A handbook designed to help parents become advisors and coaches to their adult children leaving for their first year of college has been shown to increase family connections and decrease risky behaviors like drug and alcohol use.
By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing SPOKANE, Wash. – More than half the states mandate suicide-prevention training for public school teachers, but only seven states have policies requiring healthcare professionals to get similar training. That’s one of the findings of a research study conducted by Washington State University College of Nursing student Sara Van Natta.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Fighting wildfires is expensive. Firefighters must be paid and equipment must be purchased and transported to fires. Operations and maintenance cost money.
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences EVERETT, Wash. – With wildfire season approaching, woodland owners can get help to protect their property and assess risk at a free Firewise Workshop 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Camano Multipurpose Center (the blue building), 141 NE Camano Dr., Camano Island, 15 […]
Strength training paired with improved flex- ibility may reduce concussions in young athletes. (Photo Rick Gomez/Blend Images) PULLMAN, Wash. – Popular thought says that neck strength helps prevent concussions. But that’s not what recent research at Washington State University reveals. “It appears from the youth research and the football player research that I have done, […]
PULLMAN – Just how successful and cost-effective are community-based, substance abuse prevention programs? It’s a question that plagues politicians and policy makers, especially in a time of shrinking resources and increasing demand for services. Now, thanks to a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at WSU are working on a new […]
As the cold and flu season approaches, it is important that people remember to wash their hands often. This year it may be especially important as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts 5-20 percent of the population will get the flu this year, with more than 200,000 flu-related hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths (www.cdc.gov/flu). […]
Two members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program will discuss bioterriorism Nov. 8 on the Washington State University campus. Steven A. Morse, associate director of science at CDC, and John V. Barson, a CDC epidemiologist, will discuss “Bioterrorism: Threats and Prevention” during a 9:30 a.m.-noon program at Todd […]