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Puyallup Hospital connects a nurse with 2 patients infected with hepatitis C; 2,600 patients are asked to apply for testing

A nurse suspected of stealing injectable drugs and infecting at least two patients with hepatitis C at Puyallup's MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital was "surprised" to learn that she had contracted the disease, said hospital leaders on Monday. The link between Nursing Nursing and Patients Nursing, identified at the end of March following an internal investigation, resulted in a hospital notification …

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Fetma linked to poor disability in rheumatoid arthritis

(Reuters Health) – People with rheumatoid arthritis and obesity may be more likely to become disabled than their counterparts that are healthier, suggests a US study. Researchers examined data of 25,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Most were overweight or overweight when they joined the study. Those who were seriously obese were more likely to report some disability to begin with. …

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Texas woman says the aquarium coral almost killed her family

Do not Provide It's a Primary Access Duplicate A Texas mother warns others when she said that a coral in her saltwater aquarium almost killed both her and her family. The coral is called palythoa, usually bought anywhere selling saltwater fish. Despite their small size, the poison they release can be fatal. "To see their fish school take life and …

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Palliative care saves money, studies findings

Those who received palliative care ended with hospital bills that were more than 3 200 USD lower than those who did not receive palliative care, found the study. Cancer patients ended spending more than 4,200 dollars less if they received palliative care. "This study shows that better care can go hand in hand with a better bottom line," says Morrison. …

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Medical marijuana is the overriding role in combating the opioid crisis

When I write something about the solutions to the opioid epidemic, there's a question that I almost always come from readers: How about medical marijuana? The issue is associated with a growing research group – as I have written about earlier – indicating that the legalization of medical marijuana can lead to a drop in drug overdose. The thought: Marijuana …

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Cancerskandal: HIQA survey for quality assurance and communication with patients

The body will have full gatherings in relation to witnesses and paperwork. The investigation will focus in particular on quality assurance systems, clinical audit processes and communication with patients, according to the minister. Ireland's programs will be benchmarked against international counterparts and any consequences for other cancer screening programs will also be identified. After a review this weekend, the HSE …

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Music can calm the agitation of Alzheimer's

Monday, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) – Music therapy can help alleviate anxiety and agitation that plagues many Alzheimer patients, suggests researchers. "People with dementia face a world that is not known to them, causing disorientation and anxiety," said the co-author of the study, Dr. Jeff Anderson, Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah Health. "We believe that the …

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