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Newswise: Aging experts call for more dementia care training
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Aging experts call for more dementia care training
University of Georgia

New recommendations call for more evidence-based workforce training to meet the growing demands for dementia care.

Newswise: Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19
Released: 16-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19
University of Georgia

Hurricane season 2020 is already shattering records, and it’s only July.

Newswise:Video Embedded pandemic-could-make-drug-resistance-epidemic-worse
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Released: 8-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Pandemic could make drug resistance epidemic worse
University of Georgia

Researchers fear that widespread use of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic will add fuel to the fire, making more common infections that were once treatable possibly life threatening.

Newswise: Pharmacist clears up confusion about new COVID-19 drug
Released: 7-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Pharmacist clears up confusion about new COVID-19 drug
University of Georgia

Remdesivir might shorten duration of symptoms in severely ill patients

Newswise: Pharmacists separate COVID-19 fact from fiction
Released: 15-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Pharmacists separate COVID-19 fact from fiction
University of Georgia

UGA medication experts answer common questions they're receiving from patients

Newswise: Why are the grocery store shelves empty?
Released: 13-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Why are the grocery store shelves empty?
University of Georgia

Agricultural economist explains COVID-19 impact on food markets

Newswise: Tips to avoid overeating while working from home
Released: 13-Apr-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Tips to avoid overeating while working from home
University of Georgia

Experts offer advice on how to avoid telecommuting weight gain

Newswise: What happens when sports are canceled?
Released: 1-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
What happens when sports are canceled?
University of Georgia

Professor offers insights in the new void in society

Newswise:  Food safety expert: takeout is a low-risk option
Released: 25-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Food safety expert: takeout is a low-risk option
University of Georgia

Takeout is a good choice to lower risk of exposure because it reduces the number of touch points relative to eating in a restaurant, said food safety expert.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Tips for working from home with kids
University of Georgia

Two University of Georgia family and education experts/faculty have a few recommendations to keep your kids engaged and hopefully provide opportunities to get work done.

Newswise: How to prepare your family for COVID-19
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EST
How to prepare your family for COVID-19
University of Georgia

Professor shares what people can do now should the infection spread.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
How to talk to your child about coronavirus
University of Georgia

With stories about coronavirus plastering almost every news site, it can be more than a little daunting to sort through the information without freaking out. And if adults are worried, you can bet your kids probably are too.

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Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
Communicating about coronavirus can be difficult
University of Georgia

Communicating effectively during an outbreak can be tricky for government agencies charged with protecting the public, according to Glen Nowak, former director of media relations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:50 PM EST
Gauging the threat posed by the coronavirus
University of Georgia

Wearing a surgical mask is unlikely to protect healthy people from the novel coronavirus that originated in China, and influenza likely poses a much greater threat to Americans, according to José Cordero, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
How first responders can protect themselves from the coronavirus
University of Georgia

Healthcare personnel working on the front lines to contain and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in China need to take special, yet common, precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

Released: 24-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
New coronavirus could lead to pandemic
University of Georgia

With news that the coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is capable of spreading from human to human, many are concerned about the possibility of a new pandemic, and that is not outside the realm of possibility, according to Jeff Hogan, a professor and infectious disease expert at the University of Georgia, who studied the SARS coronavirus extensively.

Newswise: Human trafficking in Georgia: The need for data
Released: 27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Human trafficking in Georgia: The need for data
University of Georgia

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2018 Georgia had the seventh highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S., including both sex and labor trafficking victims.

Newswise: 5 Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season
Released: 5-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
5 Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season
University of Georgia

With eight hurricanes predicted this season, an expert shares ways homeowners can be prepared.

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Released: 10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Moon landing’s legacy: a better life on Earth
University of Georgia

As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 2019, UGA Today talked with Ben Davis, a professor of mechanical engineering at UGA, about the wide-ranging benefits of this technological triumph. Before coming to UGA, Davis was a propulsion vibrations analyst at NASA.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Loneliness Is a Serious Health Issue
University of Georgia

More and more people, particularly older adults, are grappling with loneliness year-round, and a growing body of research suggests that chronic loneliness carries serious health risks.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
‘Frankenstein’ Turns 200
University of Georgia

An interview with professor Roxanne Eberle, who specializes in Romantic literature and has taught "Frankenstein" to students for years.

Released: 9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Stigma of depression hurts African American populations more than others
University of Georgia

The stigma associated with mental illness prevents many people from seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on black Americans, according to Rosalyn Denise Campbell, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work.

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Released: 8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
World Oceans Day: UGA Professor Jenna Jambeck to Speak to United Nations
University of Georgia

The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is combating plastic pollution, a problem that has been piling up—quite literally—for decades.

Released: 4-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Important Questions Asked by Upcoming Horror Movie ‘Hereditary’
University of Georgia

Mental illness runs in families. That’s the underlying theme of the new horror movie “Hereditary,” which premiered at Sundance and hits theaters June 8. While some aspects of the movie are imaginary or unbelievable, University of Georgia psychology professor Keith Campbell agrees with the story’s underlying premise. “In general, there are significant hereditary factors for mental conditions of all kinds,” he says.

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Released: 25-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Dog Days of Summer: Vet Tips for Pet Safety
University of Georgia

The intense heat and humidity in the southeastern U.S. is hard not only for people but for dogs as well. Here are some practical tips for keeping your pup happy and healthy during the blistering summer months.

Released: 26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training
University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

Newswise: Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation
Released: 14-Dec-2017 2:45 PM EST
Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation
University of Georgia

Georgia’s growth rate will outpace the national average in 2018, according to experts. The state’s employment will rise by 2 percent, nearly twice the 1.1 percent gain expected for the nation.

Newswise: Samsung's Brand Equity Hurt, Says UGA Marketing Expert
Released: 12-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Samsung's Brand Equity Hurt, Says UGA Marketing Expert
University of Georgia

UGA marketing expert Julia Sevilla says Samsung's flop with Galaxy Note 7 will influence the firm's brand equity.


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