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    Call Her the Fitness Nurse

    Call Her the Fitness Nurse
    Mary Buchan wasn't content with a typical nursing job. She believes in holistic health, and she wanted to make sure she was helping people in mind, body and spirit. So instead of coursing hospital halls, she's carrying out her mission at the Dowd YMCA, where she runs a program for those who need to change their lifestyles to improve their ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses and Retirement Security: A Looming Crisis?

    Nurses and Retirement Security: A Looming Crisis?
    Nurses appear to be taking far better care of their patients than they are their financial futures, according to a survey released today by the Center for American Nurses and the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). The Nurse Investor Education Survey reveals that nurses may be saving for retirement, but few are planning and investing to meet retirement needs. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed

    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed
    More than 100 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals were arrested Thursday, Feb. 17, in what is being called as the "biggest crackdown ever in a single day in connection with Medicare fraud," according to CNN. According to various news reports, authorities arrested suspects across the nation in LA, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge, uncovering an ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 5 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 5 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 5 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Say Doctor Got Them Hooked on Painkillers

    Nurses Say Doctor Got Them Hooked on Painkillers
    THIEF RIVER FALLS — Two former nurses who pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs told police that a doctor they worked for got them hooked and then ensnared them in a scheme to obtain thousands of pills to share with the doctor. The doctor, an obstetrician/gynecologist who used to work at the now-MeritCare clinic, used to give them painkillers out ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Student Nurse Helps Save Life at Hospital

    Student Nurse Helps Save Life at Hospital
    DURHAM, N.H. - A junior nursing student at the University of New Hampshire helped save a patient's life at Exeter Hospital earlier this month. UNH says Katherine Boucher of Lee was providing direct care to a post-operative patient during her medical-surgical nursing clinical at the hospital. She noticed before the patient did that he was bleeding heavily from his surgical site. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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