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Newswise: Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
SUNY Buffalo State

Five Buffalo State College faculty members weighed in on the current race relations climate following ongoing protests.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Atlantic Hurricane Season and Mortgage Default Risk
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith finance professor and former risk executive Clifford Rossi’s new study examines the future implications of a predicted increase in hurricane activity for the likes of borrowers and mortgage credit investors.

Newswise: Team Sports Risks Go Well Beyond Injury During the Pandemic
Released: 9-Jul-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Team Sports Risks Go Well Beyond Injury During the Pandemic
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Annabelle de St. Maurice, MD, MPH, co-chief infection prevention officer for UCLA Health, speaks on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guide for youth sports to resume.

Newswise: Americans face greater risks if U.S. pulls from World Health Organization, say WVU health and policy experts
Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Americans face greater risks if U.S. pulls from World Health Organization, say WVU health and policy experts
West Virginia University

The Trump administration’s plan to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization, effective July 6, 2021, could reshape global diplomacy and weaken public health efforts at home, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to West Virginia University experts in health and public policy.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 9:35 AM EDT
COVID-19: What you should know if you have sickle cell disease
LifeBridge Health

If you have sickle cell disease, you are at higher risk than the general population for severe complications from COVID-19.

Newswise: July is National UV Safety Month
Released: 6-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
July is National UV Safety Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

July is UV Safety Month, the perfect time to raise awareness about the risk of developing sun-related skin cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares tips about how to reduce skin cancer risk during the summer months when UV rays are the strongest.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During the Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

While parks and friends’ backyards will be open to celebrate July 4, it’s still important to interact safely with others amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Even though more places are reopening in Chicago and around the state, there still is a risk of infection with the COVID-19 virus when outside your home.

Newswise: Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Health

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed associate director for clinical research at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. She assumes her post July 1, 2020.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
MIPT geneticist Pavel Volchkov shares his thoughts on using genetic mechanisms to oppose diseases, and talks about his vision of science communication
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Progress can be safely considered synonymous with science. We have seen a tangible improvement over the last hundred years. But who are the people behind such a mysterious sphere as science? What is its future focus? And why are academic partnerships so important now? Explains MIPT geneticist Pavel Volchkov

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Parents Should Know about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

MIS-C stands for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Formerly called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, it describes a new health condition seen in children who have been infected with novel coronavirus, recovered from it and later have an immune response that results in symptoms of significant levels of inflammation in organ systems. MIS-C is similar in some ways to other inflammatory conditions like Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Children who have MIS-C generally did not have obvious symptoms when they were infected with novel coronavirus, like cough, and generally were healthy prior to developing MIS-C.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace
University at Buffalo

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Is Kawasaki Disease?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Kawasaki disease, sometimes called Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious inflammation of the blood vessels which affects young children, often under 5 years of age. Marked by fever, swelling and other symptoms, it can lead to coronary artery aneurysms in approximately 25% of cases if untreated.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Top Summer Safety Tips for Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner

Released: 26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an invited commentary in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.

Newswise: American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
Released: 24-Jun-2020 1:40 PM EDT
American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The American Cancer Society recently updated its nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention. These updates focus on increasing physical activity and developing healthy eating patterns at every age, with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy body weight through all stages of life.

Newswise: Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’
Released: 19-Jun-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’
University of Kentucky

Today, Juneteenth — which celebrates the abolition of slavery — coincides with protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. Society has become inspired to renew their interest in African American history — a legacy filled with tragedy, inequality, resilience and survival. In a Q&A session, UK's Vanessa Holden shares her expertise and insight on the holiday.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Should You Take Your Child to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care—or Call the Doctor?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center?

Newswise: Social Media as the ‘Ground Game’ in Election Season 2020
Released: 17-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Social Media as the ‘Ground Game’ in Election Season 2020
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Lingling Zhang, drawing from recent research into ways political campaigns spend their marketing budgets, examines polarized social media messaging as increasingly prominent as a grassroots strategy in an election season impacted by COVID-19-induced social distancing.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Is a summer vacation safe for your family?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Destinations are opening up for summer vacation, but does that mean it is safe to travel with your family? The most important consideration while traveling during COVID-19 is weighing the risk, says Curry Bordelon III, DNP, assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 9:05 AM EDT
The Do's and Don'ts of Face Masks
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal. And if you don’t wear and handle your mask properly, it won’t protect you or others around you. So which masks work—and which don’t? And how do you safely wear one? Marisa Glucoft, MPH, CIC, Director of Accreditation and Licensing, Infection Prevention and Emergency Management at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, shares what you need to know.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
FREE McLean Hospital Webinar Series: Tips to Help Children With Autism Thrive
McLean Hospital

Dr. Laura Mead Offers Support for Parents of Children With Autism in FREEE Webinar - June 19 @ 10am, EST

Released: 17-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Even Amid Social Distancing, 'Vicarious Learning' Can Work
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Christopher Myers explains how we can continue to learn from the experiences of other people during the social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:05 AM EDT
How the Pandemic Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults because of social distancing as well as limited access to contraceptive and abortion care, according to a sexual and reproductive health researcher at the Rutgers School of Public Health who recently published an article on the topic. Leslie Kantor, a professor and chair of the Rutgers Department of Urban Global Public Health, addresses how these challenges, as well as peer and romantic relationships, are being navigated.

Newswise: Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Many people are worried about things in their lives that have been put on hold. For some women, this includes an annual mammogram. Safeguards have been put in place at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health facilities so women can safely continue to get this potentially life-saving screening or any follow-up care that may be needed.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Don’t Let COVID-19 Keep You From Your Child’s Doctor Appointment
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Parents have been wondering whether they should keep their child’s health care appointments during the coronavirus crisis. Pediatrician Mona Patel, MD, has a simple answer: Yes. Don't delay your child's healthcare.

Released: 12-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
'Moral Stress' A Malady Afflicting Health Care Workers during Pandemic
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Lindsay Thompson, an expert in law and ethics, discusses some of the crushing pressures that health care workers have faced while tending to patients during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Newswise: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Expert Offers COVID-19 “Safe Play” Tips for Parents
Released: 11-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Expert Offers COVID-19 “Safe Play” Tips for Parents
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

As the world begins to slowly open back up after months of living in a safer-at-home mode, many families are wondering how best to re-introduce their children to society.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Caring for Your Loved Ones with COVID-19 at Home
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB expert provides practical ways you can care for your loved ones who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at home.Much has been reported about some of the most severe cases of COVID-19, but what about those who may be experiencing mild or lesser symptoms and are not in situations where they have to be hospitalized? How can spouses, parents or families take care of their loved ones at home?

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Talking to Children About Racism and Diversity
Released: 10-Jun-2020 4:10 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Talking to Children About Racism and Diversity
Penn State Health

No matter a child’s age, the right time for parents to talk about the dangers of racism—and the benefits of diversity—is now.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Work Habits of Highly Effective Teams: Insight for Businesses Operating or Reopening Amid Coronavirus
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Cynthia Kay Stevens gives advice that organizations can use to better support their teams as they take on complex problems including those posed by operating or reopening amid restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

Newswise: The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD
Released: 10-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD
Cedars-Sinai

How can epidemics spread so quickly among entire populations? The Newsroom asked an expert, Cedars-Sinai research scientist Dalin Li, PhD, to explain the math behind the spread of COVID-19. Li was the first author of a recent study that showed how just a few infected individuals who came to the U.S could have generated more than 9,000 COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases.

Newswise: Flexible Work: Likely or Lip Service Beyond Pandemic?
Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Flexible Work: Likely or Lip Service Beyond Pandemic?
University of South Australia

Flexible work has always been a drawcard for employees, but while managers have typically been reluctant to embrace flexible work arrangements, University of South Australia researchers warn that the topic is likely to become front and centre as employees return to the office after months of lockdown from COVID-19.

Newswise: Corporate Messaging in a Time of Turmoil
Released: 8-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Corporate Messaging in a Time of Turmoil
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In the wake of unrest like that from the George Floyd protests, some companies will be slow to release statements, wary of having their message misconstrued by those who disagree. But silence is not a winning strategy, says marketing professor Amna Kirmani.

Newswise: Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer patients might still have heightened concerns over rescheduling a postponed surgery or scheduling a new surgery right now due to COVID-19. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert explains how surgical care precautions have been instituted to ensure the safety of patients and medical staff.

Newswise: Evgenya Simakov: Then and Now
Released: 7-Jun-2020 10:10 PM EDT
Evgenya Simakov: Then and Now
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Evgenya I. Simakov is a staff scientist in the Accelerator Operations and Technology Division, Accelerators and Electrodynamics Group, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
UNH Experts Available to Comment on What History Teaches About Protests
University of New Hampshire

As activists around the world organize protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, and some escalate into more violent conflicts, experts at the University of New Hampshire point to historical parallels between the current Black Lives Matter protests, and other riots and marches like those of the civil rights era.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Break Out of Your Social Circle to Combat Impostor Syndrome, UNLV Study Finds
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

You’ve probably felt it before. As a new hiree. In a challenging class. Or while making small talk with really, really smart people. Many can relate to impostor syndrome — a psychological phenomenon in which a person feels that they are a fraud in a network of successful individuals, despite being well-experienced and qualified in the field.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Likewise, the staff and volunteers who are dedicated to advocating for rights, health, and safety of seniors miss face-to-face visits.

Newswise: Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

June is Men’s Health Month, a national recognition that raises awareness about health care for men. It is also the month during which we celebrate Father’s Day. In celebration of these observances, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information on cancer screenings and other important tips to encourage dad to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Pediatric injuries in the home are on the rise
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

COVID-19 has changed the way families go about their daily routines. With public schools being closed, most parents now have to take on several roles at once. Most are working, providing home schooling and care during the day, and taking on other new roles.

Newswise: Trump escalates war with Twitter
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Trump escalates war with Twitter
Arizona State University (ASU)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies after Twitter flagged his posts as being incendiary and misleading. Experts weigh in on whether social media platforms should be responsible for fact-checking.

Newswise: Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t require sacrificing cancer care or preventive services. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are taking extra precautions to ensure that patients can continue to receive exceptional care close to home.

Newswise: The Pandemic’s Byproduct: Work-Life Integration, At Last
Released: 27-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
The Pandemic’s Byproduct: Work-Life Integration, At Last
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Mara B. Antonoff shares how working from home and virtual meetings have improved her work-life balance and advocates for keeping some of these protocols in place after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Newswise: Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now
Released: 27-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Jean Paul Allain is a professor and department head of the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering, the director of the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Laboratory, professor in Biomedical Engineering by courtesy and the Lloyd & Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Plasma Medicine at Penn State University.

Newswise: Esther Takeuchi on Batteries
Released: 27-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Esther Takeuchi on Batteries
Department of Energy, Office of Science

In the First-Person Science series, scientists describe how they made significant discoveries over years of research. Esther Takeuchi is a professor at Stony Brook University and the director of the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties, a Department of Energy Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Center.

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Released: 26-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
COVID-19: A wake-up call for the need for new antiviral weapons
Morgridge Institute for Research

Even after heroic medical and societal efforts finally break the back of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the global sigh of relief may not last long. The chilling reality is that viral threats are growing more common. And they’re getting deadlier.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on racial and social inequality in COVID-19 health care
Released: 26-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Experts available to comment on racial and social inequality in COVID-19 health care
Indiana University

As all 50 U.S. states ease economic restrictions implemented in response to the coronavirus, health and policy experts are braced for a potential second wave of COVID-19. Based on the first phase of the crisis, the hardest-hit populations are anticipated among communities of color, which have been disproportionally affected. According to a recent report from American Public Media Research Lab, African Americans are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as Latino or Asian Americans, and nearly 2 1/2 times as likely as whites. Indiana University experts on racial inequality, social inequality in health care and demographics data are available to comment on these topics.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 25-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Story tips from Johns Hopkins Medicine experts on Covid-19

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Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know
University of Utah Health

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.


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