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Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

From the Broad Street Run here in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many people, from avid runners to weekend warriors, that means it’s almost time to lace up your shoes and dust off those training plans. But, recent news stories about runners suffering sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and other heart-related complications mid-race might leave some wondering if there may actually be a risk to running.

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Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C., refugee crisis, Refugee, Citizenship, Alessandra Von Burg, Hana Brown, Immigration

Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community

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As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University experts are available to discuss a wide range of social and political issues facing families seeking U.S. citizenship.

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ADHA, Teledentistry, Dental Hygienists, dental hygiene, dental hygiene education, American Dental Association, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, annual conference, Continuing Education, Oral Care, Patient Care, Health

Teledentistry Featured at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference

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Every year, more than 1,500 dental hygienists come together from all parts of the U.S. to learn from and network with the top experts in their field at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) 94th Annual Conference. This year, ADHA is pleased to announce Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS as one of the conference’s featured speakers, covering “Teledentistry and Addressing the State of Decay in Older Adults.”

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The Truth is Way, Way Out There

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Jason Steffen, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UNLV, discusses the ways in which exoplanet research have shaken up the theoretical models.

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2D materials, Surface and interface studies, Graphene, Graphite

Exploring Mysteries on the Surface

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Ames Laboratory scientists Pat Thiel and Michael Tringides are explorers, discovering the unique properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials and metals grown on graphene, graphite, and other carbon coated surfaces.

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Too Much Sun, Mosquito Bites Can Wreck Tropical Travel

If the last blast of winter has you longing for sun-soaked beaches in tropical locales, be sure to stop at the drug store for sunscreen and insect repellant before leaving for spring vacation.

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Constant Challenge for Discovery Propels Harvinder Gill

The Texas Tech researcher has shown how vaccines can be administered more effectively through the use of creative methods of drug delivery.

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Podcast on Evidence Law and Proof Started by Vanderbilt Professor

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Excited Utterance, a podcast about evidence law and proof, has posted more than 25 interviews since its launch last fall by Vanderbilt Law School professor Edward K. Cheng.

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‘Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ Campaign May Be Doing More Harm, Researchers Argue

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FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless tobacco products fails to provide public with important information on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.

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Early Detection of Macular Degeneration Vital to Preserve Vision, Wills Eye Expert Says

Carl D. Regillo, MD Chief of the Wills Eye Hospital Retina Service discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Every Diagnosis of Cancer Should Come with One of These, Says Cancer Expert

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“Every cancer diagnosis should come with a referral to genetic counseling,” says cancer expert Dr. Antonio Giordano, President of the Sbarro Health Research Organization at Temple University.

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A Spot Check on Measles [VIDEO]

Dr. Dennis Woo of UCLA Health explains the health concerns around this highly-contagious disease -- and what we should do about it.

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Peak of Flu Season Starts This Month – Are You Ready? [Video]

In a season of a serious flu, UCLA's Dr. Dennis Woo explains why it's not too late to get the vaccine.

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Clear Communication Can Make Doctor Visits Successful for Children with Autism

Doctor visits can be a challenge for patients with autism, their families and health care providers. Kristin Sohl, associate professor of child health at the University of Missouri, offers several steps providers and families can take to make medical visits more successful. She says that all of them require good communication between the provider and parent before, during and after medical visits.

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Faculty Experts Available to Discuss Abraham Lincoln Legacy as Birthday Nears

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To mark Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Feb. 12 – he was born in 1809 in Kentucky – DePaul University experts are available to discuss the 16th president’s depiction in photography and art, and his relevance in modern times.

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Super Bowl Equals Super Stress for Some Players

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The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be watching and rooting for their favorite teams or players. For fans, their pregame ritual may center around Super Bowl commercials, nacho recipes and who will sing the National Anthem, but what’s going on in these elite athletes’ heads before the big game? Florida State University professors Graig Chow and Gershon Tenenbaum are experts on sport psychology and how professionals can help players prepare to compete in the biggest game of their careers.

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A 'Minor Apocalypse'

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Little is known about the history of Warsaw, Poland during World War I. Public memory of Warsaw’s role in the Great War has been obscured by the terror, violence, genocide and physical destruction during World War II. West Virginia University historian Robert Blobaum seeks to address these issues in his new book, “A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War.”

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Super Bowl Ad Expert: Don't Look for Super Commercials This Year, but There Will Be Highlights

University of Delaware marketing professor John Antil dug into the numbers and the advertisements planned for Super Bowl LI and says viewers who prefer the commercials to the game might be let down this year. Still, some spots will break new ground and make it into the highlight reel.

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Fashion Design, Environmental Impact, Consumer Behavior, denim, leather, fashion personalization, leather alternatives, Fashion Trends

Fashion Forecasts for 2017: Less Cowhide, More Denim, Eye-Popping Sleeves -- and Consideration for the Planet

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After years of wanting the cheapest prices possible for clothes, consumers are starting to consider how their clothes are made and their impact on the environment, says fashion forecaster/author Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., of Baylor University.

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Media Advisory: Theory for Trump’s Frenetic First Days

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JHU expert looks at what may be behind the flurry of executive orders during President Trump’s first days in office.







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