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    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment

    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment
    Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment. Since her breakthrough, 70 other children and several adults in the U.S. also have been able to switch from insulin shots to oral medication. And last month, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Wyeth Sues FDA to Block Rival Generic Antibiotic

    Wyeth Sues FDA to Block Rival Generic Antibiotic
    TRENTON, N.J. - Drugmaker Wyeth on Wednesday sued the Food and Drug Administration to block the sale of a generic rival to its intravenous antibiotic Zosyn, claiming the generic is not an equivalent product and could harm critically ill patients. Madison, N.J.-based Wyeth filed a federal lawsuit against the FDA, seeking both a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. The ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    The Tragedy of the Underinsured

    The Tragedy of the Underinsured
    Just 21 months into my mother's cancer treatment, she had reached her medical insurance policy's cap for chemotherapy -- $100,000. As if dealing with cancer were not enough, she now had to deal with the reality that our health care system had left her financially exposed. Lost in our daily debates on health care reform is the devastating impact our current ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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    Accused Dentist 'Indecent Towards Nurses'

    Accused Dentist 'Indecent Towards Nurses'
    A dentist asked three dental nurses if they shaved their pubic hair and he had sex with a fourth at his surgery, a disciplinary tribunal has heard. He groped two of the women and on one occasion pulled down his trousers in front of a nurse to reveal a leopard-print thong saying: "Get a load of that." Anthony Barton is accused ...
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    Proration Makes It Hard to Add Nurses at Schools

    Proration Makes It Hard to Add Nurses at Schools
    School nurses are expected to have their hands full in the coming months with the onset of the regular flu season and the threat of a widespread outbreak of the H1N1 virus. That's on top of caring for the everyday bumps and fevers and other critical needs of students. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there already ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Unusual Tooth-Implant Restores Blind Patient's Sight

    Unusual Tooth-Implant Restores Blind Patient's Sight
    A bizarre new medical technique may help some victims of impaired vision. While synthetic eyeballs -- either of electronic or organic nature -- advance towards one day replacing vision, scientists are also developing new near-term procedures to save or restore patients' vision. Among these is the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis, or MOOKP, a bizarre technique that uses a tooth to implant a synthetic lens ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Editorial: When is a Doctor Not a Doctor?

    Editorial: When is a Doctor Not a Doctor?
    GPs are being kept in the dark on the qualifications of their local specialists Not being a doctor is no longer a barrier to practising medicine. Or at least, a large number of tasks that would once have been the preserve of a clinician are now routinely done by nurses, pharmacists or allied health professionals. And it is regarded as unfashionable, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
    A former hospice nurse in Greeley was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for stealing six patients' identities to get their pain medications. Marguerite Furgerson's sobs echoed through the Weld Courthouse hallway as she was led away in handcuffs to immediately begin serving her prison sentence. "You're a nurse. You're supposed to be helping people," Weld District Court Judge Tom ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    White House Seeks Ways to Curb Malpractice Suits

    White House Seeks Ways to Curb Malpractice Suits
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday announced $25 million in grants for states and health care systems to experiment with alternatives to costly medical malpractice lawsuits, an issue that long has divided Washington. The grants, up to $3 million each for three years, can cover a range of ideas, including programs in which doctors and hospitals quickly acknowledge a mistake, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    State Nurses Garner Support for Mental Health Funding

    State Nurses Garner Support for Mental Health Funding
    EBENSBURG -- Nurses at the Ebensburg Center held up signs and handed out leaflets along Route 22 in protest of possible funding cuts for mental health and mental retardation facilities because of the state's budget crisis. The demonstration Tuesday was part of a statewide effort by nurses at state hospitals and mental retardation centers to retain funding they say is necessary ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HHS Announces Medicare Pilot Program

    HHS Announces Medicare Pilot Program
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration announced a new Medicare pilot program Wednesday to strengthen primary care services for patients and cut costly emergency room visits - by offering financial incentives to doctors. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the three-year pilot program would begin early next year and is modeled after a program being tested in Vermont. Under the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Many Healthcare Workers Ignore Flu Shots

    Many Healthcare Workers Ignore Flu Shots
    Nearly 50 percent of U.S. healthcare workers have decided against flu shots, said officials concerned about seasonal flu and a renewed outbreak of H1N1. Doctors and nurses are most likely to get vaccinated while less likely are workers such as lab technicians, orderlies and housekeepers, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said. Nursing home workers are the least ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    NY Nurse Bill on Life Watch

    NY Nurse Bill on Life Watch
    Gov. David Paterson has until Wednesday to sign or veto a law that would let hospital consumers know more about the quality of nursing care, and the New York Nurses Association and the hospital lobby are at odds trying to influence the governor. The bill in question passed unanimously in the Assembly, where it has passed before. It was overwhelmingly approved ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Nurse Gets Her Kicks Dishing Out Pain

    Nurse Gets Her Kicks Dishing Out Pain
    A petite former nurse who packed in her job to become a full- time kickboxer has clinched a European title. Joanne Calderwood only took up fighting because her mum thought it would be good for her to learn self-defence. But yesterday, she beat Spaniard Maria Curriki on points in Glasgow to claim the 53kg European crown in the martial art of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm

    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm
    Propofol is not just for Michael Jackson. Kissimmee police on Thursday found registered anesthetist Teresa Fowler-Platkin slumped over in her black Mercedes-Benz with a syringe sticking out of her arm, blood on her skin and a bag full of stolen drugs, including Propofol, in her car. The powerful sedative, Propofol, is thought to be a contributing factor in the death of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hospital Workers Wash Hands Half the Time

    Hospital Workers Wash Hands Half the Time
    Dirty-handed hospital workers contribute to hospital-associated infections that kill nearly 100,000 Americans annually, a U.S. non-profit group says. Officials at the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, affiliated with The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 16,000 U.S. healthcare organizations and programs, say failing to wash hands not only cause infections that kill 100,000 Americans, they cost U.S. hospitals ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Real-time Twittering Finds Its Way to Hospital Surgeries

    Real-time Twittering Finds Its Way to Hospital Surgeries
    DES MOINES, Iowa - From anesthesia to the recovery room, 70-year-old Monna Cleary's children followed her surgery - 140 characters or less at a time. Twitter is opening doors to the sterile confines of operating rooms, paving the way for families - and anyone else for that matter - to follow a patient's progress as they go under the knife. Most ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama to Nurses: Statistics Show Need for Overhauling Health

    Obama to Nurses: Statistics Show Need for Overhauling Health
    WASHINGTON - Trumpeting nurses' support for health care reform and a grimmer accounting of the nation's uninsured, President Barack Obama kept up the pressure for congressional action on Thursday. "We don't need more partisan distractions," Obama said in remarks at the White House, speaking again on the issue just 14 hours after his Wednesday night address to Congress and a television-watching ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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