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Army nursing cadet wins award
September 6, 2016

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

Claire-WinemanPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Army ROTC cadet Claire Wineman won the Norton Healthcare Award at the recent U.S. Army Cadet Command Advanced Camp in Fort Knox, Ky.

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D
August 23, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare).

Scholarship to help increase Native American nurse force
July 13, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Leslie-Randall-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Ph.D. nursing candidate Leslie Randall has received a $10,000 scholarship from Johnson & Johnson companies designated for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) scholars in an effort to increase their representation among the workforce.

WSU receives federal grants to grow nursing workforce
July 5, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

WSU-Nursing-Pathways-students-80RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing received three federal grants totaling $1.1 million to reduce health disparities in Washington, increase access to qualified healthcare providers in rural and underserved areas and expand nurse educator preparation.

Nursing student receives library research award
May 25, 2016

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

Sarah-HolmanVANCOUVER, Wash. – Of all infectious diseases that endanger young children’s lives, pneumonia remains the world’s biggest threat. Yet some simple, low-cost measures could go a long way toward reducing the problem.

FDA ruling on folic acid could reduce anencephaly
April 15, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University nursing instructor says the recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowing folic acid to be fortified in corn-masa flour may help reduce the number of infants born without brains.

Advisor helps nurse practitioner serve small community
April 11, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Laura-Raykowski-webMONTESANO, Wash. – One day Laura Raykowski, a nurse practitioner and owner of Hometown Family Health, walked out of an exam room to see her office manager talking to an indigent patient about billing.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have earwax?
April 5, 2016

Dr-Universe-230SPOKANE, Wash. – The other day I was scratching my ears when I noticed some yellowish-brown gunk on my claw. It was pretty gross, but it also made me very curious.