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    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox

    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox
    WASHINGTON – Health officials warned doctors and patients Thursday about potentially deadly risks of using the anti-wrinkle drug Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses to treat certain types of muscle spasms. The Food and Drug Administration said Botox and two other injections carry risks of rare botulism symptoms, particularly when given to children to help relax uncontrollable muscle movements. While ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Colorado Springs Man Coughs Up Inch-Long Nail

    Colorado Springs Man Coughs Up Inch-Long Nail
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Prax Sanchez says he doesn't recall any serious hammer-and-nail mishaps in his past. Yet doctors administering an MRI on the 72-year-old Colorado man last month abruptly stopped the exam to tell him there seemed to be something metallic in his face. Right after the MRI, Sanchez coughed up an inch-long nail. His doctor, Jamieson Kennedy, told television ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Woman Has Kidney Removed Through Her Belly Button

    Woman Has Kidney Removed Through Her Belly Button
    A British patient has become the first in Europe to undergo a revolutionary procedure to remove an organ through a single tiny incision in the belly button. Nurse Susie White, 30, had a kidney removed using the technique – known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) – and has been left with no visible scars. Doctors made a hole less than ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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: ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Octuplet Mother Used Inheritance to Pay for In Vitro Procedures

    Octuplet Mother Used Inheritance to Pay for In Vitro Procedures
    LA HABRA, Calif. – Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she used money from an inheritance and overtime wages from her job as a psychiatric technician to pay for her early fertilization procedures. Suleman told celebrity magazine Life & Style Weekly she spent at least $24,000 on the in vitro fertilization procedures that led to her first four babies. She said she ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Babies Switched at Birth Meet 56 Years Later

    Babies Switched at Birth Meet 56 Years Later
    HEPPNER, Ore. – On a spring day in 1953, two baby girls were born at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in eastern Oregon. They grew up happily, got married, had kids of their own and became grandparents. Then last summer their lives were turned upside down. Kay Rene Reed Qualls found out that she and DeeAnn Angell Shafer were switched at birth. ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    FDA Takes Issue with Cheerios

    FDA Takes Issue with Cheerios
    WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are scolding the maker of Cheerios, saying it made inappropriate claims about the popular cereal's ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration says in a warning letter to General Mills that language on the Cheerios box suggests the cereal is designed to prevent or treat heart disease. Regulators say that only ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Free Lipitor, Viagra, Other Drugs for Jobless

    Free Lipitor, Viagra, Other Drugs for Jobless
    TRENTON, N.J. – Pfizer Inc. says it will provide 70 of its most widely prescribed prescription drugs — including Lipitor and Viagra — for free to people who have lost their jobs and health insurance. The world's biggest drugmaker said Thursday it will give away the medicines for up to a year to Americans who lost jobs since Jan. 1 and ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons

    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons
    One of Torrance Memorial Medical Center's most recent arrivals weighs a little more than 7 pounds, measures 21 inches long, and cries, whimpers and wails with the best of them. But this baby - named Simantha - is packed with wires and a computer, and cost $35,000 to deliver. The bouncing baby robot is the latest addition to the facility's Clinical ...
    Published over 9 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 over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Insemination Fight Ends in Wife's Arrest

    PITTSFIELD — A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations in Central Berkshire ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    NursingLink Blog

    NursingLink features the postings of several active nurse bloggers. These bloggers vary in age and level of nursing experience in an attempt to cover all areas of the nursing profession. If you would like to share any of your own blog postings to be featured, please submit them here. h4. Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories by _ERNursey_ I was ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery

    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery. The twins were joined at the chest, and the separation process involved their livers and other tissue. Doctors have said the girls have a good chance at survival because they have separate hearts and shared no major blood ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant

    Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant
    DALLAS – A 7-year-old girl received a new heart Monday, more than eight months after she and her older sister were put on the transplant list because of the same rare ailment. Their mother said Shayde Smith is relieved now that her sister Emily has received a transplant. "She's still nervous about it, but she said that now that Emily's made ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Formerly Conjoined Twins Remain in Critical Condition

    Formerly Conjoined Twins Remain in Critical Condition
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Twin girls remain in critical condition following surgery to separate the formerly conjoined infants. The twins were separated on Monday by surgeons at Children's Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center during an operation that lasted a little more than three hours. Preslee Faith Wells and Kylee Hope Wells had been joined at the chest since they ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Urban Legends From Our RN Friends

    Urban Legends From Our RN Friends
    As part of my unending mission to find amusing nursing stories, I recently received an email from Melanie Herson telling a funny nursing story… About a someone who…”was doing a shift with a student nurse, and looking after a patient on complete bed rest. The student nurse took this word for word & when the patient needed a commode she heaved ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection

    Miss World Finalist Has Hands and Feet Amputated After Suffering From Rare Blood Infection
    CNN.com is reporting that 20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi is fighting for her life after having her hands and feet amputated after suffering from septicimea, a blood infection that limited the supply of oxygen to her extremities. Bridi was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones, but when her condition worsened she returned to the hospital where doctors determined she was suffering from ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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