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    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws

    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws
    The nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses today hailed passage of a key amendment in the House Education and Labor Committee to the national healthcare reform bill this morning that would enable individual states to go a step farther and adopt single- payer, Medicare-for-All style reforms. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the amendment would remove potential ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 7 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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 7 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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.

    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado, and authorities say the patient — who contracted the rare illness while traveling in Uganda — has since recovered. The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans. Centers for Disease ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams

    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams
    BLOOMINGTON -- Offering to tattoo advertising on his arm to finance nursing school is probably the craziest thing Douglas Hall has ever done. But, since it's for his 3-year-old daughter, Mya, he doesn't care what anyone thinks. Hall, a certified nursing assistant at the McLean County Nursing Home, wants to become a licensed practical nurse and eventually a registered nurse so ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections

    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections
    President Obama's campaign promise to dismantle new conscience protections for health care professionals could let governments and medical institutions threaten the careers of pro-lifers who refuse involvement with abortion and contraception issues, a pro-life medical coalition said yesterday. About 40 doctors, medical students, nurses and lab technicians, all dressed in white lab coats, lined up at the National Press Club on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson

    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson
    SARASOTA, Fla. — A new music therapy room at a hospital on Florida's Gulf Coast is being named for AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson and other rock stars have supported an effort to buy music equipment and provide music education for children, including those who are in the hospital. Music equipment and enhancements to the room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey

    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey
    PITTSBURGH — Baby Riley Matthews wheezed noisily on the exam table. "He's belly-breathing," the emergency-room doctor said worriedly - Riley's little abdomen was markedly rising and falling with each breath, a sign of respiratory distress. In most emergency rooms, the doctor would grill Mom: Has he ever been X-rayed? Do you remember what it showed? But in the new all-digital Children's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is French Health System a Model for U.S.?

    Is French Health System a Model for U.S.?
    PARIS -- Houston native Jennifer Hua gave birth to her first two children in Texas, and her last two in France. The Houston hospital looked like a luxury hotel. The hospital in Paris was a converted prison. Amenities aside, she prefers Paris. The American health care model, she says, is too expensive and too insecure. France offers her family good medical ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant

    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant
    LONDON — British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart. But ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse

    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse
    Mar. 16--A nursing home resident in northern Minnesota died hours after a nurse saw he was having trouble breathing but failed to alert the proper medical professionals, according to a state report released Tuesday. The man's death occurred on Oct. 1 at the Littlefork Medical Center, and state investigators are blaming the licensed practical nurse for not contacting a registered nurse ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Places to Work: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (3)

    Best Places to Work: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (3)
    At Children’s almost half of the new hires come from employee referrals to replace the 9 percent of employees who voluntarily leave each year as well as the 115 new jobs (3% growth rate) added last year. About a fifth of the employees have been at Children’s for more than a decade. Children’s has been ranked a Best Hospital. Job Applicants ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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