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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 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Maggots as Good as Regular Leg Ulcer Treatment

    Maggots as Good as Regular Leg Ulcer Treatment
    LONDON - In a study testing treatments for leg ulcers, British doctors found that a surprising, yet perhaps revolting, option works just as well as standard treatment: maggots. If that sounds like a step backward, it's probably because Europeans first began using maggots to treat wounds about 700 years ago. Researchers at the University of York studied 267 patients with leg ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Study: Male Circumcision Helps Prevent 2 STDs

    Study: Male Circumcision Helps Prevent 2 STDs
    LOS ANGELES – Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found. Circumcised males reduced their risk of infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus, by 35 percent and herpes by 28 percent. However, researchers found circumcision had no effect on the transmission of syphilis. Landmark studies ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?

    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?
    Feb. 15--For years, audiences have tuned in to prime-time medical dramas such as "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" to watch doctors juggle their messy personal lives along with saving the lives of others. An accurate portrayal of nurses sometimes has been missing, though, some nurses say. That's one reason why Sandra "Mac" McCarthy used to change the channel whenever a medical show ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Number of Male Nursing Students Increases in Florida

    Number of Male Nursing Students Increases in Florida
    Hospitals across Florida are trying to mend staffing gaps created by a statewide shortage of nurses. A 2008 report by the Florida Center for Nursing Care estimated that the shortage could expand to as much as 52,000 over the next 13 years. The nursing profession has traditionally been female dominated, but some colleges are reporting that more males are applying to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old

    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old
    HOUSTON – As the cake candles flickered, relatives and friends singing to seven surviving octuplets on their 10th birthday Saturday had to pause and consider after "happy birthday to ..." They continued, "... dear everyone. Happy birthday to you!" The five girls and two boys, part of the world's first set of octuplets born alive, stood behind their large, square cake ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Teen Lives 4 Months With No Heart, Leaves Hospital

    Teen Lives 4 Months With No Heart, Leaves Hospital
    MIAMI — D'Zhana Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. "But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart." As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she's endured. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New NJ Law on Hospital Mistakes

    New NJ Law on Hospital Mistakes
    We've all heard stories of people who enter a hospital for an operation or other treatment, only to wind up worse off after a surgeon accidentally left a sponge inside their bodies or the patient was infected by an unsanitary surgical tool. Under the law, non-profit hospitals are immune from lawsuits for such mistakes (only the specific doctors who performed the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nursing Home Slaying Suspect Took Pills

    Nursing Home Slaying Suspect Took Pills
    CARTHAGE, N.C., April 7 (UPI) -- A man accused of shooting eight people to death in a North Carolina nursing home says he doesn't remember the slayings, documents indicate. Search warrants made public in connection with the arrest of Robert Stewart, 45, of Moore County, N.C.show Stewart allegedly told a nurse after shootings that he taken six "nerve pills" before the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain

    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain
    Hospital stays are generally considered uncomfortable at best, so nurses at Memorial Hospital in Belleville are working to help alleviate some of the pain. The hospital recently started a pain resource nurse program, which offers nurses extra training in pain management to help their patients become as comfortable as possible. Nurses attend a three-day training session at Northwestern University in Chicago ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse who silenced baby's heart alarm struck off

    Nurse who silenced baby's heart alarm struck off
    Nurse Nicola Waterfall was struck off after she silenced the emergency alarm on a baby's heart monitor so she could talk to the parents of another child at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, it emerged today. Nicola Waterfall ignored the six-month-old's alarm while working on the high dependency section of a ward at the hospital. A disciplinary panel of the Nursing ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Breast Cancer Radiation Cream Wins Raves from Patients, Nurses

    Breast Cancer Radiation Cream Wins Raves from Patients, Nurses
    Breast cancer patients and nurses agree: My Girl’s Radiation Cream is highly effective at reducing radiation burns associated with breast cancer treatment. In a sample trial by nurses at Skyline Medical Center, four out of five patients who used the radiation burn cream reported reduced redness and swelling of their skin. Radiation skin burns are common during breast cancer treatment. Creams ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse's Slaying Not Tied to Drugs

    Nurse's Slaying Not Tied to Drugs
    EL PASO -- Ruth Sagredo Velasco, the nurse practitioner who was gunned down Saturday while driving in her sister's funeral procession in Juárez, allegedly was the target in the deadly ambush, but her death did not involve drugs, her lawyer said Monday. The slayings of Velasco, her sister, Cinthia Judith Sagredo Escobedo, and her father, Francisco Maria Sagredo Villareal, were allegedly ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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