The History Collections at Laupus

We must preserve the past to learn from it. That’s exactly why Laupus Library is home to The History Collections, which focus on materials relevant to the history of health care. Collections include historical materials from medicine, nursing, the allied health sciences, dentistry, pharmacology, public health and domestic health. Materials dating from the sixteenth century …

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Navigating the diet-craze maze

Avoid fats, but not the good kind. Get enough dairy. Go vegan. Try the Atkins diet. Eat less saturated fat. Drink more coffee. Drink less. Sound familiar? This diet information overload is enough to make your head spin. New research comes out every day about what we should and shouldn’t be consuming. And often, study …

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Affordable Care Act—What will it mean for PAs?

When the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on June 28, 2012, it ruled that most of the ACA’s provisions are constitutional and therefore may be implemented. One provision is the extension of insurance coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans by 2014.  Insurance companies will want a healthier population, and to …

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What is a Doctor of Nursing Practice?

You may have noticed that some of your nurses now have Doctor on their name tag. This isn’t a typo or mistake. In fact, the standard education for a clinical, advanced practice nurse is changing. Instead of earning a master’s degree, many advance practice nurses (nurse practitioners, for example) will earn the Doctor of Nursing …

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