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Cheaper Drug Just As Effective Protecting Heart in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A new clinical trial conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found a cost-effective generic medication works just as well as a more expensive drug in preserving cardiovascular function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
23-Sep-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ohio State’s Efforts to Develop New Flu Vaccines Starts at County Fairs

For researchers with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the work to identify new flu strains and increase the effectiveness of the flu vaccine begins in an unlikely place – pig barns at state and county fairs nationwide.
9-Aug-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wellness Checklist Helps New Students Start College on Healthy Footing

Many of the 20 million new students starting college this fall will have to manage their health and well-being on their own for the first time. As families review materials related to classes, meals and housing, The Ohio State University Chief...
5-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Academy of Medicine Spotlights Ohio State's Efforts to Reduce Clinician Burnout, Improve Well-Being

The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience released a comprehensive and groundbreaking case study today about how The Ohio State University is working to stem the growing epidemic of...
30-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology Launched at Ohio State with $102,265,000 Investment

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) today announced formation of the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO), a comprehensive...
26-Jul-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Criteria For Bariatric Surgery Should Consider More Than Just Patient's Weight

Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies are pushing to change national guidelines that would allow more patients with the chronic diseases of obesity and diabetes to be eligible...
25-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Dog Breeds, Physical Traits That Pose Highest Risk of Biting Children

New research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center identifies dog breeds and physical traits that pose the highest risk of biting with severe injury. Doctors want parents of young...
23-May-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Explores Opening Blood-Brain Barrier In Fight Against Alzheimer's

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and two other sites is testing an innovative procedure that may provide hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The non-invasive procedure uses low-intensity focused...
14-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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How to Taper Off Opioid Medications Safely

Whitney Luke, MD, a board certified pain medicine and addiction medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how to properly taper opioid medication.
19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Foods to avoid when you have the flu

Kasey Vavrek, a registered dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the worst and best foods when you have the flu.
19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Stop smoking without packing on the pounds

Smoking is a hard habit to kick but when you do, the health benefits are almost immediate. As you re-invent yourself as a non-smoker, here are three straightforward ways to combat weight gain and keep you distracted while coming off that smoking...
31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Tips for making resolutions work

Now is the time many people make New Year’s resolutions.Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. For this New Year, revise your goal-setting...
31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

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How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

As we age, we become more vulnerable to developing an alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism. Your body processes alcohol less efficiently the older you get. Also, seniors may be drinking more to seek relief from the boredom,...
28-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

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My Cold Is Gone, So Why Am I Still Coughing?

One of the classic cold symptoms is a cough. Usually after a week or so, the cold runs its course and most of the symptoms go away. But for some people, the cough remains. So why do we cough and what can we do about it? Here are five things you...
27-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

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How to move mindfully into the New Year

As we embark on 2019, it’s easy to become stressed out by the many demands on our time and energy. Why not try practicing mindfulness to create the kind of New Year that you really want? This will require effort, intention and reflection.
27-Dec-2018 12:30 PM EST

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How Can Palliative Medicine Help with End-of-Life Decisions?

It’s never too early to start thinking about end-of-life decisions. The palliative care team can help guide this discussion to learn more about the patient’s values, goals and preferences, which can help clarify these end-of-life decisions.
27-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST

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