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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.
4/11/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Mobile Tools Can Increase Tobacco Screening and Cessation Counseling Rates


Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S., clinicians often...
3/31/2014 6:00 AM EDT

Psychiatric Complications in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Most Often Linked to Menstrual Irregularities


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance that causes infertility, obesity, and excessive facial hair in women, can also lead to severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. A study supervised by...
3/24/2014 10:00 AM EDT

One in Five US Health Facilities Don’t Put Hand Sanitizer Everywhere Needed to Prevent Infections, Columbia Nursing and WHO Find


Approximately one in five U.S. health facilities don’t make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available at every point of care, missing a critical opportunity to prevent health care-associated infections, according to new research from Columbia...
2/27/2014 12:00 AM EST

New Autism Definition May Decrease Diagnosis by One Third


New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of...
2/26/2014 12:05 AM EST

Columbia Nursing Research Finds US Hospitals Don’t Follow Policies Proven to Prevent Life-Threatening Infections

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School of...
2/6/2014 6:00 AM EST

China’s Growing Reliance on Lower-Paid Contract Nurses May Compromise Patient Care, New Research Suggests

Economic and health system reforms in China in recent decades have dramatically reduced the number of traditional hospital nursing jobs, known as “bianzhi” or “iron rice bowl” positions, which are guaranteed for life. Instead, more than half...
1/29/2014 11:50 AM EST

Columbia Nursing Dean Applauds Veterans Health Administration Recognition of Nurse Practitioners as Independent Providers


(NEW YORK, NY, January 27, 2014) – Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Columbia University School of Nursing, applauds the effort by the Veterans Health Administration to let nurses with advanced education practice medicine without direct...
1/27/2014 3:00 PM EST

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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...
12/2/2013 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.
2/11/2013 3:00 PM EST

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


2/1/2013 10:35 AM EST

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