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Nurse refuses to perform CPR despite 911 dispatcher's plea
View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com. An elderly woman being cared for at a California retirement facility died following the refusal of a nurse at the facility to perform CPR on the woman after she collapsed, authorities said. When Lorraine Bayless, an ...

OUR OPINION: Iowa joins top 10 healthiest states
Iowa has gotten validation that its efforts to be the healthiest state in the nation are on the right track. On Thursday, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released its annual ranking of states. Iowa made a healthy climb on the index, moving up to 9th place ...

The Final Year Of Mayor Bloomberg's Term Is Poised To Be The Most Dangerous
In his State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “We have unfinished business and only 320 days to complete it.” If you believe in personal freedom and personal responsibility, the remainder of Bloomberg's term is a frighteningly ...

Mysterious salmonella scare leads to Easter candy egg recall
It remains unclear how a series of test conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) led to the scare, but Zachary Confections has now released a statement saying its chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs do not contain traces of salmonella ...

Elderly Woman Dies after Nurse Refuses to Administer CPR
Tracey Halvorson, the fire dispatcher in Bakersfield, California pleaded with someone on the other end of the 911 line. The dispatcher pleaded with the woman to begin CPR on a woman who was hardly breathing. Halverson said is anyone there willing to ...

US Health Care Is Even More Broken Than We Thought
The cover story of last week's Time magazine wasn't the usual fare, such as “Marco Rubio: Savior of the Republican Party.” “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” is a serious, exhaustively reported piece about the scam the U.S. health-care system has ...

FDA Reports Calcitonin, a Hormone Found in Salmon, Poses Cancer Risk in ...
FDA Reports Calcitonin, a Hormone Found in Salmon, Poses Cancer Risk in ...

Senior facility defends nurse who wouldn't perform CPR on resident
The executive director of a senior living facility in Bakersfield defended its policies that apparently prohibited a nurse last week from giving CPR to an elderly woman who was said to be barely breathing and later died. “In the event of a health emergency at this ...

Gun control stampede misguided: Column
A more effective approach is the one Virginia took after the Virginia Tech massacre. earley miller gun control. A memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., in December. (Photo: David Goldman, AP) ...

Your $100 billion health tax thanks to Obamacare
WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2013 - You are going to pay more, much more for healthcare thanks to the new ObamaCare soon to roll out across America. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its proposal Friday to earn billions of dollars through ...

For First Time, Baby Is Cured of HIV, Doctors Say
Doctors announced on Sunday that a baby had been cured of an H.I.V. infection for the first time, a startling development that could lead to more aggressive treatment of babies infected at birth and a sharp reduction in the number of children living with the ...

Pregnancy increases size of women's feet
IOWA CITY, Iowa, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers confirm what many women have long suspected -- pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of their feet. The study, published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, ...

Baby Cured of AIDS for the First Time, Researchers Say
A Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured after being treated with an aggressive regimen of drugs just after her birth 2½ years ago, an unusual case that could trigger changes in care for hundreds of thousands of babies born ...

No Salmonella In Zachary Marshmallow Eggs After All
Chocolate covered marshmallow eggs made by Zachary Confections, Inc. recalled earlier this week are not contaminated with Salmonella after all, the company says. On February 28, the Frankfort, Ind. company issued a recall of the candy for potential ...

Report suggests change to women's feet could lead to arthritis in later life
The challenge of losing the baby weight is one keenly undertaken by many new mothers. But there is one part of their bodies no post-baby diet will help shrink – their feet. Women's feet really can increase in size when they are expecting – and the change can ...

Stubbing Out Cigarettes for Good
Op-Ed Contributor. Stubbing Out Cigarettes for Good. By RICHARD A. DAYNARD. Published: March 3, 2013. BOSTON. Enlarge This Image. Álvaro Domínguez; Photograph by Tom Kelly/Getty Images. Related. C. Everett Koop, Forceful U.S. Surgeon General, ...

BPA Linked to Childhood Asthma, How to Limit BPA Exposue?
If parents aren't already concerned enough of the damaging effects of the infamous chemical bisphenol A (BPA), new research released Friday shows that it can cause an increase of asthma in children. Excessive exposure to BPA, which interferes with the ...

Elderly woman dies after Bakersfield nurse refuses to do CPR
Bakersfield fire dispatcher Tracey Halvorson pleaded with the woman on the other end of the line to start CPR on an elderly woman who was barely breathing. "It's a human being," Halvorson said, speaking quickly. "Is there anybody that's willing to help this ...

Experts wary of e-cigarettes as test run looms
The first Australian clinical trial of e-cigarettes as quit-smoking tools will kick off this year with support for the devices building, but the government and some public health experts remain wary. E-cigarettes are battery-powered electronic tubes that simulate the ...

Gambling addict speaks out
By Clay LePard. [email protected] It's an addiction that experts say goes unnoticed. As Sunday kicks off National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, Marsha, who asked we not use her last name, says she'll never forget when she lost control. "It ruins ...

Kids' ADHD May Continue Into Adulthood
Childhood ADHD may carry over into adulthood in 29% of cases, with a higher risk of other psychiatric disorders. Note that the cause-specific mortality for suicide only was significantly higher among ADHD cases. Childhood attention deficit-hyperactivity ...

Exercising close to bedtime is OK, sleep experts say
More exercise, even in the evening, is linked to better sleep. Sleep. Most people can sleep without problems after a workout, according to the National Sleep Foundation. (Photo: John Fedele, Getty Images) ...

Childhood ADHD may lead to troubles later on: study
By Andrew M. Seaman. NEW YORK | Mon Mar 4, 2013 12:07am EST. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition in adulthood, according to a large ...

Kicking butt! Find your reason to quit smoking today
Smoking tobacco is one of the deadliest habits you can have. It causes cancer, heart disease, stroke and many kinds of lung disease. Cigarette smoking causes 443,000 deaths every year — that's one out of every five deaths. Yet, almost 44 million Americans ...

US doctors cure child born with HIV
Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented. The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to ...

Fitness experts separate folklore from fact
By Dorene Internicola. NEW YORK | Mon Mar 4, 2013 5:24am EST. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Can crunches create six-pack abdominal muscles? Do weight-lifting women risk bulging biceps? Is stretching always a good idea? Experts say disentangling folklore ...

Doctors Cure Baby Born With HIV For First Time
A baby who received antiretroviral therapy within 30 hours of birth has been cured, researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School reported at the 20th ...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off With Giant, Inflatable Colon in ...
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off With Giant, Inflatable Colon in ...

Sleep And Exercise: Vigorous Exercisers Report The Best Sleep, Poll Says
Tired. Beat. Worn out. A tough workout can, without a doubt, leave you ready to hit the hay. But according to a new poll, that workout doesn't just make you sleepy, it could make you sleep better. People who identify as exercisers reported better sleep than ...

Child apparently cured of HIV: What are the implications?
(CBS News) A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS in Mississippi appears to have been cured, as scientists announced Sunday that the two-and-a-half-year-old child has shown no signs of infection after being off medication for a year. The child received ...

ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Children with ADHD often grow up to be adults with ADHD, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of the 232 young adults in the study who had childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, 29 percent still ...

National Kidney Month: Get to know these hard-working organs
March is National Kidney Month, and the National Kidney Foundation says it's the perfect time for you to get to know those hard working organs. It's pretty safe to say that for most of us, our knowledge of the kidneys is limited. Our kidneys work 24/7 to keep the ...

Calif. Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses to Do CPR
(ABCNEWS.com). A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following policy. "Is there anybody that's willing to help this ...

Foot Size Changes With Pregnancy, Researchers Find
When you could no longer fit into the shoe size you'd worn all your life, you blamed it on your pregnancy. Now there's scientific proof that you were right. The majority of women who participated in a small new study published in the American Journal of ...

Mediterranean Diet Best Diet Ever? Not So Fast
Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that, according to the fawning mainstream press, proved "conclusively" that the best diet in the world was the Mediterranean diet, that it protected everyone from heart disease and stroke, and ...

Working out before bedtime may mean better sleep
The best way to ensure a good night's sleep might be breaking a sweat. The National Sleep Foundation's 2013 Sleep in America poll showed that people who reported exercising said they snoozed better than those who didn't work out, even if they got the ...

NJ Congressman To Introduce Mental Health Bill
BRIDGEWATER – At the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center in Bridgewater, Congressman Leonard Lance today announced that he will introduce legislation titled the 'Excellence in Mental Health Act.' Lance's measure would seek to strengthen ...

Majority of kids with ADHD face mental health woes as adults, study shows
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can face a lifetime of mental health challenges, according to a new long-term study. The study tracked children with ADHD through the time they were adults, and found almost 60 percent of them had ...

National Kidney Month: Students' Parents Gift Teacher with Kidney
It's not altogether unusual for children to have an attachment to their teachers, but parents? Most of the time, parents barely get to know their kids' teachers aside from parent-teacher conferences and Back to School Nights. However, that is far from the case for ...

Toddler's case could be game-changing moment for HIV/AIDS treatment
(CNN) -- Science has come a long way since HIV was identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some of the most memorable moments in AIDS history. 1981. On June 5, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report publishes ...

Ending Price-Gouging: Brill's Time Article and the Next Chapter in Health Reform
In his extraordinarily well-documented expose on the medical-industrial complex, "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us," Steven Brill explains thoroughly and repeatedly what serious pundits, policy experts and policymakers have failed to see or have ...

Panel: Fix SGR by Cutting Increased Medicare Payments for Hospital Services
The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform, a panel of physicians and healthcare experts assembled by the Society of General Internal Medicine, made bold recommendations to fix Medicare's sustainable growth rate by saving money through ...

Pregancy can cause a woman's feet to grow permanently, study finds
It's true: Pregnancy can permanently change the size of a woman's feet, a new study has confirmed. A University of Iowa study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation showed that during pregnancy the arch ...

An Enlightened Move By Vendors Of Electronic Health Records To Connect
Maybe it took longer than it should, but a group of electronic health records vendors led by McKesson and Cerner did the right thing today. Instead of waiting for possibly more government intervention to force vendors to open up their silos of patient ...

Questions and Answers About HIV Cure of Baby
The report that a 2½-year- old Mississippi baby appears to be cured of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has provoked intense interest, excitement and some skepticism among AIDS researchers and the community at large. The toddler's case, if confirmed in ...

Test of gel, pills to prevent HIV fails in real-life study
By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News. African women who were testing a gel or a pill to protect them from the AIDS virus weren't able to use either consistently enough to tell if they worked, researchers reported Monday. The news is a disappointment to ...

Exercise Is The Key To Good Sleep
Hitting the gym close to bedtime could be the key to a decent night of sleep, according to a new study carried out by the National Sleep Foundation. The annual 2013 Sleep in America poll was conducted with a sample of 1,000 adults ranging in age from 23 to ...

Staff Was Right to Refuse to Do CPR on Elderly Woman, Facility Says
A home for the elderly today defended the refusal of a staffer to give CPR to an elderly woman who had collapsed on the floor and later died. The woman was identified today as a resident services director, not a nurse as previously reported. The woman ...

Solution for better sleep: exercise, at any time of day
I usually find the time to exercise late in the evening, but I often worry that it will interfere with my sleep if I, say, can't get to a workout until 10 p.m. Sleep experts I've interviewed in the past have often recommended against intense physical activity close to ...

If Practices Don't Change, EHRs Lose Money
The average physician lost nearly $44,000 over 5 years implementing an electronic health record system, a large pilot study found, but the technology itself was just part of the reason. Just 27% of practices achieved a positive 5-year return on investment -- a ...

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