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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

Element Care is New Name for Elder Service Plan of the North Shore

Element Care, formerly the Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, has unveiled a new name, logo, tagline, website and promotional materials to support its evolution and geographic growth. The new brand identity reflects the simple mission of Element Care, a non-profit that serves Hamilton and Wenham and says it is committed to helping people live safely and comfortably in their homes and communities for as long as they are able and keeping the length of their stays in hospitals and nursing facilities to a minimum.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Hamilton, MA, Wenham, MA, Medicine

6 hrs ago | Canada.com

Ottawa sets up expert panel to explore, advise on health-care innovation

An expert panel set up by the federal government has embarked on a national consultation process to explore health-care innovation possibilities. The eight-member group has been asked to recommend ways in which the federal government could better support innovation that strengthens the health-care system and improves care for patients.

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10 hrs ago | Ipswich Evening Star

Suffolk/Essex: Royal College of Nursing warns district nursing...

Suffolk health organisations have disputed claims that nearly half the county's district nursing is carried out by unregistered healthcare assistants amid warnings of a "watering down" of the service's skill mix. The Royal College of Nursing's district nursing statistics for East Anglia highlight an increasing reliance on less qualified staff, citing cost saving challenges as a possible explanation.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

SFGate

Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Medicine

TheBostonChannel.com

Nursing student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

Andrea Jaime was at Georgetown University to study nursing, hoping to make a difference in the lives of the sick and the ailing. But before she could graduate as a nurse, she became a patient.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Georgetown University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Brandon Sun

Unions launch court challenge against Nova Scotia law that ended nurses strike

A group of unions has banded together to launch a legal challenge against a Nova Scotia law that ended a strike by 2,400 nurses in Halifax in April. The statement of claim filed Friday in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court alleges the law contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international law by interfering with the right to strike by health and community services employees.

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KUT-FM Austin

Texas Fails In Nursing Home Care, Prompting a Push for Change

Texas is the worst state in the nation when it comes to nursing home quality, according to a new report from a national advocacy group - Families for Better Care. The group has ranked Texas last for the second year in a row, so Texas lawmakers have been discussing what to do to change this when they return to Austin in January.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Medicine, Austin, TX

SFGate

Medical charity: Time running out to stop Ebola

International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act. Public health experts and the governments of West African countries buckling under the pressure of the disease have criticized the international response as too slow.

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Oxford Times

The John Radcliffe Hospital

Finance director Mark Mansfield, above, warned Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust was in a "very volatile position" after it was revealed spending on bank and agency staff has risen 38 per cent. About half its entire contigency budget has been spent in the first four months of the financial year, mostly on more expensive agency staff, he said.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Caregivers of family members newly diagnosed with mental illness at risk for anxiety

Researchers who studied the emotional distress of caring for a family member diagnosed with a mental illness, found anxiety is high for the primary caregiver at the initial diagnosis or early in the course of the illness, and decreases over time. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing, who studied the emotional distress of caring for a family member diagnosed with a mental illness, found anxiety is high for the primary caregiver at the initial diagnosis or early in the course of the illness and decreases over time.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Anxiety, Health, Case Western Reserve University

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Nursing all in the family

Victor Posada was the first in the Posada family to study nursing at Tyler Junior College, followed by his sister, Elizabeth, and brother, Daniel. "He initiated the path into nursing," said Elizabeth, his sister, who was impressed by his compassion and being able to take care of patients.

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Clacton and Frinton Gazette

Families unite for special party with nurses

About 120 babies and toddlers, including six pairs of twins and a set of triplets, got together in Great Bentley village hall last week. The event was for babies who spent at least a week on the neonatal unit over the last 12 months.

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Clitheroe Advertiser and Times

Student nurses choose to work in East Lancs hospitals

There has been a rise in the number of student nurses choosing to stay and work in Burnley and Blackburn hospitals. This year has seen an increase in the number of nurses choosing to stay and work with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust following graduation, meaning fewer agency nurses are needed.

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The Chronicle-Telegram

10 Things to Know, Monday, Sept. 15

France's president says there's "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. AP's Dan Perry finds that much of the problem lies in the region's Sunni-Shiite divide, which outsiders tend to underestimate repeatedly.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Medicine, Idea Factory, -8, Video Games

WALB-TV Albany

10 things to know for Monday

14, 2014. . Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.

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Daily Journal

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greenwich Citizen

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Vail Daily News

Proposed Eagle senior care facility meets $4.4M goal

Castle Peak Senior Care Community - the 64-bed skilled nursing and assisted living senior care facility proposed in Eagle - has met its $4.4 million fundraising goal. Augustana Care, a Minnesota based nonprofit organization that owns and manages 23 senior care projects, is partnering with Eagle County to build the Castle Peak Senior Care Community.

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Related Topix: Eagle, CO, Medicine, Eagle County, CO, Non-Profit, Vail, CO, Avon, CO

AME Info

Expert warns: LTE networks' face massive BYOD security threat'

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

UMass Memorial Neonatal unit turns 40

Aaron Bissell spent his infancy fighting for survival in the UMass Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now, 21 years later, "I'm well.

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