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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 5 years ago | Rate This
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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. ...
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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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    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months

    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months
    A 57-year-old Ruskin woman used a forged copy of a nursing license to help practice health care without a license, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department's Tampa Unlicensed Activity Unit worked with Hillsborough County deputies to arrest Brenda Miller on Thursday. She was charged with three felonies: unlicensed practice of a health care, practicing nursing without a license ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 6 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti
    OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13 -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night. You can give a one-time $10 donation to the Red Cross for the destruction in Haiti by texting "HAITI" to 90999, which ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    3 Nursing Home Employees Arrested For Forcibly Administrating Psychotropic Drugs

    3 Nursing Home Employees Arrested For Forcibly Administrating Psychotropic Drugs
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Three employees of a Kern County nursing home are in police custody, accused of forcibly administrating psychotropic drugs to patients to make them easier for staff to control. California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the arrests Wednesday of Gwen Hughes, Debbi Hayes and Dr. Hoshang Pormir. All three worked at the Kern Valley Healthcare District's nursing facility in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients

    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients
    Nurses in a central Poland hospital say they will keep on striking until they get higher wages, which could force the evacuation of about 220 patients. Nurses and midwives in the state-run hospital in Radom, central Poland, were in the third day of their strike Friday, and said they would not return to work until management meets their demands, Polish Radio ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Oldest Living RN Dies on Her 108th Birthday

    Oldest Living RN Dies on Her 108th Birthday
    RICHMOND HEIGHTS -- Clyantha Stanford Glover, believed to be America’s oldest living registered nurse, died today on her 108th birthday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights. Her family and friends had planned to mark the day with a cake and celebration this afternoon. Mrs. Glover was born Jan. 16, 1901, in Paris, Texas. She outlived three siblings. She came to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Best Places to Work: Ohio Health (2)

    Best Places to Work: Ohio Health (2)
    This Columbus, Ohio-based giant (11,000 plus employees) had 4% job growth last year, adding 393 new positions. Voluntary turnover rate was 8 percent. Its employees are 17% minorities and 78% women. Ohio Health has two magnet nursing centers and one Best Hospital among its member hospitals. h4. Average Annual Pay Staff Registered Nurse: $77,175 Search Jobs Now Next Previous Main Article ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland

    Nation's First Face Transplant Done in Cleveland
    Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow adjusts her sterile bonnet … A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday. Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow and a team of other specialists replaced 80 percent of the woman's face with that of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    "Nurse of the Year" Charged with Not Being a Real Nurse

    "Nurse of the Year" Charged with Not Being a Real Nurse
    A doctor's assistant allegedly spent $2,000 to stage a dinner honouring herself as 'Nurse of the Year' - when she wasn't even registered as a nurse. Betty Lichtenstein, 56, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal impersonation charges yesterday for her stunt. She seemed competent enough to other staff at her clinic - she handled injections and gave ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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