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Ann McKee: The woman who fell in love with brains and changed football as we know it

August 27th, 2014 in 2014, Ann McKee, Newsmakers, Plain Dealer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine

Before young athletes died from the hits, before the teary-eyed families signed over their sons’ brains, before the power brokers of the NFL denied the findings, before protestors stained her as “The Woman Trying to Destroy Football,” Ann McKee was a Midwestern girl with a love of football and, later, a passion for slicing brains…

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Lower the legal drinking age to 18, says outgoing Hiram College President Tom Chema

June 27th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Plain Dealer, School of Public Health, William DeJong 0 comments

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William DeJong, School of Public Health

Tom Chema moved out of his office at Hiram College this week as he officially retires  Monday after 11 years as president. While at the helm he saw what you’re likely to see on almost any college campus: A lot of underage drinking…

Expert quote:

“One of the concerns I have is all of this focus on the college scene and we forget that lowering the drinking age to 18 would also have an impact on high school students and those outside of college. This isn’t just a college issue.”

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Non-concussion football head hits can cause brain changes, Cleveland Clinic-led study finds

March 6th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Plain Dealer, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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

In practices and games, amateur and pro football players regularly experience head blows that don’t cause obvious concussion symptoms…

Expert quote:

“This is a very strong study to suggest that you don’t have to have any recognized concussions to have brain dysfunction.”

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Study shows climate change affecting the butterflies in Massachusetts

February 14th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Plain Dealer, RESEARCH @ BU, Richard Primack 0 comments

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

Here is some news that might interest butterfly enthusiasts:…

Expert quote:

“Butterflies are very responsive to temperature in a way comparable to flowering time, leafing out time, and bee flights. However, bird arrival times in the spring are much less responsive to temperature.”

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Medical billing, a world of hurt: Patients confused about hospital charges for doctors visits

September 22nd, 2012 in 2012, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, Plain Dealer, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

As the region’s health systems continue their push into the suburbs, many patients say it’s now hard to know when you’re going to a doctor’s office and when you’re going to the hospital…

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Technology may help detect a concussion, but the methods are still evolving

January 15th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, Plain Dealer, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine

When Virginia Tech football players smacked into their Michigan opponents in the Sugar Bowl game Jan. 3, team officials didn’t have to wonder whether the collisions were violent enough to warrant concern about a concussion…

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