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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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01/28/15
An ‘Expensive’ Placebo is More Effective Than a ‘Cheap’ One, Study Shows
The Washington Post
Parkinson’s disease patients secretly treated with a placebo instead of their regular medication performed better when told they were receiving a more expensive version of the "drug," researchers reported in an unprecedented study that involved real patients.  >> Associated expert: Alberto Espay, MD

01/27/15
Depression Drug That Works In One Day Passes Key Test
Forbes
Good drugs for depression have been around for years, but they tend to take weeks to kick in, and don’t work for everyone. Now a small biotech company is gathering data that suggests it may have a drug that works faster and better than anything on the market.

01/26/15
Pharmacy Students Help Change Immunization Law
Pharmacy Times
Students and faculty at the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy have helped push a new bill into law that will allow pharmacists and pharmacy interns in Ohio to provide certain immunizations to more patients.

01/16/15
New Study Finds Heart and Blood Pressure Risk With BPA
WCPO.com
The common chemical BPA could affect the heart and blood pressure of men and women, with women being at higher risk, a new UC study has found.  >> Associated expert: Scott Belcher, PhD

01/14/15
Could Binge Eating Be Helped by a Pill?
The Daily Mail
A drug used to treat ADHD could be used to curb binge eating, scientists revealed.

01/08/15
New Year, New Resolutions ... How Do You Make Them Stick?
WVXU, 91.7 FM
So, it's another new year which, for many of us, means another list of resolutions: the same list we made last year, and the year before that. But bad habits are hard to break, and good habits tough to create.  >> Associated expert: Cal Adler, MD

01/08/15
UC Researchers Recruit Alzheimer's Patients for New Drug
WCPO.com
In the quest for new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the University of Cincinnati are now recruiting Alzheimer’s patients to test the effectiveness of a new, investigational drug on memory and performance of daily activities.

01/08/15
New Year, New Resolutions ... How Do You Make Them Stick?
WVXU, 91.7 FM
So, it's another new year which, for many of us, means another list of resolutions: the same list we made last year, and the year before that. But bad habits are hard to break, and good habits tough to create.  >> Associated expert: Cal Adler, MD

01/07/15
Tips to Battle Dry, Itchy Winter Skin
The Cincinnati Enquirer
With temperatures in the single digits, experts from UC Health offer cold-weather defense strategies for the skin.  >> Associated expert: Brian Adams, MD

12/19/14
Holidays Blue for Many Americans
The Journal-News
The holidays are not always a holly jolly time for everybody. About 4 percent to 6 percent of people may have winter depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. And the disorder is four times more common in women than in men.  >> Associated expert: Erik Nelson, MD

12/18/14
Despite Evidence, Doctors Slow to Stop Radiation Treatment for Some Cancers
Scripps Media
A recent study found that doctors are slow to change how they treat breast cancer patients, even when large-scale clinical trials show that some treatments have no effect on survival.  >> Associated expert: William Barrett, MD


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