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45 min ago | SFGate
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.
5 hrs ago | TheBostonChannel.com
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.
9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
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.
13 hrs ago | KUT-FM Austin
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.
17 hrs ago | SFGate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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Aaron Bissell spent his infancy fighting for survival in the UMass Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now, 21 years later, "I'm well.
I have just spend 8 days in King's Mill Hospital and would like to assure readers of the excellent care I received as an inpatient. We are too often reminded of the limited resources and consequential shortcomings of the NHS but this wasn't my experience at all.
An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an India-born nurse who later took her life, donated $550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. "We do not assume, of course, that this donation or any amount of money could relieve the feelings of loss felt by Ms Saldanha's family.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:45 pm
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