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Poor Health Literacy Poses Risks for Pacemaker and Defibrillator Patients


A study from Columbia University School of Nursing published this month in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing found that 40 percent of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators had little to no ability to understand information about their...
13-Aug-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Preparation Takes the Sting Out of Childhood Vaccinations


Shots hurt. But there’s a lot parents can do to ease kids’ pain and anxiety about vaccinations.
13-Aug-2014 6:00 AM EDT

New York Law Offers Nurses More Recognition, Responsibility


If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care.
24-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Columbia Nursing Congratulates Faculty Named as American Academy of Nursing Fellows


Columbia University School of Nursing congratulates associate professor Jacqueline Merrill PhD '06, MPH, RN, and assistant professors Jennifer Dohrn DNP '05, CNM, and Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, on their selection as American Academy of Nursing...
27-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Video Games, Social Networks, Chat Rooms, May Help Prevent HIV


While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social...
20-Jun-2014 8:00 PM EDT

Study Exposes Infection Risks in Home Health, Fastest-Growing Care Setting


A study by researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing found that unsterile living conditions and untrained caregivers contribute to infections in home health settings, with patients at greater risk when they have tubes to provide nutrition...
3-Jun-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Columbia Nursing’s Clinical Scholars Review Shines Health Policy Spotlight on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists


– As a profession, nurse anesthesia is at a tipping point. While recent federal legislation and changes to the U.S. Medicare program have expanded opportunities for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to provide care to more patients...
29-May-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Longer Nurse Tenure on Hospital Units Leads to Higher Quality Care


Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job, according to a study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Business School.
11-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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Clean Hands Help Combat Measles Outbreak, Columbia University Infection Expert Says


With measles cases in the U.S. at a 20-year high, it’s more important than ever to keep your hands clean. Soap and water or hand sanitizer are powerful weapons against the current measles outbreak, says Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate...
29-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Columbia Nursing Offers Three Tips to Fight Germs During Your Holiday Travels

As you travel to visit friends and family this holiday season, don’t leave home without the hand sanitizer. During cold and flu season, that’s one of three things you can do to protect yourself from getting sick you’re on the go. Here’s what...
2-Dec-2013 2:00 PM EST

Valentine’s Day Tips to Keep Intimacy and Sexuality Alive After or During Menopause From Columbia Nursing Expert

Columbia University School of Nursing Menopause expert Nancy Reame, PhD, provides tips for enjoying a great sex life during this stage.
11-Feb-2013 3:00 PM EST

Columbia U Midwifery Expert Available for Comment on Study Confirming Birth Centers Provide Safe and Effective Care


1-Feb-2013 10:35 AM EST

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