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Archive for June, 2013

Learning to Teach: International Nursing Educators visit Pitt School of Nursing

On her first visit to the United States, Camila Lucchini witnessed a young mom give birth in a grocery store. Well, sort of.
As part of a two-week program, nurse educators from around the world attended a seminar at the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER), during which they saw a demonstration in which an advanced full-body, interactive birthing simulator was used. (more…)

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In the News: Obesity Isn’t Just a Problem, It’s Now a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s longstanding medical society that has the ability to influence public health decisions, officially recognized obesity as a disease. In a vote during the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago last week, members designated obesity as a disease that deserves medical prevention and treatment. While this decision does not have legal standing, it does elevate obesity to the level of other chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. (more…)

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In the News: Obesity Isn’t Just a Problem, It’s Now a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s longstanding medical society that has the ability to influence public health decisions, officially recognized obesity as a disease. In a vote during the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago last week, members designated obesity as a disease that deserves medical prevention and treatment. While this decision does not have legal standing, it does elevate obesity to the level of other chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. (more…)

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