High-tech device bombards brain with electrical current, kills cancer cells
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – August 2012 - A new electrical approach to serious brain tumors is giving patients hope when they might be out of other options. Doctors at The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University are using a kind of electrical “helmet” to help control brain tumors that might otherwise be untreatable.
The device, called NovoTTF, is used to treat tumors known as glioblastomas. A patient with this type of tumor wears a cap, which has a series of electrodes that are taped to the patient’s shaved head. . . . read more
ABOUT THE COLUMBUS VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE
The Columbus Volunteer Challenge is a city-wide volunteer event focused on lifting up and highlighting the importance of service to others—a critical element in building a community that is more inspired, proud and engaged.
Led in partnership by the City of Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio, the Columbus Volunteer Challenge will kick off on Saturday, August 25 and run through September 11, the National Day of Service. These two days will bookend an 18-day span of volunteer projects that will engage individuals, families, young professionals, teens, faith-based and corporate volunteers. . . . read more
Decade-long study of kids born deaf yields surprising clues to dyslexia
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) July 2012 - Imagine trying to learn to read if this sentence actually looked like this:
Ignmiea rtiyng to leanr to rade if this eesnetcen acutaulyl loodek like tish.
That’s the frustration many people with dyslexia feel every day. It’s estimated some 40 million Americans¹ struggle with some level of dyslexia, which can leave them confused, frustrated and struggling to keep up.. . . read more
Sitting too much poses health risks, experts urge patients to “go vertical”
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – July 2012 If you are sitting down while reading this, you may want to stand up. There is mounting evidence that sitting too many hours in a day might not only lead to weight gain, but might just make you sick.
“We are sitting more and more and more,” said Anup Kanodia, MD, of the Center for Personalized Health Care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “The average person went from standing 90 percent to standing just 35 percent of their day,” ¹ and that is having a profound impact on our overall health.. . . read more
Experts say eliminating dairy entirely robs you of nutrients, there are other options
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- June is National Dairy Month and experts are using the observance to remind everyone - even those who are lactose intolerant - to make dairy a daily part of your diet. It’s estimated there may be as many as 30 million Americans who are lactose intolerant, but dietitians say that doesn’t mean they have to ditch dairy all together.
“Dairy is a powerhouse of nutrients, and lactose intolerance is not a reason to avoid dairy any more,” said Cecilia Pozo Fileti, a registered dietician. “By avoiding all dairy, we run the risk of bone health problems, weight management problems, and potentially cardiovascular disease as well,” she said.. . . read more