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    Report: 35 Million-Plus Worldwide Have Dementia

    Report: 35 Million-Plus Worldwide Have Dementia
    WASHINGTON - More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness - and it's an ominous forecast as the population grays. The new count is about 10 percent higher than what scientists had predicted just a few years ago, because earlier ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?

    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?
    When Mandy Mancini went into labor three years ago she expected to come home from the hospital with a healthy baby girl. She left with a heavy heart and empty arms. Her daughter Seneca was stillborn, leaving Mancini with only a scrapbook of memories, a plaster mold of her tiny feet, a commissioned portrait and pictures of a baby frozen in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    'New' Type of Breast Cancer Stops Women in Their Tracks

    'New' Type of Breast Cancer Stops Women in Their Tracks
    When a mammogram detected a lump in Barbara Laufer's breast, the fear was paralyzing. "You think you're going to die," says Laufer, 40, of Burbank, Calif. Laufer was diagnosed with a perplexing condition called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, a growth of malignant cells inside the milk ducts of the breast. Though some doctors describe the condition to patients as ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital

    Health Officials Practice With Portable Hospital
    The next time a large-scale disaster strikes, emergency responders will be able to treat hundreds of injured people at the scene by emptying a couple of tow-behind trailers. Local responders on Tuesday got their first look at a portable hospital system that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has placed in Crawford County for use throughout the region. The system was set ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Waiting Isn't ER Patients' Top Issue

    Waiting Isn't ER Patients' Top Issue
    In what might be a counterintuitive take on crowded emergency rooms, patients say the time spent waiting is not their top concern, according to a customer satisfaction survey last year of 1.4 million patients. Though decreasing the length of the visit would improve overall customer satisfaction, the report says, patients' top priorities are how well they were kept informed about delays, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sperm Donor Passed On Sudden Death Heart Defect

    Sperm Donor Passed On Sudden Death Heart Defect
    CHICAGO - A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death, the report says. It's the second documented instance of a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients

    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients
    CHICAGO - No news isn't necessarily good news for patients waiting for the results of medical tests. The first study of its kind finds doctors failed to inform patients of abnormal cancer screenings and other test results 1 out of 14 times. The failure rate was higher at some doctors' offices, as high as 26 percent at one office. Few medical ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients

    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients
    A Cape Cod Hospital nurse told state legislators yesterday that the obesity epidemic is hurting American nurses -- particularly in the neck, shoulders and back. Speaking at a hearing on the proposed The Safe Patient Handling Act, registered nurse Beth Piknick said she developed a "never-ending back spasm" after 25 years of heaving lifting on the job. Heavier patients mean nurses ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Uninsured People Should Call Now to Register for Free Health Clinic in New Orleans

    Uninsured People Should Call Now to Register for Free Health Clinic in New Orleans
    Uninsured residents of Louisiana who want to attend a free health clinic in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 14, should call 877-233-5159 toll-free as soon as possible to schedule appointments. About 400 doctors and other medical providers and 700 other volunteers are expected to participate in the C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center sponsored ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Profile: Registered Nurse

    Job Profile: Registered Nurse
    Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition Significant Points Nature of the Work Working Conditions Employment Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Significant Points • Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.4 million jobs. • About three out of five jobs are in hospitals. • The three major educational ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative

    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid. Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training

    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training
    July 20 - Megan Brown of the Washington County Lifesaving Crew wedged herself into the floorboard of a sidewise pickup in the Virginia Highlands Community College parking lot and smeared fake blood on her face. She's getting ready for a femur fracture and a head injury and in about half an hour. In front of the two dozen Nursing Workforce Diversity ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth

    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With a caretaker holding his hand, a Belgian man who was diagnosed as comatose for 23 years typed out a message Tuesday that he felt reborn after decades of loneliness and frustration. A leading bioethicist, however, expressed skepticism that the man was truly communicating on his own. Car-crash victim Rom Houben was diagnosed as being in a vegetative ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    State Nurses Garner Support for Mental Health Funding

    State Nurses Garner Support for Mental Health Funding
    EBENSBURG -- Nurses at the Ebensburg Center held up signs and handed out leaflets along Route 22 in protest of possible funding cuts for mental health and mental retardation facilities because of the state's budget crisis. The demonstration Tuesday was part of a statewide effort by nurses at state hospitals and mental retardation centers to retain funding they say is necessary ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth

    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth
    CHICAGO — Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. The experimental, scar-free procedure creates a narrow passage that slows the food as it moves from the upper stomach into the lower stomach, helping patients feel ...
    Published about 7 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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

    Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream
    BALTIMORE — At one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. Another woman rubs a quartz bowl with a wand, making tunes that mix with the beeping monitors and hissing respirator keeping the man alive. They are doing Reiki therapy, which claims to heal through invisible ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment

    Rare Form of Diabetes Leads to Injection Free Treatment
    Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment. Since her breakthrough, 70 other children and several adults in the U.S. also have been able to switch from insulin shots to oral medication. And last month, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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