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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 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 about 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    School Nurses in Short Supply

    School Nurses in Short Supply
    If swine flu reappears in schools this fall, it'll probably be a school nurse who first discovers it. But nationwide, the ratio of nurses to students falls short of the federally recommended standard, raising concerns that the shortage could undermine efforts to catch and control what could be a deadly flu season. A USA TODAY analysis of Census data from 2005 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 6 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 almost 6 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors

    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors
    If shows like Grey’s Anatomy are to be believed, doctors and nurses spend more time having sex on the job than they do treating patients. Yes, nurses and doctors DO date each other, but not nearly on the scale that Hollywood would have you believe. The long hours and extreme situations of a medical environment can lead to more intense closeness ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: -4
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    High Demand in DFW Means New Nurses Are Getting Jobs, but Not Always the Ones They Want

    High Demand in DFW Means New Nurses Are Getting Jobs, but Not Always the Ones They Want
    Heather Meismer considers herself one of the lucky ones. A recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington's nursing program, she landed a job in the emergency room at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital and will begin a specialized residency program there this month. "I like the adrenaline you get whenever you're there," said Meismer, who has been working ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge

    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge
    YOUNGSTOWN -- A nurses' strike at Northside Medical Center is not imminent. However, in a document filed recently in federal bankruptcy court, the nurses union said the membership is prepared to strike rather than permit Forum to engage in what the union called "the bad-faith reneging on a tentative agreement with impunity." Forum filed in March for protection under Chapter 11 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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