Category: 2012

Student athletes return too soon after concussions

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Some student athletes who suffered a head injury are at risk of return­ing to the field or rink before their brain is fully healed, according to a new study on a concussion test used by more than 300 schools in Massachusetts…

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Be Well, Boston: Using apps to shed pounds

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Globe editor Steve Smith talks to Joan Salge Blake, nutritionist at Boston University about using technology to lose weight…

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Virginia Tech using data-collecting chips in football helmets as part of concussion study

December 27th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of  Traumatic Encephalopathy

Inside Joey Phillips’ football helmet are six nickel-sized chips, what the experts like to call microprocessor-based data collectors…

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2012 Year In Review: The GOP Became An Epic Failure, Marching Itself Into A Corner

December 27th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

With an interminable campaign filled with negative ads, 2012 was definitely the year for politics in the United States…

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Questions raised on pay for Mass. hospital execs

December 27th, 2012 in 2012, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

Top executives at taxpayer-subsidized hospitals in Massachusetts earn six-to seven-figure salaries per year, compensation packages some are questioning as the state moves to comply with a rapidly changing health-care system…

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U.S. Family of Mao’s General Assimilates, Votes for Obama

December 27th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

The middle-aged Chinese woman who answers the door apologizes for the wait as she stands in the entryway, sporting leopard-print slippers…

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Obama looks to retain upper hand as ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations resume

December 27th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Newsmakers, The Hill, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

President Obama will strive to retain the political upper hand in negotiations over deficit reduction when he returns to Washington Thursday morning…

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Fungal meningitis caused 37 needless deaths

December 26th, 2012 in 2012, Kevin Outterson, Newsmakers, School of Law, United Press International 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

The widow of the first patient who died from fungal meningitis due to contaminated steroid injections told a Washington hearing her nightmare will never end…

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On edge of cliff, experts dole out advice to consumers

December 26th, 2012 in 2012, Alan Feld, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Alan Feld, School of Law

With attention focused on the fiscal cliff fight, one thing is being overlooked — no matter what Congress and President Obama decide, middle class taxpayers will still be saddled with paying down the federal deficit, experts said…

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Head injuries provide for an unsettling year in sports

December 24th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine

As a volunteer trainer for her 14-year-old daughter’s rep hockey team, Beth Fleming has submerged herself in the ever-expanding pool of concussion research and head injury management protocols, and tried to spread the word…

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