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Engineering + caring families = hospital safety

WASHINGTON – Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients – those on...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Gentle yoga class to be offered at church Gentle yoga classes with Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s Episcopal...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Can Paul Ryan outrun his family’s genetics?

MILWAUKEE – Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but a new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice-presidential candidate overcome a strong family history...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Give counting calories a rest

The widely referenced 2,000 calorie-a-day diet for adults is not a reliable benchmark for weight control, professionals in the field say.Everyone has different caloric needs because people are...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Tattoo infections traced to bad ink

ATLANTA – An outbreak of infected tattoos has led to an unlikely source: the ink. With the growing popularity of tattoos, health officials say they are seeing more cases of a nasty skin infection...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Gene detectives stop stealthy killer superbug

WASHINGTON – During six frightening months, a deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics spread in the nation’s leading research hospital. Pretty soon, a patient a week was catching the bug....

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Mystery: AIDS-like disease identified in Asia, U.S.

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.The...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Nursing theorist urges open hearts

Nurses, caught up in the daily grind of their profession, must open their hearts to bring more humanity to health care.The message went out from a nationally known nursing theorist to more than 100...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Reducing ‘weapons of mass consumption’

As the number of Americans tipping the obesity scale grows, another battle over the bulges has emerged: How much should public policy control the collective diet?Suggestions include: Requiring...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

EMILY to the rescue

WESTERLY, R.I. Think of a lifeguard and you might conjure up images of sunburned teenagers working a summer job. A new and relatively inexpensive lifesaving device could change that. Meet EMILY, a...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Latest topic in swing-state Colo.: Contraceptives, religious freedom

DENVER – President Barack Obama chose to be introduced at a rally in Denver on Wednesday by recent Georgetown law school graduate Sandra Fluke, who was vilified by right-wing pundits for supporting...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

The telescopic eye

DENVER Doris Ekblad-Olson is not too old to feel childish wonder at the idea of fixing her ailing eyes by letting someone suture in a tiny telescope.But age does allow her to be blunt about her...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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