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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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How Does Obesity Surgery Do All That? Gut Signaling Changes Found
The Los Angeles Times
"Stomach stapling” surgery was long seen as a "plumbing adjustment” that prompts weight loss by restricting the stomach’s capacity. But mounting evidence demonstrates that it does much more than that.  >> Associated expert: Randy Seeley, PhD

Pediatrics Chair Named at UC
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Dr. Margaret Hostetter has been selected to serve as chair of the pediatrics department at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She also will be chief medical officer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.

Why Did They Videotape Beating Instead of Stop it?
WCPO-TV, Channel 9
When onlookers used cellphones to record a beating and robbery, it raised questions about crowd behavior in our society.  >> Associated expert: Stephen Strakowski, MD

Surgeon General Brings Tobacco 'Battle' to Campus
The News Record
United States Surgeon General Boris Lushniak visited the University of Cincinnati Wednesday asking students and faculty to join the "battle” against tobacco.

UC Study Finds Surprise Key in Gastric Bypass
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Weight loss and improvement in diabetes after gastric bypass surgery depends less on the reduced size of the stomach than a change in gut chemistry that the surgery triggers, a team of Cincinnati and Swedish researchers report in a new study.  >> Associated expert: Randy Seeley, PhD

Doctor: Let's Research Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Research on marijuana has been hampered by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration restrictions on using marijuana because of its abuse potential. Marijuana clearly has a high potential for abuse, but most of us in the epilepsy community believe the DEA should loosen restrictions on research for marijuana.  >> Associated expert: Michael Privitera, MD

Medical Edge: Screen Time
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
Could all those hours your kids spend each day in front of a screen be hazardous to their eyes?

UC Scientists Receive Grants to Study Often-Misdiagnosed Brain Injuries
Cincinnati Business Courier
A doctor who is testing a new way to detect concussions in athletes by using a retinal scanner on the sidelines of sporting events is among three scientists at the University of Cincinnati who have been awarded pilot grants for research efforts that focus on how to treat traumatic brain injuries.  >> Associated expert: Norberto Andaluz, MD

Kids and Kidney Stones
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
An alarming trend bringing kids into the emergency room has led to the launch of the Comprehensive Stone Center for Treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Link Between Common Chemical and Prostate Cancer
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
A study released by the UC Cancer Institute shows the first connection between a common compound and the most common cancer in men.  >> Associated expert: Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD

UC Health Doubles Size of Heart Center
Cincinnati Business Courier
Doctors began seeing patients March 3 at UC Health’s newly renovated Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Center, which was moved from University of Cincinnati Medical Center to the nearby Hoxworth Building.

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