Doctors discusses recent study about blood pressure and its impacts on heart attacks and strokes

Marc Elieson, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, discusses recent study about blood pressure and its impacts on heart attacks and strokes. What You Need to Know: People with high systolic numbers were found more at risk for heart…

Preventing tragedy: FSU expert examines suicidal motives in mass shootings, terrorism

By: Amy Walden | Published: February 21, 2024 | 9:21 am | SHARE: According to the Gun Violence Archive, the United States reported 656 mass shootings in 2023. When it comes to understanding and preventing tragedies such as murder-suicides, mass shootings and terrorism, some may question why assailants in these cases are motivated to kill.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: FSU researchers available to share insights behind scientific findings

By: Jenny Ralph | Published: February 20, 2024 | 9:14 am | SHARE: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an annual campaign to garner public attention and engage in support for those affected by eating disorders. For 2024, the National Eating Disorders Association has designated Feb. 26-March 3 as EDAW.Eating disorders research is rapidly evolving and examines many psychological and biological factors that may impact individuals and society.

First certified carbon-negative beef production opens doors to emerging agricultural technologies, says Notre Dame expert

Argentina, one of the premier beef producers in the world, has set a precedent for livestock farmers by certifying the first carbon-negative beef — opening the doors for a number of emerging technologies that have the potential to reduce methane emissions from…

Obesity drugs and mental health: UTSW expert says GLP-1s may exacerbate problems for some patients

New weight-loss drugs have helped people with their diabetes, obesity, even high blood pressure. But how they affect our mental health is a much more complicated issue, says Dr. Carrie McAdams, a psychiatrist and eating disorders expert at UT Southwestern…

Medical experts available for March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness, safe sleep & SIDS, returning to sports after injury, sleep aids, and habits to avoid for your brain health

As you plan healthcare coverage for March, Ochsner Health has experts on standby to cover several topics. Are younger people getting colorectal cancer?: Colorectal cancer has always been a cause for concern among middle-aged and older men and women. However,…

Pharmacology Expert Comments on RSV Vaccination Errors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that some pregnant Americans may have been given the wrong RSV vaccine, and some young children received a vaccine approved for use in adults only.  Now, a pharmacology expert at New York Institute…

Expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey available for comment on FDA approval for NALIRIFOX: a new first-line treatment for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer

On February 13, 2024, the Food and Drug Administration approved NALIRIFOX, a combonation chemotherapy, for the first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Patrick Boland, MD, is a medical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New…

IU experts available to discuss health equity research and impact this Black History Month

Indiana University School of Medicine is home to the Health Equity Advancing through Learning Health Systems Research (HEAL-R) Collaborative, which works to bring equity research to health care delivery. Leaders of the collaborative are available to discuss the important of health…

Clues to early onset colorectal cancer found in microbiome of Hispanic patients

Nina Sanford, M.D., Chief of Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology Service, UT Southwestern Medical Center Most people have a screening colonoscropy around age 50, however recent research has uncovered a rise in early onset colorectal cancer in patients younger than 50. What can…

Protect Yourself Against Salmonella

David Winter, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, says proper hygiene is key to fighting against salmonella. What You Need to Know: Salmonella can cause severe diarrhea. Get a diagnosis first before treating salmonella. Salmonella symptoms include fever and…

Postpartum heart risk: Tips for young moms who may be unaware of long-term dangers

Young women with healthy hearts may be unaware they face elevated risks of developing heart disorders after becoming pregnant. Even worse, the issue may go undetected for years after giving birth because symptoms may mimic those of pregnancy. Dr. Rina…

GW Experts Available: EPA Strengthens Rule on Harmful Soot Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening limits on soot, a harmful air pollution in which studies have shown that fine particles kill thousands of Americans every year. According to The Washington Post, the stricter standards could prevent thousands of premature…

Expert provides tips to show some love for heart health

During February’s Heart Health Month, a West Virginia University Extension expert is offering advice on simple steps to improve heart health. Gwen Crum, a Family and Community Development agent and assistant professor, says adjusting diets and adding more exercise, even in small ways, can make a…

Expert Available: Interventional Cardiology Procedures for Congenital Heart Defects

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,000 babies are born with these defects annually. Ochsner Children’s Hospital offers minimally invasive procedures, such as catheterization, to repair conditions like Atrial Septal Defect, Patency of the Ductus Arteriosus, and Valve…

The Super Bowl of gambling: Does America have a problem?

Gambling disorders expert and UCLA psychiatrist says every state has seen increased demand for treatment services related to gambling problems since 2018  In addition to very likely being one of the most-viewed sporting events in the world, Super Bowl LVIII…

IU experts available to discuss cardiovascular disease research and care for American Heart Month

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide.  The interdisciplinary research team at the Indiana University School of Medicine Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center investigates the pathological changes of the heart at various…

Dr. Claudia Padilla discusses Alzheimer’s and a new treatment.

Claudia Padilla, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, discusses Alzheimer’s and a new treatment. What You Need to Know: Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The most common sign is short-term memory loss. New medication targets the protein…

UNLV Experts Available: Super Bowl 2024

The Super Bowl: It’s annually one of the nation’s most-watched television broadcasts. And this year it’s happening in what’s perhaps the most fitting destination yet — Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World. From tourism and gaming to history and health, UNLV has experts who are uniquely poised to share perspectives on the sport, as well as the city where the Big Game is being held.

Go Red For Women, doctor shares important heart health tips.

Hafiza Khan, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, shares important heart health tips for women. What You Need to Know: Take time to focus on yourself Hormonal changes can affect the stability of a woman’s heartbeat Maintain a good…

Experts available to discuss potential harm to patients from AI-based software in doctor’s offices

In a new commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty warn against the use of AI-driven software tools and other large language models to summarize patient medical data without…

Psychologist Calls Attention to Social Media as a Public Health Hazard

In New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ State of the City speech, he discussed protecting kids’ mental health in the face of excessive social media usage.  Dr. Anthony Anzalone, a clinical psychologist at Stony Brook Medicine, also agrees that social media…