Smoking Among Cancer Patients A Tricky Problem

New national guidelines are released so doctors can help more patients quit

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – Doctors have been urging tobacco users to quit for decades, but it is an addiction so powerful that many are unable to kick the habit even after a cancer diagnosis. “Smoking among cancer patients is a huge issue. In fact, the number of people who have cancer and smoke is actually higher than . . . read more


Changes Make School Breakfast More Popular

National School Breakfast Week: Ohio & West Virginia Schools Get High Marks for School Breakfast

COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 25, 2015 - Schools in the Ohio and West Virginia are scoring high marks for changes they have made in their school breakfast programs. The announcement comes in anticipation of National School Breakfast Week on March 2-6, 2015.

Many Ohio schools are adopting new strategies in an effort to increase the number of students eating school breakfast, and those schools are seeing the results. At Watkins Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio the number of students eating breakfast has nearly doubled over the past year, according to Principal Tom Revou.


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First-of-Its-Kind Home Safety App For Parents

New app aims to prevent injuries in the home 

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – Unfortunately, many preventable injuries occur around the home. To help prevent these tragic events, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has developed a first-of-its-kind app with the goal of helping parents make their homes safer. 

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New Procedure Helps Achilles Tendon Heal Faster

Sports medicine surgeons design a new way to suture injury

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – From elite athletes to weekend warriors, more than 250,000 Achilles tendon injuries occur every year in the United States, according to The Bone & Joint Journal. Despite the fact that the Achilles is the strongest and thickest connective tissue in the body, it’s also one of the most vulnerable to injury. That is why Dr. Timothy Miller, a sports medicine expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has developed a new surgical technique to repair torn Achilles tendons.


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Study: Video Game May Help More With Duchenne

Game measure patients’ abilities, hope is data will get more into clinical trials

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  – In an effort to increase the number of patients who are allowed take part in clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed an innovative video game.  “The object of the game is to use your arms and hands to ward off attacking aliens, but the benefits of this game could be far-reaching,” said Linda Lowes, PhD, co-developer of the game.  “This approach allows us to accurately and consistently track the upper body abilities of these patients, which we’re hoping will make more of them eligible for medical studies,” she said.

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