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UC Study Finds Link Between Flame Retardants in Couch Cushions, Prostate Cancer
Men who are self-proclaimed couch potatoes may want to rethink their favorite activity. A recent University of Cincinnati study links flame retardants found in couch cushions to a resistant form of prostate cancer.

Five months After Accident, St. X Grad Is back on His Feet
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Last week, 164 days after a horrific accident while testing a traction kite in Chile, Jim Harris walked on his own with trekking poles.

Local Stroke Victim Makes Pitch for Awareness
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
Since suffering a stroke last summer while on a mission trip to Africa, Terri Kersey has made a series of huge strides. Another is expected at Great American Ball Park when she throws out the first pitch to bring attention to stroke awareness.  >> Associated expert: Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

UC Researchers Say Generic Anti-Rejection Drugs as Good as Name-Brand Versions
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Generic formulations of tacrolimus, a drug that lowers the risk of organ rejection after transplant, are just as good as the name-brand version, a UC research team has found.  >> Associated expert: Rita Alloway, PharmD

Medical Edge: Karate Healing
WKRC-TV, Channel 12
A man from Covington said a big thank you to a medical team at the UC Cancer Institute that performed a breakthrough surgery to help save his life.  >> Associated expert: Syed Ahmad, MD

UC Health Names 1st Chief Operating Officer
The Cincinnati Enquirer
An academic medical center executive who has held leadership positions at Johns Hopkins, the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland was named to the new position of chief operating officer of UC Health.

$1.6M Federal Grant for UC to Study Lung Disease
The Cincinnati Enquirer
A team of University of Cincinnati researchers will use a grant of almost $1.6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the rare lung disease pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.  >> Associated expert: Frank McCormack, MD

Newborns Arrive at West Chester Hospital
Today's Pulse
West Chester Hospital has welcomed its first babies born in the new maternity unit.

How Much Do Bone Cancer Survivors Exercise? Study Hopes to Learn More
A new study will examine how the lack of physical activity in bone cancer survivors may affect their health later.

UC Names New College of Medicine Dean
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Dr. William Ball was named Wednesday by the University of Cincinnatiís trustees as the new dean of UCís College of Medicine and UCís senior vice president for health affairs.

West Chester Hospital's New Maternity Unit by the Numbers
West Chester Hospital held a ribbon cutting to show off its new maternity services, which hospital officials say allow for newborn deliveries with hotel-like amenities.

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