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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 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment

    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment
    Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment. Since her breakthrough, 70 other children and several adults in the U.S. also have been able to switch from insulin shots to oral medication. And last month, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    SEIU vs. CNA: The Battle Exposed

    SEIU vs. CNA: The Battle Exposed
    In mid-March of this year, the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), an offshoot of the California Nurses Association (CNA), objected to the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) vote to organize over 8,000 Ohio nurses in nine Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) hospitals. The SEIU retreated after CNA/NNOC criticized their means of dealing with employers, and not nurses, to hold said election. The ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm

    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm
    Propofol is not just for Michael Jackson. Kissimmee police on Thursday found registered anesthetist Teresa Fowler-Platkin slumped over in her black Mercedes-Benz with a syringe sticking out of her arm, blood on her skin and a bag full of stolen drugs, including Propofol, in her car. The powerful sedative, Propofol, is thought to be a contributing factor in the death of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Remain Trapped in Vicious Circle of Illness, Injury and Overtime, New Report Says

    Nurses Remain Trapped in Vicious Circle of Illness, Injury and Overtime, New Report Says
    More nurses are working more overtime, shows a new report prepared by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. There are more nurses being injured or becoming ill, resulting in rising rates of absenteeism and overtime. The study, prepared by Infometrica, updates their previous studies on rates of overtime and absenteeism in the nursing workforce and provides further insight into causes of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets

    Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets
    LOS ANGELES — A former boyfriend of the woman who gave birth to octuplets last month says he could be the father of her 14 children, and he wants DNA tests. Denis Beaudoin told ABC television Monday that he donated sperm to Nadya Suleman during their three-year relationship in the late '90s because she claimed to have ovarian cancer and had ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot

    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts. Dr. Paul Grabb said he operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on the newborn's brain. Sam was 3 days old and ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Atkins Diet May Shrink Brain and Boost Alzheimer's Risk

    Atkins Diet May Shrink Brain and Boost Alzheimer's Risk
    High-protein diets may shrink the brain as well as the waistline, raising the risk of Alzheimer's disease in later life. In tests, the brains of mice fed Atkins-like diets, rich in protein and low in carbohydrate, were five per cent lighter than those of other creatures. Importantly, areas key to memory were underdeveloped. Although it is unclear if high protein ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 9 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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Destiny Leads Young Woman to Become Yoga Nurse

    Destiny Leads Young Woman to Become Yoga Nurse
    MOREHEAD CITY — An early career as a fashion model and actress, a bit of intervention from a hockey game and a midlife decision to become a nurse are all part of Annette Tersigni’s journey to Carteret County and her work with therapeutic yoga. She sums it up as destiny. “(As the yoga nurse) I can really care for people and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies
    A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village. The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children's parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country's biggest infanticide case. The woman ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Pa. Nurses To Be Freed of Forced Overtime

    Pa. Nurses To Be Freed of Forced Overtime
    HARRISBURG - After years of lobbying, nurses and other medical professionals in Pennsylvania will no longer be forced to routinely work overtime. Under a new law, which goes into effect in July, health care facilities will be prohibited, with few exceptions, from forcing nurses and certain other health care staffers to work beyond their scheduled shifts. Supporters of the bill say ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Does Cold Weather REALLY Make Arthritis Worse?

    Does Cold Weather REALLY Make Arthritis Worse?
    A common misconception about arthritis is that it is an inevitable part of ageing. In fact, while osteoarthritis (OA) - the most common form of the disease - does tend to affect older people, it is not caused by ageing and it does not affect everyone. And there are increasing numbers of younger sufferers. OA affects 8.5million people in the UK, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    UPMC, AGH Nurses Meet With Obama to Talk Health Care

    UPMC, AGH Nurses Meet With Obama to Talk Health Care
    WASHINGTON -- The morning after addressing Congress, President Barack Obama seemed energized as he met a UPMC Shadyside oncology nurse whose tale he was using as part of a call for nurses' support in the health care debate. Theresa Brown described the president as "ebullient" as he embarked on an aggressive push yesterday to build on his speech to swing the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'

    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'
    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts man who received the nation's second face transplant asked for a mirror four days after the operation. "I just wanted to see what the new Jim looked like," James Maki said in an interview with The Boston Globe published Thursday, his first public statements since the April 9 procedure. Maki stared in wonder and told the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience

    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience
    Remember the Seinfeld episode where word got around that Elaine was a difficult patient? That scenario might not be so far-fetched. For 30 years, studies consistently have found that doctors call one out of every five or six patient encounters "difficult." The latest, in today's Archives of Internal Medicine, found that primary-care doctors who felt they had a high number of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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