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Blog Posts in July, 2007

  • A Feline Harbinger of Death

    In the story of Oscar the cat lies a temporary light-hearted break with the serious nature of our blog: Residents at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, have their very own grim reaper…in the form of a feline. Oscar the cat displays an uncanny accuracy in predicting death of the residents on the third floor dementia unit of the nursing home. He has been ...
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  • Impending Dangers of Food Poisoning

    Every year, people travel in droves to visit the Taste of Chicago to sample delicacies from a variety of different restaurants. This year, some consumers who visited the Pars Cove booth contracted food poisoning due to salmonella. Thus far, the problem food has been identified as an herb tomato cucumber salad that was served with their hummus. Another recent salmonella outbreak was traced to the ...
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  • New Guidelines for Detecting Down Syndrome

    Having a baby is a joyous experience. Every mother wants their child to be healthy. Imagine a mother’s consternation in the realization that her baby has Down Syndrome. And imagine her reaction when she is informed that she has the power of prevention. Previously, only women over 35 had amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling tests in addition to the typical blood test and ultrasound for ...
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  • Pending Lawsuits for Faulty Defibrillators

    “ Boston Scientific Corp. said it agreed to settle all pending federal lawsuits against the company alleging harm from faulty defibrillators and pacemakers for $195 million, well below the sum the company had estimated as its likely liability. The company acquired liability for the suits through its 2006 acquisition of Guidant Corp., which was forced to recall more than 100,000 cardiac-assist ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse

    “While the traditional view of elder abuse in nursing homes involves staff harming residents, new research suggests residents may have more to fear from their peers…” Read the full article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19712822/from/ET/
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