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Kroger to offer OD drug without prescription
Cincinnati Enquirer
Article includes comments from Shawn Ryan, MD, UC Department of Emergency Medicine
The Kroger Co. Cincinnati/Dayton division announced Friday that it will make the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone available without a prescription at its 84 pharmacies in Ohio and 16 pharmacies in Northern Kentucky beginning Monday.

UC Neuroscience Center Gets New Name
The major benefactors of the University of Cincinnatiís growing infrastructure to study neuroscience now have their name formally attached to the center. The naming of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute honors the founder of Cintas and the familyís contribution to the study of the brain and its disorders.

The Brains of Flint's Children, imperiled by Lead, Could Still Escape Damage
Scientific American
Article features the research of Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the UC College of Medicine. 

Parents around the country have voiced alarm since the 2015 revelations of staggeringly high lead levels in the drinking water of Flint, Mich., and more recent reports of spikes in other cities and states. It is easy to understand why people are upset. After learning that Flint's water was tainted, some medical professionals have said the lead would permanently harm young brains and possibly other organs. Yet the Flint children and others like them are not doomed.

Orlando Tragedy Highlights Need for Blood Donors
WKRC-TV Local 12
Video segment features Hoxworth Blood Center and quotes Alecia Lipton, spokesperson for Hoxworth about World Blood Donor Day. 

Tuesday is World Blood Donor Day and in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, a large turnout is expected. Among those who donating is Local 12's Adam Clements. The blood that will be donated at Hoxworth Blood Center will stay local and help people in 31 area hospitals.

What if it Happened Here? Cincinnati Hospitals Develop Response Protocols for Mass Shootings
Video segment interviews Dustin Calhoun, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UC College of Medicine, and medical director for emergency management at UC Medical Center.

In the hours after Sunday's shooting at an Orlando gay club, five words surfaced repeatedly in the mouths of newscasters, bystanders and even President Barack Obama: "It could have happened anywhere." So what if it happened here? The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a potential treatment location for victims of any emergency in the area, is working to improve its response protocols in case Cincinnati is ever forced to deal with bloodshed on a large scale.

Maths Is Getting Closer to Replacing Animals in Cosmetic Testing
Science Alert
Article about the research led by Gerald Kasting, PhD, professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the UCís James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. 
Many of us try to avoid cosmetics that are tested on animals, but it's widely assumed that without trialling chemicals on real skin, scientists won't be able to figure out how the human body will react to a new product. But that's not going to be the case for much longer, according to mathematicians who say they've developed a model that can effectively predict how human skin will handle almost 30,000 chemical compounds. So maybe it's time we chill out with all the animal testing already?

Coach Teaches Students Importance of Recognizing Stroke Symptoms
WKRC-TV Local 12
 Video segment features Brett Kissela, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair and professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health physician. 
A local coach says he hopes his students finish this school year with a lesson that could save a life. FAST is the slogan used by the American Heart Association to help all of us learn the early warning signs of stroke. It stands for face, arm, speech and time. Dr. Kissela says it's important to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and getting treatment quickly is critical to survival.

'This is a Crisis': Suburban Poverty Growing, School Lunch Data Shows
In-depth feature on suburban poverty and school lunch programs quotes James Canfield, PhD, assistant professor of social work in the College of Allied Health Sciences.
School Lunch Program data shows poverty is increasing dramatically in places it used to be a rarity. The story is the first in an occasional series on the National School Lunch Program in Greater Cincinnati.

Learning About Celiac Disease And Gluten Intolerance
WVXU-Cincinnati Edition
While going gluten-free may seem like a trend for some, it's a necessary precaution for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten - found in wheat proteins, rye, barley and triticale - causes inflammation in the small intestines of those who suffer from the immune disorder or have gluten-sensitivity. Eating a gluten-free diet helps to control these symptoms.

Joining WVXU Cincinnati Edition host Mark Heyne are Dr. Bruce Yacyshyn, professor of medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Angela Fitch, associate professor of medicine at the UC College of Medicine and director of medical weight management at Women's Center Metabolic Health & Weight Loss Program, and founder of gluten-free bakery Sweet Facility, Kelly Ausman.

Discussing the changing role of nurses as part of National Nurse's Week.
WVXU-Cincinnati Edition
The nursing practice has evolved dramatically over the last few decades. Nurses have long been at the forefront of patient care, and changes in demographics, technology and our healthcare systems during the last 50 years have required nurses to take on an even greater role in patient treatment and health management.

As part of National Nurses Week, Dr. Greer Glazer, dean of the UC College of Nursing and Dr. Karen Bankston, associate dean of clinical practice at the UC College of Nursing were interviewed on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition.

The Number of Dads Choosing to Stay Home with Their Kids is on the Rise
On Cincinnati Edition, Gary Dick, PhD, professor in the School of Social Work, College of Allied Health Sciences, discusses the challenges of stay-at-home dads. 

When people think about a parent staying home to raise children in lieu of building a career, they may tend to think about the mother; but what about stay-at-home dads? According to Pew Research Center, the number of fathers choosing to stay home to care for their kids is on the rise. 

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