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Mobile App with Evidence-Based Decision Support Diagnoses More Obesity, Smoking, and Depression

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability.
19-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Columbia Nursing and World Health Organization Partner to Expand Access to Care in Developing Nations


Under new terms of the partnership with WHO, Columbia Nursing will be working to develop new roles for advanced practice nursing, improve clinical practice and research in nursing and midwifery, and expand the use of informatics and online learning...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Health Fair Highlights Services for Elderly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Residents of New York City

Elderly LGBT adults will get free screenings for blood pressure, oral health, mental health, HIV, and Hepatitis C at a health fair to kick off the e-linc program. Wednesday, January 21, 1:00pm to 4:00pm at SAGE Center, 305 Seventh Ave, 15th floor,...
20-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Infections Increase Death Risk by 35% for ICU Patients, Study Finds


Elderly patients admitted to ICUs are 35 percent more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an HAI. Preventing HAIs increases survival odds and cuts costs of care by more than $150,000.
2-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Planning a Vacation? Don’t Forget to Pack a Travel First Aid Kit


Planning a vacation? Make a little room in your luggage for a travel first aid kit. It won’t cost much, and it won’t take up much space.
5-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Strategies for Fighting Ebola


Join us for a special three-panel summit bringing together leading international experts from Columbia University who will identify the essential action steps needed to eliminate the Ebola epidemic. The event will also be webcast live.
25-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mayor Bill de Blasio Proclaims Oct. 22 “Columbia University School of Nursing Day” in New York City


Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared Oct. 22 “Columbia University School of Nursing Day” in New York City. The official proclamation celebrates Columbia Nursing breaking ground on its new state-of-the-art facility in Washington Heights.
22-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Daylight Savings - Rest Easy with Good Sleep Hygiene


When the clocks “fall back” this year on Nov. 2, don’t let gaining an extra hour rob you of needed sleep. There’s plenty you can do now to establish healthy sleep habits and make it easier to reset your internal clock.
16-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Nursing Experts Available to Discuss New York's Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act

Columbia University School of Nursing experts are available to discuss the impact of New York’s Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.
29-Dec-2014 7:05 AM EST

NYC Marathon: Tips to Finish Injury-Free


With the NYC Marathon less than a week away, now is the time for runners to start focusing on race-day safety.
27-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Nurses Test Positive for Ebola; Columbia Nursing Experts Discuss Infection Control and Prevention


15-Oct-2014 10:40 AM EDT

Going Overseas? Book Your Shots When You Book Your Flight


Planning to travel outside the U.S. this holiday season? A travel medicine checkup can help prepare you for health complications you may encounter on the road.
14-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Nurse Midwife Offers Suggestions for Successful Breast Feeding


Most new moms know the benefits of breast feeding. But many women still don’t know where to turn for help when breast feeding doesn’t go as smoothly as they imagined it would.
27-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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

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