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  THIS JUST IN June 2010  
Largest nurses strike in history looms

As many as 25,000 nurses have issued strike notices due to disputes over patient care issues in contract negotiations at their facilities.

Male transplant recipient dies from female donor's cancer

A jury has decided a New York City hospital is not to blame for the death of a man who became riddled with cancer after getting a kidney from a donor who unknowingly had uterine cancer.

Booster H1N1 shot shows higher immune response

The first head-to-head study comparing swine flu vaccines in Britain found that children given a shot containing a booster, or adjuvant, had a stronger immune response than those receiving one without it.

Is BC/BS wrong about unnecessary ER visits?

A national group of emergency room doctors and its New York chapter yesterday blasted this week's Excellus BlueCross BlueShield report that says in Upstate New York, two out of five non-overnight visits to hospital emergency departments are unnecessary.

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Tremors: Learning to stop the shakes
Laura M. Struble, PhD, GNP-BC

LVADs help mend a broken heart
Kevin Hagan, MSN, CRNP

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Learning to recognize malaria
Fernando Carrillo, DNP, FNP-C

Foreign bodies in the skin
Jill E. Winland-Brown, EdD, MSN, FNP-C and Sandra Allen, MSN, FNP-BC

Piercing: Does health education make a difference?
Joyce M. Miller, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN

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