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California's Nurses and Women Take on Billionaire CEO Meg Whitman

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

For some who take our most basic rights for granted, it may be hard to imagine that for nearly 150 years in our republic, American women were denied ...

Nurses Make a House Call

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Meg Whitman has made attacks on unions, and particularly the California Nurses Association, a centerpiece of her campaign against Jerry Brown. But now California nurses are taking a stand -- on her doorstep.

Finding Room for My Emergency

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

I spent 10 hours in the emergency room at the University of Chicago's Bernard Mitchell Hospital. I was there seeking treatment for a toe injury, but ended up finding a story.

Jovani's Tale: Nurses and Patients in Haiti

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Burger

When the terrible earthquake struck Haiti, followed by a flood of media attention and global concern, RNs in America knew one thing: nurses would be in Haiti long after the TV cameras left.

Doctor Shortage? 28 States May Expand Nurse Practitioners' Role

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — A nurse may soon be your doctor. With a looming shortage of primary care doctors, 28 states are considering expanding the authority of...

Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

The legislation fails to deliver on the promise of a single standard of excellence in care for all and instead makes piecemeal adjustments to the current privatized, for-profit health care behemoth.

Out Of Work? Check Out The Industries That Are Still Hiring

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's no denying it: it's a tough job market out there. Unemployment in the Chicago area reached a 27-year high of 11.6 percent earlier this year. F...

Vacations With a Purpose: How PhilanthroTravel Fuels Project C.U.R.E.'s Mission

Leanna Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanna Clark

Although I was on my third trip to Cuba, I shared the same nervous excitement as my travel mates who were there for the first time.

Health Care Discussions: Where's My Money Going?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al did his research before his next call. "I read that Americans spend two to six times more on health care per person than other wealthy countries b...

Is There Such a Thing as Hospital Etiquette for Visitors?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Two weeks ago today, my husband and I drove to Palm Springs from San Francisco for a golf vacation. We were following the sun to escape the rainy Bay ...

Wendy K. Burgess Dead: Chicago Nursing Professor And Textbook Author Leaves Legacy

Chicago Tribune | Joan Giangrasse Kates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A longtime member of the Chicago-area nursing community, Wendy K. Burgess had a doctorate in nursing, taught at several universities and was a sought-...

Nurse Notes: Taxing Healthcare Benefits Will Harm My Patients

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

It is unconscionable that workers and families with employer-sponsored health plans would have their health coverage taxed and seriously eroded.

Nurse Shortage Replaced By Job Shortage

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years, health planners have lamented a shortage of nursing school graduates and poured funds into job-training programs. Those efforts have been s...

Nurses Threaten To Strike Over Swine Flu

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A California nurses' union has threatened a one-day strike at 34 hospitals, accusing the providers of poor swine flu preparedness....

An Inglorious End to the Promise of Reform

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

The greatest tragedy of the current health reform bill is that it may lock into place a dysfunctional and inhumane system that threatens to move beyond the reach of more comprehensive reform for generations to come.

Hundreds of Southern California Nurses Volunteer To Go To Haiti

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of Southland doctors and nurses were preparing today to travel to Haiti to aid relief efforts. More than 400 nurses in Southern California ha...

Aging Parents, Home Care: What You Need To Know When Hiring Health Aides

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fern Siegel

What do families need to know when hiring home care? It's critical to factor in cost, job requirements, employee consistency, security issues and expertise.

Alzheimer's Disease: Is Our Health Care System Ready?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Not enough attention seems focused on ensuring health care systems' preparedness to deal with cognitive health issues -- with Alzheimer's Disease as the most dramatic example.

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

City Short 9,000 Nurses, Number Expected To Grow

Chi-Town Daily News | Alex Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By 2025, some estimates predict the shortage of nurses to grow to 260,000 nationwide. In the Chicago area, there could be a shortage of nearly 11,000 ...

Why Doctors & Nurses Need Twitter

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I use Twitter and I like it. As a registered nurse, twitter helps me promote health and wellness and it helps me educate the public on vital health topics.

Loose Reins On Nurses In Drug Abuse Program

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over 4 1/2 years, Melony Currier had been discovered high in her car at a Hollywood hospital, stolen anesthetics at a San Gabriel Valley hospital, bee...

Union Nurses Call For Health Care Reform (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will begin airing a new television ad on Sunday as part of their health care ...

'Outlaw Mother's Milk' Says Drug Czar

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

After declaring on Wednesday in Fresno that "marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit," Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office...

Universal Healthcare: A Matter of Political Will (Updated)

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Elections have consequences: we voted for universal health care and intend to get it done.