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Nurse Realizes She Works With Doc She Once Helped Save

He was once a preemie, and she was among his caregivers

(Newser) - A neonatal intensive care nurse in California recently realized a fresh-faced pediatric neurology resident she's working alongside was once one of her patients. Per the Mercury News , Vilma Wong said she asked Dr. Brandon Seminatore his name when he began working on her team. "I then got very... More »

16 Nurses at Same Hospital Are All Pregnant

Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, celebrates weird timing

(Newser) - A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant, the AP reports. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they... More »

One State Now Lets School Nurses Give Medical Pot

New law in Colorado allows non-smokable marijuana for qualifying children

(Newser) - In a move High Times says puts Colorado "ahead of the curve" once more on the cannabis front, Gov. John Hickenlooper has OKed a law that lets school nurses administer medical marijuana to students. The Denver Post reports House Bill 1286 allows a school nurse to give non-smokable medical... More »

Nurse Who Saved Up for Clinic Loses $41,377 to US Customs

The agency will only return the money if she agrees not to sue; she's suing

(Newser) - Anthonia Nwaorie is in the middle of a custody battle—for her money, reports the Washington Post . The 59-year-old registered nurse and US citizen from Katy, Texas, had saved up for years in order to open a clinic in Nigeria that would provide free medical care. In October, she carefully... More »

Doctors Plead for Pay Raises to Stop Before It's Too Late

Hard-working nurses deserve it more, they say

(Newser) - Many doctors in Quebec are upset about pay raises—that is, about having them at all. With nurses complaining about their workload, nearly 740 doctors, medical students, and residents in the Canadian province are petitioning to reject pay raises and have the money given to nurses, the New York Times... More »

ER Nurse Eyerolls Her Way Through Flu Rant in Video

Some say her message is 'condescending,' but she says she just wants to keep folks healthy and safe

(Newser) - It's been a tough flu season so far, which is bringing out some tough love from health care professionals. In Florida, that comes in the form of Katherine Lockler, an ER nurse in Escambia County who put out a "polarizing," finger-wagging video about flu season that has... More »

Report: HHS to Offer 'Conscience Protections' for Medical Staff

Official announcement expected Thursday on agency's new moral and 'religious liberty' rules

(Newser) - A planned Health and Human Services initiative would offer "conscience protections" for medical workers, and women's and LGBT rights advocates are teaming up with doctors' groups to push back against it before it's even announced. It appears a new civil rights division within the HHS would offer... More »

Doctors Told Them to Take Their Babies Home. They Can't

Inside the struggle to find and pay for at-home care for kids with extreme heath-care needs

(Newser) - Sheltaya Williams' daughter was admitted to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Aug. 22 and found to have clots that demanded surgery. The 6-week-old, who was born with heart defects, was left with a tracheostomy and on a ventilator. In March, doctors decided little Brooklyn Mallard could go... More »

Passenger Saved From 'Brink of Death' by Nurse Scared to Fly

Morgan Anderson and her mom, also a nurse, handled a medical emergency midflight

(Newser) - A man on the "brink of death" on a Delta flight has two nurses to thank for saving him—one who overcame her fear of being in the air to concentrate on helping him. The Citizen Times reports that Morgan Anderson, 26, and her mom, Rose Anderson, 57, were... More »

5 Nurses Suspended for Peeping at Dead Man's Privates

They started looking before he was deceased

(Newser) - A man's genitals were apparently so impressive that even his death didn't stop nurses from taking a peek. A rep at Denver Health Medical Center says five nurses were suspended for three weeks after a police report revealed they repeatedly viewed a patient's genitals over several days... More »

Nurse Had 'Laughing Feeling' After Killing Elderly Patients

Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty Thursday to killing 8 seniors

(Newser) - Elizabeth Wettlaufer says she would get a "red surge" right before killing a nursing home resident with a lethal dose of insulin; afterward she would have a "laughing feeling." The 49-year-old former nurse pleaded guilty Thursday to 14 charges, including first-degree murder, in what the New York ... More »

Texas Nurse May Have Killed as Many as 60 Kids

Genene Jones is currently in prison for a single murder

(Newser) - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. Genene Jones, 66, is... More »

Hospitals, Doctors Slam GOP Health Bill

Meanwhile, measure clears House Ways and Means Committee in 23-16 vote

(Newser) - The GOP's replacement plan for ObamaCare isn't getting a universal thumbs-up , but it cleared one of its first hurdles early Thursday, the Hill reports. In a session that lasted more than 16 hours and went past 4am, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the measure in a... More »

The Dream Is Dead: Swedes' 6-Hour Workday Didn’t Work

Gothenburg ends its 2-year experiment

(Newser) - Think happier, healthier lives are worth any amount of money? The Swedes aren't so sure. Two years after adopting a six-hour workday , the Swedish city of Gothenburg says it will end the experiment over cost concerns, though it appeared to make workers happier and more productive. Indeed, in the... More »

Nurse Loses License for Taking Penis Pics of Patient

She took photos of unconscious patients without their knowledge

(Newser) - A New York nurse who took photos and videos of patients' private parts has surrendered her license. Kristen Johnson, 27, was arrested in May after an investigation found she took photos of an unconscious patient's penis and sent them to co-workers at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, reports the... More »

Burned Baby, Nurse Reunite After 38 Years

'I never thought this day would come'

(Newser) - In 1977, 3-month-old Amanda Scarpinati was horribly burned when she rolled onto a boiling water vaporizer, the AP reports. But that incident left her with more than scars and years of reconstructive surgeries. Over the next four decades, Scarpinati would get strength by turning to a set of black-and-white photographs... More »

The View's Nurse Diss Ends Up Costing It Money

Johnson & Johnson, Eggland's Best didn't appreciate co-hosts' comments

(Newser) - One advertiser on The View has "paused" its ads and another has yanked them entirely after controversial remarks about a Miss America contestant made by co-hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins, CNNMoney reports. Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best reacted to Monday's segment about Miss Colorado Kelley... More »

Swedes' Trial With 6-Hour Workday Getting Thumbs-Up

There are expenses involved, but workers seem happier, more productive

(Newser) - Full-time workers in the US spend an average of 47 hours a week punched in for a paycheck, according to Gallup data cited by Quartz , keeping pace with the current trend to work harder and longer. But a retirement home in Sweden has been reaping positive results from an experiment... More »

The View Disses Nurses, One Responds Perfectly

Hosts mocked Miss Colorado's monologue describing life as a nurse

(Newser) - Miss Georgia's singing talent may have helped her win the Miss America crown , but it was Miss Colorado who made waves with her monologue about being a nurse. Kelley Johnson, who ended as second runner-up, appeared on stage in nurse's scrubs and spoke about caring for Alzheimer's... More »

7 Nurses Indicted in Broken Finger Gone Horribly Wrong

If gangrene, amputation don't sound like good results, NJ agrees with you

(Newser) - Seven former New Jersey nurses have been charged with criminal neglect in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly. An indictment issued last month said seven Vineland Developmental Center nurses failed to aid the "physical or mental health"... More »

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