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Newswise: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
Released: 25-Sep-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Sickle cell disease is a lifelong inherited disorder of the red blood cells that poses many challenges for the people and families living with it. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the basics of sickle cell disease and how the illness is managed.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Physicians issue warning about rare neurological condition, expected to appear this fall
University of Chicago Medical Center

Pediatricians Henry David, MD, and Madan Kumar, DO, of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital warn parents of young children to watch out for symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare neurological disorder linked to viral infections that can lead to permanent paralysis.

Newswise: Tackling Breast Cancer with Screening and Prevention
Released: 24-Sep-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Tackling Breast Cancer with Screening and Prevention
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While researchers continue to make advances in breast cancer detection and treatment, one of the best ways to tackle the disease is through early detection and screening. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more about risk factors, warning signs, and screening.

Newswise: What looked like COVID-19 wasn’t; Beaumont ER doctor’s instinct, tenacity paid off for local business executive
Released: 23-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
What looked like COVID-19 wasn’t; Beaumont ER doctor’s instinct, tenacity paid off for local business executive
Beaumont Health

Gary Corbin, 63, dropped a heavy hurricane window shutter, which gashed his leg before it hit the ground. After wintering in Florida, this resident of Grosse Pointe Farms had been helping his significant other close down her Palm Beach Gardens home before they returned to Michigan in mid-June. He treated the wound and kept it covered on the drive north.

Newswise: How to fight back this flu season
Released: 21-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How to fight back this flu season
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC expert gives advice on the public’s best shot for avoiding influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic

Newswise: Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact
Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The thyroid is a key part of the endocrine system, a small gland at the base of your neck that produces a hormone that helps control your body's metabolism. One of the most common and treatable cancers in the United States is thyroid cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert discusses research and treatment for this disease.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Keeping students physically active online or in-person
Texas A&M University

A physical activity expert addresses ways to keep students active in this "new normal."

Newswise: Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Tulane University

Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome.

Newswise: USC Urology Experts Share Valuable Insight During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Released: 18-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
USC Urology Experts Share Valuable Insight During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Keck Medicine of USC

Experts available to discuss guidelines and advancements in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Newswise: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long
Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While we give our attention to prostate cancer during the month of September, men and their loved ones should be proactive about prostate health all year long. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares the importance of being aware of risks and symptoms, regularly seeing your health care provider, and the latest in research.

Newswise: Sunspot cycle is stabilizing, according to worldwide panel of experts
Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Sunspot cycle is stabilizing, according to worldwide panel of experts
National Solar Observatory

A consortium of solar science experts, including Dr. Gordon Petrie of the NSF’s National Solar Observatory, declared consensus on the next solar cycle. The astronomers predict the next solar cycle will be very similar to the last one.

Newswise: Personal choice regarding health risks will dictate demand for air travel at the holidays
Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 AM EDT
Personal choice regarding health risks will dictate demand for air travel at the holidays
Wichita State University

With holiday travel season on the horizon, a just-released annual forecast from Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, offers new insights into making travel plans in these extraordinary times.

Newswise: Experts Urge Those with Asthma to Take Extra Care as Wildfires Burn in Western U.S.
Released: 15-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Experts Urge Those with Asthma to Take Extra Care as Wildfires Burn in Western U.S.
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

As wildfires continue to burn across western U.S. states, those with respiratory illnesses such as asthma need to be alert to the effects of smoke on their breathing.

Newswise: What Every Woman Should Know About Preventing Gynecologic Cancers
Released: 15-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Every Woman Should Know About Preventing Gynecologic Cancers
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The best defense against gynecologic cancer starts with preventative measures. When cancer is detected early, there is a better chance of having more effective treatment and better outcomes. While there is not a single screening test for all gynecologic cancers, learn about the ones that do exist.

Newswise: Michigan Tech expert available: Mega wildfires release soil carbon into the atmosphere
Released: 14-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Michigan Tech expert available: Mega wildfires release soil carbon into the atmosphere
Michigan Technological University

Evan Kane, soil carbon expert, is available to speak about how increasingly severe wildfires are accelerating the climate change feedback loop.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Latest poverty statistics: U-M experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 report on poverty and income statistics, to be released Sept. 15.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 5:35 PM EDT
A menu for restaurant survival during the pandemic
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Timothy Webb can talk about potential strategies restaurant owners can use to segment the market, account for government restrictions and potentially match pre-COVID dine-in revenue totals.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
AU Experts Comment on Signing of the Historic Israel-UAE Deal
American University

AU Experts Comment on Signing of the Historic Israel-UAE Deal

Released: 9-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
How Laughter Can Help Your Heart
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Stress is a well-known risk factor for heart disease. But the opposite of stress — laughter and lightheartedness — may actually help protect your heart. BIDMC experts weigh in.

Newswise: A Rutgers Pediatrician Offers Tips for Families on Staying Mindful When Using Screens
Released: 9-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
A Rutgers Pediatrician Offers Tips for Families on Staying Mindful When Using Screens
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most children are spending more time on screens since other activities are limited. With children also participating in virtual learning, many parents are concerned that this increased use of screen time could be detrimental to their child’s development. A Rutgers pediatrician discusses the research on screen time for children, and how families can come up with a plan that is thoughtful, and also realistic.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Philosopher Discusses "Tenet" Movie, Direction of Time
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With Christopher Nolan's long-awaited "Tenet" arriving in movie theaters, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Jill North, an expert on the philosophy of physics, discusses "Tenet," time's arrow and other sci-fi parables that challenge what we know about past, future, causality and time travel.

Newswise: Preventing Firearm Suicide During the Pandemic and Social Unrest
Released: 7-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Preventing Firearm Suicide During the Pandemic and Social Unrest
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

During the pandemic and nationwide protests firearm purchases have soared — a concern for suicide prevention specialists, says a Rutgers expert

Released: 4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection
University of Utah Health

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.

Released: 4-Sep-2020 5:30 AM EDT
Sociologists Available to Comment on Police Brutality and Racial Inequality
American Sociological Association (ASA)

The murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake are part of a continuum of police brutality toward Black individuals, which too often ends with murder. Sociologists study how this issue of police violence is related to class, race, and inequality.

Newswise: Meeting the Challenge: COVID-19 and Back to School
Released: 31-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Meeting the Challenge: COVID-19 and Back to School
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As back-to-school is right around the corner, parents may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts children, especially if your child or a loved one in your home is immunosuppressed due to treatment for cancer or other health conditions. An expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey addresses some of these concerns.

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Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Dr. Chris Beasley - Science Will Prevail
The Electrochemical Society

In ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Chris Beasley shares he is upbeat about the future while recognizing the challenges of the present. He is Marketing Manager in Electrochemistry at Gamry Instruments where he has worked for 10 years. Gamry Instruments designs and builds precision electrochemical instrumentation and accessories. Chris received his BS magna cum laude in Chemistry from Kutztown University in 2000. Follow the ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, here: https://www.electrochem.org/ecs-blog/tag/ecs-adapts-and-advances/

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Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Dr. Marca Doeff - Focusing on the Bright Side
The Electrochemical Society

In ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Dr. Marca Doeff describes San Francisco traffic and her commute to work - which to her surprise, she misses! - developing coping skills, and new research funding opportunities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, here: https://www.electrochem.org/ecs-blog/tag/ecs-adapts-and-advances/

Newswise: Victoria Orphan: Then and Now
Released: 24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Victoria Orphan: Then and Now
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Victoria Orphan is the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology.

Newswise: Martin Centurion: Then and Now
Released: 24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Martin Centurion: Then and Now
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Martin Centurion is the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Newswise: National Grief Awareness Day
Released: 24-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
National Grief Awareness Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day, a day created to raise awareness about the many ways we as humans cope with grief. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares how cancer patients and their friends and family experience grief and loss around the cancer experience.

Newswise: How Safe Is It to Go To The Dentist?
Released: 23-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
How Safe Is It to Go To The Dentist?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine dean discusses safety measures dentists have taken since reopening practices

Released: 21-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Addressing Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19
LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health Chief of Psychiatry Drew Pate, M.D., and Chair of Emergency Medicine Reginald Brown, M.D., say we must be mindful of our physical and mental health during the pandemic. They explain how to do that.

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Released: 19-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs gives us a framework for parenting during a pandemic
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The COVID-19 pandemic turned our society on its head. One of the changes was a strange new reality where parents became school teachers overnight.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems
University of Michigan

Both fatal and nonfatal overdoses have increased this year compared to last, according to a recent report by the Overdose Data Mapping Application Program. And, anecdotal information suggests that compared to last year, people in recovery are relapsing at alarming rates. Faculty from the University of Michigan School of Nursing's Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health discuss why the pandemic has hit people with substance abuse problems especially hard and the expanded role of virtual recovery programs.

Newswise: What Does it Mean to be An NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Released: 17-Aug-2020 8:35 AM EDT
What Does it Mean to be An NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation reserved for those cancer centers who meet the highest of standards in research, treatment, prevention and education. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert explains why this distinction sets Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health apart.

Released: 14-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Stay the Course with Personal Finances during Pandemic, Johns Hopkins Expert Advises
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Keeping on a careful and steady path is the wisest approach to personal money management during the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis, says Associate Professor Yuval Bar-Or of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Will 2020 be a Turning Point for Electric Vehicles?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

If 2020 proves a turning point from internal-combustion engines to electric vehicle models, EV expert and historian David Kirsch says scholars will likely look back and point to five specific factors.

13-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Massive, rapid vaccine production will require firms to share information
University of Michigan

As the world rushes to identify safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics to counter the COVID-19 epidemic, attention is turning to the next step: manufacturing these products at enormous scale.

Newswise: Global Methane Emissions Soaring, But How Much Was Due to Wetlands?
Released: 13-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Global Methane Emissions Soaring, But How Much Was Due to Wetlands?
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist William Riley on the challenges in estimating methane emissions from wetlands and how nuanced computer models may help

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Released: 11-Aug-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Thriving, Not Just Surviving
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Alex Peroff spoke to us from his home office. Whereas travel used to be the largest part of his job, now he focuses on developing content and meaningful communication. Alex joined Pine Research Instrumentation, Inc. as an Electroanalytical Scientist in 2016 after completing a PhD at Northwestern University.

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Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Adjusting to a Changed World
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Mark Orazem recounts how he made good use of a sabbatical year that didn’t turn out to be anything like he expected. Currently Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), he was officially on leave for the 2019-2020 academic year. He is returning to a very different environment than he left a year ago.

Newswise:Video Embedded give-and-take-during-the-pandemic
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Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Give and Take during the Pandemic
The Electrochemical Society

The pandemic sent shockwaves through the academic community. Some institutions are weathering the storm better than others. At Lewis University (LU), Professor Jason Keleher and his students, Carolyn Graverson, Abigail “Abby” Linhart, and Katie Wortman-Otto, are optimistic. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, they share their COVID-19 experiences and hopes for the future.

Newswise: Managing Children’s Back-to-School Anxiety
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Managing Children’s Back-to-School Anxiety
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers mental health expert discusses how to prepare children to return to school, signs of emotional distress and benefits of virtual learning

Newswise: Keeping Cool Efficiently During Heat Waves
Released: 11-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Keeping Cool Efficiently During Heat Waves
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Heat waves are becoming a more regular occurrence across the country. Iain Walker, Leader of the Residential Building Systems Group at Berkeley Lab, has suggestions for how to weather them. Walker has more than 20 years’ experience as a building scientist and consultant on energy use and ventilation in residential buildings.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Heat-related Injuries and How to Stay Cool
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Before lathering on the sunscreen and heading outdoors, it's important to know the signs of heat-related injuries and how to stay cool when the temperatures soar.

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
I'm a public health physician and scientist and I'm blocking the path of an oil pipeline to protect health
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As a doctor, I didn’t expect to find myself living in a tree at the age of 63, but here I am: 82 feet (25 meters) off the ground in a lovely grove of old cotton wood trees trying to stop construction on an oil pipeline.

Newswise: Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
University of Notre Dame

The latest research from Notre Dame's Chloe Gibbs explores how time spent in school affects children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. This research finds that more instructional time in the early years has important benefits for children over the short- and long-term, particularly children learning English and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Coronavirus testing, immunity: What we know
University of Michigan

Questions around coronavirus testing and immunity are top of mind as the pandemic continues to spread and potential vaccines undergo trials.


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