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NHS’ Midwifery Authors Recognized with Book of the Year Award

The latest edition of a textbook by Georgetown University faculty member Mary C. Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, and School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) midwifery alumna Tekoa L. King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, has been recognized by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) as a 2016 Book of the Year, earning first place in the Maternal–Child Health category.

How Will the Nurse Shortage Affect Your State?

Nursing@Georgetown created the following infographic —based on data from a 2014 HRSA report, “The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National- and State-Level Projections, 2012-2025 ” — to help illustrate which states will need more nurses over the next decade.

Sitting or Standing, You’re At Risk [Infographic]

Are you sitting right now? How long has it been since you last left your desk? If you work at a computer, it’s easy to spend more time sitting than you should. Nurses across the country and around the world, have the opposite problem: being on your feet all day has several consequences...

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How Will Telemedicine Impact the Future of Health Care?

Telemedicine, or telehealth, involves real-time communication between a patient and a doctor, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), or other provider. It can be used to treat chronic conditions and for remote patient monitoring, medical education, and specialist consultations.

Our Growing Resistance to Antibiotics [Infographic]

According to the CDC, approximately 2 million External link  people are diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections annually around the country, and at least 23,000 die due to these infections. In this piece, we'll discuss sources of exposure, trends in resistance, and what primary care providers can do to support proper and effective antibiotic use.

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning [Infographic]

It’s no secret that excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can have potentially dire consequences; the data is everywhere. Yet according to the latest research, a staggering number of adults and even teens still seek out tanning beds once the summer sun starts to wane. As we head into colder weather, consider all the facts before seeking out indoor tanning.

The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Health Care Reform

"The Affordable Care Act created new health care delivery and payment models that emphasize teamwork, care coordination, value, and prevention: models in which nurses can contribute a great deal of knowledge and skill. Indeed, the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care."

Spotlight on Men’s Health

Men live an average of 4.8 years less than women, and despite this rate improving over time (down from 5.2 years  in 2000 External link ), there are still steps that can be taken in health education and to raise awareness to improve men’s health.