Do Doctors Really Report Sick Out Of Fear Of Being ‘Ostracized’?

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A vast majority of healthcare workers have confessed that they show up to work sick – despite knowing they might be contagious and pose a risk to their patients, a new study reveals. I’m sure we’ve all wondered who treats a doctor when they get sick? Turns out it’s nobody because hardly any of them […]

Minimum Wage To Increase To $15/hour For Home Care Workers

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Great news for home care workers. Some 35,000 home care workers in Massachusetts would be grateful to Governor Charlie Baker’s administration, as it has approved a new contract that aims to increase home care workers pay to $15 per hour. The minimum wage for home care workers has been $7.25 since 2009. The pay hike […]

Longer Waiting Lines For US Veterans Compared to Last Year While They Seek Health

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In 2014 a scandal over false records and extremely long waiting times created havoc in the Department of Veterans Affairs, 40 veterans died waiting for care. Since then the number of veterans that go on waiting lists of minimum one month is more than 50 percent. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA or DVA) […]

Medicare Fraud of $712 Million by Doctors and Nurses Results in 243 FBI Arrests Across 17 US Cities!

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The FBI arrested a total of 243 people from 17 cities for allegedly billing Medicare for $712 million worth of patient care that was never given or unnecessary. The people taken into custody include 46 doctors and nurses across the country making this the biggest fraud of its kind. Four people are charged with mass-marketing a […]

900 nurses go on strike in Newton Wellesley hospital – protest against contract

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The labor union has issued a statement after filing the required 10-day notice for their intention on going on a strike. The MNA says ongoing negotiations have been “fruitless” and 90 percent of local members approved to strike. “Partners has decreased core RN staffing levels on a number of floors and increased the floating of […]

Nurses issues in India, to be addressed by expert committee

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The Heath Minister of Thiruvananthapuram V S Sivakumar said the government will soon create an expert committee to look into the problems and issues confronted by nurses and nursing students in government hospitals around  the state. At the nurses’ day celebration inauguration on Tuesday, he said, the committee will be required to submit its report […]

Working The Night Shifts Is Causing You To Lose More Than Just Your Sleep

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Previous researches have established the fact that unhealthy sleeping habits are likely to cause damage to the internal bio-clocks and lead to a chaotic state, and in turn cause all the systems to ‘un-sync”‘ with each other. Now a recent study has revealed that people who work in night shifts are at a risk of […]