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Columbia University School of Nursing Groundbreaking Ceremony


Groundbreaking Event Celebrating the Columbia University School of Nursing’s New Home.
15-Oct-2014 9:40 AM EDT

Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise, Study Finds


Nursing home infection rates are on the rise, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing found, suggesting that more must be done to protect residents of these facilities from preventable complications.
7-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Asking Parents Smart Questions Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight


Preventing childhood obesity may begin at home, but there’s plenty nurses can do to help parents embrace healthy lifestyle choices, says Rita John, DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC, DCC, director of the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program at...
25-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

$1.5 Million Grant Expands LGBT Health Services in New York City


A new project led by Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, ANP-BC, director of the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing, is working to eliminate health disparities in the LGBT population in New York City.
25-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Columbia Nursing Congratulates Professor Elaine Larson, First Nurse Given New York Academy of Medicine’s Clinical Practice Award


Columbia University School of Nursing congratulates Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, on her selection by the New York Academy of Medicine as the 2014 recipient of the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in...
28-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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

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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

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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