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Ohio Butter Sculptors Whip Up State Symbols

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - The 2014 butter display at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus portrays 15 intricate state symbols that showcase the character and spirit of the Buckeye State.

One Ohio icon salutes another as the butter cow and calf share their display case with a collage of carefully-crafted animals, artifacts, flowers and foods that represent the rich history and culture of Ohio. Among the line-up of creamy creations is a trilobite fossil, cardinal, paw paw fruit, spotted salamander, adena pipe and whitetail deer.

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Stress, Comfort Foods Can Pack Pounds On Women

Study: Women who eat fatty foods while stressed can gain 11 extra pounds a year

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) July 2014 – A new study about indulging in high-fat comfort foods after stressful situations is bound to make many women uncomfortable. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found that women who ate a high-fat meal the day after a stressful event metabolized food slower, and the daily effect of that habit could lead to a weight gain of up to 11 extra pounds a year.

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Wet Wraps Cut Need For Drugs In Kids With Eczema

Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition
 


DENVER, CO -- July 8, 2014 -- The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate that one in five children in the U.S. now suffers from the painful, itchy skin condition. In an effort to control their symptoms, many children are prescribed powerful medications like immunosuppressants or topical steroids. 
 


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Man Moves Paralyzed Hand With His Own Thoughts

Chip implanted in brain reads thoughts, activates sleeve to move hand

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2014 – A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand by using his thoughts. In a small, crowded laboratory at  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian’s family gasped.

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Small Implant May Have Enormous Impact On Teen

Doctors are among the first to implant stimulator to help with rare digestive issues

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2014 – Imagine having to undergo hours of treatment every day, just to help your body process the foods you’ve eaten.  That’s a painful reality for some children, like 16-year old Heather Rayser of northern California.  For the last nine years, Heather has had to use saline and a mixture of medicines fed through a permanent tube in her abdomen, to flush out her digestive system.  It is a process that takes hours every day and is often very painful.  “I really can’t go anywhere or do much because my treatments take so long,” said Heather.

 

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