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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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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

Fixing Speech Problems by Visualizing Them
WVXU, 91.7 FM
For years, Jake Goodwin worked with school speech therapists who tried to instruct him on how to place his tongue and then recognize when he said a sound right or wrong. Goodwin had limited success. But then last summer he participated in a two-week session at the University of Cincinnati using ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging technology that allowed him to visualize his problem.

UC Epilepsy Center Helps Local Woman
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
A Green Township woman said she has been seizure free thanks to a breakthrough surgery performed by a team at the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute.  >> Associated expert: David Ficker, MD

With Federal Funds Trickling Off, UC Taps New Sources for Research
Cincinnati Business Courier
Federal funding for research at the University of Cincinnati has dropped after hitting a high of about $140 million during federal stimulus award years of 2009-2010. The dropoff happened for a variety of reasons, but the man in charge of UC's enormous research engine says he has a plan for recovery.

UC Part of Nationwide Facial Surgery Network
The News Record
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first members of the nation’s first practice-based research network for a unique type of oral surgery.  >> Associated expert: Deepak Krishnan, DDS

Scientific Breakthrough Could Help Battle Cancer, Ulcers
Cincinnati Business Courier
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati are the first in the world to figure out how to use stem cells to generate human stomach tissue in a petri dish.

Treating Breast Cancer in Men
WCPO-TV, Channel 9
It’s rarely talked about, but breast cancer can occur in men. This year alone, 2,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with it.

High Pollution Levels Found Near Ohio Gas Wells
The Associated Press
A study in a rural Ohio county where oil and gas drilling is booming found air pollution levels near well sites higher than those in downtown Chicago.  >> Associated expert: Erin Haynes, DrPH

New Tool for Children With Speech Errors
The Wall Street Journal
Researchers and speech therapists say the use of an unlikely tool—an ultrasound probe—could help children who have difficulty saying the letter "r” correctly.  >> Associated expert: Suzanne Boyce, PhD

Dangerous Virus Has Schools at Ready
The Cincinnati Enquirer
While the nation’s attention is riveted on Ebola, area schools are on high alert for a more immediate threat—a dangerous and potentially deadly illness that’s infected schoolchildren elsewhere.

If Ebola Came Here, What Would We do?
The Cincinnati Enquirer
With the determination in late September that the United States had its first case of the dangerous Ebola virus, months of planning across the region now has moved from abstraction to reality.

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