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Nurse Replaces Surgeon General After Obama Appointee Resigns

The Trump administration just replaced the country's top medical officer: the surgeon general. And, it's someone who's not a medical doctor. Trent-Adams isn't the first nurse to hold the position, which doesn't actually require someone to be a physician.

How Pain Works

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your pain? Would you say it aches, or would you say it stabs? Does it burn, or does it pinch? How long would you say you’ve been hurting? And are you taking anything for it?

The Secrets Nurses Keep

With all the craziness that goes on during any given shift, nurses are bound to have some pretty interesting secrets. Below are 10 secrets nurses never tell their patients. Do these secrets ring true for you?

How Much Is A Limb Worth? Worker's Comp Places $$ Value By State

Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.

Nurses Break Hospital Rules, Grant Dying Man's Wish

Nurses in Denmark benevolently broke their hospital’s regulations last week to grant a 75-year-old man his dying wish. After doctors at Aarhus University Hospital told Carsten Flemming Hansen that he was too sick for surgery and would die within days from internal bleeding following an aortic aneurysm, he revealed the final thing he wanted to do.

Data Breaches More Likely At Large Teaching Hospitals

Large health care providers and teaching hospitals face a greater risk of having their medical records compromised by hackers, researchers say in a new study. The researchers, reviewed nearly 1,800 data breaches reported in the past seven years and found vulnerabilities increase with the size of a hospital.

Combination Therapy Treats Brain Cancer

A team of researchers has discovered a vaccine, combined with high-dose chemotherapy, for treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer. According to researchers, vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival of glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), patients.

The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia

According to Audrey Shafer, there is something profound in the moment a patient wakes up from surgery. She would know — she's an anesthesiologist. She's responsible for people when they are at their most vulnerable: unconscious, unable to breathe on their own or even blink their eyes.

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