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U-M School of Nursing researchers find water births to be as safe as land births
A new study found that water births are no more risky than land births, and that women in the water group sustain fewer first and second-degree tears.
Dec 11, 2019

U-M School of Nursing study explores innovative ways to increase HIV testing among transgender youth
Transgender individuals are over three times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than cisgender individuals, and rates of other sexually transmitted infections are significantly higher in transgender individuals compared to cisgender individuals.
Dec 03, 2019

Labor of Love - Ruth Zielinski promotes the benefits of midwifery and nursing
“I saw my first baby being born when I was eight, and I knew then that I wanted to be a midwife,” says Ruth Zielinski. “They hired me for 25 cents an hour to wash the babies. I loved it.”
Nov 18, 2019

Rollercoaster weight changes can repeat with second pregnancy, especially among normal-weight women
Everyone knows that gaining excess weight during one pregnancy is bad, but clinicians rarely consider weight gains and losses from one pregnancy to the next — especially in normal-weight women.
Nov 14, 2019

Alumni spotlight: Colonel Leana Fox, BSN '79
Growing up in Detroit, Leana Fox remembers her parents saying she would make a great nurse. “I believed them,” she said. “I think they saw the nurturing characteristics in me at a young age, and they had a strong influence in shaping my career.” 
Nov 11, 2019

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2019 Summer Issue

Using imaginary worlds to save real lives, virtual reality is more than a technology—it’s a destination where innovation and imagination are connecting to shape the future of health care education.

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2018 Fall Issue

One of the most insidious evils of the 21st century passes through the health care system every day. A partnership between nursing and law faculty at the University of Michigan has an army of advocates ready to stop it.




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2018 Summer Issue

How a handful of small homes staffed with midwives and nurses became a mighty tool in Liberia’s quest to improve its health care system.


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2018 Winter Issue

Nurses have fought to have their voices heard in the places where decisions are made. What can we learn from those who have helped nursing earn its proverbial seat at the table? 

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