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Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture
Newswise

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Released: 27-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
The sunscreen paradox: McGill University researchers warn of ‘false sense of security’
McGill University

Sunscreen is important, says Dr. Ivan Litvinov, but it is also the least effective way to protect your skin when compared to sun protective clothing and sun avoidance

Released: 24-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Residents unprepared for wildland fires, face barriers in implementing prevention measures: York U study
York University

Individual and social factors contribute to lack of preparedness, despite many available residential wildfire mitigation and educational programs, study reveals

Released: 5-Oct-2023 2:55 PM EDT
Clearinghouse Highlights Aging, Climate as Interlinked Risks
Cornell University

Record-breaking summer heat focused attention on climate change, but Cornell University experts say too little has been paid to its intersection with another critical trend: the world’s rapidly aging population.

   
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Released: 9-Aug-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Summer Safety: Keeping Your Cool in the Heat
Cedars-Sinai

Climate change has supersized summer heat this year, with Southern California expected to again reach more than 100 degrees mid-month. Along with the rise in outdoor temperatures, physicians are seeing an increase in heat-related illnesses following weeks of unrelenting hot weather.

Released: 8-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Mind what you eat and drink. Food and Water Safety stories for media.
Newswise

The latest headlines from the Food and Water Safety channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 27-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Nurturing a Summertime Staple
Virginia Tech

Summertime is synonymous with fresh berries, and there may be no better place to be on a sunny day – besides the beach – than a berry-picking patch. Berry production is a $6 billion industry in the United States, and Virginia has been become a key contributor with a suitable climate and soil types for growing blueberries and blackberries, in particular.

Newswise: Medical expert offers 11 outdoor safety tips to shield against summer hazards
Released: 24-Jul-2023 1:20 PM EDT
Medical expert offers 11 outdoor safety tips to shield against summer hazards
Virginia Tech

Cranking summer fun up to 11 first requires sensible safeguards against summer hazards. Dr. Stephanie Lareau, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, shares 11 safety tips for keeping summer plans fun and safe.

   
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Released: 18-Jul-2023 11:00 AM EDT
How to Stay Safe Outdoors this Summer: Tips from a Pediatric Trauma Surgeon
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, FACS, of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and Connecticut Children’s offers key tips to keep safe while enjoying the outdoors this summer.

Released: 11-Jul-2023 2:00 PM EDT
Know how to deal with this scorching summer
University of Miami

University of Miami faculty experts share ways for us to beat the hot temperatures as they continue to set records.

   
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Released: 10-Jul-2023 10:40 AM EDT
Summer Safety: How to Avoid Hiking Hazards
Cedars-Sinai

Record rain this winter wreaked havoc on Los Angeles area hiking trails, damaging roads and dumping snow at lower elevations than normal. As the weather heats up, and the last of the snow melts, day hikers should plan ahead to avoid on-trail hazards caused by the unusually heavy rainy season.

Newswise: Dermatologist and director of UCLA Health Skin of Color clinic available for interview on summer skin tips for those with darker skin tones
Released: 10-Jul-2023 6:05 AM EDT
Dermatologist and director of UCLA Health Skin of Color clinic available for interview on summer skin tips for those with darker skin tones
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health dermatologist Caroline Opene, MD treats patients of all skin tones, but as director of the UCLA Health Skin of Color clinic, she has special expertise in treating skin of color.

Newswise: Don’t put nutrition on the back burner for your summer menu
Released: 6-Jul-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Don’t put nutrition on the back burner for your summer menu
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Whether you’re hosting summer backyard cookouts or escaping the heat with indoor gatherings, a nutrition expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center says there are lots of options for adding some nutrition to your plate.

Released: 29-Jun-2023 2:25 PM EDT
MSU expert: Travel tips for summer – and beyond
Michigan State University

Michael McCall, Hilton Hotels Fellow in the top-ranked School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, discusses how the travel industry has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic and shares tips for an enjoyable travel experience.

Released: 27-Jun-2023 2:30 AM EDT
Fourth of July story ideas: grilling safety, beer & food pairings, pets & fireworks, sun safety
Virginia Tech

Ahead of the July 4th holiday, Virginia Tech experts can speak on a variety of topics, including food & beer pairings for cookouts, pets & fireworks safety, grilling safety tips, and more. To schedule an interview, please contact the media relations office at [email protected]. Safeguarding pets on the 4th of July Summer heat and holiday travel can always be dangerous for pets, and so can the noise of fireworks.

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Released: 23-Jun-2023 12:00 PM EDT
Summer Safety: Don’t Get Bugged by Fleas and Ticks
Cedars-Sinai

It’s summertime and California hiking trails are beckoning. But along with lusher than usual greenery due to this year’s heavy rains, the hills are alive with ticks and fleas. The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom talked with Priya Soni, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s, about how to avoid and minimize ticks and flea bites.

Newswise: School’s Out for Summer: Expert Offers Advice for Parents to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ for Kids
Released: 21-Jun-2023 1:30 AM EDT
School’s Out for Summer: Expert Offers Advice for Parents to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ for Kids
Virginia Tech

While summer is a time for fun in the sun, we often hear of parents expressing their concern about the “summer slide.” It’s when the loss of learning opportunities during the break lead to regression in reading and math. Some studies suggest up to a month of learning is lost over the summer, but according to Tonya Price, a 4-H youth development extension specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension, there are many things that can be done to keep children learning and engaged while out of the classroom.

Released: 14-Jun-2023 1:15 PM EDT
The heat is on! Don't panic. Get the latest news on heat waves and the dangers of heat in the Extreme Heat channel
Newswise

As we enter the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere and the possibility of extreme heat becomes more common, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the science of heat waves and take measures to protect ourselves from this growing public health threat.

       
Newswise: Time to Play It Cool – Tips to Protect Yourself from Extreme Heat
Released: 1-Jun-2023 11:35 AM EDT
Time to Play It Cool – Tips to Protect Yourself from Extreme Heat
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

As summer temperatures climb, heat illnesses become a more serious risk, particularly for young children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic conditions. It is important to understand the impact of prolonged periods of high heat and humidity on your body. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages people of all ages to stay cool this summer by taking proper precautions to preventing heat illness.

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Released: 1-Jun-2023 2:05 AM EDT
Pool Safety: What You Need to Know for a Safe Swimming Season
Cedars-Sinai

The school year is winding down, summer is around the corner and that means more children are splashing into swimming pools, whether in a backyard, at summer camp, or at recreation center pools.

Released: 16-May-2023 2:00 PM EDT
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Keep up with the latest news on skin in the Dermatology channel
Newswise

Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, with over 5 million cases diagnosed annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that melanoma alone accounts for more than 8,000 deaths each year. Thankfully, skin cancer is highly preventable, making it crucial to prioritize protection. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Dermatology channel.

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Released: 4-May-2023 9:40 AM EDT
Tick Safety Tips from Lyme Disease Experts at Tufts
Tufts University

Warm weather means tick season. Faculty at the School of Medicine and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine share tips for staying healthy outdoors.

Released: 2-May-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Climate change affecting allergies, and other allergy news
Newswise

For millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies (pollen and mold), climate change is exacerbating an earlier, longer, and overall worse allergy season.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: How to protect your child from drowning
Released: 26-Apr-2023 7:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: How to protect your child from drowning
Penn State Health

Drowning can be silent, insidious and often preventable. Learn how to keep your kids safe in and around water.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise: Summer Camp Goals for Kids with Allergies and Asthma: Stay Safe and Have Fun
Released: 7-Mar-2023 8:00 AM EST
Summer Camp Goals for Kids with Allergies and Asthma: Stay Safe and Have Fun
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Parents of children with allergies and asthma often face an added layer of concern about summer camp as they wonder how they will keep their kids safe from allergy and asthma flares, while allowing them to have great summer fun.

Newswise: Indo-Pacific Ocean warming increases the uncertainty in forecasting the onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon
Released: 14-Dec-2022 10:55 AM EST
Indo-Pacific Ocean warming increases the uncertainty in forecasting the onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon (SCSSM), usually characterized by a simultaneous circulation–convection transition, marks the beginning of the East Asian summer rainy season. Thus, forecasting it at the subseasonal-to-seasonal scale is a key concern.

Newswise: NYS Mesonet Study Tracks the Impacts of Western Wildfires on New York Air Quality
Released: 27-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
NYS Mesonet Study Tracks the Impacts of Western Wildfires on New York Air Quality
University at Albany, State University of New York

The study finds that more frequent and intense western wildfires are not only impacting the air quality and visibility in surrounding areas, but also as far away as the East Coast.

Released: 15-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Research results on benefits of camp on kids with ventilators
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

The study, “The Effect of an Overnight Summer Camp on the Quality of Life for Individuals Who Require Ventilatory Support,” appears in in the “Pediatric Physical Therapy” journal. The team, which included graduate students from LVC, has found that attending summer camp boosts the quality of life for children using ventilators. And the more years such children attend summer camp, the better their quality of life becomes, according to the study.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 12:10 PM EDT
Collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care supports 18 grassroots organizations helping to keep kids safe this summer
University of Chicago Medical Center

Eighteen South Side community groups are receiving $150,000 to support their grassroots work supporting youth and keeping them safe during the summer — a time when violence and violent injuries typically increases in the Chicagoland area. The funding is made possible through the annual grants program from Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaborative uniting the trauma recovery programs from the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Wildfires are intensifying around the world. Here are the latest headlines in wildfires research for media
Newswise

California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: The Medical Minute: Sweltering summer? Avoid heat-related illness
Released: 20-Jul-2022 12:15 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Sweltering summer? Avoid heat-related illness
Penn State Health

As temperatures soar this summer, the risk of heat-related illness does, too. Recognizing the symptoms of this preventable illness and getting swift treatment are critically important.

Newswise: Preventing and Treating Swimmer’s Ear
Released: 13-Jul-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Preventing and Treating Swimmer’s Ear
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Summertime trips to lakes or pools to escape the heat can sometimes lead to ear infections caused by excess moisture in the ear canal. Hongzhao Ji, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern, offers information on swimmer’s ear, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.



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