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    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony

    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony
    A former prison nurse whose career may be in jeopardy over her relationship with a jailed murderer has married him in an intimate ceremony at Maghaberry Prison. Kathryn McClelland and glue-sniffing killer Paul Johnston (26) walked down the aisle in front of about half a dozen guests in the Co Antrim jail’s chapel last week. Johnston and his brother Stephen are ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hospital Patients Getting Drunk on Gels

    Hospital Patients Getting Drunk on Gels
    LICHFIELD, England - Some patients in British hospitals have been using alcohol hand gels to get intoxicated, the National Health Service says. The health agency has issued an official patient safety alert to hospitals and clinics throughout Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday. The gels have been used in patient care for more than four years. Reported thefts of the alcohol ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Medical Professionals Work to Integrate Tribal Beliefs

    Medical Professionals Work to Integrate Tribal Beliefs
    For most of last year, Carol Whiteman made weekly and then daily trips from her home on the Crow Indian Reservation to Billings Clinic for cancer treatment. Her doctors tell her that surgery, chemotherapy and radiation eliminated the tumor that was growing in her breast. Whiteman, 61, thinks they are partly right. She is certain that the traditional Crow ceremonies performed ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k

    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k
    NEW YORK – In 2005, a rebellious and sporadically employed Israeli man flew to New York to give up a kidney to save an American businessman. For that, he says he was paid $20,000, which appeared in a brown envelope on his hospital bed after the operation. That payoff would be illegal. But the kidney donor, 39-year-old Nick Rosen of Tel ...
    Published about 9 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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Princess Receives Honorary PhD in Nursing

    Princess Receives Honorary PhD in Nursing
    AMMAN -- HRH Princess Muna on Thursday received an honorary PhD in nursing from the University of Jordan (UJ) in recognition of her efforts to upgrade the profession. "This is a moment to confirm my commitment to my valued mission in the service of our people and the support to nursing nationally, regionally and globally," Princess Muna said in her address ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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. ...
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores

    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores
    CHICAGO – Children on medicine for attention deficit disorder scored higher on academic tests than their unmedicated peers in the first large, long-term study suggesting this kind of benefit from the widely used drugs. The nationally representative study involved nearly 600 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder followed from kindergarten through fifth grade. Children's scores on several standardized math and reading ...
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Cancer Drug Removes Man's Fingerprints

    Cancer Drug Removes Man's Fingerprints
    A Singapore oncologist advises cancer patients treated with the drug capecitabine to carry a doctor's letter on the treatment if they have U.S travel plans. Dr. Eng-Huat Tan of the National Cancer Centre in Singapore, said the head and neck cancer of his 62-year-old patient had spread, but the cancer responded well to chemotherapy. To help prevent a recurrence of the ...
    Published over 9 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 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Oldest Man in the US Dies at 112

    Oldest Man in the US Dies at 112
    SAN FRANCISCO – George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Sacramento, his son, Anthony Francis, said Sunday. "He lived four years in the 19th century, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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