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MARCH 2008

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Medical College Strengthens Conflict of Interest Policies
In an age of increased academic- industry interactions, universities-particularly medical colleges-are taking steps to avoid creating conflicts of interest that could compromise their research, education and clinical missions.
Surgery Can Help Brain Disorder
Jessica Allen didn't know what to think when her doctor told her she had moyamoya disease. "It sounded like some exotic illness from another country," she recalls. Moyamoya is in fact a very rare brain disorder. Its name originated across the ocean-in Japan-and the doctors capable of treating it are few and far between.
UC, University Hospital Offer Rounds to Discuss Tough Cases
Room 7051 in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) filled to capacity with UC and University Hospital (UH) employees and students as Paul Wojciechowski, MD, anesthesiology critical care fellow at UH, recounted a difficult day he experienced in January.
New Canine Clinic Adds Research Dimension to Audiology Program
One in five Dalmatians is born deaf. Another 80 dog breeds are known to have genetic-based deafness, and countless aging dogs suffer from hearing loss.But, UC assistant professor Peter Scheifele, PhD, says audiology isn't taught in veterinary school.
Mother's Illness Helps Save Yet Another Heart Victim
Jodi Vice, a dispatcher at Estes Express Lines, a trucking company in West Chester, is accustomed to thinking fast. But she never thought that her quick thinking would save a life by recognizing the early warning symptoms of a heart attack.
Neurology Researcher Honored for Ischemic Stroke Findings
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of major disability in the United States. Successfully treating ischemic (restricted blood flow) stroke is dependent on how quickly treatment is given to break up the blood clots that clog key vessels and cause this disease.
UC Gives Lesson on Heart Health
UC experts held a half-day educational session in late January on the importance of heart health. The public event, "UC Hearts for Health" provided an open forum for community members to learn first-hand about cardiovascular health.
Use Caution When Disposing High-Efficiency Lights
In an effort to help the planet-and save a few bucks-many consumers are making the switch from incandescent to compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) in their homes and businesses.
UC Names Interim Radiology Chair
Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD, has been named interim chair of the radiology department, effective Feb. 18. She will assume the duties of Robert Lukin, MD, who recently resigned from his position as chair.
Traveling Display Focuses on 'Taboo' Health Topic
It's big. It's filled with polyps. And it's coming to Cincinnati to encourage local residents to get screened for colorectal cancer. No, this is not a strange dream: A gigantic colon replica will be on display in Cincinnati this month to reinforce the fact that colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
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