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Newswise: Henry Ford Sports Medicine Physician Weighs Health Risks, Benefits of Virtual Sports Gaming
Released: 17-Jan-2022 11:30 AM EST
Henry Ford Sports Medicine Physician Weighs Health Risks, Benefits of Virtual Sports Gaming
Henry Ford Health System

Participation in virtual sports gaming has grown exponentially in the last couple of years as young athletes looked for an escape after their physical sports were sidelined during the pandemic. Henry Ford family and sports medicine physician Nithin Natwa talks about risks and benefits from E-sports and video gaming.

Released: 17-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST
Improving Care for Babies With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As part of the BPD Collaborative, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is teaming up to optimize care for babies with chronic lung disease, providing hope for babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), including those with severe disease. “Twenty years ago, many of these babies weren’t even surviving, but we’ve seen so much advancement since then,” she says.

Released: 12-Jan-2022 3:05 PM EST
Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic Healthcare pulmonologist offers tips to manage asthma
Mayo Clinic

There's no cure for asthma, and for some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can interfere with daily activities and may lead to life-threatening asthma attacks. Having good day-to-day control of asthma is key to keeping symptoms at bay and preventing asthma attack, says John Costello, M.D., a pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London.

Released: 12-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST
How to Protect Yourself During the Omicron COVID-19 Surge: How to Go Out Safely
Rush University Medical Center

Michael Lin, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist, explains how risky some activities are now as the highly transmissible omicron variant surges through Chicago and the rest of the country.

Released: 12-Jan-2022 12:35 PM EST
Vaccine mandate will likely have little impact on health care worker staffing shortage
University of Michigan

The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing challenges to a Biden administration vaccine mandate that requires eligible employees in Medicare or Medicaid-funded facilities to get vaccinated or receive an exemption.

Newswise: Expert Available to Discuss Alzheimer’s Medication in the Wake of Medicare Decision
Released: 12-Jan-2022 10:25 AM EST
Expert Available to Discuss Alzheimer’s Medication in the Wake of Medicare Decision
Cedars-Sinai

Following Medicare’s decision today about paying for a new Alzheimer’s disease treatment only in limited circumstances, Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH, a highly respected memory and geriatric medicine specialist at Cedars-Sinai, is available to comment.

Newswise: Why It's a Bad Idea to Try and Get COVID-19
Released: 12-Jan-2022 9:50 AM EST
Why It's a Bad Idea to Try and Get COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

As the highly contagious omicron variant surges COVID-19 cases to record highs, some are wondering if they should intentionally get the virus in the hope of developing immunity.

Newswise: The Mental Health Emergency in Young People: What Parents Need to Know
Released: 12-Jan-2022 9:45 AM EST
The Mental Health Emergency in Young People: What Parents Need to Know
Tufts University

John Sargent, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and director and vice chair of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Tufts Children’s Hospital, explains what’s behind the youth mental health crisis and what parents need to know.

Newswise: What Public Health Crises Lessons
Have We Learned From the Pandemic (So Far)?
Released: 10-Jan-2022 1:55 PM EST
What Public Health Crises Lessons Have We Learned From the Pandemic (So Far)?
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

In ‘Public Health Emergencies: Case Studies, Competencies, and Essential Services of Public Health,’ published this month by Springer Publishing, Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and community health sciences, writes that the pandemic offers the public – and public health specialists – ample lessons learned for the next public health crisis.

Released: 10-Jan-2022 11:55 AM EST
Five questions: FSU researcher explains work to treat corneal disease
Florida State University

A Florida State University technology developed to treat an incurable eye condition has proven so effective in clinical trials that investors have funded a third portion of Series A financing for Trefoil Therapeutics to support the further creation of treatments for corneal disease.

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Released: 10-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are unraveling the biological mechanism that triggers pain in people with sickle cell disease—and confirming what mothers have been saying all along
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Over the course of more than three decades studying sickle cell disease and caring for patients, Thomas Coates, MD, has learned an important lesson: listen to the mothers. It is their detailed accounts of their children’s pain that inspired his current research focus.

Released: 6-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
专家提醒:Mayo Clinic Healthcare肺病科医师介绍管理哮喘的技巧
Mayo Clinic

伦敦 — 哮喘是一种气道变得肿胀而狭窄的病症,可能会产生额外的粘液和其他症状。尽管哮喘影响的是成人,但它也是儿童中最常见的长期性疾病。根据世界卫生组织的数据,全球有超过2.62亿人受到哮喘的影响,超过461,000人因哮喘而死亡。

Released: 6-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
Alerta dos especialistas: pneumologista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare fornece dicas para o controle da asma
Mayo Clinic

a asma é uma condição de saúde que causa estreitamento e inchaço das vias aéreas, com possível produção adicional de muco, além de outros sintomas. Embora a asma também afete os adultos, é a doença crônica mais comum em crianças. Mais de 262 milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo sofrem de asma e mais de 461 mil morreram em decorrência dela, de acordo com a Organização Mundial da Saúde.

Released: 6-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Advertencia del experto: Neumólogo de Mayo Clinic Healthcare ofrece sugerencias para controlar el asma
Mayo Clinic

El asma es una afección en la que las vías respiratorias se estrechan e hinchan y puede haber tanto más mucosidad como otros síntomas. Aunque el asma también afecta a los adultos, es la enfermedad más frecuente en los niños. En el mundo, más de 262 millones de personas sufren de asma y más de 461 000 han muerto debido a esta afección, según informa la Organización Mundial de la Salud.

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Released: 5-Jan-2022 3:30 PM EST
Weathering the Omicron Surge, Explaining "Flurona"
Cedars-Sinai

First on the list: Get vaccinated and get a booster shot if you qualify.

Newswise: Resolve to Get Moving in 2022: Here’s How
Released: 4-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
Resolve to Get Moving in 2022: Here’s How
American Chiropractic Association

Is getting healthier and more active one of your New Year's resolutions? The American Chiropractic Association shares simple strategies that can help you make the transition from a body at rest to a body in motion.

Newswise: Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers: learn more, protect yourself
Released: 3-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers: learn more, protect yourself
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and is a leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. Although cigarette smoking is the main cause of lung cancer and quitting would prevent a large number of lung cancer cases, it wouldn't prevent all of them.

Newswise: COVID Surge, Omicron Variant Experts From Rush University Medical Center
Released: 31-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
COVID Surge, Omicron Variant Experts From Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center

RUSH is among the nation’s leading hospitals for identifying, treating and protecting against COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic and with onset of the highly contagious omicron variant, RUSH experts are able to speak to all aspects of this global battle – from the clinical frontlines to those most at risk in Chicago’s neighborhoods, in testing, efficacy of treatment and trends in the spread of the virus.

Newswise: Evan Zahn, MD, Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at the Smidt Heart Institute, Served as Principal Investigator for the Alterra Clinical Trial
Released: 27-Dec-2021 2:05 PM EST
Evan Zahn, MD, Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at the Smidt Heart Institute, Served as Principal Investigator for the Alterra Clinical Trial
Cedars-Sinai

Zahn, a professor of pediatrics and the director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute, was the principal investigator for the multicenter clinical trial which led to the FDA's approval today. He says the new device will allow interventional cardiologists to treat more patients.

Newswise: Testing a promising treatment for functional seizures in children
Released: 21-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Testing a promising treatment for functional seizures in children
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Clinical psychologist Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., has developed a therapy for this debilitating condition that she is now testing in a major NIH-sponsored clinical trial.

Newswise: Holidays Create Challenges for Those Living With Addiction
Released: 20-Dec-2021 3:05 PM EST
Holidays Create Challenges for Those Living With Addiction
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

For some, attending holiday events with alcohol present, being around the people with whom they used to drink or the smell of their favorite drink can be hard to resist, especially for those with alcohol use disorder.

Newswise: University of Oklahoma Scientist's Quantum Technology Research Garners International Attention
Released: 20-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
University of Oklahoma Scientist's Quantum Technology Research Garners International Attention
University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Thirumalai “Venky” Venkatesan is an internationally noted leader in advanced technology innovation. As the director for the Center for Quantum Research and Technology at the University of Oklahoma, he praises the Sooner State for developing a completely new frontier in terms of economic growth. "We are investing in people who can transform both our technology and economic landscape,” he says.

Newswise: Answering the call: WVU School of Nursing guides West Virginia through nursing staff shortages during COVID-19
Released: 20-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Answering the call: WVU School of Nursing guides West Virginia through nursing staff shortages during COVID-19
West Virginia University

Since the pandemic gained momentum, the demands on nurses have never been greater. Larger patient to staff ratios, nurses contracting the virus themselves, and workforce burnout exacerbated an already existing nursing shortage.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
FDA permanently approves abortion pills through mail: Source
University of Washington

Dr. Emily Godfrey is an OB-GYN at the UW School of Medicine. She has done research on the demand for abortion pills in different states. https://newsroom.uw.edu/postscript/pandemic-boosts-demand-postal-delivery-abortion-pill

Released: 15-Dec-2021 5:00 PM EST
Two Years Since COVID-19: What Have We Learned?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University’s experts in health care, environmental science and engineering, education, labor and business discuss what we have learned since the onset of COVID-19 and what we might expect in the future.

Newswise: December holidays span cultures around the world
Released: 15-Dec-2021 2:45 PM EST
December holidays span cultures around the world
West Virginia University

Aaron Gale, an expert in world religions working at West Virginia University, is available to talk about the many holidays celebrated around the world during December.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 1:40 PM EST
As mutações do SARS-CoV-2 vem e vão, e por isso, a recomendação médica permanece do mesmo modo: vacinem-se
Mayo Clinic

os especialistas da Mayo Clinic afirmam que, independentemente da variante, a prevenção da infecção funciona. As vacinas reduzem e previnem a hospitalização e morte de acordo com o conhecimento atual.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 1:40 PM EST
SARS-CoV-2突变为何反反复复?医生的建议保持不变:请接种疫苗
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的专家表示,无论对于哪种变异株,预防感染的措施都有效。根据现有理解,疫苗可预防并且减少住院和死亡。如果您可以接种疫苗或符合接种加强针的条件,请立即接种。

Released: 15-Dec-2021 1:35 PM EST
لماذا تأتي طفرات فيروس كورونا 2 المسبب لمتلازمة الالتهاب التنفسي الحاد الوخيم (السارز) وتذهب، وتبقى نصيحة الأطباء كما هي: الرجاء أخذ التطعيم؟
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- يقول خبراء مايو كلينك، بغض النظر عن المتحور، فإن الوقاية من العدوى تجدي نفعًا. وتقلل اللقاحات من دخول المستشفى والوفاة وتقي منهما بناءً على المعرفة الحالية. إذا كنتَ قادرًا على التطعيم أو مؤهلًا للحصول على جرعة معززة، فقم بذلك الآن.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
Por qué las mutaciones del SARS-CoV-2 van y vienen, y el consejo de los médicos sigue siendo el mismo: vacúnate
Mayo Clinic

Los expertos de Mayo Clinic dicen que, independientemente de la variante, la prevención de la infección funciona. Las vacunas reducen y previenen los casos de hospitalización y muerte, según lo que se sabe hasta ahora. Si reúnes las condiciones para vacunarte o recibir un refuerzo, hazlo ahora.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 9:50 AM EST
16 Stocks to Watch in 2022
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith’s David Kass, who blogs about Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway and the stock market, narrows his semi-annual stocks-to-watch list “amid rising uncertainties.”

Newswise: Food Allergy Expert on Peanut Allergy Treatment for Children
Released: 13-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Food Allergy Expert on Peanut Allergy Treatment for Children
Translational Pulmonary and Immunology Research Center (TPIRC)

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa is providing true food freedom to those with severe food allergies with his Tolerance Induction Program (TIP™).

Released: 13-Dec-2021 10:25 AM EST
Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert offers tips for holiday feasting without the heartburn
Mayo Clinic

Special foods are among the pleasures of holiday celebrations. On the negative side, for people with digestive diseases or those who overindulge, holiday feasting can quickly produce the food version of a hangover. James East, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, explains why this sometimes happens and how we can enjoy the menu while also making holidays happy for our digestive systems.

Released: 13-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST
Peering at the universe from the bottom of the Earth
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists Lindsey Bleem and Clarence Chang talk about what it’s like to look for signals from the early universe from the South Pole Telescope.

Released: 10-Dec-2021 4:20 PM EST
Has winter blown off course? ASU professors discuss how a lack of snow is impacting drought, water supply, and tourism in the West
Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU News enlisted the state’s climatologist and a tourism expert to discuss this year’s cause and effects of snow, or lack thereof, and the impacts to our water supply and economy.

Released: 9-Dec-2021 3:10 PM EST
Why SARS-CoV-2 mutations come and go, and physicians’ advice remains the same: Please vaccinate
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic experts say, regardless of the variant, prevention of infection works. The vaccines reduce and prevent hospitalization and death based on current knowledge. If a person can get vaccinated or is eligible for a booster, do it now. But what about these variants? Why do they show up, and how? Here is what Mayo Clinic experts are saying:

Newswise: Infantile Cataracts are a Blind Spot
Released: 8-Dec-2021 4:50 PM EST
Infantile Cataracts are a Blind Spot
University of California San Diego Health

Pediatric ophthalmologist with Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health explains why infantile cataracts are more common — and problematic — than most people realize.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 5:50 PM EST
Seeing Shapes
Harvard Medical School

Understanding the brain’s visual system could inform the development of better artificial systems

Released: 7-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
When Can My Baby Have Solid Food?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A baby’s first year is full of special milestones, including the first time eating solid foods. At around 6 months, most babies can transition to food other than breast milk or formula, but some babies with special needs may not show signs of readiness at that age.

Released: 6-Dec-2021 7:05 PM EST
Psychologist shares tips for children’s holiday gifts that challenge gender stereotypes
University of California, Santa Cruz

Thinking beyond the bounds of toy-related gender stereotypes can help kids get the broadest possible range of benefits out of their gifts this holiday season.

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Released: 6-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
Is privacy dead?
Washington University in St. Louis

In a new book, “Why Privacy Matters,” one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law and co-director of the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis, argues privacy is not dead, but up for grabs.

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Released: 6-Dec-2021 12:25 PM EST
Living Well with Cancer-Related Fatigue
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Fatigue, or constant feeling of tiredness, is very common in people with cancer and can affect a patient physically, emotionally and mentally. Andrew Kass, RN, MSN, AGNP-C, AOCNP, advanced practice nurse at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center together with RWJBarnabas Health, shares more about the signs and symptoms of cancer related fatigue, encourages patients to work with their cancer care team and provides tips on how to better manage fatigue.

Newswise: How Does the Flu Vaccine Work?
Released: 6-Dec-2021 10:45 AM EST
How Does the Flu Vaccine Work?
Cedars-Sinai

As the first cases of flu are reported in Los Angeles this season, public health experts are urging anyone who isn't already vaccinated to get the flu shot. It's the best protection against the flu, which could pummel the U.S. this winter after nearly disappearing last year.

Newswise: WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
West Virginia University

Fire restrictions vary by state. In West Virginia, the fall fire season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 while the spring fire season goes from March 1 to May 31.

Released: 1-Dec-2021 2:05 PM EST
Rutgers Expert Explains DeFi
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Merav Ozair, a FinTech professor at Rutgers Business School and leading expert on blockchain and cryptocurrency, demystifies decentralized finance and what it means for the future of money.

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Released: 1-Dec-2021 11:00 AM EST
How Can Next-Gen Computer Chips Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab scientists Maurice Garcia-Sciveres and Ramamoorthy Ramesh discuss how future microchips could perform better – and require less energy – than silicon.

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Released: 1-Dec-2021 10:45 AM EST
Immune-Compromised ‘Absolutely’ Should Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
Cedars-Sinai

Patients whose immune systems are weakened due to cancer, organ or bone marrow transplants, chronic diseases, or the medications used to treat these conditions may feel like they have enough on their plates without worrying about whether and when they should take an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine and a flu shot.

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Released: 30-Nov-2021 4:50 PM EST
Economist Predicts Worsening Inflation but Relief in 2022
Georgia Institute of Technology

Things may get worse before they get better this holiday season according to Dr. Willie Belton, an economist from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Released: 30-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EST
Epilepsy care in Zambia: "Now that we have neurologists, we will have a voice"
International League Against Epilepsy

In 2018, Zambia had 17 million people and four neurologists. The country's first post-graduate neurology training program is changing the entire country's perceptions of what epilepsy is and how to treat it - one day at a time.


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