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Breakthrough Vaccine May Halt Prostate Cancer
For more than 16 percent of American men, prostate cancer is a fact of life. But Leslie Oleksowicz, MD, a UC medical oncologist, is part of a national team testing a breakthrough new treatment that may make dying from prostate cancer a thing of the past.
MARCH 2006

Low-Fat, High-Fruit Diet Might Not Stop Disease
You've heard for years that a low-fat diet is good for your health. But does it really reduce your risk of certain diseases? Not according to a recent study.
Expanded Capabilities mean Better Care, More Research
UC's department of radiology is proving just how committed it is to bringing the very best patient care--and advanced-imaging research--to Greater Cincinnati.
Radiation Oncologist Follows in Her Father's Footsteps
Ruth Lavigne, MD, decided to pursue a medical degree at the age when most physicians have already started their careers.
Cincinnati Cardiac Icon Wins 'Lifetime Hero' Award
Despite the fact he's been practicing and developing innovative cardiac surgery techniques for 50 years, John Flege, MD, remains a startlingly modest guy who still works tirelessly every day to put the best interests of his patients first.
Physician Offers Helping Hand in Wake of Earthquake Disaster
Ferhan Asghar, MD, recently went to Pakistan to provide medical care to victims of a devastating earthquake.
'Hunger Hormone' Linked to Memory and Learning
A hormone that regulates food intake and body weight could be involved in processes leading to memory loss associated with aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Giving Blood - A Simple and Feel-Good Way to Save Lives
More than 4.5 million American lives are saved each year by a single, selfless act--donating blood. Although 60 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, only 5 percent actually do.
Allied Health 'Gets Creative' to Manage Growth
In the last five years, UC's College of Allied Health Sciences has nearly tripled its enrollment--from 470 students in 2000 to more than 1,260 in 2005. And the college anticipates the number to increase again for fall 2006.
New Finding Works to Reduce Stroke Damage
A 13-center pilot study suggests that using standard clot-busting medication combined with low-energy ultrasound appears to reopen clogged arteries in stroke patients better than medication alone.
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