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UTA Associate Professor's Mission: Prepare Nurses To Care For Older Adults
Kathryn Daniel believes nurses, who make up the largest segment of medical workers in the United States, are the backbone of the nation's health care system.
As an associate professor of nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CoNHI) and director of the Adult and Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Programs, Daniel has been involved in the care of older adults for more than 35 years, practicing in geriatric primary care, long-term care and assisted living facilities.
Her body of research in gerontology includes emerging technologies to enhance safety, cardiac rehabilitation, palliative care and an analysis of the present and future needs for nurses.
Since 2015, Daniel has led UTA's Smart Care program, a collaborative project between the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the College of Engineering that develops technology to im
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Vanderbilt School Of Nursing Receives $5 Million In HRSA Grants To Increase Nurse Practitioners In Rural, Underserved Areas
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of nurse practitioners working in rural and underserved communities where there aren’t enough primary care providers. In response to the growing need for mental health services, both awarded programs will have a psychiatric/mental health component that integrates behavioral health into the primary care setting.
The school received a $2.7 million award to support the development of a learning track within VUSN’s family nurse practitioner program that will focus specific education on serving rural and underserved populations. The award will also be used to grow and build collaborations with health agencies such as community-based and federally qualified health centers as sites providing clinical training for
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Choose The Right Backpack To Prevent Back Pain, Injuries This School Year
It’s that time of year again: Parents are buying their children supplies for the upcoming school year, but what they may not realize is that one item on their list is sending thousands of children to doctors' offices every year—backpacks.
In fact, statistics from the Consumer Products Safety Commission show that in 2017 an estimated 7,800 kids between 5-18 years old were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to backpacks.
According to Scott Bautch, DC, president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health, many students experience back, neck and shoulder pain from oversized and overstuffed backpacks. "With the combination of carrying backpacks much too heavy for a child's physical abilities and an increasing sedentary lifestyle, children are reporting back pain at similar rates as adults," Dr. Bautch explains.
To help ensure students in your hou
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Stressed At School? Art Therapy Teduces Teenage Girls’ Headaches
Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults, and cite school as the highest contributing factor, according to the American Psychological Association's annual report. A summary from 2013 concluded that while stress among Americans was not new, "what's troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the United States."
In response, recently some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programs as a way to alleviate stress among their students. These programs could benefit from more research into what activities students find most useful.
In a pilot study led by the University of Washington, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls. The test group of eight teenage girls gave feedback on which activities they preferred.
After three weeks of twice-weekly mindfulness and art th