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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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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Places to Work: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (11)

    Best Places to Work: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (11)
    A Magnet-designated facility, a Best Hospital, and a Most Wired Hospital, Lehigh Valley is both medically and technologically a center of excellence. Only two institutions on our list won all of these awards in addition to being a Fortune Best Companies to Work For. The Pennsylvania company has 8.420 employees. Last year it added 536 new jobs and turned over about ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Call for Autopsy to Unravel Tragedy of Stillbirth

    Call for Autopsy to Unravel Tragedy of Stillbirth
    WASHINGTON – Adding to the devastation of her daughter Clare being stillborn is the fact that Erin Fogarty Owen doesn't know why: What went wrong in a pregnancy that seemed textbook? And that unknown means Owen is facing her new pregnancy with as much fear as joy, repeating what she calls sanity sonograms for reassurance that this baby's still fine. More ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills

    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills
    LOUISVILLE -- As Maureen Fogarty approached her patient at University of Louisville Hospital, his dressing gown slipped, revealing the imprint of a tire running across his chest. In the past, Fogarty might have seen that tire mark only as the nasty aftermath of being a crime victim. But after special training as a forensic nurse, Fogarty recognized that print as evidence ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Search Abandoned For NJ Baby's Body, Lost in Trash

    Search Abandoned For NJ Baby's Body, Lost in Trash
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Police who searched dumps in three states for the remains of a baby thrown out in a Jersey City hospital's trash gave up Thursday, saying they had little chance of success. "We have come to the harsh reality that efforts to locate the remains of Bashere Davon Moyd Jr. would be a Herculean undertaking with little probability ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 6 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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospital Workers Complain of Unsafe Conditions

    Hospital Workers Complain of Unsafe Conditions
    Hospital workers at Alameda County's Fairmont Hospital rallied Wednesday to protest what they say are unsafe working conditions at the facility where workers say assaults can happen on a daily basis. "I can honestly say I felt safer working at a jail than I do here," said Valery Myers, a nurse at the hospital and member of SEIU Local 1021, which ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering

    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An 8-year-old New Mexico boy has died and his 10-year-old sister was hospitalized after both contracted bubonic plague, the first recorded human plague cases in the nation so far this year. New Mexico health officials did not immediately say Thursday how the brother and sister contracted the infectious disease, but they are conducting an investigation at the family's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death

    Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death
    GREENWICH, Conn. - A medical examiner in New York has ruled that a 14-year-old Greenwich girl who died in June committed suicide by overdosing on aspirin. A lawyer for Daisy Pacheco's family says the ruling was not unexpected. But attorney Lindy Urso says the family still has concerns about how the teen was cared for, saying she sat untreated at Greenwich ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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