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Dec 15, 2014, 10:59 ET

Less than half of parents think their 18-year-olds can make a doctors appointment

Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician's office into adult-focused care by age 18 – but just 30...

Dec 02, 2014, 12:00 ET
National University President Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, philanthropist Denny Sanford, and Lakeside Union School District Superintendent Dr. David Lorden (left to right) met to formalize the agreement that makes the San Diego County-based school district the first in the country to adopt the Sanford Harmony Program. The research-based program promotes positive peer interactions at primary grade levels and has been found to increase school engagement and academic achievement.

First School District in Country to Launch Sanford Harmony Program Through Coordinated Effort with National University

 The Sanford Harmony Program, which promotes positive peer interactions at primary grade levels and has been found to increase school...

Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 ET

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if other children are unvaccinated

 Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records...

Oct 03, 2014, 07:00 ET
Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.  (PRNewsFoto/Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)

ProPublica, Reuters and The Huffington Post win 2014 Barlett & Steele Awards

ProPublica, Reuters and The Huffington Post won gold, silver and bronze awards, respectively, in the eighth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:58 ET

Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children

Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:39 ET
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Grand Opening of Sanford Education Center at National University Marks National Expansion of Programs Benefitting Nonprofit and Education Sectors

 National University, the 2nd largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California, announces the grand opening of the...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally

 Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and...

Jul 28, 2014, 11:03 ET

Men And Women Of The U.S. National Guard To Receive American Patriot Award From National Defense University Foundation

The Men and Women of The National Guard have been selected to receive the 2014 American Patriot Award, presented annually by the National Defense...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:17 ET

Parents want info about circumcision, not directives from healthcare providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the...

Jul 09, 2014, 14:15 ET
Ted Norby, National University Golf Instructor, qualifies for U.S. Senior Open Championship (PRNewsFoto/National University)

National University Golf Instructor Qualifies for U.S. Senior Open Championship

National University Golf Academy Director of Instruction, Ted Norby, has qualified and will be competing in the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship,...

Jun 24, 2014, 13:49 ET

National University and San Diego Padres to honor Military Scholarship Recipients July 5 at Petco Park

 In recognition of our military community, National University and the San Diego Padres will honor ten inaugural recipients of the National...

Jun 20, 2014, 16:00 ET

Dr. Gangaram Singh Joins National University as Associate Provost

Dr. Gangaram Singh, an award-winning educator and administrator with a background in leading strategic growth initiatives, has been named Associate...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:45 ET

Cover the bases: sports physicals are no substitute for comprehensive checkups

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider – not just a child's usual provider – can do a sports physical,according...

Jun 06, 2014, 14:00 ET

National University Honors Philanthropists Malin Burnham and Thomas Denny Sanford With Honorary Degrees

National University, California's second-largest private, nonprofit university, announced today that renowned philanthropists Malin Burnham and...

Jun 04, 2014, 14:00 ET
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is National University's 2014 Commencement Keynote Speaker (PRNewsFoto/National University)

Army Veteran and Educator Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch To Be Keynote Speaker at National University Commencement June 11

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, an Army veteran and four-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal who has dedicated her career to empowering...

Jun 02, 2014, 14:27 ET
National University Provost Debra Bean (PRNewsFoto/National University)

Debra Bean Named Provost of National University

Debra Bean, a leader in higher education administration with a demonstrated commitment to ensuring academic quality and student success, has been...

May 20, 2014, 10:01 ET

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat...

May 01, 2014, 13:43 ET

National University and San Diego Padres Honor Local Teachers at Teacher Appreciation Night

National University, a leader in teacher education, joins the San Diego Padres in honoring San Diego teachers as the presenting partner of the...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 ET

Screening out: what are parents doing to limit screen time for young children?

About 25 percent of parents who have children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well...

Apr 16, 2014, 08:00 ET

New National University of Singapore Spin-off Company to Reduce Cancer Death and Disease Burden Through Real Time Cancer Diagnosis

Mrs Lim was advised to go for a gastroscope due to persistent gastric discomfort. Some abnormal looking lesions were detected during the...