Category: School of Medicine

A Football Coach’s Struggle With C.T.E. — and a Guilty Conscience

New York Times quoting Ann McKee, School of Medicine “In the last years of his life, the longtime football coach for dominating college teams wrestled with impaired speech, forgetfulness, lapses in concentration…” Expert quote: “It is likely that he had C.T.E. originally and that it may have contributed to the early onset of Parkinson’s.” View […]

Doctor who faced retaliation for raising concerns about double-booked surgeries wins lawsuit

Boston Globe quoting James Holsapple, School of Medicine “A prominent Boston neurosurgeon was illegally forced out of his previous job at a New York hospital for strongly objecting to a policy that allowed another surgeon to perform complex spine surgeries on two patients simultaneously, a judge ruled…” Expert quote: “I did what I thought was […]

More Proof that Wine May Prevent Dementia

Wine Spectator Curtis Ellison, School of Medicine “A new analysis of medical research finds that a nightly glass of wine with your dinner could be helping protect your brain from the risk of developing dementia…” Expert quote: “It’s pretty clear that people who drink wine [are] lowering the risk of developing dementia; what we were […]

Is red wine GOOD for diabetics? Study claims the tipple’s main antioxidant can help reduce artery stiffness for type 2 sufferers

Daily Mail Naomi Hamburg, School of Medicine “Many people count a glass of red wine as one of their guilty pleasures…” Expert quote: “This adds to emerging evidence that there may be interventions that may reverse the blood vessel abnormalities that occur with aging and are more pronounced in people with type 2 diabetes and […]