Research Highlights

Promoting Physical Fitness Among Girls and Women in Urban Communities

Promoting Physical Fitness Among Girls and Women in Urban Communities

Most people know that one of the keys to reducing or preventing health problems is to get more exercise, but determining how to best integrate physical activity into their daily lives — and having access to exercise programs — remains a significant hurdle to clear on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Wanda Thompson, an […]

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Holiday Shopping Can Be a Problem for Disabled Consumers

Holiday Shopping Can Be a Problem for Disabled Consumers

Before chestnuts roast on the fire and sugarplums dance in the dreams of youngsters, the holiday season elicits visions of crowded parking lots and malls overrun by shoppers while retailers try to keep up with the demand. The conditions aren’t ideal for anyone seeking the perfect gift, but a Rutgers–Camden marketing scholar says they are […]

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Psychology Professor’s Research Addresses Impact of Violence Against Women

Psychology Professor’s Research Addresses Impact of Violence Against Women

As Courtenay Cavanaugh explains, physical and sexual violence against women is nothing short of an epidemic. “It is a significant public health problem that affects one in three women in the United States,” says Cavanaugh, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden. “It can lead to numerous health problems across one’s lifespan and is associated […]

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Nursing Scholar Helps Develop New Ostomy Care Resource

Nursing Scholar Helps Develop New Ostomy Care Resource

CAMDEN — Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management and enhance patient safety. Janice Beitz, a professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, was part of a research team that developed the ostomy algorithm, a step-by-step […]

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English Scholar Examines Symbolism of Thanksgiving

English Scholar Examines Symbolism of Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. For many Americans, the mere mention of the annual feast conjures images of a golden-brown turkey, fresh out of the oven, complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, casseroles, corn, cranberry sauce, and some good ol’ fashioned pumpkin pie. It is arguably the one national holiday devoted primarily to pleasing the palate. The calorie count […]

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