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Appendicitis: Medicine as good as surgery?

Physician's Weekly January 05, 2021
Story quotes an editorial written by Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, regarding treating appendicitis through surgery or antibiotics.

Poor sleep, eating at night drive cardiometabolic risks in circadian misalignment

Healio January 05, 2021
In a story about the heightened health risk of night-shift workers, Andrew McHill, Ph.D., says, “When you’re doing things at nonoptimal times, such as sleeping during the day or being awake and eating at night, you’re misaligning those things. It leads to a whole host of issues because your body isn’t prepared for it.”

Oregon kids’ questions about COVID-19, answered

January 04, 2021
In the latest in a series of interviews, Dawn Nolt, M.D., answers questions from children. She says, “I would ask parents to answer the kids’ questions with calm and honesty, even if you don’t know the answer, and reassure the kids that everyone is working hard to keep people safe.”

Seeds of a cure

The Baker City Herald January 02, 2021
Story features Tanya Denne, N.D., a Baker City native and former OHSU volunteer who is working to analyze the neuroprotective properties of the plant Mucana for its potential in treating Parkinson’s disease.

Coronavirus vaccine means the masks can come off. Eventually

The Washington Examiner January 01, 2021
In a story about the rollout of vaccines nationwide, Mark Slifka, Ph.D., says it will take time before masks and other public health measures are no longer necessary. He says, “It will occur when the community is immune, then the transmissions go down, and then communities can drop the mandates.”
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