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Cops: Nurse Had Sex With Suicidal Patient

Samuel Lance Fristo is charged in Des Moines

(Newser) - Police arrested a nurse for allegedly having sex—and an ongoing sexual relationship—with a patient under his care after a suicide attempt, KCCI reports. Samuel Lance Fristo, 56, began having sex with the 55-year-old woman in December at Union Park Health Services in Des Moines, Iowa, police say. "... 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 »

Cops: Nurse Was Drunk During Emergency Surgery

Richard Pieri, 59, charged with DUI, reckless endangerment

(Newser) - Shortly before midnight on Feb. 4, Richard Pieri was called to the VA Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to assist with an emergency appendectomy. The problem: The 59-year-old nurse had forgotten he was on call and spent the night drinking four or five beers at a local casino, WNEP reports... More »

WWII Nurse Who Saved Hundreds of US Soldiers Dies

Augusta Chiwy: 'I would have done it for anyone'

(Newser) - Augusta Chiwy was an American heroine, though she hailed from abroad. Chiwy, a wartime nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers injured in the bloodiest battle of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, died Sunday near Brussels at age 94. Born in what is now... More »

Nurse Who Survived Ebola Is Suing Texas Hospital

'PR pawn' Nina Pham says hospital failed her

(Newser) - Nina Pham beat Ebola; now she's taking on the place where she caught it. Pham, who contracted the virus while caring for dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, tells the Dallas Morning News that she is suing the parent company of the hospital that... More »

Ebola Nurse Who Flew: I Wasn't Reckless

Amber Vinson says she followed all the rules in place

(Newser) - Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is well aware that she took a lot of flak for flying to Ohio before getting sick with Ebola. But she tells Matt Lauer at Today that she followed all the protocols in place from her superiors before taking the trip. "I'm not reckless,... More »

Happy Reunion: Dallas Nurse Gets Dog Back

Nina Pham and Bentley reunited for first time in weeks

(Newser) - Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of Ebola . So is her dog Bentley . And today, the two happily reunited for the first time since Oct. 12, when Pham had to be hospitalized, reports USA Today . As one tweet (with photo) observes, "He can't stop kissing Nina." Dallas... More »

Judge Orders Maine to Let Nurse Go Out

Kaci Hickox can be in public places, but still must submit to monitoring

(Newser) - Maine nurse Kaci Hickox won some freedom today: A judge ruled that she can go out in public, though she still must submit to regular health checks, reports the Bangor Daily News . District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere decided that the state, which wants her to stay home for the... More »

Maine Asks Courts to Make Nurse Stay Home

Kaci Hickox objects to 21-day quarantine over Ebola worries

(Newser) - A showdown looms in Maine over the murky question of whether the state can force a nurse to stay home over Ebola fears. The state was filing for a court order to require Kaci Hickox to remain in quarantine, reports CNN . Hickox, who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa... More »

Dad's Birthday Gift Makes Teen a Multimillionaire

19-year-old's father handed her 2 lottery tickets and she won $4M

(Newser) - When 19-year-old Deisi Ocampo's father handed her two $20 Illinois Lottery tickets last week, his wish was a simple "Happy birthday." Happy birthday, indeed. One of the two $100 Million Money Mania scratch cards was soon found to be worth $4 million. "It turned out to... More »

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Free of Ebola

She is out of the hospital and headed home

(Newser) - A dose of good news on Ebola to counter the bad in New York City : Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of the virus, reports WUSA-TV . The 29-year-old was released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where she had been in isolation. Pham herself appeared at... More »

Amber Vinson's Family Says She's Free of Ebola

Hospital or CDC has yet to confirm

(Newser) - Amber Vinson's family has what appears to be great news for all those Ohioans who came into contact with the Dallas nurse : She is free of the disease. So says a family statement asserting that "as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for... More »

Spain: Nurse Wins Battle With Ebola

Blood test shows no signs of virus in Teresa Romero

(Newser) - An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said today. Teresa Romero, 44, is the first person known to have contracted the disease outside West Africa... More »

CDC May Use Do-Not-Fly List for Ebola

Dallas reporter says agency is developing one

(Newser) - CDC officials weren't pleased that a nurse who cared for an Ebola patient in Texas hopped on a commercial airliner, only to get sick herself soon after. They promised to prevent that from happening again, but how? "CDC tells me there is a 'do not board list,... More »

CDC: 2nd Nurse With Ebola Shouldn't Have Flown

Obama cancels fundraising trip to talk Ebola

(Newser) - The CDC isn't happy that the second nurse to have contracted Ebola in Texas decided to get on a plane . "She should not have traveled on a commercial airline," says CDC chief Thomas Frieden, as quoted by NBC News . He said the woman had "extensive contact"... More »

Officials: Nurse Killed 38 Patients Who 'Annoyed' Her

Daniela Poggiali, 42, is described as 'cold, polished'

(Newser) - Italian police have arrested a nurse who possibly killed up to 38 patients because they or their families "annoyed" her, officials say. Daniela Poggiali, 42, was arrested Friday in connection with 11 patient deaths and had already been under suspicion of killing another in April, the New York Post... More »

Spain Mystified as to How Nurse Contracted Ebola

She had only entered patient's room twice

(Newser) - How did a Spanish nurse get the first case of Ebola contracted outside West Africa? Though she treated a priest who was suffering from the virus, she only entered his room twice, Spain's public health head says—once to change the patient's diaper, and once after he had... More »

Nurse to Raise Son of Dying Single Mom

Mother made unusual request in hospital room

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman diagnosed with terminal liver cancer had a second, awful problem to deal with: The single mom had nobody to take care of her 8-year-old son upon her death. But as WHTM of Harrisburg reports, salvation appeared in the form of her nurse. Tricia Somers, 45, had struck... More »

Lawsuit: Female Nurse Had Sex With Medicated Patient

Man says he was awaiting heart transplant surgery at the time

(Newser) - A man who was in the ICU on medication and awaiting a heart transplant says a nurse came into his room and had sex with him against his wishes, reports CBS Chicago . A lawsuit filed by the man and his wife says the incident, "including intercourse," took place... More »

Nurse Killed Protecting Patients From Knifeman

Texas medical center mourns devoted colleague

(Newser) - A Texas nurse's final act was to protect her patients as a knifeman ran amok at a medical center. Gail Sandidge went to help when she heard screams at Longview's Good Shepherd Medical Center, located about 120 miles southeast of Dallas. She was fatally stabbed in the chest... More »

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