Testing for Better Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new guideline recommending routine cardiovascular screening with cholesterol tests for pre-adolescents and young adults—once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between ages 17 and 21. “It is well established that a population that enters adulthood with lower risk will have less atherosclerosis and will …

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ECU pledges to support military families

The ECU College of Nursing has pledged to participate in the Joining Forces initiative to support U.S. veterans and military families. The campaign, led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, calls on all sectors of society to get involved. Along with over 150 nursing organizations and 500 nursing schools, ECU has committed …

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Couch Potatoes Rejoice: ECU wants students to watch more TV

Well… that’s not exactly true. But we are excited to announce that Health Sciences students and faculty will now be able to see research in action thanks to the Laupus Library’s new subscription to a video journal called JoVE General. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to …

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Faith communities help improve health

People who participate in weekly community health education sessions at community churches lose weight and lower their blood pressure. Those are the results of a project funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and organized by the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine. Called the PROSPER project, for Preparing Ourselves …

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