While widely known for spending the most dollars per capita on health care in the world, the United States is lagging behind World Health Organization’s (WHO) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for women’s health and child mortality, with...
11/21/2013 10:00 AM EST
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, a globally influential public health scholar, Penn Nursing professor, and a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Glanz...
11/7/2013 4:45 PM EST
London is to host a major conference, looking at women's influence on the health of their families and communities and the role this has to play in developing strategies for improving the overall health and well-being of cities.
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In one of the few studies to provide information on eye screening of children, African American children with the greatest risk for disease of the retina as a complication of Type 1 diabetes are the least likely to have received an eye exam.
7/1/2013 11:00 AM EDT
The need for professional care of African-American children with autism can go unmet. Some of the disparity could stem from cultural differences in parental perceptions of behavior, says autism expert Margaret C. Souders, PhD, RN, assistant...
3/29/2013 9:05 AM EDT
From trying on the first set of scrubs to guiding a patient toward a good death, a new book features a Penn Nursing professor and student on quintessential moments in nursing – stories that have been largely untold.
3/20/2013 11:00 AM EDT
Very low birth weight infants, those weighing less than 3.25 pounds, account for half of infant deaths in the United States each year, yet a new study released in today’s issue of JAMA-Pediatrics documents that these critically ill infants do not...
3/18/2013 11:30 AM EDT
When hospitals hire more nurses with four-year degrees, patient deaths following common surgeries decrease, according to new research by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research as reported...
3/4/2013 4:30 PM EST
As 10,000 baby boomers reach 65 each day, the incidence of cancer is increasing, estimated to increase by 67% between 2010 and 2030, bringing attention to the nation’s response to cancer care. Cancer is diagnosed at a higher rate, accounts for...
11/27/2013 4:00 PM EST
In the largest study of its kind, researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have investigated the caregivers of 186 mothers to childhood brain tumor survivors aged 14-40 whose care needs last long into adulthood. They based...
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