Posts filed under "Health"

Commentary: What Would Happen if Ebola Virus Spread to the U.S.?

In the wake of the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Dr. Rena Jones, a Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, Excelsior College faculty instructor, and an expert on Public Health and Epidemiology, shared her thoughts with Excelsior Life via...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Laurie Herrera Demonstrates It’s Never Too Late to Learn

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Follow #ExcelsiorGrad2014 for all...  [Read More]

Men’s Health Month: Hope After a Cancer Prognosis

Ron Milos is the editor for Excelsior College’s digital engagement services team. Last year, he was diagnosed with stage four cancer and was determined to have the best care possible at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. He shares his experience...  [Read More]

Photo Slideshow: Health Care Reform Event at Excelsior College

Were you seen? Photos from “Health Care Reform: Impact on Nursing Practice and Education” at Excelsior College, a daylong set of presentations for nursing educators exploring the Affordable Care Act. The event was held on May 2, 2014.  ...  [Read More]

Stress Awareness Month: Manage Stress Before It Manages You, Part 2

April is Stress Awareness Month. In Part 1 of this series, sources of stress were identified, perceptions  were addressed, and impact on health was illustrated. In Part 2, Anna Zendell, PhD, MSW, and Carol Shenise, MS, RN of Excelsior College’s School of Health Sciences ...  [Read More]

Stress Awareness Month: Manage Stress Before It Manages You

April is Stress Awareness Month and, at some point, stress affects most of us. It can lead to a wide variety of health conditions including impaired immune function, headaches, sleep problems, cardiovascular diseases, uncharacteristic anger, anxiety, and even depression. The World Health...  [Read More]

Thomas Larson and the Sanctuary of Illness [Part 3 – Genetics vs Lifestyle]

Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of the recently released The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press). In this gripping memoir, Larson shares a powerful and personal story of what happens when our...  [Read More]

Thomas Larson and the Sanctuary of Illness [Part 2: Understanding Heart Disease]

Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of the recently released The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press). In this gripping memoir, Larson shares a powerful and personal story of what happens when our...  [Read More]

Thomas Larson and the Sanctuary of Illness [Part 1: The Heart Attack]

Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of the recently released The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press). In this gripping memoir, Larson shares a powerful and personal story of “what happens when our...  [Read More]

PTK Scholarship Helps Student with a Career in Recovery and Healing

Excelsior College today announced Talitha Purdy, from Chenango Forks, New York as the 2013-2014 winner of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship. The merit-based scholarship is awarded to a student who has transferred to Excelsior from an academic partner institution, like Broome...  [Read More]

Excelsior School of Health Sciences Announce Two New Graduate Program Specializations

The School of Health Sciences today announced the addition of two new specializations to its Master of Science in Health Sciences: public health and health care informatics. Registration is now open for both of these new options, as well as the existing...  [Read More]

Excelsior College will “Go Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Excelsior College staff, faculty and administrators will go “Go Pink” on October 25 by wearing pink attire, holding a bake sale, providing a Lunch & learn session, and selling pink ribbons to raise money for the...  [Read More]

Excelsior College Student Exudes Optimism Despite ALS

In January 2013, Excelsior Life featured Ron Miller, an Excelsior College student teaching the meaning of drive, determination and never giving up despite ALS. Excelsior Life received an update from Miller this week. Miller recently participated in the ALS walk and raised...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Patricia Mann, Devoting Her Life to Others

For more than thirty years, Patricia Mann has devoted her life to others, working the past 15 years as a respiratory therapist for premature infants for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. Passionate about lifelong learning and professional development, beginning in 1978 Mann...  [Read More]

Men’s Health: Cancer Diagnosis Impact

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), women are twice as likely as men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive services.  Studies show that regular screening by men considerably increases early detection of highly treatable diseases.  Excelsior College’s...  [Read More]

Promoting Men’s Health Awareness Week & Month: “Excelsior College Goes Blue”

Frequently, the Wellness Committee at Excelsior College holds events to promote good health, and will host “Go Blue Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign” on Thursday, June 20 from 12 pm – 2 pm. The event for staff and faculty will include a bake sale...  [Read More]

Excelsior College Alumni Study Connects Emotional and Physical Well-Being

At Excelsior College, our graduates pursue different pathways to a degree. Robert Wright, Jr., Ph.D., is an alumnus, who completed a study on nitric oxide connecting emotional and physical well-being to stress and feeling good.  The study has potential impact to the...  [Read More]

Excelsior College Launches MS in Health Sciences program

On May 15th, Excelsior College launched the MS in Health Sciences program, comprised of an 18 credit core and a 15 credit area of specialization. The MS will currently include two options for an area of focus: health professions education and a...  [Read More]

Compelling Memoir Strikes Chord with T1 Diabetes Sufferers

  Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press has published a heartfelt and honest new book that reveals what it takes to manage a chronic condition, type 1 diabetes, Shot: Staying Alive with Diabetes by Amy Ryan. For Ms. Ryan, treatment for a routine infection...  [Read More]

Katherine Wehr: “I was a much better student as an adult”

Katherine Wehr entered her early professional life confident of earning a decent living without a college degree – and she did. She worked first in catering sales and then as an administrator for a high-tech company. But with passing time, her desire...  [Read More]