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Chemo 101: A Web Success Story

Robert Schwab | Posted 10.22.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Kristin Gustafson started marketing even before she launched the website that keeps chemotherapy patients, nurses, doctors and caregivers abreast of the latest information available about life in the Chemo Room.

Home Health Workers Are Sick of Being Shut Out of Labor Law

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

We ought to ask ourselves what society owes to the workers with whom we entrust the health and comfort of loved ones. Your grandmother's home caregiver, who may be just like family, has a family of her own to take care of when she goes home.

When the Medical Debate Becomes Personal

Stu Kreisman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

The past week a member of my family had a medical emergency. One gets to thinking and reevaluating priorities when faced with family crisis like this.

Social Networking On The Front Line Of New Modern Medicine

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology
Barbara Ficarra

Social networking offers value. It allows doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to collaborate, connect and engage with the community and their colleagues.

Nurses' Main Street Campaign to Rebuild America

Deborah Burger | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Our message, which parallels the voices ringing out this year in the streets of Madison, Lansing, Columbus, and other embattled cities, is America's workers built this country, and we're going to take it back.

Dave Jamieson

Alabama Nursing Assistants At Center Of National Labor Dispute | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In late 2008, a small group of certified nursing assistants in Mobile, Ala., made a bid to unionize. Two and a half years later, the nur...

Dave Jamieson

Nurses On The Attack: Hospital Workers Fight Layoffs By Blasting Executives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In recent months, the management at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has approached workers with a set of proposals that includ...

International Nurses Day Begins Today

Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

It's time to care for the caregivers. Today marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, an annual celebration of nurses everywhere. It runs from ...

Nurses See Extra Burden In South Side Emergency Rooms

Gapers Block | Posted 06.16.2011 | Chicago

Reasheal Lehmann joined the line of people on East 59th Street in front of the University of Chicago Medical Center. An emergency room nurse at the ho...

Le Chaim!

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

We are fragile corporal fragments. We bleed, we breathe. When we are pulled into the theater of illness we suddenly, simultaneously, feel our ephemeral immortal pulse. One we measure, the other we sense.

More School Nurses To Disappear With Education Budget Cuts

Posted 06.05.2011 | Education

Are American children facing an unsafe environment at school without adequate health services? This is the question raised in a recent article from P...

Ask Me About My Gall Bladder

Meredith Lopez | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Meredith Lopez

I have to say, spending nearly a week in the hospital and having surgery was way more fun than any stupid plans I may have had, like St. Patrick's Day parties and Purim carnivals.

Why We Strike

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

If today's labor movement is going to reverse decades of decline, union leaders are going to need to forget the habits of the last 30 years and learn something new from the rank and file: You don't win a fight by not fighting.

Bargaining for the USA: Time for a Main Street Contract for the American People

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Our challenge as a nation is to transform the storyline of who is to blame for this crisis, and how to solve it. The American people, not Wall Street, deserve their own economic renewal package.

The War on Women's Health

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Unwanted pregnancies, whether they lead to abortion or children with health needs, have huge economic consequences. The purpose of such initiatives are social and ideological, not budgetary.

Nurses Offer to Buy President's Shoes to March With Workers

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Recall the pledge made by candidate Obama in 2007: "If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I'm in the White House ... I'll walk on that picket line with you."

Just Say No -- No More Cuts for Workers

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Working people did not create the recession or the budgetary crisis facing federal, state and local governments. And there can be no more concessions, period.

Nasty Nurses? Tell Me Something New

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some people, on hearing that old people in hospital were being left lying in their own faeces, or with open wounds that no one had put a bandage on, o...

An Alternative Vision for the President's Budget

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Another day, another concession to Wall Street, its trade lobby the Chamber of Commerce, and the rejectionists in Congress. The result: an extension of tax cuts for the rich and gutting of the estate tax.

Nurse Protest Prompts Blue Shield to Delay Rate Hike

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rose Ann DeMoro

People power works, and not just in Egypt. Blue Shield of California today announced a 60-day reprieve for the unconscionable rate hike of up to 59 p...

Top 10 Reasons Why the Health Repeal Vote Is Inane

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Nearly as many people (20%) favor expanding the law as favor repealing it entirely (26%). And, perhaps, most significantly, 43% of the public said they were still "confused" about the law.

Tax Cut Deal -- The Latest Threat to Our Children

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In the aftermath of a tax deal that will accelerate the shift of wealth to the richest Americans, it's worth calling attention to a new report about how far the U.S. is sinking below other major nations in how we take care of our children.

Real Health Reform Demands an Expanded Role for Nurses

Afaf I. Meleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afaf I. Meleis

Changing the way healthcare is delivered in this country by ensuring that nurses play a more prominent and crucial role is not an option, it is a necessity.

Colorado Becomes 15th State To Allow Nurses To Administer Anesthesia

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. "Patient...

"You Are Not to Hire Any Filipinos"

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Burger

One of California's largest medical systems, Sutter Health/CPMC, has apparently enacted a ban on the hiring of Filipino registered nurses at a major San Francisco hospital.