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(May 22, 2017) A recent study in the Journal of Family Psychology shows that less media use at the table by parents is associated with lower body mass index for their children, suggesting phones, tablets and TV at meal time could influence child weight outcomes. This association between media use and child BMI was amplified when family dinners happen more frequently.
(April 17, 2017) The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine presented Linda Bearinger, PhD ‘91, RN, FAAN, FSAHM, with the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Health and Medicine Award. This award recognizes individuals for their commitment to improving health and health care for young people.
(April 17, 2017) Faculty ad Honorem Joanne Disch was named the recipient of the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her accomplishments related to AACN’s Quality and Safety for Nursing Education initiative.
(MinnPost, April 12, 2017) The very real issue of substance-use disorder among nurses isn’t something that gets talked about all that much in nursing schools. A new curriculum created by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and made available to nursing schools around the state is trying to get that timely conversation started.
Planting Seeds of Innovation was designed to help nurses to play a more active role in inventing and tweaking products, partly because they’re already heavy users of medical equipment.
(KARE11, March 7, 2017) Assistant Professor Melissa Horning recommends a gradual shift away from unhealthy foods for a more sustainable improvement in diet.
(Star Tribune, Feb. 8, 2017) Associate professor Jeanne Pfeiffer explains how to avoid germs when those around you are ill.. “We say distance is a barrier,” she said. “When someone isn’t feeling well but they’re not staying home, we like to keep 3 feet of distance.”
(Chicago Tribune Nov. 22 2016) One-third of seniors over 65 fall each year, causing more than 2.5 million injuries treated in ERs, leading to 734,000 hospitalizations and more than 30,200 deaths, with an annual price tag exceeding $40 billion, which is expected to rise to $60 billion by 2020.

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