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Help for the Ill and Grieving During the Holidays
The Wall Street Journal
Health care providers, patient advocacy groups and bereavement counselors are in the midst of their own version of the holiday rush as people seek help with physical, emotional and spiritual concerns that make it hard to experience the joys of the season.  >> Associated expert: Olugbenga Olowokure, MD

Editorial: Heroin is a disease, not a choice
With the help of a task force of experts, parents and others, including Dr. Erin Winstanley, College of Pharmacy, WCPO is advocating for solutions to the crisis. This editorial features a video of Winstanley. Through the year, WCPO will look at addiction treatment, funding, legislation, enforcement and more, with a view toward potential solutions.

Live Life to the Fullest Despite Thyroid Issues
LEAD Cincinnati
Ruchi Bhabhra, MD, PhD, an endocrinologist in the UC Health Women’s Center at West Chester Hospital and adjunct assistant professor of endocrinology, provides answers and support for people with thyroid disorders. 

Should Ohio Consider Legalizing Marijuana?
Ohio state senators leading an inquiry into whether the state should consider legalizing medical marijuana brought their listening tour to Cincinnati Thursday.  >> Associated expert: Michael Privitera, MD

Prenatal Exposure to Nonstick, Flame-Retardant Chemicals Linked to Cognitive, Emotional Problems
Chemicals used in everything from pots and pans to carpets and couches could be harming children’s emotional and cognitive development. University of Cincinnati researchers found a link between prenatal exposure to two groups of chemicals—flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBEDs, and perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, used for their water and stain repellant properties— and children’s behavior.

Mentally Ill Need Right Service at the Right Time
Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial
Column written by Walter Smitson, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director, Central Clinic Behavioral
Congress is now considering adding $500 billion in emergency funding for mental health and opioid services. Estimates are that as many as 75 percent of the mentally ill also have addictions.

Courier names 2016 Lifetime Health Care Hero
Cincinnati Business Courier
The Business Courier will honor Dr. Robert Smith with the 2016 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. Smith, 94, joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1975 as the first director of the Department of Family Medicine. 

 >> Associated expert: Robert Smith, MD

Flint’s High Lead Levels Have Doctors Struggling for Answers
Article interviews Kim Dietrich, Department of Environmental Health about chelation therapy for removing lead levels from the body.  >> Associated expert: Kim Dietrich, PhD

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Is Real And Our Guests Have Tips To Help You Cope
91.7 WVXU
Cincinnati Edition guests University of Cincinnati Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and physician with University of Cincinnati Physicians, Dr. Erik Nelson; Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tracey Skale; and licensed professional counselor and doctoral candidate in the counselor education and supervisor program at Kent State University, Julie Linebaugh discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder.  >> Associated expert: Erik Nelson, MD

A Gene-Based Approach to Epilepsy Therapy
The next phase of personalized medicine in epilepsy may be therapy that is tested and targeted to the specific genetic mutation causing an individual's seizure disorder.  >> Associated expert: Michael Privitera, MD

Exploring the Human Toll of Traumatic Brain Injuries
WVXU, 91.7 FM
Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30 percent of all injury deaths.  >> Associated expert: Norberto Andaluz, MD

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