News tagged with medical professionals

Obama pitches health care plan in front of doctors

(AP) -- On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Health
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School nurse shortage hampers swine flu response

(AP) -- As schools grapple with a resurgence of swine flu, many districts have few or no nurses to prevent or respond to outbreaks, leaving students more vulnerable to a virus that spreads easily in classrooms and takes ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Other
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Minimal training saves lives with airway mask

Virtually anyone has the skills to safely insert a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to keep a patient's airway open during resuscitation, and medical expertise isn't required - perhaps just a familiarity with ER, House or Grey's ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Other
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11 people charged in Detroit painkiller scam

(AP) -- A federal indictment in Detroit says the government unwittingly paid more than $480,000 to a phony health-care business that was a front for acquiring and selling powerful painkillers as far away as Alabama.

dateJun 04, 2009 in Medications
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