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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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    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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Best Places to Work: Mayo Clinic (6)

    Best Places to Work: Mayo Clinic (6)
    It’s a household name, so it’s no surprise that one of the most renowned medical giants is on the Hottest Health Employers list. Mayo started in Minnesota and expanded into Florida and Arizona. It is rated both a Nurse Magnet facility and a Best Hospital. Mayo employs 41,000 employees, making it the largest healthcare provider on our list. Nearly than 55,000 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Law Stiffens Penalties for Assaulting Nurses

    Law Stiffens Penalties for Assaulting Nurses
    BOSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote today to pass legislation which will stiffen the penalties of those who assault nurses and other health care workers, one of a series of measures the state's nurses are proposing to address the growing problem of workplace violence in health care settings. The House of Representatives had passed the ...
    Published over 4 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 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Best Places to Work: Scripps Health (5)

    Best Places to Work: Scripps Health (5)
    One of the few coastal city locations - and the only West Coast one, among the Hottest Health Employers, Scripps Health is big. More than 11,000 employees work for the San Diego-based company. It is renowned as a medical center, winning both Nurse Magnet facility designation as Best Hospital status. Scripps had 16,000 applicants last year for 473 new jobs (6% ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Best Places to Work: Griffin Hospital (4)

    Best Places to Work: Griffin Hospital (4)
    Based in Derby, Connecticut, this 160-bed hospital offers exceptional benefits and care so it’s no wonder 6,691 people applied for its 180 openings last year. Medically, Griffin integrates the patient-friendly Planetree Model of Care (which permits dog therapy visits, for example). This may be part of the reason the hospital has a 97% patient satisfaction rating. h4. Average Annual Pay Registered ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Swapped Painkiller with Saltwater

    Nurse Swapped Painkiller with Saltwater
    About 200 former surgery patients at Boulder Community Hospital have been told they may have been given saltwater instead of a painkiller, 9News reported Thursday night. The hospital and Boulder police are investigating a nurse the hospital says was stealing the powerful drug Fentanyl. A hospital spokesman told 9News the nurse had been replacing the drug in the vial with sterile ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'

    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'
    Britain's next generation of midwives is being bullied by senior nurses with a 'gang culture' mentality, a new survey has found. Student midwives say they are belittled and shouted at in front of staff if they ask for help - and that the abuse is ruining their self-esteem and confidence. More than half those questioned in the survey said they had ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    All UK Nurses to Have 4 Year Degrees by 2012

    All UK Nurses to Have 4 Year Degrees by 2012
    All nurses will need to be educated to degree level from 2013, the Government announced today. At present, nurses receive a diploma after two or three years of training but they will now have to complete three or four years to obtain a degree. The move is as a result of changes to the way nurses work, including handling more advanced ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Doctors, Nurses Battle Compassion Fatigue

    Doctors, Nurses Battle Compassion Fatigue
    A U.S. doctor cautions that medical professionals who see their patients die are vulnerable to compassion fatigue. Dr. Caroline Carney Doebbeling of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis reviewed 57 compassion fatigue studies and says those working with the terminally ill need to be taught what to expect and how to deal with their experiences. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born

    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9. "It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes

    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes
    Residents of nursing homes are one of the main reservoirs of anti-microbial resistant bacteria, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Erin' O'Fallon, a geriatrician at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston said that the prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria -- multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms -- far surpassed that of two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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