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Penn Nursing Study Highlights Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy as Possible Risk Factor for Later Obesity in Children with Autism

Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children’s health and well-being. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely to have obesity compared to their peers with typical...
6-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Nursing Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Book about Children and Drug Safety

Cynthia Connolly’s, PhD, RN, FAAN, book, Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth Century America, just received the distinguished Arthur J. Viseltear Prize. This award is given each year by the American Public Health...
23-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

In an article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more...
19-Jun-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Conflicting Guidance on Opioid Prescribing Can Jeopardize Pain Management for Patients with Cancer

Persistent pain and recurrent episodes of pain are common for those who are living with cancer, or for those undergoing cancer treatment. When used properly, prescription opioids have long been known to help combat pain experienced by people with...
30-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Skills Key in Establishing Nurse-led Cross-sector Collaborations That Improve Community Health and Well-being

About 70 percent of all variations in health care outcomes are explained by individuals’ social conditions including housing, neighborhood conditions, and income, data show. In order to establish community cultures of health where people are...
29-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Nursing Think Tank: A National Conversation is Essential to Addressing Challenging Needs of an Aging Population

Over forty percent of all older adults in the United States are living with four or more chronic illnesses, receive care from a fragmented health care system, and are struggling with rising costs and uneven quality. To confront this national crisis,...
8-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fairman to be First Nurse to Deliver Garrison Lecture

The Garrison Lecturer is a scholar distinguished for contributions to medical history or other fields of science and learning, who presents original and previously unpublished research in a lecture given at the American Association for the History...
3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Special Series Examines the Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk for Vulnerable Infants

While the health effects of breastfeeding are well-recognized and apply to both mothers and children, some mothers may not be able to produce a milk supply to meet the needs of their child. When infants require hospitalization in the immediate...
23-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

8-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST

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

30-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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Expert Available to Speak About Later School Start Times

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

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Surviving Survival

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

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