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Back-to-School Physicals, the First Exam of the Academic Year


Between buying new backpacks and pencils, sneakers and jeans, parents should start thinking about getting their children into the pediatrician for a back-to-school medical exam.
26-Aug-2014 1:25 PM EDT

SBU Professor Receives NSF EAGER Award for BRAIN Initiative Research


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Stony Brook University’s Scott Laughlin, PhD, an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The EAGER awards are part of the foundation’s support of the Brain Research through...
25-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

The Key to Saving Lives, Hands-Only CPR


Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs - is a leading cause of death. Each year, over 420,000 out-of-hospital...
19-Aug-2014 9:25 AM EDT

New Feathered Dinosaur From China Sheds Light on Dinosaur Flight


Research findings from an international team of scientists uncovers details on how a new species of a feathered raptorial dinosaur found in China provides evidence on how large-bodied dinosaurs took to the air.
11-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth


A dream come “chew” for your teeth? Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is actually beneficial for your teeth. BasicBites™ is a...
9-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Happy Feet III: Adélie Penguin Population is Actually on the Rise


The first global census of the Adélie penguin, long considered a key indicator species to monitor and understand the effects of climate change and fishing in the Southern Ocean, has revealed its population (3.79 million breeding pairs) to be 53...
7-Jul-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Stony Brook University Professor Awarded Inaugural "Breakthrough Prize" in Mathematics


Sir Simon K. Donaldson, Professor of Mathematics in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics(SCGP) and the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London, was selected to receive the inaugural Breakthrough...
26-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Awareness and Prevention are the Best Medicine to Fight Lyme Disease


STONY BROOK, NY, JUNE 26, 2014—¬ With the arrival of the warmer summer weather comes tick season, and with that, the threat of Lyme disease. Suffolk County is one of the country’s highest risk areas, so Long Island parents should be aware of...
26-Jun-2014 4:20 PM EDT

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Teens: Want to Sleep in on School Days?


Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and...
26-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Putting Ebola in Perspective


15-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

The Story Behind the Story: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:


12-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Stony Brook Children’s Expert Says ACT Now, Reduce Deaths in Hot Cars


Babies and young children can sleep so peacefully that it may be tempting to leave them alone in a car while you run a quick errand. This, however, must never be done. It can lead to heatstroke, serious injury, and death. Heatstroke is the leading...
28-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Simple Growing Pains or Something More?


Most people associate arthritis with aging, but the fact is, one in 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rheumatologist Dr. Julie Cherian addresses the most common questions from...
25-Jul-2014 4:40 PM EDT

Teaching the Internet Generation to Extract Reliable News from Onslaught of Digital Information


As the digital age began to forever change how news and information were transmitted, Stony Brook University School of Journalism faculty members considered the following challenge: “Could they create an educational model that would prepare the...
24-Jul-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Parents: What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Hits the Road


STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 15, 2014 – The facts couldn’t be clearer: Car accidents are the number-one cause of accidental deaths in children ages 0-19 nationally. The AAA auto club says the 100 days of summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) are the...
15-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Stony Brook Medical Experts Say Kick Off Summer with a Safe Start


For many Americans, summer means fun in the sun; kids are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities. But with all these pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the emergency department.
2-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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