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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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Chemical in BPA-Free Products Linked to Irregular Heartbeats
Many consumers avoid products that contain bisphenol A (BPA) because the estrogen-imitating chemical has been linked to an array of health effects in people and animals. But new research suggests that an ingredient that has replaced BPA in many items may have a similar effect on the heart.

UC to Transform Grand Old Department Store Into High-Tech Job Creator
The University of Cincinnati is capitalizing on construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive interchange with Interstate 71 to breathe new life into an old Sears department store through a $16 million renovation that will create a new business incubator and technology hub.

$110M Federal Research Lab to Be Built in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Business Courier
The federal government has allocated $110 million to consolidate two local research laboratories operated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Uptown Consortium is lobbying to have the facility built near the University of Cincinnati.

African-American Men Can Reduce Most Common Health Risks, Leading Doctor Says
Heart disease tops the list of health issues facing African-American men, according to a prominent local doctor.

Medical Edge: Shoveling Can Double Heart Rate
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
Two deaths in Northern Kentucky are examples of why shoveling snow can be such a dangerous activity.

UC Health Names 1st Chief Medical Officer
Cincinnati Business Courier
UC Health has appointed Dr. William Hurford to be its first chief medical officer. He has been chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the UC College of Medicine since 2003.

Feinberg, Crawford Among Health Care Heroes Winners
Cincinnati Business Courier
The Cincinnati Business Courier announced the winners of its 18th annual Health Care Heroes awards during a dinner at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.

Bariatric Surgery Study Finds Surprising Results
WVXU, 91.7 FM
Bariatric surgery can improve life expectancy for a lot of people. But a UC study finds it may actually reduce life expectancy for one small group.

MD Says African-American Women Can Be Own Best Health Advocates
Diabetes and hypertension are among the top health issues facing African-American women, a local physician says.

$1.3 Million Gift to Create UC Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
The University of Cincinnati will create a pancreatic cancer research fund thanks to a $1.3 million gift.

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

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