The Veterans Health Administration is weighing new guidelines that would enable nurse practitioners with advanced education to practice medicine without direct supervision by physicians — a move that is being applauded by the dean of Columbia University School of Nursing.
Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A recent study found that poor heath literacy among Latino parents is associated with incorrect beliefs on the proper use of antibiotics, particularly for upper respiratory infections, which can lead to an increase in antimicrobial resistance.
The Mondays Campaigns — a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 in association with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health and Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications — is bringing its Healthy Monday initiative to Piggly Wiggly Carolina in September.