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Adults with disabilities benefitting from Affordable Care Act

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

Jae Kennedy
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SPOKANE, Wash. – As politicians continue to wrangle over the future of the Affordable Care Act, newly published research shows the law has been clearly beneficial for at least one group of Americans – working-age adults with disabilities. » More …

Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment

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Wilson

SPOKANE, Wash. – Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. » More …

Nov. 13: Mass-casualty simulation exercise held by WSU Spokane health science students

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane health sciences students will take part in a simulation to treat victims of a mass shooting — part of their interprofessional education curriculum. » More …

Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

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Wilson

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take. » More …

Peer support important for men in accelerated nursing degree programs

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

male_nurse_wsu_spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Peer and mentor support can help students succeed in high-stress, accelerated nursing degree programs and might be especially important for men in those programs, according to a study conducted by faculty from the Washington State University College of Nursing. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

Federal grant supports nurse practitioner training, rural primary care

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

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Purath

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners and address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in Eastern Washington rural areas. » More …