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Award Winning Photographer, Robert Whitman, Partners with Lewy Body Dementia Association

Award winning photographer, Robert Whitman, captures lives of those affected with Lewy Body Dementia in a poignant collection of original photography.

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Environmental Expert Dr. Roby Greenwald Joins Georgia State’s School of Public Health

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Dr. Roby Greenwald, an air pollution researcher, is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health.

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After Heart Ailments, Urological Issues are the Most Common Conditions for Newborns, and Those Ailments Affect Girls More Than Boys

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) physician Roger E. De Filippo, MD, chief of CHLA's Division of Urology and an associate professor of urology and director of Pediatric Urology Stem Cell Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California discusses how science, technology and parental care can lead to improved pediatric urological health.

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Turkish Professor Returns Home, Works with 'University Within Schools' Program

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Two South Dakota State University professors in pursuit of strengthening their global perspective headed more than 5,500 miles east from their Brookings home to Istanbul, Turkey. A yearlong sabbatical leave, spent in Hande Briddick’s home country, served as an educational and rewarding adventure for her and husband, Chris. The College of Education and Human Sciences associate professors, who teach within SDSU’s Department of Counseling and Human Development, left for Istanbul in August 2013 and returned this July.

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Breeding Soybeans That Can Tolerate Heat, Drought

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Hot, dry conditions can wreak havoc on a field of soybeans. Assistant professor Jai Rohila of the South Dakota State University Biology and Microbiology Department is uncovering the molecular mechanisms that lead to drought and heat tolerance. This will help breeders develop soybean varieties that can survive heat and drought. To do this, he is working with University of Minnesota soybean breeder Jim Orf, who provided Rohila with two varieties of soybeans, one that has greater tolerance to hot, dry conditions, and another that is susceptible.

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Why Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survivors Opt for Mastectomy

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Why did 43 percent of 1,093 South Dakota women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer surveyed choose mastectomy rather than lumpectomy? “According to research evidence, survival rates are considered equal,” noted Nancy Fahrenwald, dean of the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. To determine which of the nine independent variables tipped the scales toward mastectomy, she collaborated with associate professor Chris Saunders of the mathematics and statistics department.

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Renewing Health Insurance Should Take More Than 15 Minutes, Specialist Says

Renewing health insurance is more complicated than simply choosing the same plan year after year because plans change annually, a Kansas State University community health specialist says.

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Will My Child Get Ebola?

For many months, the world has witnessed the Ebola virus spread and claim more than 4,400 lives in West African countries. On Oct. 8, the first confirmed adult Ebola patient identified in the United States died. The constant news coverage has heightened concern among parents who fear their children will become infected.

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To Flu or Not to Flu, That (Could Be) Congestion!

While the tragedy of the ebola virus and the emergence of enterovirus dominating headlines, another virus will likely cause hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations this winter. A RowanSOM family physician discusses seasonal flu season and addresses misconceptions about the flu virus and vaccine that prevents it.

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The Forensics of Famous Movie Monsters

Forensics expert Greg McDonald discusses the disorders that gave rise to the myths of Dracula and the Wolfman.

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