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    Nurse Expert: Forget 'No Pain, No Gain'

    A U.S. expert in emergency nursing advises those coaching young athletes that "no pain, no gain" is a myth. Mary Kamienski of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey says sports should not be painful. Youngsters engaging in sports activities should be taught they reduce the risk of injury by warming up before playing and cooling down when the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    As the Year's End Looms, It's a Busy Time at Hospitals' Delivery Rooms

    As the Year's End Looms, It's a Busy Time at Hospitals' Delivery Rooms
    As the final hours of 2008 tick down, some popular New Year's Eve venues have been booked for weeks. They don't promise champagne, dancing and music. And no one shows up because of the cuisine. But every year, delivery rooms see a distinct uptick in business in the last days of December, said Dr. Melissa Bailey, an obstetrician at Baylor Medical ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection

    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection
    A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said Saturday. University hospital officials said there "does not appear to be a threat to the public" following the death of Malcolm J. Casadaban, 60, at the campus' Bernard Mitchell Hospital on Sept. 13. None of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits

    No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits
    WASHINGTON - The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people. President Barack Obama, who has spoken of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine

    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine
    BASEL, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis AG said Friday it has successfully produced a first batch of swine flu vaccine weeks ahead of expectations. The vaccine was made in cells, rather than grown in eggs as is usually the case with vaccines, the company said. The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization declared swine flu, also known ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Resources for Flood Victims

    Resources for Flood Victims
    With Typhoon Ketsana brewing in the Pacific and drenching storms flooding southeast America, death tolls are rising as the need for disaster relief aid intensifies in these areas. If you live in one of these storm-tossed areas, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe, healthy and most importantly, alive. Flood-Related Injuries and Safety Guidelines Flood-related injuries and illnesses reported ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years

    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years
    ROCHESTER, Mich. — They're twins, all right, despite what their spanking new birth certificates say. Tariq Griffin entered the world at 12:17 a.m. on New Year's Day at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich. Twin brother Tarrance was born a bit earlier — 26 minutes to be exact. That means the boys have the unique distinction of having been born on different ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Heart Transplant Gives Girl More Possibilities in New Year

    Heart Transplant Gives Girl More Possibilities in New Year
    Shelley Effert was at a Brewers game with her husband, Derek, and a couple of friends this summer -- "Our first date night in forever," she said -- when she got the call. Her daughter's new heart was ready, and the Efferts had an hour and a half to get to the hospital for the transplant. So Shelley and Derek scrambled ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Once-a-Day Heart Combo Pill Shows Promise in Study

    Once-a-Day Heart Combo Pill Shows Promise in Study
    ORLANDO, Fla. – It's been a dream for a decade: a single daily pill combining aspirin, cholesterol medicine and blood pressure drugs — everything people need to prevent heart attacks and strokes in a cheap, generic form. Skeptics said five medicines rolled into a single pill would mean five times more side effects. Some people would get drugs they don't need, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Cancer Survivors Take to the Road to Help Patients

    Cancer Survivors Take to the Road to Help Patients
    Betty Beeson says the hardest thing about being a driver for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is she doesn't get called on enough. Not enough people know about it, she says. Road to Recovery is a free program for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society matches patients with drivers who take them to and from the hospital for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Confirms First Flu Death of US Resident

    McALLEN, Texas - Texas health officials have confirmed the first death of a United States resident with swine flu. Few details were immediately released. But health officials say the patient who died earlier this week was a woman in her 30s who lived in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Carrie Williams, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Flu Overhyped? Some Say Officials 'Cried Swine'

    Flu Overhyped? Some Say Officials 'Cried Swine'
    CHICAGO — Did government health officials "cry swine" when they sounded the alarm on what looked like a threatening new flu? The so-far mild swine flu outbreak has many people saying all the talk about a devastating global epidemic was just fear-mongering hype. But that's not how public health officials see it, calling complacency the thing that keeps them up at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle

    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle
    On a scale of zero to ten, how often do you wish you could somehow wave a magic wand and know how much pain your patient is in—zero being never and ten being every day? Four? Ten? Twenty? ER Doc Brady Pregerson and Nurse Rebekah are ready to “go there” in the first of a four-part series on pain management. Dr. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    How To Help Patients Make Wiser Health Choices

    How To Help Patients Make Wiser Health Choices
    WASHINGTON – It's one of medicine's uncomfortable truths: That blood test for prostate cancer is far from perfect. Would as many men take a PSA test if they knew? Or consider treatment for early breast cancer: Is saving the breast worth all the extra doctor visits for radiation or would you prefer the whole breast removed in one trip? There's no ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights

    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights
    Her diabetic son wasn't allowed to prick his finger in school to test his blood sugar, and some days the nurse wasn't available, so Kari Christiansen would drive there every two hours to make sure he didn't suffer a serious reaction. Christiansen had to shuttle the then-kindergartner's blood-testing device back and forth from Westchester Primary School. It was banned from the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Study: Gender Gap Remains For Heart Attack Care

    Study: Gender Gap Remains For Heart Attack Care
    NEW YORK (AP) — Women hospitalized with heart attacks still don't get the treatment they need and are more likely to die than men if they suffer a massive heart attack, a new study of U.S. hospitals shows. Overall, women survive heart attacks about as well as men when they are under a hospital's care. But the study found that a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nothing to Sneeze at — Decoding the Common Cold

    Nothing to Sneeze at — Decoding the Common Cold
    WASHINGTON – Scientists have unraveled the genetic code of the common cold — all 99 known strains of it, to be exact. But don't expect the feat to lead to a cure for the sniffling any time soon. It turns out that rhinoviruses are even more complicated than researchers originally thought. In fact, the genetic blueprints showed that you can catch ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Does Cold Weather REALLY Make Arthritis Worse?

    Does Cold Weather REALLY Make Arthritis Worse?
    A common misconception about arthritis is that it is an inevitable part of ageing. In fact, while osteoarthritis (OA) - the most common form of the disease - does tend to affect older people, it is not caused by ageing and it does not affect everyone. And there are increasing numbers of younger sufferers. OA affects 8.5million people in the UK, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home

    In Pandemic, Some Health Workers Stay Home
    If there was a pandemic flu emergency, approximately one in six public health workers say they would not report to work, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said the online survey was conducted among 1,835 public health workers in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia from November 2006-December 2007. The analysis is based ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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