From segregation to inspiration, James Griffin, M.D., is making history at Parkland and UT Southwestern

To call the connection James D. Griffin, M.D., has with UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital lifelong is no exaggeration. Dr. Griffin was born at Parkland in 1958, when the labor and delivery ward was still segregated. More than six decades later, his colleagues at that hospital elected him President of the medical staff – the first Black physician to earn the honor.

Expert shares advice on the most effective strategies for tax season

Navigating tax season can be a source of stress for many individuals. Virginia Tech finance expert Jesse Lineberry shares ways to stay ahead on tax season to avoid being overwhelmed as the April 15 deadline approaches. Get organized early. “With so many details to account for it’s essential to retrieve all information from previous employers and bankers,” said Lineberry.

Tech Layoffs Signal ‘Feeling Economy’ Shift

UMD Smith expert explains the wave of tech job layoffs as a sign of a broader, labor market shift to where “humans need to recalibrate and capitalize on strengths beyond pure intelligence—like intuition, empathy, creativity, emotion and people skills.”

Economist shares advice for managing your budget for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, people celebrate their relationships with friends, family, or a significant other. Often, the expression of affection involves monetary expenditures. Jadrian Wooten, a Virginia Tech professor in the Department of Economics, provides valuable insight on effectively managing a budget around the holiday. “People should start by determining a realistic amount they can afford to spend on gifts, activities, or experiences for their loved ones,” said Wooten.

Chocolate and candy: The hidden Valentine’s Day dangers to your pet’s health

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be planning to enjoy some chocolates and candies. While these sweet treats delight us, they can pose significant risks to our pets. Understanding what’s enjoyable for us but might be harmful for our furry friends is important during this sweet holiday.   “As pet owners, we understand how tempting it can be to share treats with your pets.

Love is more complex than ‘5 love languages,’ says expert

The ‘5 Love Languages’ popularized by Gary Chapman often get brought up when discussing relationships, but this Valentine’s Day one Virginia Tech psychologist suggests taking a different approach to fostering and nurturing high-quality, loving relationships. To understand Louis Hickman’s perspective, it’s important to also understand the love languages.

ارتباط نمط الحياة بصحة القلب يتجاوز الطعام وممارسة الرياضة، وفقًا لخبيرة الرعاية الصحية في مايو كلينك هيلثكير

ما هي الخطوات التي يمكنك اتخاذها بخلاف اتباع نظام غذائي صحي وممارسة الرياضة بهدف تحسين صحة قلبك؟ في هذا التنببه، تجيب جوشيا وامل، دكتورة الطب، الحاصلة على الدكتوراه، طبيبة القلب في مايو كلينك هيلثكير في لندن، على هذا السؤال وغيره من الأسئلة.

Cedars-Sinai High-Risk Pregnancy Experts Share Latest Research at Annual Scientific Meeting

High-risk pregnancy specialists from Cedars-Sinai will share their research findings at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2024 Pregnancy Meeting, Feb.10-14, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Expert Analysis: Black Americans Have Highest Cancer Mortality Rates In The United States

For Black History Month, Hackensack Meridian Health offers experts on some of the reasons behind higher cancer rates in the Black community and how to reverse the trends.

Heart of the Matter: Media Tipsheet From Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai

Cardiologists and cardiac and vascular surgeons from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are available for interviews throughout February to discuss heart-related topics, including the latest advances in research and patient care.

Experts assess states’ case in lawsuit against Meta over youth mental health concerns

Meta, the parent company of social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, faces federal lawsuits from 42 states’ attorneys general asserting that the company intentionally crafted features to make children and teens become addicted to their products. Virginia Tech experts Mike Horning and Donna Wertalik offer their perspectives on what the lawsuits mean for social media companies and users.

Five unsafe skin care trends to avoid

Social media platforms are rife with skin care advice from a variety of sources, which can make it difficult to know how to approach the recommendations you find online. In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month this November, board-certified dermatologists are spotlighting unsafe skin care trends that they see on social media and elsewhere to help you keep your skin looking its best.

Getting X-rays at the Dentist? It’s Safer Than You Realize

Since dental X-rays became commonplace some seven decades ago, dentists and hygienists have been draping their patients with protective gear to shield them from the possibility of radiation exposure to body parts other than the jaw. But experts in dental radiology at Tufts University say it’s time to hang up those lead aprons for good.

New study finds global climate change could impact the flavor and cost of American beer

There are few things tastier than the crisp bite of a cold IPA…for now.   A recent study published in the journal Nature Communications found the changing global climate may be affecting the flavor and cost of beer.   A warmer and drier climate is expected to lower the yield of hops — the aromatic flowers of the Humulus lupulus plant that give beer its signature bitter flavor — in Europe up to 18 percent by 2050.

How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween — Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Experts Are Available to Offer Advice for Families

Halloween is a special and spooky time of the year filled with costumes, candy and trick-or-treating. As families prepare to celebrate, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center experts are available for interviews on a variety of topics and tips to help ensure a safe and fun Halloween season.

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy, seizures, and epilepsy: Dr. Brin Freund

Sixty percent of patients with dementia on autopsy studies have cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) pathology. This episode discusses the relationship between CAA and epilepsy through the lens of a recent publication. Dr. Alina Ivaniuk talks with Dr. Brin Freund.

MSU expert: What to know about flu, RSV, new COVID-19 variant and new vaccine

The new COVID-19 EG.5 variant is responsible for around 22% of current cases. The World Health Organization has classified it as a “variant of interest,” meaning countries should monitor it more closely than other strains — and cases have only increased in the past few weeks. Peter Gulick is an expert on infectious diseases, and he provides insight on what this new variant could mean and what you should know.

Breast Cancer Experts, Patients Available for Interviews

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cedars-Sinai Cancer experts are available to discuss an uptick in breast cancer among younger patients and the innovative ways the academic medical center is treating breast cancer in diverse Southern California communities and beyond.