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VIAW Newswire 06.05.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Non-Nurses Can Give Shots to School Kids
On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court heard arguments about whether only licensed nurses can administer insulin injections and other medications in public schools, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Driving Value in Spine Care: Outpatient Spine Surgery
Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of spinal surgeries have transitioned from inpatient to outpatient. This is due to multiple factors including the evolution of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS), improved anesthetic regimens, lower rates of infection and higher patient satisfaction when having surgery in outpatient facilities, and market forces — mainly the rising cost of healthcare.

New flu vaccine made from tobacco plant in the works
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — One company is using tobacco to help prevent a common illness that infects millions and kills thousands every year.

Defibrillator vest helps patients avoid sudden cardiac arrest
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Experts estimate about 30 percent of sudden cardiac deaths happen when a person is asleep. But now a new wearable device is saving lives for some heart patients.

New device helps alleviate neuropathy pain
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — About 20 million people in the United States, including more than half of all diabetics, suffer from neuropathy. It can cause weakness, numbness and pain in hands and feet. Now a new therapy is helping people get back on their feet.

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