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    Veggie-Phobic: Woman Left Shaking at Sight of Peas

    Veggie-Phobic: Woman Left Shaking at Sight of Peas
    Student Vicki Larrieux cannot eat her five a day because she is frightened of vegetables. The 22 -year-old suffers from an unusual fear known as lachanophobia, which leaves her sweating and stricken with panic attacks at the merest sight of a sprout or a pea. Miss Larrieux, from Portsmouth, Hants, survives on a diet of meat, potatoes, cereals and an occasional ...
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    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing

    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing
    Registered nurses at UC Davis Medical Center filed a formal complaint Thursday with state regulators accusing the hospital of routinely violating state laws requiring minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. "We have staffing problems in all UC hospitals, but there is no hospital in the UC system that has this gross and deliberate understaffing," said Beth Kean, director of the University of California division ...
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    Uninsured People Should Call Now to Register for Free Health Clinic in New Orleans

    Uninsured People Should Call Now to Register for Free Health Clinic in New Orleans
    Uninsured residents of Louisiana who want to attend a free health clinic in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 14, should call 877-233-5159 toll-free as soon as possible to schedule appointments. About 400 doctors and other medical providers and 700 other volunteers are expected to participate in the C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center sponsored ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Lack of Vaccine Impacts Health Care Workers

    Lack of Vaccine Impacts Health Care Workers
    Efforts to require flu shots for health care workers in order to protect vulnerable patients are being abandoned by some major health systems because of legal challenges and vaccine shortages. Requiring flu shots is an exception in the health care industry, where 48% of workers were vaccinated against flu last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ...
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    Report Finds Irregular Sleep Leads to Nursing Errors

    Report Finds Irregular Sleep Leads to Nursing Errors
    U.S. researchers say they found nurses who worked in hospital intensive care units may get less regular sleep than other nurses and may commit more errors. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston assessed the overall sleep quality and vigilance among intensive care unit nurses at the beginning and end of their shift. They compared their findings with similar measurements ...
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    Q & A: The New House Health Bill

    Q & A: The New House Health Bill
    This week's questions focus on the House Democrats' health care bill unveiled Thursday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Q: Would the House Democrats' bill raise my taxes more than the other bills making their way through Congress? A: It depends on your income. The House bill would impose a "surcharge" on individuals who make more than $500,000 and couples who make ...
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    Ground Beef Recalled Over E. coli Illnesses

    Ground Beef Recalled Over E. coli Illnesses
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A New York meat company has recalled almost 546,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with a bacteria that has caused illness and one death, according to health officials. The meat sold by Ashville, N.Y.-based Fairbank Farms was linked to cases of E. coli-related illness in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
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    Study: Calorie Count on Fast-Food Menus Gives Diners Pause

    Study: Calorie Count on Fast-Food Menus Gives Diners Pause
    WASHINGTON — People who used the calorie information available at fast-food chain restaurants in New York City bought 106 fewer calories' worth of food at lunch than those who didn't see or use the information, a study shows. Researchers at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene set out to analyze the impact of the city's menu labeling ...
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    School Nurses Don't Know How They'll Isolate Sick Kids

    School Nurses Don't Know How They'll Isolate Sick Kids
    There's no place to isolate sick, feverish kids if swine flu hits hard at the city's most overcrowded schools, nurses are warning. Health rules require staffers to put masks on schoolchildren with fevers of 100 degrees or higher and place them in a separate room so the airborne H1N1 virus doesn't spread. Dozens of schools, however, are functioning at more than ...
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    Atkins Diet May Shrink Brain and Boost Alzheimer's Risk

    Atkins Diet May Shrink Brain and Boost Alzheimer's Risk
    High-protein diets may shrink the brain as well as the waistline, raising the risk of Alzheimer's disease in later life. In tests, the brains of mice fed Atkins-like diets, rich in protein and low in carbohydrate, were five per cent lighter than those of other creatures. Importantly, areas key to memory were underdeveloped. Although it is unclear if high protein ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Malpractice Idea in Health Care Debate

    New Malpractice Idea in Health Care Debate
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's willingness to consider alternatives to medical malpractice lawsuits is providing a boost for taking such cases out of the courtroom and letting experts, not juries, decide their merits. The idea of appointing neutral experts to sift malpractice facts from allegations appeals to conservatives in both political parties. They want to address medical liability as part of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Sperm Donor Passed On Sudden Death Heart Defect

    Sperm Donor Passed On Sudden Death Heart Defect
    CHICAGO - A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death, the report says. It's the second documented instance of a ...
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    Comatose Mother Gives Birth in Russia

    Comatose Mother Gives Birth in Russia
    A Russian woman who has been in a coma for seven months gave birth to a healthy baby girl in Domodedovo, a Moscow-area obstetrician said Friday. Alexander Gridchik said the baby was more healthy than doctors expected when she was delivered by Cesarean section, RIA Novosti reported. [widget:774] The woman was in a car accident when she was 10 weeks pregnant. ...
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    FACT CHECK: Health Insurers Cherry-Pick Facts

    FACT CHECK: Health Insurers Cherry-Pick Facts
    WASHINGTON - In its assaults on a Democratic health care overhaul bill, the insurance industry uses facts selectively and mixes accurate assertions with misleading spin and an embrace of worst-case scenarios. Take the 30-second TV spot that America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's trade group, was running this week in six states as the Senate Finance Committee approved overhaul legislation. With ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cherishing Life: Disease Motivates Local Nurse

    Cherishing Life: Disease Motivates Local Nurse
    Oct. 12- Five years ago, Sandy Steppig noticed a tremor in her left foot. No big deal. Except it didn't go away. "I had a suspicion," said Sandy, 56, a registered nurse at O'Fallon Family Medicine. Her mother-in-law had Parkinson's disease. So had some of her home-care patients who, depending on the severity of the degenerative nerve disease, had trouble walking, ...
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    Insurers Mount Attack Against Health Reform

    Insurers Mount Attack Against Health Reform
    WASHINGTON - The health insurance industry is warning that a comprehensive Senate bill would increase the cost of a typical policy by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars a year after lawmakers eased up on the requirement that all Americans get coverage. The stinging attack came on the eve of a pivotal Senate vote and was a clear message to President ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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    Reform: Bigger Savings Seen from Limiting Medical Lawsuits

    Reform: Bigger Savings Seen from Limiting Medical Lawsuits
    WASHINGTON - Limits on medical malpractice lawsuits would lead doctors to order up fewer unneeded tests and save taxpayers billions more than previously thought, budget umpires for Congress said Friday in a reversal that puts the issue back in the middle of the health care debate. The latest analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that government health care programs ...
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    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases

    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases
    ATLANTA - U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in this country. The number of deaths has been sitting at ...
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    Nurses Save the Day as Gunshots Blast Convention

    Nurses Save the Day as Gunshots Blast Convention
    Oct. 9--A registered nurse and an advanced registered nurse practitioner who were attending a convention of the Kansas State Nurses Association rendered emergency aid to two shooting victims Thursday morning while waiting for paramedics. [widget:a_day_in_the_life] Susan Bumsted, president of the association, said she was standing at the front desk of the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 1616 W. Crawford, on Thursday ...
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