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    "Babies" Movie Examines Prenatal Care Around the World

    "Babies" Movie Examines Prenatal Care Around the World
    NEW YORK, April 28- USNewswire - Babies, a new movie to be released by Focus Features across the country on Friday, May 7, Mother's Day weekend, simultaneously follows four babies around the world -- from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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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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    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence

    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence
    LOS ANGELES - The fertility doctor who Nadya Suleman claimed helped her conceive her brood of 14 has been formally accused of negligence and violation of professional guidelines by the California Medical Board. The state licensing body said Monday that Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava acted "beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician" by repeatedly providing fertility treatment to ...
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    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association

    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association
    Jan. 6--An early Christmas gift of $1,000 brightened spirits at the office of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. An envelope containing 10 new $100 bills came in the mail on Dec. 18, development director Jan Sullivan Dockter said. Mystery and excitement have surrounded the gift. Virginia Horner, administrative assistant, opened the hand-addressed envelope and found a note that read: ...
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    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick

    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick
    AUBURN -- The safe return of Nick, a 16-year-old blind and deaf dog named after St. Nicholas, is being heralded by its owners as a Christmas miracle. Owners Brian and Debra Hill say Nick, who is half teacup poodle and half Westie, wandered off Dec. 5 during a routine trip outside to answer nature's calling. When the shaggy gray canine hadn't ...
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    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue

    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
    Toddler Dafi Evans owes his life to nothing more than a blob of glue. Using a revolutionary technique hours after his birth, doctors used Histoacryl - similar to superglue - to plug a leak in his brain that would otherwise have killed him in a few days. He was suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, in which missing capillaries between arteries ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Twins Joined at Head Successfully Separated

    Twins Joined at Head Successfully Separated
    MELBOURNE, Australia — A team of 16 surgeons and nurses successfully concluded 25 hours of delicate surgery Tuesday to separate twin Bangladeshi girls who had been joined at their heads, sharing blood vessels and brain tissue. It is too early to know whether the two-year-old girls, Trishna and Krishna, suffered any brain damage during the marathon operation — an outcome doctors ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Baby Survives 11 Blood Transfusions Inside the Womb

    Baby Survives 11 Blood Transfusions Inside the Womb
    Miracle baby Jasmine Tanner needed 11 life-saving blood transfusions - while she was still in her mother's womb. Doctors repeatedly performed the intricate procedure after they discovered Jasmine's blood type was incompatible with that of her mother Melanie. The rare condition, called rhesus disease, was causing antibodies produced by Melanie, 34, to destroy her child's blood cells. Without intervention little Jasmine ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.

    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.
    FALL CITY, Wash. — Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000

    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000
    A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided. Sara Castle, 55, was thrown out of Appalachian Technical College in Jasper, Ga., after she blew the whistle on an instructor who wasn't providing students with sufficient clinical training time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Castle said she and the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Twittering Transplant Survivor Tackles Nursing School and Olympics

    Twittering Transplant Survivor Tackles Nursing School and Olympics
    Over 102,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant and a second chance at life; and a Slidell, Louisiana resident is making the most of his second chance. Kidney and pancreas recipient Nic Whitacre is training for the 2010 Transplant Olympics, twittering his progress, and furthering his education to become a Registered Nurse. Whitacre is hoping to offer a unique and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco

    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco
    TV's summer health would have been much less robust without Nurse Jackie. Granted, this fabulous Showtime series, which wraps up its first season tonight, hasn't been the hot months' only hot show. It has been an unusually crowded off-season slate, with three great returning dramas in True Blood, Rescue Me and Mad Men; the dependable lesser pleasures of The Closer, Burn ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers

    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers
    Doctors and nurses need their fruits and vegetables, too. A new farmers market opened last week to serve health care workers, medical students and visitors at the Washington University School of Medicine campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the Central West End. The school's Wellness Council came up with the idea, knowing that health care workers and students work long hours and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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