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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 8 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 10 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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 8 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 about 10 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 over 8 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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Help Wanted: Nurses Needed in Washington Hospitals

    Help Wanted: Nurses Needed in Washington Hospitals
    SUNNYSIDE -- It's been seven years since Anne Pasicaran came to Sunnyside Community Hospital from the Philippines to help stem the nursing shortage. She's still here. The registered nurse owns a big home on Sunnyside's South Hill with her husband, Roy, an engineer. They have a son, Riley, who attends preschool. She and her husband became U.S. citizens in May. "I ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    What an Average American Woman Eats

    This graphic, from Visual Economics, breaks down the elements of our diet in pounds. The quantity of fruits and vegetables we eat is actually a little higher than I'd expect, though we still consume more sweets and sodium than we should. The chart also doesn't expose the extent to which corn goes into other foods. If you want to find ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training

    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training
    July 20 - Megan Brown of the Washington County Lifesaving Crew wedged herself into the floorboard of a sidewise pickup in the Virginia Highlands Community College parking lot and smeared fake blood on her face. She's getting ready for a femur fracture and a head injury and in about half an hour. In front of the two dozen Nursing Workforce Diversity ...
    Published over 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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Recruiter Admits $400,000 Fraud

    Nurse Recruiter Admits $400,000 Fraud
    A man who was hired to recruit foreign nurses for a Pittsburgh company pleaded guilty this week to illegally taking at least $400,000. Anthony J. Aliucci, 39, of Mars, entered a plea to one count of mail fraud in federal court on Wednesday. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Mr. Aliucci was contracted by Global Nursing Solutions in 2003 to recruit ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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