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    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses

    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses
    Apr. 26- Given the serious shortage of medical and nursing care workers and nurses, lifting certain restrictions so qualified foreigners in these fields can apply their skills in this country is an obvious solution. In its fourth basic immigration control policy plan compiled late last month, the Justice Ministry stated it would reexamine the mandatory limit on the length of time ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Researchers Find More American Women May Be Obese Than Thought

    Researchers Find More American Women May Be Obese Than Thought
    One-half of white women and more than two-thirds of Hispanic women in the United States may be obese by an international standard, researchers said. Lead author Dr. Mahbubur Rahman of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston said current U.S. National Institutes of Health body mass index values may not account for ethnic differences, and almost half of the reproductive-age ...
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Do We Need More Transparency in Our Healthcare Pricing?

    Do We Need More Transparency in Our Healthcare Pricing?
    Doctor and HelloHealth founder Jay Parkinson explains why we don't know what it costs to take care of our bodies, and how that might change. We know how much we're going to pay for almost everything in America, except health care. We can scan a barcode at Barnes and Noble and see how much Amazon charges for the same item. But ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?

    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?
    When Mandy Mancini went into labor three years ago she expected to come home from the hospital with a healthy baby girl. She left with a heavy heart and empty arms. Her daughter Seneca was stillborn, leaving Mancini with only a scrapbook of memories, a plaster mold of her tiny feet, a commissioned portrait and pictures of a baby frozen in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?

    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?
    You probably don't want to know, because chances are good that it contains something kind of awful called triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial/antifungal that is so widely used that it is found in the urine of 75 percent of the population according to the CDC, and has also been found in human breast milk. This despite there being truckloads of scientific ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Should People Have Medical Records Implanted Inside Their Bodies?

    The VeriChip, a small radio-frequency identity chip that is slightly longer than a grain of rice, has been FDA-cleared for human implantation. Should you switch doctors or need to be treated in a foreign hospital, an RFID reader can scan your VeriMed chip and use your unique ID to access VeriChip’s centralized database to produce your medical records. The chips ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Should Medical Records Go Electronic?

    hospitals could save billions of dollars, which could in turn be spent on better care. Do you think they should be electronic?
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Pill Tells Doctors When it Is Swallowed

    New Pill Tells Doctors When it Is Swallowed
    Life would be a lot easier for doctors and researchers if they could make sure that patients actually take the medications they're prescribed. When people forget to take their medications, or don't take them on schedule, that can lead to unnecessary hospital visits and disrupt clinical trials. So it's good news that some engineers at the University of Florida have created ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Obesity a National Security Threat?

    Is Obesity a National Security Threat?
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How our Geograpahy, Education, and Income Impact Healthcare

    Health care, even with insurance, can be expensive. But what if you actually can't afford medical care? This is a look at the percentage of people (both with and without insurance) who have been forced to avoid health treatment because the costs were too prohibitive. 2006 is the most recent data available. Question: Have you encountered this problem firsthand in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    How Does the Health Care Bill Get Paid For?

    How Does the Health Care Bill Get Paid For?
    Here, from the Tax Foundation, is a helpful chart that shows how the first decade of health care reform is paid for. It's interesting to note that, while many opponents of reform cast it as an expansion of government entitlement programs, the biggest source of funding is reductions in medicare, an expensive entitlement program. Also, you may have heard people debating ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Do We Need More Government Oversight In Our Hospitals?

    Do We Need More Government Oversight In Our Hospitals?
    Apr. 6--SALEM -- Following the forced resignation of the superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital and another report critical of patient care, advocates for Oregonians with mental illnesses are calling for increased federal oversight because they do not trust state officials to make progress quickly enough on their own. "People have been saying: 'We need change' for more than a decade," ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Pfizer Gave Docs $35 Million in Last Half of 2009

    Pfizer Gave Docs $35 Million in Last Half of 2009
    TRENTON, N.J. - Pfizer Inc. paid doctors and teaching hospitals a total of $35 million in the last half of 2009 for services ranging from speaking to other doctors about the company's products to running studies of its experimental drugs. The world's biggest drugmaker by revenue disclosed details Wednesday of its payments to about 4,500 doctors and other health professionals. Unlike ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Mich. Gov Creates Council to Oversee Health Care

    Mich. Gov Creates Council to Oversee Health Care
    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed an executive order Wednesday setting up a council to oversee changes brought by the new federal health care law and said the measure will extend health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents now without coverage. "It's a very good deal for Michigan and for our health care coverage," said Granholm, a Democrat ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Seniors Fear Health Care Remake Will Hurt Medicare

    Seniors Fear Health Care Remake Will Hurt Medicare
    WASHINGTON - Seniors aren't breaking out the champagne for President Barack Obama's health care law, and for good reason. While Democrats hail the overhaul as their greatest health care achievement since Medicare, seniors fear it's a raid on that same giant health care program - a bedrock of retirement security - in order to pay for covering younger, uninsured workers and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response

    Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response
    GENEVA - A group of outside experts will scrutinize the World Health Organization's response to the swine flu outbreak and likely examine whether the global body could have been clearer when it declared a pandemic of what has turned out to be a relatively mild disease, the World Health Organization said Monday. The review starting later this month will be conducted ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Premiums Could Rise 17 pct for Young Adults

    Health Premiums Could Rise 17 pct for Young Adults
    CHICAGO (AP) - Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans - a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect. Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That's ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Violence Against Health Care Workers a Growing Concern

    Violence Against Health Care Workers a Growing Concern
    Here is some of the on-the-job training Tyrne Wade has learned while working as a nurse at Danbury Hospital. When you're trying to restrain a patient who is already at the flailing stage, keep your guard up. "I've been punched," Wade said. Not a serious injury, she said, but a punch. Don't wear a necklace that hangs outside your uniform. Don't ...
    Published about 4 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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