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Gwen Wyatt on Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care
The latest research, Wyatt says, shows that 80% of patients with breast cancer use complementary therapies. This is a compelling fact and can be problematic if these therapies are being used without adequate safety and efficacy knowledge.

Faculty Conversation: Kelly Brittain
Where does someone get medical advice before they visit a health care provider? What sources of information influence a person's decision to seek medical advice? These are questions Kelly Brittain, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, looks to answer with her research on colorectal cancer risk reduction and prevention.

Nurses Put Girls on a Path to Fitness and a Better Future
With the help of a $3.6 million federal grant, nursing researcher Lorraine Robbins is expanding a pilot program statewide to help middle school girls, particularly minority girls in urban and low socioeconomic settings, increase their physical activity.

The five-year Girls on the Move project, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, focuses on individual and web-based counseling sessions with school nurses and an after-school physical activity club.