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Relationship Found Between HIV Risk & Individual AND Community Level Educational Status

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African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association...
18-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Babies More Likely to Have Nursing Care Missed in their NICU Stay

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Everybody wants a healthy life for their baby. Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely, which puts them at risk for death and developmental problems. In fact, a third of all infant deaths are preterm-related. The critical period in...
18-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Provides First Evidence for American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence Program in Home Care

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In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR), and the Rutgers University School of Nursing examined the factors influencing the likelihood of missed...
24-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Engaging Islamic Religious Leaders to Improve African American Muslim Women’s Attitudes About Breastfeeding

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While research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman’s social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs...
20-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Nursing, Medicine Study: Standardized Policies Needed for How and When Police Interact with Trauma Patients

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Injured people often interact with police and other law enforcement agents before and during their injury care, particularly when their injuries are due to violence or major motor vehicle crashes. Yet, there are no professional guidelines in trauma...
17-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Director of Penn Nursing’s Hillman Scholars Program

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Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology and Associate Professor of Nursing, will assume the role of Director of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing...
20-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Aggressive Care at End of Life for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer Linked to Poorer Outcomes

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For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care — chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions — at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship...
25-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pennsylvania Honors Booth Maternity Center with Historical Marker

The Booth Maternity Center, founded in 1971 with the support of The Salvation Army, was a dedicated maternity hospital for all women, promoting one standard of care regardless of an individual’s type of insurance or status in life. To honor its...
17-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

The Future of Nursing Progress Report: Penn Nursing Experts Available to Discuss

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8-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST

Natl. Teen Driver Safety Week/ Oct. 18-24: Expert Available to Discuss Research Using Simulator to Better Understand Teen Drivers

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30-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available to Speak About Later School Start Times

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13-Aug-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors

29-Sep-2014 5:15 PM EDT

Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy Recommendations for Creating a Culture of Health in Home Care

29-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Surviving Survival

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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...
27-Nov-2013 3:00 PM EST

What's Next for Autism Research and Treatment? Penn Nursing Expert Available for Comment

28-Mar-2013 1:00 PM EDT

Most Vulnerable Babies at Increased Risk From Nurse Understaffing

18-Mar-2013 3:40 PM EDT

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