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    Report: US Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure

    Report: US Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure
    WASHINGTON - A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease - a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Monday that even though nearly one in three adults has hypertension, and it's on the rise, fighting it apparently has fallen ...
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    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan

    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan
    WASHINGTON - Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers. The White House immediately demanded an up-or-down vote in Congress on the plan, or something close to it. But ...
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    Premiums Jump 14% on Medicare Private Plans

    Premiums Jump 14% on Medicare Private Plans
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of seniors who signed up for popular private health plans through Medicare are facing sharp premium increases this year - another sign that spiraling costs are a problem even for those with solid insurance. [widget:2010_rn_salary_box_widget] A study to be released Friday by a major consulting firm found that premiums for Medicare Advantage plans offering medical and prescription ...
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    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?

    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?
    Feb. 15--For years, audiences have tuned in to prime-time medical dramas such as "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" to watch doctors juggle their messy personal lives along with saving the lives of others. An accurate portrayal of nurses sometimes has been missing, though, some nurses say. That's one reason why Sandra "Mac" McCarthy used to change the channel whenever a medical show ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Texas Nurse Acquitted of Felony Charge for Reporting Doctor

    Texas Nurse Acquitted of Felony Charge for Reporting Doctor
    Feb. 12--A Kermit nurse did not commit a felony by reporting concerns about a doctor to the state medical board, a West Texas jury decided Thursday. The jury of six men and six women deliberated for about one hour before reaching their verdict in a case that had drawn national attention. After the verdict was read, each of the jury members ...
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    Why Autistic People Often Avoid Hugs From Loved Ones

    Why Autistic People Often Avoid Hugs From Loved Ones
    Doctors believe they may have discovered why many people with autism don't like to be touched or hugged even by their parents. They studied individuals with Fragile X Syndrome, a well-known genetic cause of autism. It is also the most common known cause of inherited learning disabilities. The scientists found Fragile X results in delayed development of the sensory cortex, the ...
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    Help Your Community: Elderly Patients and Violence

    Help Your Community: Elderly Patients and Violence
    Have you ever fallen victim to violence or hostile behavior by an elderly person? It’s more common than you think, especially in nursing. As a nurse, you want the best for your charges. You want to help, and are probably quick to dismiss hostile or rude comments from patients. Whether or not it’s their dementia or Alzheimer’s talking or not, the ...
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    16 Hilarious Home Remedies

    16 Hilarious Home Remedies
    Summertime. Most of us love it. Some of us are plagued with allergies, bug bites, bee stings, sunburns, and all the other joys that being outside in lovely weather bring with it. Just the other day at work I was involved in a conversation with fellow coworkers about holistic remedies for everyday summertime woes. Sure, I took note of some of ...
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    Obama Bucks Up Democrats On Health Care

    Obama Bucks Up Democrats On Health Care
    WASHINGTON - Some congressional Democrats are seizing on President Barack Obama's fresh call for a sweeping health care overhaul as a message to show resolve and get the legislation done. Yet doubters remain. After a week of turmoil, due in large part to the Massachusetts special election that denied them their filibuster-proof Senate majority, a few Democrats said the president's strong ...
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    HIV Blood From '90s Infected 74 in China

    HIV Blood From '90s Infected 74 in China
    HIV-contaminated blood sold to a Chinese hospital in the 1990s and used in transfusions has infected 74 people, a health official said. The director of a health center in central China discovered in 2003 a patient with HIV had sold his blood to the hospital, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The hospital traced all blood sellers and receivers before ...
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    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds

    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds
    WASHINGTON – Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there's increasing scientific consensus that there's no such thing as a safe tan, either. This is a message that Katie Donnar, 18, ...
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    Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health

    Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health
    DALLAS – Here are the seven secrets to a long life: Stay away from cigarettes. Keep a slender physique. Get some exercise. Eat a healthy diet and keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check. Research shows that most 50-year-olds who do that can live another 40 years free of stroke and heart disease, two of the most common ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More States Took In Expired Meds in 2009

    More States Took In Expired Meds in 2009
    LAYTON, Utah – A steel mailbox-sized bin in the lobby of a police department in northern Utah was full again, crammed with half-full prescription bottles, over-the-counter cold meds and even an odd topical cream from 1983. "It's anything and everything," Layton police evidence supervisor Holly Plotnick said as she and a co-worker transferred 28 pounds of medications into a garbage bag ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    MS Pills Show Promise and Risk, Studies Say

    MS Pills Show Promise and Risk, Studies Say
    ATLANTA – Tests of the first two oral drugs developed for treating multiple sclerosis show that both cut the frequency of relapses and may slow progression of the disease, but with side effects that could pose a tough decision for patients. Two experts not involved in the studies said the drugs appear effective but with potentially dangerous side effects. It's too ...
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    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death

    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 people in a single day even as relief workers warn that Haitians are still dying of injuries from the Jan. 12 quake for lack of medical care. Clinics have 12-day waiting lists for patients, untreated injuries are festering and ...
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    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill

    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill
    WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the Senate's massive version of the legislation. ...
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    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN

    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN
    _Ms. Osinski is the Assistant Dean for the Baker University School of Nursing, Topeka, Kansas. She is also a legal nurse consultant and testifying nurse expert. She earned her MS in Medical Surgical Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Illinois University and her BS in Nursing from Central Missouri State University. Highlights of Ms. Osinski's nursing career include:_ * 2003 - ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Heart Attacks More Common in Winter; Tips to Lower Your Risk

    Heart Attacks More Common in Winter; Tips to Lower Your Risk
    You probably know from experience that winter brings a surge in colds and flu. But did you know winter is also the season for heart attacks? Frigid air causes blood vessels to constrict as the body tries to prevent heat loss, said Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill ...
    Published almost 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 ...
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    Would-Be Nurses Outgrow Class Space

    Would-Be Nurses Outgrow Class Space
    Jan. 12--ANDERSON, Ind. -- A nursing shortage across Indiana and the nation isn't likely to ease anytime soon, but it isn't for lack of people who want the training. "It's extremely competitive," said Susan Nelson, chairwoman of Ivy Tech Community College's regional nursing department. That includes nursing programs at campuses in Anderson, Marion, Muncie and New Castle. Nelson said there are ...
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