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The following list contains news articles about the UC Academic Health Center, published by a variety of print, broadcast and electronic media outlets. Please click on the title to view the entire story (you will be redirected to that media outlet’s website).

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Putting on the White Coat
WCPO, Channel 9
Friday was a huge day for 175 new medical students at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. It was the day of the "white coat ceremony” for the class of 2019—a class that’s impressive in many ways, but notable this year for having more women than men.

UC Health Doctor Tapped to Oversee Outpatient Locations
Cincinnati Business Courier
UC Health tapped Dr. Nita Walker to oversee 63 outpatient locations in Greater Cincinnati. The move is part of an effort by UC Health’s CEO, Dr. Rick Lofgren, to focus on expanding the hospital system’s operations.

Statins Reduce Post-Stroke Seizure Risk
Medscape Medical News
Taking a statin after a stroke, especially in the acute phase, reduces the risk for early-onset seizures and may prevent the progression of these seizures to chronic epilepsy, new research suggests.  >> Associated expert: Joseph Broderick, MD

Curbing Infant Deaths 'Starts in the Community'
Teams of nurses, doctors and office staff from 28 area medical clinics and hospitals are gathering at the Community Action Agency in Bond Hill to begin a year-long learning collaborative focused on enhancing care for the poorest moms-to-be in the region—starting with their first doctor's appointment.  >> Associated expert: Elizabeth A. Kelly, MD

Rush-Hour Arrival of Cancer Weapon in Butler County
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Huge trucks will be delivering a new cancer-fighting tool to the Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health
HealthDay News
Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say.

UC Medical Center Among Cincinnati's Top-Rated Hospitals
Cincinnati Business Courier
UC Medical Center was ranked No. 26 nationally among specialties for ear, nose and throat in 2015-16 rankings by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, UC Medical Center was ranked among the Top 5 Greater Cincinnati hospitals.

Is Your Child's Backpack Causing Chronic Back Pain?
Everyday Health
While there’s no doubt that using a backpack makes carrying books easier, there’s some debate about whether a heavy backpack is harmful to a child’s health, potentially causing chronic back pain or back injuries.

Be Well: Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning and the problems it presents continue to surface in new ways across Rust Belt cities.  >> Associated expert: Kim Dietrich, PhD

Former CEO Tapped for Key Job at UC Health
Cincinnati Business Courier
Ted Inman, who was CEO of OHC Inc.’s cancer care medical practice until last year, has been hired by UC Health as vice president of strategic planning and special projects.

New Weight Loss Drugs, but no Magic Pill
Despite tremendous consumer interest when new diet drugs hit the market, there’s no magic pill to take the pounds away.

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