth Pulled

    British Girl Starved After Teeth Pulled
    LONDON — When 8-year-old Sophie Waller cracked a baby tooth eating candy, it set off a chain of events that led to her death. Sophie had such a fear of dentists that she refused to open her mouth for examination, so doctors at her local hospital took out the tooth in an operation. One of the medical team told a coroner's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Obama to Nurses: Statistics Show Need for Overhauling Health

    Obama to Nurses: Statistics Show Need for Overhauling Health
    WASHINGTON - Trumpeting nurses' support for health care reform and a grimmer accounting of the nation's uninsured, President Barack Obama kept up the pressure for congressional action on Thursday. "We don't need more partisan distractions," Obama said in remarks at the White House, speaking again on the issue just 14 hours after his Wednesday night address to Congress and a television-watching ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse's Aide Charged With Taking Inappropriate Photo: Aide Charged Over Photo of Patient

    Nurse's Aide Charged With Taking Inappropriate Photo: Aide Charged Over Photo of Patient
    PLATTSBURGH -- A former nurse's aide from Clinton County Nursing Home has been charged with taking a sexually explicit photo of a 49-year-old male patient with a traumatic brain injury. The New York State Attorney General's Office said Shane Spooner, 33, of Standish Street used a cell phone to take an "inappropriate photo of a nursing-home patient under his care." Plattsburgh ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse

    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse
    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Two teenage girls who worked at a nursing home have been charged with abuse, accused of taunting, spitting on and groping residents who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. According to the criminal complaint, filed Monday, 19-year-old Brianna Broitzman and 18-year-old Ashton Larson laughed earlier this year as they spat in residents' mouths, poked and groped their breasts and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Newsworthy Medical Stories of the Decade

    As the decade comes to a close, we take a look at some of the more newsworthy medical stories of the past 10 years. Most of them -- the first flu pandemic in 40 years, heightened concerns about drug and food safety -- will continue to play out in the next decade, while the full effect of others -- the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000

    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000
    A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided. Sara Castle, 55, was thrown out of Appalachian Technical College in Jasper, Ga., after she blew the whistle on an instructor who wasn't providing students with sufficient clinical training time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Castle said she and the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Prison for Nurse Who Stole Pain Pills from Critically Ill Patients

    Prison for Nurse Who Stole Pain Pills from Critically Ill Patients
    A registered nurse has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing potent pain pills intended for patients and taking them to feed her own addiction. Julie C. Fronk, 40, of Coon Rapids, was sentenced in Minneapolis to one year in prison Monday, about four months after pleading guilty to obtaining by fraud a controlled substance -- in this case, Vicodin -- ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Places to Work: Arkansas Children's Hospital (9)

    Best Places to Work: Arkansas Children's Hospital (9)
    Based in Little Rock, this 3,200-employee company received 9,339 job applications last year to fill 204 new jobs and 200 jobs open through voluntary turnover. About 80% of its workers are women. Formerly one of the lower-paying companies, it charted a new course in 2001, devoting more than $17 million to wage increases in recent years. Average Annual Pay RN III: ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes

    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes
    SAN FRANCISCO - A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke's Hospital. Kamani Hubbard's extra digits look so normal they weren't noticed at first, said his mother, Miryoki Gross, of Daly City. Extra digits run in the father's side of the family, said dad ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Staff at Veterans Nursing Home Feels Terrorized By Administrator

    Staff at Veterans Nursing Home Feels Terrorized By Administrator
    DAYTONA BEACH - A State Department of Children and Families Inspector General's Investigation found that many staffers at a Daytona Beach Veteran's Nursing Home found the workplace environment to be problematic. The probe found that 35 of 57 staff members had particular concerns about the administrator at the Emory L. Bennett Memorial State Veteran's Nursing Home. The administrator, Belkis Pineyro-Wiggins, was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cinnabon to Reward Nurses with Free Rolls May 6-12

    Cinnabon to Reward Nurses with Free Rolls May 6-12
    ATLANTA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In appreciation of the extraordinary service nurses provide daily, Cinnabon and The DAISY Foundation are celebrating National Nurses Week by offering these professionals a free Cinnabon Classic Roll when they show their healthcare badges at participating bakeries May 6-12, 2009*. "Nurses always put others before themselves, so we're happy to thank them for their constant ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons

    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons
    One of Torrance Memorial Medical Center's most recent arrivals weighs a little more than 7 pounds, measures 21 inches long, and cries, whimpers and wails with the best of them. But this baby - named Simantha - is packed with wires and a computer, and cost $35,000 to deliver. The bouncing baby robot is the latest addition to the facility's Clinical ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Signs of the Times

    A Recession Special that doesn't involve hot dogs or a bowl of chili. This bike - on Broadway and 96th Street in New York - is advertised for 30% off its original price. h4. **_-> 1 out of 13 ->>_** [page] Forget the government - God has a bailout plan for Main Street h4. **_-> 2 out of 13 ->>_** ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Too Busy to Care for Dying Patients

    Disturbing evidence has emerged of hospital nurses failing to give even basic care to frightened and dying patients. A TV crew working under cover has exposed how vulnerable cancer patients were left in agony for hours because staff were too busy to give them pain relief. It also revealed that elderly people who were unable to feed themselves went hungry while ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing

    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing
    Registered nurses at UC Davis Medical Center filed a formal complaint Thursday with state regulators accusing the hospital of routinely violating state laws requiring minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. "We have staffing problems in all UC hospitals, but there is no hospital in the UC system that has this gross and deliberate understaffing," said Beth Kean, director of the University of California division ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    School Nurses Tackle Meningitis Vaccines

    School Nurses Tackle Meningitis Vaccines
    School nurses and families affected by a potentially deadly form of meningitis recently launched a national consumer education initiative, called Voices of Meningitis. The initiative strongly urges parents to vaccinate preteens and teens, who are at greater risk of getting meningococcal disease, including meningococcal meningitis--a rare, but serious bacterial infection. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has joined with parents, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Schools Try to Balance Nursing Costs Against a Growing Need

    Schools Try to Balance Nursing Costs Against a Growing Need
    As shrinking budgets coincide with a rise in students with special health needs, school districts across North Jersey have considered replacing nurses who have special certification to work in schools -- called school-certified nurses -- with nurses who don't. Such plans can save money because, unlike school-certified nurses, other registered nurses are not unionized. They can work for hourly rates, and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Recession-Proof Job? Try Nursing

    Recession-Proof Job? Try Nursing
    Ever thought of becoming a pharmacist? Or an economist? How about a veterinarian? These are some of the highest paying recession-proof jobs, according to Laurence Shatkin, author of “150 Best Recession- Proof Jobs,” a new book by JIST Publishing. “Each recession is a little different than the one before in terms of sectors of the economy. The technology bubble in 2001 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Cardiac Arrest Victim Alive Thanks to Off-Duty Nurse

    Cardiac Arrest Victim Alive Thanks to Off-Duty Nurse
    Hamilton-area grandmother Wanda Gruenschlaeger and Dayton intensive care unit nurse Stacie Oxman merely intended to enjoy a Bengals game when they arrived at Paul Brown Stadium early Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16. Fate had other plans for the two women, who started the day as strangers. Oxman stepped out of her bathroom stall around 12:15 p.m. when she saw a woman lying ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Grandma: Octuplets Mom Obsessed With Having Kids

    Grandma: Octuplets Mom Obsessed With Having Kids
    LOS ANGELES – The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said. Angela Suleman told The Associated Press she was not supportive when her daughter, Nadya Suleman, decided to have more embryos implanted ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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