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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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Kroger to offer OD drug without prescription
Cincinnati Enquirer
Article includes comments from Shawn Ryan, MD, UC Department of Emergency Medicine
The Kroger Co. Cincinnati/Dayton division announced Friday that it will make the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone available without a prescription at its 84 pharmacies in Ohio and 16 pharmacies in Northern Kentucky beginning Monday.

$120 M Cancer Center Opening in Butler County
Dayton Daily News
Butler County is now home to the latest technology to fight some of the most daunting forms of cancer. The UC Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center $120 million Proton Therapy Center is one of the most advanced proton research and cancer treatment centers in the world, officials said during a tour Monday of the facility.

Why Do We Crave Comfort Food? UC Scientists Show Us
Cincinnati Enquirer
Story highlights the research of Annie Egan, a UC doctoral candidate in neuroscience who conducted the research at the UC-Reading laboratory under the direction of Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience.

We reach for "comfort food" when we're under stress, and we often feel guilty about that relief. But research from a University of Cincinnati laboratory suggests that the sweet stuff can actually calm the mind and the body.

Lab Lament: If We only Had Some Brains
Boston Herald
Story includes comment from Rob McCullumsmith, PhD, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
The brain bank at Belmont’s McLean Hospital is facing a dire shortage of healthy gray matter — receiving just one nondiseased brain donation in nearly a year—and scientists say the lack of specimens threatens to stymie research for critical diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS.

Congress Passes Opioids Bill to Address Addiction and Support Recovery
The Guardian UK
Article includes comments from Shawn Ryan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC College of Medicine. 

As a deadly opioid overdose epidemic sweeps across the US, the Senate passed an extensive anti-addiction bill aimed at fighting the crisis with prevention, treatment and recovery options – however, it is yet to be funded.

Should You Undergo a Mental Health Evaluation for Obesity?
U.S.News & World Report
Article features Susan McElroy,MD,  a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Obesity is associated with higher rates of certain mental disorders, like depression, and experts say those can hamstring the most adamant efforts to shed pounds and keep them off.

Area Docs Learn More Ways to Treat Chronic Pain
Cincinnati Enquirer
If you have chronic pain, you might be hearing about more treatment options from your doctor soon, thanks to a UC Health program

UC Neuroscience Center Gets New Name
The major benefactors of the University of Cincinnati’s growing infrastructure to study neuroscience now have their name formally attached to the center. The naming of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute honors the founder of Cintas and the family’s contribution to the study of the brain and its disorders.

The Brains of Flint's Children, imperiled by Lead, Could Still Escape Damage
Scientific American
Article features the research of Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the UC College of Medicine. 

Parents around the country have voiced alarm since the 2015 revelations of staggeringly high lead levels in the drinking water of Flint, Mich., and more recent reports of spikes in other cities and states. It is easy to understand why people are upset. After learning that Flint's water was tainted, some medical professionals have said the lead would permanently harm young brains and possibly other organs. Yet the Flint children and others like them are not doomed.

Orlando Tragedy Highlights Need for Blood Donors
WKRC-TV Local 12
Video segment features Hoxworth Blood Center and quotes Alecia Lipton, spokesperson for Hoxworth about World Blood Donor Day. 

Tuesday is World Blood Donor Day and in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, a large turnout is expected. Among those who donating is Local 12's Adam Clements. The blood that will be donated at Hoxworth Blood Center will stay local and help people in 31 area hospitals.

What if it Happened Here? Cincinnati Hospitals Develop Response Protocols for Mass Shootings
Video segment interviews Dustin Calhoun, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UC College of Medicine, and medical director for emergency management at UC Medical Center.

In the hours after Sunday's shooting at an Orlando gay club, five words surfaced repeatedly in the mouths of newscasters, bystanders and even President Barack Obama: "It could have happened anywhere." So what if it happened here? The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a potential treatment location for victims of any emergency in the area, is working to improve its response protocols in case Cincinnati is ever forced to deal with bloodshed on a large scale.

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