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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

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

For 1st Time, Treatment Helps Patients With Worst Kind of Stroke, Study Says
The New York Times
After three decades of failure, researchers have found a treatment that greatly improves the prognosis for people having the most severe and disabling strokes. By directly removing large blood clots blocking blood vessels in the brain, they can save brain tissue that would have otherwise died, enabling many to return to an independent life.  >> Associated expert: Joseph Broderick, MD

UC Medical Students Take Part in National White Coat 'Die-In' Movement
WLWT-TV, Channel 5
University of Cincinnati medical students participated in a silent demonstration Wednesday. The students acted dead in a "die-in” protest as part of a national movement for medical students called the "National White Coat Die-In.”

UC Health Expands Lung Cancer Screenings
WVXU, 91.7 FM
People who worked at Fernald, GE, or other nuclear-related facilities have a new health screening option.The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is partnering with the Building Trades National Medical Screening Program to expand lung cancer testing.  >> Associated expert: Sandra Starnes, MD

Woman 'Burns' From Inside Out After Reaction to Friend's Medicine
A young mother is in intensive care after having a rare but serious reaction to a friend's prescription antibiotics that caused her to "burn" from the inside out.

West Chester Hospital Reveals Details of New $10M Unit
Cincinnati Business Courier
About 50 new jobs will be created when West Chester Hospital completes construction of a $10 million maternity ward next year. The 26,500-square-foot unit is expected to open by May.

UC Nursing Has 125-Year Tradition of Strong Women
The Cincinnati Enquirer
For a century and a quarter, the foundation of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing has been the leadership of strong women effecting change, from the seven women who started the nursing training school in 1889 to the deans and the generations of nurses molding the future of health care.

Crawford Named Lifetime Health Care Hero
Cincinnati Business Courier
The Cincinnati Business Courier is honoring Dr. Alvin Crawford with the 2015 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award.

Professor Named Among Top Cardiovascular Researchers in U.S.
The News Record
The American Heart Association recognized a University of Cincinnati professor as one of the top cardiovascular researchers in the country.  >> Associated expert: Litsa Kranias, PhD

Holiday Blues: 1 in 5 Feel Down This Winter
Scripps Media
This holiday season, as many as 1 in 5 Americans will feel down during the holidays with an affliction called the winter or holiday "blues.” About 2 percent suffer from a more severe issue called seasonal affective disorder.  >> Associated expert: Erik Nelson, MD

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