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    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman

    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman
    BERLIN – A German doctor said Friday that surgeons have successfully removed a 40-pound (18 kilogram) malignant bone tumor from a Saudi Arabian woman. Dr. Heinz Zurbruegg, a surgeon at the private Capital Health clinic in Berlin, said the 35-year-old had only a few weeks to live when she arrived in Germany for care in September. But he said that after ...
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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 ...
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    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix

    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix
    SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A state investigative report said a surgeon performed an appendectomy on the same patient twice after he mistakenly removed a piece of fatty tissue instead the first time. The Star Tribune reported that the surgeon realized his mistake two days after the first operation after a hospital pathologist reported what was removed was "not an appendix." [widget:newsarticleoffbeat] The ...
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    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients

    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients
    TORONTO - A Statistics Canada study suggests that one-third of nurses working in hospitals or long-term care facilities were physically abused by patients in a one-year period. It's the first national survey of its kind, involving questionnaires that were filled in by 12,200 nurses across the country in 2005. Forty-seven per cent of the nurses reported they had been emotionally abused ...
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    Male Nurses Assaulted More Than Female

    Male Nurses Assaulted More Than Female
    Male nurses in Canadian hospitals and nursing homes in 2005 were much more likely to be physically assaulted by a patient than female nurses, officials said. Statistics Canada reported 46 percent of male nurses said they had been physically assaulted by a patient in the previous year, compared with 34 percent of female nurses. The report also indicated 55 percent of ...
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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 ...
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    A Doctor's 'Soul' is Tormented By Medical Errors

    A Doctor's 'Soul' is Tormented By Medical Errors
    For his new book, The Soul of Medicine, author Sherwin Nuland asked doctors to tell him about their most memorable patients. Rather than tout the medical conundrums they've solved or the lives they've saved, some shared tales about patients whom lay readers might think they'd most like to forget: There's the elderly Holocaust survivor who reluctantly agrees to have surgery for ...
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    Last of Octuplets Released from SoCal Hospital

    Last of Octuplets Released from SoCal Hospital
    LOS ANGELES – Nadya Suleman has all her babies home. The last of the world's longest surviving set of octuplets was released from a hospital in suburban Los Angeles Monday night after spending more than two months in the neonatal intensive care unit. Jonah, the smallest of the octuplets who were born nine weeks premature on Jan. 26, has gone home ...
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    Baby Born from 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm

    Baby Born from 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 13 (UPI) -- The birth of a baby conceived from sperm frozen for 21 years may tie the world record for the longest-frozen, viable sperm, U.S. fertility specialists say. Thirty-eight-year-old Chris Biblis of Charlotte, N.C., was treated for leukemia from age 13-18. In 1987, at age 16, his family encouraged him to freeze his sperm, even though there ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers

    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers
    When Matthew Jones decided to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Michigan father of five had no idea he'd be starting a lifesaving, "pay it forward" chain. His kidney donation to a Phoenix woman in 2007 set off a long-running organ swap that resulted in 10 sick people getting new kidneys over a year. It hasn't ended yet. This chain ...
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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 ...
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    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins
    MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder's babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported. "I'm so excited," Reinfelder said after the twins were born. "I couldn't sleep at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home

    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home
    WINDSOR, Ontario - Managers of an Ontario nursing home say they are bringing in exterminators to snuff out an infestation of bedbugs. The Windsor Star said Tuesday that the bugs forced residents out of five rooms on three different floors at the Windsor Place Vera-Care facility downtown. "Just the idea makes your skin crawl," said a spokeswoman for parent company Revera ...
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    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital

    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital
    Successful separation of twins, conjoined from the breastbone to the groin, has occurred only 20 times in the world and never before at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. But in December, a team of 50 doctors and nurses from Children's -- including general and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and experts in plastic surgery, urology and organ systems -- separated 2-year-old twins ...
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    Moms Offer Sober Reality Check on Multiple Births

    Moms Offer Sober Reality Check on Multiple Births
    CHICAGO – Nadya Suleman's daunting future of raising octuplets into adulthood may best be understood by the exhausted but proud parents of other multiples and the researchers who study them. And if there's anyone who could give Suleman some frank advice, it's a mom with five toddlers. "There's a lot of hype for the first few months and everybody is interested ...
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    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.

    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado, and authorities say the patient — who contracted the rare illness while traveling in Uganda — has since recovered. The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans. Centers for Disease ...
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