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Released: 2-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST
How Caregivers of People with Dementia Can Navigate Holidays During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As COVID-19 cases increase across the nation, many caregivers are trying to navigate the holidays for relatives with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that people not travel to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. Mary Catherine Lundquist, program director of Care2Caregivers, a peer counseling helpline (800-424-2494) for caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease operated by Rutgers Behavioral Health Care, discusses how families can stay connected with their loved ones.

Newswise: New Political Science Chair Explains Importance of Public Administration Discipline
Released: 2-Dec-2020 11:55 AM EST
New Political Science Chair Explains Importance of Public Administration Discipline
SUNY Buffalo State

Atta Ceesay, who received the Buffalo State President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019, worked with other faculty members and M. Scott Goodman, interim dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, to elevate public administration and rename the department Political Science and Public Administration. This decision was partly fueled by an external review of the department last fall.

Newswise: Why Older Adults Should Shop from Home While the Pandemic is Surging
Released: 1-Dec-2020 4:50 PM EST
Why Older Adults Should Shop from Home While the Pandemic is Surging
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Leslie M. Kantor, professor and chair of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health, talks about the new data from Public Health England, the country’s national health service, and explains why even the most independent seniors should avoid grocery shopping at this stage of the pandemic and how to use technology and help from family and friends.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 11:35 AM EST
AXA Chair at UC Santa Cruz funds efforts to build coastal resilience naturally
University of California, Santa Cruz

Global insurance company AXA has established the AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience at UC Santa Cruz to support the work of Michael Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Department of Ocean Sciences, to advance the conservation and restoration of coastal habitats as natural defenses against storms and climate change.

Newswise: Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping
Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping
Iowa State University

As people begin their holiday shopping, the concerns about timely delivery dates are real.  The combination of holiday shopping and a global pandemic has some e-commerce experts are predicting a ‘shipageddon’ of delays and chaos this holiday season.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
More Health Systems Join National #MaskUp Campaign
Cleveland Clinic

Many more health systems are joining the national #MaskUp campaign encouraging Americans to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following safety guidelines. Over just a few days, another 19 health systems with hundreds of hospitals united with 100 health systems nationwide with hospitals numbering in the thousands. The public service campaign is critical to the health and well-being of all Americans. It is a plea from healthcare professionals everywhere: wear a mask and follow other precautions to save lives and help get our country back on its feet.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST
Workplace Expert: COVID-Safe Company Holiday Party Ideas and Why Celebrating is Significant
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Vijaya Venkataramani says Zoom fatigue notwithstanding, a COVID-safe staff or company holiday celebration is ideal for leaders and managers to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
Cleveland Clinic First in the World to Use Latest Ablation Technology to Destroy Large Liver Tumors
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in the world to use a recently FDA-approved ablation technology that can destroy large liver tumors. The minimally invasive procedure uses a single needle connected to a powerful 150-watt microwave generator that can burn a malignant liver tumor as large as 2.4 inches, which is about the size of an egg. Eren Berber, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic’s Surgical Liver Tumor Ablation Program, led a team that successfully used the technology in October to treat a patient who had a 2.4-inch liver tumor.

Newswise: Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors
Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Yang Wang, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, advises homeowners to replace their furnace filter to help protect families from COVID-19 over the holidays.

Newswise: From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health, has the tools and experts to provide exceptional care and conduct cutting-edge research to advance our understanding of lung cancer and pave the way for new therapies. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the latest research in lung cancer.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST
The Black Women Behind Rock and Roll
New York University

Ahead of this year’s GRAMMY nominations, Maureen Mahon discusses several aspects of rock and roll’s racial and cultural history and, in particular, how African American women have played a role as both performers and inspirations, including for a once-little-known British band from Liverpool.

Newswise: Testing Wastewater for COVID-19
Released: 20-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
Testing Wastewater for COVID-19
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV researcher Edwin Oh and colleagues have implemented wastewater surveillance programs to screen samples for the presence of COVID-19 and to extract the RNA from the SARS-COV-2 virus to find targets that make vaccines more effective.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST
Alex Trebek’s Death Raising Awareness and Questions About Pancreatic Cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced it to the world on March 6, 2019: Like 50,000 other Americans each year, he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Newswise: Facing New Challenges: Caregiving, Cancer, and COVID
Released: 19-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST
Facing New Challenges: Caregiving, Cancer, and COVID
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

November is National Family Caregivers month, a time to recognize those who play an important role in helping a loved one through their cancer journey. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers for cancer patients might feel that this role has become more difficult. Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute share some insight.

Newswise: Keck Medicine of USC experts offer insights into the connection between diabetes and COVID-19 during National Diabetes Month
Released: 18-Nov-2020 6:05 AM EST
Keck Medicine of USC experts offer insights into the connection between diabetes and COVID-19 during National Diabetes Month
Keck Medicine of USC

More than 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, which has been linked to worse outcomes from COVID-19. During National Diabetes Month, Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with diabetes and what they can do to protect their health.

Newswise: Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:10 AM EST
Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect and treat, so researchers are continually advancing working on understanding of the disease through research. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares an overview of research and treatment advances for pancreatic cancer.

Newswise: Pancreatic Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
Pancreatic Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert addresses what you should know about pancreatic cancer including risks, symptoms and treatment.

Newswise: Leading Keck Medicine of USC infectious disease expert offers advice on how to stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday
Released: 17-Nov-2020 7:05 AM EST
Leading Keck Medicine of USC infectious disease expert offers advice on how to stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday
Keck Medicine of USC

Leading Keck Medicine of USC infectious disease expert offers advice on how to stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday

Released: 16-Nov-2020 7:05 PM EST
How to Stay Safer as College Students Return Home for Thanksgiving
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers infectious disease expert discusses considerations for families welcoming home college students and how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely

Released: 16-Nov-2020 4:10 PM EST
Keep Moving and Stay Connected: Tips for Taking Care of Older Loved Ones During a Pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mask orders. Constant cleaning. Quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how many people live. This can be especially true for older adults. As one of the most at-risk populations for COVID-related complications, many older adults have been forced to isolate themselves, causing decreased physical and mental activity.

Newswise: Pandemic Stress Triggers Skin, Hair Problems
Released: 16-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Pandemic Stress Triggers Skin, Hair Problems
Cedars-Sinai

While many felt stressed out from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, others are just now experiencing a delayed physical response to living with stress: hair loss.

Newswise: Chuck Kessel: Forging Paths for Fusion’s Future
Released: 16-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST
Chuck Kessel: Forging Paths for Fusion’s Future
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chuck Kessel leads the national Blanket and Fuel Cycle program, the national Fusion Energy Systems Studies program and the Virtual Laboratory of Technology and co-leads the Liquid-Metal Plasma-Facing Components program. He's devoted his career to ensuring commercial fusion power is a viable future option.

Released: 11-Nov-2020 4:15 PM EST
Ad-free, censorship-free social sites MeWe, Parler see surge in interest postelection
University of Michigan

Since the Nov. 3 election, people—particularly President Trump supporters—have been flocking to social media platforms Parler and MeWe, which promise ad-free or uncensored experiences.

Released: 11-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
Expert alert: Changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer
Mayo Clinic

Pancreatic cancer often is hidden and doesn't cause symptoms until it has spread. It is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. November 19 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, but the entire month of November is meant to bring awareness to this disease. Advances in screening and early detection for high-risk people, minimally invasive surgical innovations and new genetic classifications are changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer, says Dr. Michael Wallace, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 3:05 PM EST
Understanding Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use Disorder and Treatment
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers expert discusses the many impacts of COVID-19 on people with substance use disorder and what treatment providers, policymakers and researchers are doing to help.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
Expert Alert: 5 things to know about being a living liver donor
Mayo Clinic

About 1 in 5 patients who are on the national waiting list for a liver transplant die or become too sick before an organ becomes available. With an ever-growing need for organs, Mayo Clinic is working to increase awareness about living liver donation for transplantation.

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Released: 10-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Though the election and pandemic have eclipsed it in the news, there’s another event unfolding that could affect nearly all Americans: a Supreme Court case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. A health policy researcher explains what would happen if it's overturned.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 8:05 PM EST
The Impact of COVID-19 on Underserved Communities
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Richard Marlink, the director of Rutgers Global Health Institute who has worked extensively to confront issues of health equity both in the U.S. and around the world, discusses the complex obstacles facing low-income and minority communities during the pandemic and why it is important to help everyone recover.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 3:45 PM EST
Legal challenge to Affordable Care Act threatens women's reproductive health care
University of Michigan

The Affordable Care Act has improved women's reproductive health care, but a looming legal challenge threatens those gains. On Nov. 10, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in California v. Texas, which challenges the constitutionality of the ACA.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 11:30 AM EST
What Gamers Should Know About Playing with Stocks
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Award-winning researcher and expert on economics and market structure Albert “Pete” Kyle says “don’t confuse luck for skill,” amid advice for 'Animal Crossing' fans who want to play the stock market.

Newswise: Learning more about Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 9-Nov-2020 9:30 AM EST
Learning more about Pancreatic Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

With the recent passing of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert explains pancreatic cancer and the progress being made with this disease through research and clinical trials.

Released: 8-Nov-2020 3:05 PM EST
How to Manage Mental Health in Cold Weather during the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As the colder weather forces more people indoors — where public health officials warn there is increased risk of transmission of the coronavirus — concern is growing over the mental health implications of isolation. Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care discusses ways people can stay socially connected and when they should seek professional help for mental health concerns.

Released: 6-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
New lung cancer treatments lead to vastly improved survival rates
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health has helped drive monumental advances in the treatment of lung cancer – increasing survival rates in the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths.

Released: 5-Nov-2020 7:05 PM EST
Making American Protest Policing Better: If We Could Turn Back Time
Stanford Graduate School of Business

An essay by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member Sarah Soule and coauthor Christian Davenport, University of Michigan

Newswise: Raising Awareness During Diabetes Awareness Month– 
Adult and Pediatric Diabetes Experts Available
Released: 5-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Raising Awareness During Diabetes Awareness Month– Adult and Pediatric Diabetes Experts Available
Johns Hopkins Medicine

More than 34 million people in the U.S, or 10.5% of the population, have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And as many as 7 million more Americans have the disease and don’t know it. Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the country..

Released: 4-Nov-2020 6:40 PM EST
The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Cancer Care
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Andrew M. Evens, the associate director for clinical services and director of the lymphoma program at Rutgers Cancer Institute and the medical director of oncology services at RWJBarnabas Health, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care.

Released: 4-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
How the Pandemic Highlights Barriers to Dental Care
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The dean of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine discusses how people avoiding dental appointments during the pandemic is raising awareness of challenges in the dental health system

Released: 30-Oct-2020 6:35 PM EDT
UCLA Health infectious disease experts tout critical role mask wearing plays in limiting spread of COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

With thousands of new cases logged daily and a vaccine to fight COVID-19 still in development, UCLA Health infectious disease experts are encouraging people to continue to wear masks as the best method of protecting against virus transmission.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Helios Foundation President Says Equal Access to High Quality Education Will Close Achievement Gap
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Providing all students with a high quality education, regardless of their circumstances, will help close the achievement gap and benefit all of society, said Paul Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation, at the CFES Brilliant Pathways Global Conference.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Expert Explains QAnon
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture describes QAnon, why it’s well-known and why we should not treat this as a misinformation problem.

Newswise: Life and Livelihood as the Pandemic Drags On
Released: 28-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Life and Livelihood as the Pandemic Drags On
The Electrochemical Society

When we started on our COVID-19 interview series, no one knew how long the pandemic would last or the long-term impact it would have on our community. As we approach the end of a year of living in the shadow of COVID-19, we thought it useful to follow up with some of our interviewees. We learned that research, collaboration, teaching, and learning are continuing to evolve—along with the challenges of distance learning, meeting, and life.

Newswise: Forty Studies Later, a Keck Medicine of USC Radiologist Reveals What He Has Learned About COVID-19
Released: 28-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Forty Studies Later, a Keck Medicine of USC Radiologist Reveals What He Has Learned About COVID-19
Keck Medicine of USC

Ali Gholamrezanezhad, MD, a clinical emergency radiologist with Keck Medicine of USC, was one of the first researchers to study COVID-19 in early 2020. Today, Gholamrezanezhad has co-authored more than 40 papers on the disease, gathering and analyzing a wide array of data and patient scans. He offers his unique insights into a virus that has infected more than 43 million people worldwide.

Newswise: Lewy Body Dementia: Q&A with Michele Tagliati, MD
Released: 27-Oct-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Lewy Body Dementia: Q&A with Michele Tagliati, MD
Cedars-Sinai

Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is a relatively frequent but often misunderstood form of dementia, which can cause loss of memory, language and problem-solving ability.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Nurse Veteran Applies Lessons from Vietnam to PTSD in Today’s Healthcare Workforce
Stony Brook University, School of Nursing

Joan Furey’s studies of military nurses can educate and guide the treatment of healthcare workers traumatized by COVID-19.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
McLean Hospital Webinar Series: The Link Between Social Media & Mental Health
McLean Hospital

Dr. Lisa Coyne Answers Questions on Social Media Habits October 29 @ 11am EST

Released: 26-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
HSS Shares Successful Strategies to Support the Health of Older Adults with Online Programs
Hospital for Special Surgery

To address health concerns of inactivity and social isolation in older adults during the pandemic, the HSS Education Institute utilized various online approaches to deliver high quality musculoskeletal health education, exercise and support programs. Claudia Zurlini, senior coordinator, Public & Patient Education at HSS, presents best practices for a successful transition to online programming at the virtual American Public Health Association meeting.

Newswise: The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do? An interview with Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., co-creator of the
Released: 26-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do? An interview with Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., co-creator of the "flatten the curve" concept
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Like a replay of the 1918 flu, history seems to be repeating itself with the coronavirus. After “flattening the curve” of cases in late spring and again in late summer, cases of COVID-19 have surged in October. Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., for one, is deeply dismayed – but not surprised. He offers insights into what's needed to avoid a horrific winter.

Newswise: Experts say most damaging scenario to US democracy is Trump rejecting election results, potential Supreme Court ruling against him
Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Experts say most damaging scenario to US democracy is Trump rejecting election results, potential Supreme Court ruling against him
University of Notre Dame

To get expert opinions on the fate of the nearly 245-year-old democracy, a group of students from Notre Dame conducted a survey and a path selection game with 150 members of political science professional associations who specialize in elections.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Expert available to speak on how magazine censorship helped strengthen the LGBTQ community
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights well before the Stonewall Riots.

Newswise: Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Then and Now looks at what a 2010 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award meant for Matt Law, now an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.


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