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  • Rosalia nurse’s license suspended after deaths

    State health officials suspended a Rosalia nurse practitioner’s license after three of her patients died from taking prescribed painkillers. In some cases, the prescriptions written by Susan Bowen-Small exceeded 15 …


  • State suspends license of Rosalia nurse after prescription deaths

    The Washington state Health Department said Friday it has suspended the license of a registered nurse who allegedly overprescribed narcotics to her patients, resulting in at least three deaths.


  • Breast-feeding while on the job challenging

    Breast-feeding her son, Mateo, was painful and difficult for Becky Alcala. The baby had a tongue-tie, limiting his ability to nurse. A specialist confirmed the condition and snipped the baby’s …


  • Moms need to plan before they pump

    Other than the part about sucking down milk, cuddly babies and mechanical breast pumps have little in common. That’s one reason producing milk can be difficult for many women back …


  • Formula for home nursing

    Her days as a race car driver serve Mary Clarke well as a home health nurse in North Idaho. She travels daily, taking dirt roads to remote locations throughout the …


  • Prescription for addiction

    A Gonzaga University nursing student working in a local hospital this spring noticed something odd on the medication logs. A patient who didn’t need painkillers was receiving the drugs every …


  • Male call

    As a boom operator at Fairchild Air Force Base, Staff Sgt. Thomas Wright flew 200 missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvering refueling booms into waiting fighter planes high above the …


  • WSU associate dean says nursing can be healthy career choice

    Today’s nursing school graduates continue to find good jobs even as the economy stumbles along and the uncertainty of health care reform looms. Anne Hirsch, senior associate dean of the …


  • Vestal: Project pairs photography with social action

    A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …


  • A healing approach toward career, life

    Everybody has a story. Bartenders know this. Psychologists know this. Journalists know this. It was the premise behind Charles Kuralt’s television essays, “On the road with Charles Kuralt,” which ran …


  • Recession-resistant career paths

    Sobering news on the jobs front closed 2008: Spokane County’s unemployment rate climbed to 7.6 percent, higher than the national average of 7.2 percent. And rural counties surrounding Spokane are …


  • Nurse shortage changes hiring game

    MILWAUKEE — Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we’ll give you a chance to win cash and prizes. Sounds …

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