Archive for February, 2009

FDA approves brain-zapping device to relieve OCD

Posted on February 19th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 2/19/2009 By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients suffering from obsessive, distressing thoughts have a new treatment option: a pacemaker-like device that relieves anxiety with electrical jolts to the brain. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Medtronic’s Reclaim Deep Brain Stimulator device as the first..
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Amid nurse shortage, hospitals focus on retention

Posted on February 16th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 2/16/2009 By RASHA MADKOURAssociated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — Newly minted nurse Katie O’Bryan was determined to stay at her first job at least a year, even if she did leave the hospital every day wanting to quit. She lasted nine months. The stress of trying to keep her..
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Ruined financiers committing desperate acts

Posted on February 14th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 2/14/2009 By DEBORAH HASTINGSAP National Writer In the abyss of financial ruin, faced with sure disgrace and possibly prison, some of the newly scandalized rich have taken desperate measures in these despairing times. The black hole of hopelessness can be overwhelming. A man who lost $1.4 billion to Bernie..
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Iowa agency: Housing for disabled men was criminal

Posted on February 10th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 2/10/2009 By NIGEL DUARAAssociated Press Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state agency said Tuesday it intends to file criminal charges against the party responsible for lodging 21 mentally disabled factory workers in an unsafe, poorly heated building. The state Department of Inspections and Appeals would file..
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3rd Service Member Electrocuted in Shower in Iraq

Posted on February 3rd, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 2/3/2009 By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A third U.S. service member has been determined to have been electrocuted in a shower in Iraq, and Navy criminal investigators are investigating, The Associated Press has learned. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cedergren, 25, of South St...
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