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Safety Claims up in smoke: Hookah smoking creates cardiovascular risks equal to cigarettes

A new study from the UCLA School of Nursing published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional...
2-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Creating a Compelling Character to Aid Latinas with Depression and Anxiety

Imagining how a compelling story could ignite interest in a topic that is often considered taboo, MarySue Heilemann, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, set out to create such a project to attract English-speaking Latinas with elevated symptoms...
9-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How a Small Molecule Halts the Spread of a Toxic Protein Associated with Alzheimer’s Progression

Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing and the department of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have reported a promising drug strategy that blocks tau transmission. The study was published online in the journal Biochemical...
2-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Nursing Professor’s Work Inspires Transformative Gift

The UCLA School of Nursing has received $2 million from the Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation to endow a faculty chair in developmental disability studies. The Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies will enable UCLA...
22-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA School of Nursing Launches Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

The UCLA School of Nursing is introducing a new degree program — a Doctor of Nursing Practice, or DNP — to start in Fall 2018. The program focuses on the translation of research into advanced clinical practice to improve health outcomes. The...
20-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Apnea Study Finds Male-Female Differences in Cerebral Cortex Thickness, Symptoms

Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain’s...
12-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How do you explain to a child that Grandpa or Grandma has Alzheimer’s disease?
15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Seek Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina women to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.
7-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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The UCLA School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex healthcare environment through academic excellence, innovative research, superior clinical practice, strong community partnerships, and global initiatives. The School is ranked #12 among nursing graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report and #5 in NIH research funding for nursing schools. Examples of current investigations include studies of heart failure and sleep apnea on brain function; testing culturally specific health interventions to improve mammography among Korean women; assessment and management of pressure ulcers with new technology; nurse-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for cardiac patients with or at risk for depression, risk reduction among homeless and drug addicted adults and adolescents at risk of HIV, TB, HBV, genetic protection of stem cells for HIV control.

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