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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain

    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain
    Hospital stays are generally considered uncomfortable at best, so nurses at Memorial Hospital in Belleville are working to help alleviate some of the pain. The hospital recently started a pain resource nurse program, which offers nurses extra training in pain management to help their patients become as comfortable as possible. Nurses attend a three-day training session at Northwestern University in Chicago ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Non-Profit Nursing Homes Give Better Care

    Non-Profit Nursing Homes Give Better Care
    After reviewing 82 studies, Canadian researchers say non-profit nursing homes give better care. The findings of the meta-analysis for thousands of mostly U.S.and some Canadian and Taiwanese nursing homes are published in the British Medical Journal. The studies of mostly U.S. nursing homes, but also some Canadian and Taiwanese nursing homes gauged care using measures such as the need for physical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Ready to Give Shots

    Nurses Ready to Give Shots
    Edgecombe County Health Department Director Karen Lachapelle updated her Board of Directors Tuesday on the county's H1N1 (swine) flu plans for this fall at the board's meeting in Tarboro. The health director said that so far, nurse practitioners in the county have given their support to volunteer with vaccinations as they're needed. Out of 47 nurses approached by the health department ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses' 'Vacation' a Mission of Mercy

    Nurses' 'Vacation' a Mission of Mercy
    Hawaii never crossed their minds, the women say. Italy, Spain or any of the popular vacation spots in the world didn't either. It was Bolivia where the oncology nurses were going to take their two-week "summer vacation" this year. Bolivia was where they were needed most. Young women were dying of breast and cervical cancer at an alarming rate in the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sheriff Needs Relief With Jail Medications

    Sheriff Needs Relief With Jail Medications
    Nearly half of the inmates at the Houston County Jail are on medications, with some of them taking up to 10 drugs a day. The load -- and the consistently full house at the jail -- has led Sheriff Andy Hughes to ask the county commission to increase the hours of the jail pharmacist from 20 hours a month to 20 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Prescription Dispenser Works Like an ATM, Speeds Process, Clinic Says

    Prescription Dispenser Works Like an ATM, Speeds Process, Clinic Says
    While the Urgent Care clinic claims to provide fast and affordable health care for non-emergency medical needs, the McAlester facility can now claim to be on the cutting edge when it comes to doling out prescription drugs. Say hello to InstyMeds. InstyMeds is a fully automated ATM-style machine that dispenses prescription medications directly to patients immediately before leaving the office. The ...
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    Seniors, Aides Protest Planned Cuts to Medicaid

    Seniors, Aides Protest Planned Cuts to Medicaid
    Margaret Bryant would rather die than live in a nursing home. For more than a decade, the 67-year old spitfire has lived in her own quarters in an apartment center for senior citizens on Arlington Avenue. She is independent but not alone. Four times a week for three hours at a time, a home health aide comes to assist her -- ...
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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 ...
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 5 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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