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U.S. Health Care: Too Expensive or Priceless?

Most Americans agree that the U.S. spends too much on health care and Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA, offers commentary on why a fix is so elusive. Ms. Engelhard is an Associate Professor and Health Policy Analyst, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Lifetime Learning welcomes your comments on […]

Optimizing Athletic Performance

Going the distance to the Final Four takes stamina and optimal performance. In considering training strategies, Arthur Weltman shares his study of elite basketball players: “Noninvasive Assessment of Internal and External Player Load: Implications for Optimizing Athletic Performance.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human […]

Basketball: Morning vs. Afternoon Training

March Madness has jumped into April for UVA basketball fans! For the science behind stellar athletic performance, Arthur Weltman shares his study: “Comparing Performance During Morning vs. Afternoon Training Sessions in Intercollegiate Basketball Players.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development; Professor, Department of […]

What Matters Most?

Palliative care can help people live better, according to Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACNP, ACHPN at the University of Virginia. Wiencek is Advanced Practice Program Director for MSN and DNP programs in the School of Nursing and immediate past president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Lifetime Learning welcomes your thoughts on the growth […]

Babies at the Border: Revisiting the Role of Nurses on Ellis Island

Nursing has historic ties to U.S. immigration policy, and Arlene W. Keeling provides commentary on how nurses should still play a critical role at our southern border. Ms. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Centennial Distinguished Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing and former director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical […]

The Gift of Connectedness

  The holiday spirit may have a different feel when a family member is ill. Julie Perry, a staff chaplain at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in the University of Virginia Health System, looks at how patients, caregivers, and their families can bring new meaning to old traditions. Lifetime Learning invites you to share […]

Fictional Friends Who Embolden Us to Thrive

In honor of International Day of the Girl (October 11), Abby Palko shares reflections on ways that authors explore the complexities of girlhood. Ms. Palko is Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia. This article, reprinted with permission, is from the blog PALKO POV: Fictional Friends Who Embolden Us […]