Does Race Increase Your Chances of Asthma?

Black children are diagnosed with asthma twice as often as their white peers. After diagnosis, black children are three times more likely to face serious asthma-related events of hospitalization and death. For black children growing up in urban areas, there are many barriers to achieving optimal health. Read to learn more about what nurses and community leaders are doing to combat the issue.

Understanding Barriers to Minority Mental Health Care

One in six Americans suffers from a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. However minority groups — African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans — are more likely to experience the risk factors that can cause such disorders. See Nursing@USC’s infographics showing the barriers to access and rates of minority mental health issues.

What Can I Do With My MSN Degree?

Today’s nursing workforce continues to broaden to just about every corner of our lives — from ethics to research to larger policy issues. Consequently, career options for those with nursing skills are diversifying too.

Abstract Healing: Art Therapy for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Managing chronic conditions can leave patients vulnerable to developing depression, anxiety, and other emotional and mental health issues that exacerbate physical symptoms of health complications. A variety of studies show art therapy has increasing benefits for patients managing conditions for long periods of time.

Why does Alzheimer’s Affect Latino Families So Severely?

Diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease are rising in tandem with the aging population in the United States, but the disease isn’t spreading evenly across racial and ethnic groups. While Latinos are 50 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-Latino whites, they’re less likely to pursue treatment for the disease. What can nurse practitioners do to help?

What Does Self-Care Mean for Diabetic Patients?

When diabetic patients can’t — or won’t — see a health care provider, they’re left to their own devices, which often leads to self-care, a practice that many people take for granted. What does self-care mean for diabetics, and how can they make better use of it?