Category: Research

How Physical Environments Influence Health

People tend to forget we live in a physical environment that can influence health. Human beings spend more than 88 percent of their lives inside built environments where they live, work and play. The problem is that building materials such

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Staff Nurses and Evidence-Based Practice

Editor’s note: The following blog is by Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Yoder is an associate professor and director of Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management at the University of Texas

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Welcome to a New Semester

I always find the beginning of the school year to be exciting and full of promise for the future. A new year always offers a new start, with opportunities to engage with new professors, confront and challenge new ideas and

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Dell Medical School Update

Note: The following is a recent interview with Robert Messing, M.D., Vice Provost for Biomedical Sciences Q: What is your first impression of The University of Texas at Austin? The culture here is very congenial and the administration is very,

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Achieving Health Equity for All

The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Nursing are pleased to welcome renowned nurse scholar and educator Miyong Kim, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., to its ranks. Dr. Kim has been named professor of nursing and associate vice president

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Mindful Restaurant Eating

Excess weight is a problem in our society, and our food environment seems to conspire against our weight management efforts. Those who eat out regularly are faced with a variety of challenges that makes it difficult to avoid excess calories.

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Unintended Consequences: How Telehealth Can Fail to Manage Chronic Diseases

In my last blog, I illustrated the potential benefits of telehealth in managing chronic diseases in the community. In this blog, however, we will see how telehealth can fail to achieve its intended objectives. 1.   Financial benefits? A home health

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Can Telehealth Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes in the Community?

Knowing someone with a chronic disease is the new norm. Chronic diseases afflict 45 percent of Americans and cause seven in 10 deaths each year in the United States. Heart failure, stroke and pulmonary conditions are some of the most