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    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients

    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients
    TORONTO - A Statistics Canada study suggests that one-third of nurses working in hospitals or long-term care facilities were physically abused by patients in a one-year period. It's the first national survey of its kind, involving questionnaires that were filled in by 12,200 nurses across the country in 2005. Forty-seven per cent of the nurses reported they had been emotionally abused ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama: Nurses Play Critical Role in US Healthcare

    Obama: Nurses Play Critical Role in US Healthcare
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has thrown a bouquet at the nurses of America. Hosting the first-ever virtual Town Hall at the White House, Obama called nurses the backbone of the country's health care system and suggested they are unappreciated. He said that at a time when his daughter Sasha had a serious medical issue, nurses rather than physicians were doing ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Best Places to Work: Methodist Hospital

    Best Places to Work: Methodist Hospital
    This Houston-based employer gets high marks for medical and employment excellent. A Best Hospital (in 14 out of 16 specialties), a Magnet nursing center, and a Fortune-rated Best Company to Work for, more than 10,000 people work here. All of them (except for docs and senior execs) got $200 grocery cards last year - just for working there. Job growth was ...
    Published over 9 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?

    Have a Health Care Reform Headache?
    We have the cure to what ails you! Here is a rundown of the basics about what health coverage looks like now, and what may change under bills being developed on Capitol Hill to reform the health care system: Q: Where do most people in America get their insurance now? An estimated 253.4 million people had coverage in 2007, according to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Nursing Shortage Hits Closer to Home

    Nursing Shortage Hits Closer to Home
    They are the men and women in scrubs, stethoscopes dangling from their necks. They thump veins, check IV levels and provide a face to an otherwise sterile environment. Nurses make clutch decisions each day that save the lives of millions. Yet, health care providers across the globe continue to grapple with a nursing shortage. Local hospitals feel the pinch. Regional Medical ...
    Published over 8 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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Servant's Heart a Requirement for Nursing Career

    Servant's Heart a Requirement for Nursing Career
    Sue Dominiack sees her career more as a calling than a job. A nurse since 2000 at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, located within Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Dominiack believes the nursing career requires a servant's heart and a compassion that transcends understanding. Dominiack recently talked with Tribune correspondent Jennifer Ochstein about her work as a nurse ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Nurses Ready to Give Shots

    Nurses Ready to Give Shots
    Edgecombe County Health Department Director Karen Lachapelle updated her Board of Directors Tuesday on the county's H1N1 (swine) flu plans for this fall at the board's meeting in Tarboro. The health director said that so far, nurse practitioners in the county have given their support to volunteer with vaccinations as they're needed. Out of 47 nurses approached by the health department ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Nurses in Demand in Rural Areas

    Nurses in Demand in Rural Areas
    Location plays a role in nursing shortages. Rural areas are not as fortunate in finding new hires as the more urban areas. "The state has a maldistribution" of nurses, said Jan Kamphuis, Medcenter One chief nursing officer. Cities like Bismarck tend to be well staffed, while rural towns are lacking help. The national economy is magnifying this disparity as some facilities ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Woman Worked in Nursing Jobs With False Credentials

    Woman Worked in Nursing Jobs With False Credentials
    A woman used falsified credentials to work as a nurse for 18 years, many of them in the St. Louis area, according to federal court documents in a wire fraud case against her. Catherine M. Connor, 55, of Chesterfield, pleaded guilty July 22 in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one felony count of wire fraud. She admitted a long ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Even Hairless Sphynx Cats Give Patients a Warm, Fuzzy Feeling

    Even Hairless Sphynx Cats Give Patients a Warm, Fuzzy Feeling
    Strange-looking cats? Maybe. Pam Moore concedes that if someone is accustomed to long-haired cats, a Sphynx can be off-putting at first. But after a Sphynx curls up in the lap of one of her patients, Moore, a registered nurse at J.W. Sommer Rehabilitation Unit in Muscle Shoals, Ala., says the animal brings about a transformation in the human. "They bring so ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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