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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn and Drexel experts see hope for better lives with dementia

The School of Nursing’s Nancy Hodgson has co-authored a new book, Better Living with Dementia, which emphasizes supporting patients through all stages of the disease.

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CNN

Alcohol in breast milk may lead to lower cognition in kids, study finds

Diane Spatz of the School of Nursing discussed cultural differences in breastfeeding rates and alcohol consumption between the U.S. and Australia.

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The Washington Post

A hospital’s human touch: Why taking care in discharging a patient matters

The School of Nursing’s Karen Hirschman discussed the challenges families face after loved ones leave the hospital.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How to Know When It’s Time for Hospice

Susan Foster and Nina O’Connor of the Penn Wissahickon Hospice, Scott Halpern of Penn’s Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center, and Salimah Meghani of the School of Nursing were all interviewed about hospice and end of life care.

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Napping Can Help Tired Teens’ Performance in School

The School of Nursing’s Jianghong Liu helped study the impact of sleep timing, duration, and quality on neurocognitive functioning in students. The findings suggest a relationship between regular midday napping and neurocognitive function, especially in China, where afternoon rest is more of a cultural norm than in the U.S.

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