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    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age

    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age
    MIAMI - In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana. Long a fixture among young people, use ...
    Published over 6 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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Fear of Change Paralyzes Health-Care Reform

    Fear of Change Paralyzes Health-Care Reform
    Sep. 28--During last year's presidential campaign, polls showed that most Americans wanted the new president to reform the nation's health-care system. The evidence is overwhelming: 47 million people are uninsured, health-care costs continue to climb, people are putting off care because of costs, medical bills are the top reason to file bankruptcy, and the nation spends more than $2.2 trillion a ...
    Published almost 7 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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Return of the RNs

    The Return of the RNs
    Rhonda Pyburn, R.N., enjoyed the best of both worlds. In the summer she worked at a hospital near Nashville, Term., where she has a house and where her children and grandchildren live. In winter, she packed up her patient care skills and headed for a medical center in the sunny Southwest. But Pybum's nomadic lifestyle came to an end in January ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Journal Retracts Claim of Sperm Made of Stem Cells

    Journal Retracts Claim of Sperm Made of Stem Cells
    LONDON – A scientific journal has retracted a controversial paper claiming to have created the first human sperm from embryonic stem cells. The journal's editor told the science publication Nature that the study by scientists at Britain's Newcastle University was retracted because two paragraphs in its introduction had been plagiarized. Newcastle University blamed the plagiarism on a research associate who has ...
    Published about 7 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Amid Nurse Shortage, Hospitals Focus on Retention

    Amid Nurse Shortage, Hospitals Focus on Retention
    MIAMI - Newly minted nurse Katie O'Bryan was determined to stay at her first job at least a year, even if she did leave the hospital every day wanting to quit. She lasted nine months. The stress of trying to keep her patients from getting much worse as they waited, sometimes for 12 hours, in an overwhelmed Dallas emergency room was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Docs ‘Do Miracles’ During Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital

    Docs ‘Do Miracles’ During Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital
    For one Romanian mom whose baby girl was once given only months to live, the most precious gift of her daughter’s young life came this Christmas week when doctors at Children’s Hospital in Boston fixed the brave little girl’s heart. “They do miracles here,” said Oana Geambasu, whose 18-month-old daughter, Sonia, was just 6 days old when doctors in Romania told ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions

    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions
    An accord between the major unions representing nurses was announced in March, following a period of tension between the Service Employees International Union and other nursing unions. The SEIU announced a pact with the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee to work together to organize non-unionized hospital employees and promote the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. The unions ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fertility Drugs Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk

    Fertility Drugs Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk
    Women who take the most common fertility drugs, progesterone and clomiphene, are at a greater risk to develop thyroid cancer than those who don't, according to a study by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society. The 36-year study, which tracked thousands of women, discovered that women who took fertility drugs developed thyroid cancer at an increased rate over those ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth

    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With a caretaker holding his hand, a Belgian man who was diagnosed as comatose for 23 years typed out a message Tuesday that he felt reborn after decades of loneliness and frustration. A leading bioethicist, however, expressed skepticism that the man was truly communicating on his own. Car-crash victim Rom Houben was diagnosed as being in a vegetative ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    NursingLink Blog

    NursingLink features the postings of several active nurse bloggers. These bloggers vary in age and level of nursing experience in an attempt to cover all areas of the nursing profession. If you would like to share any of your own blog postings to be featured, please submit them here. h4. Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories by _ERNursey_ I was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    House Permits Needle Exchange Programs

    House Permits Needle Exchange Programs
    WASHINGTON – The House voted Friday to lift a ban on using taxpayer dollars for needle exchange programs for intravenous drug users intended to prevent the spread of HIV and other diseases. The vote to lift a longstanding ban on federal aid for such programs — in place since 1988 — came after a brief but passionate debate on an amendment ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Staying Clean Could Be Bad for Your Health

    Why Staying Clean Could Be Bad for Your Health
    They say cleanliness is next to godliness. But it seems being too clean could actually be bad for your health. Scientists warn that our obsession with hygiene could be impairing our skin's ability to stay healthy. They say bacteria on the skin's surface play an active role in preventing rashes and damping down cuts and bruises. It is further evidence the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurses Caring For Patients Behind Bars

    Nurses Caring For Patients Behind Bars
    The number of older prisoners in Virginia has more than doubled in the past 10 years, creating new issues for the state's prison system. CAPRON Winter sunshine slices through a narrow security window and falls on Aloysius Joseph Beyrer's white hair, slight shoulders and the linen covering his fractured hip. Like the rest of the country, Virginia is coping with a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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