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June 4, 2013

Binge Drinking May Put Young People at Risk for Heart Disease

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from UIC, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Shane Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition, talks about his recent study showing that college students who binge drink have the same type of impaired heart circulation seen in individuals with heart disease, putting these young people […]

April 15, 2013

Patients Go Undercover to Record Encounters with Doctors

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C — the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Dr. Saul Weiner, professor of medicine, pediatrics and medical education at UIC and health services researcher at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, talks about his recent study on the importance of patient-centered decision making to improve health […]

February 7, 2013

Study: How Young Adults Use E-Cigarettes, Snus

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C — the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Robin Mermelstein, director of the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy, talks about a grant to study how young adults use new alternative tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes. Here’s professor Mermelstein: [Mermelstein] I’m Robin Mermelstein. […]

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February 7, 2013

Study: how young adults use e-cigarettes, snus

Do young smokers use “new” tobacco products to quit? A UIC study uses electronic diaries to find out.

January 15, 2013

Dee Alexander’s Careers on Campus, Onstage

News Release   [Writer, Alex Rauch] This is a UIC News Podcast for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today we’ll be talking with Dee Alexander the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and UIC employee. Thank you, Dee, for taking time to meeting with UIC News. [Dee Alexander] Thank you, thank you for asking me. AR: […]

October 11, 2012

White Construction Workers in Illinois Get Higher Workers’ Comp Settlements: Study

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Lee Friedman, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UIC School of Public Health, talks about his study examining ethnic disparities in workers’ compensation claims in Illinois. Here’s professor Friedman: [Friedman] In the recent […]

March 23, 2012

Most Latino Laborers Use Safety Gear When Available, Study Finds

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Dr. Susan Buchanan, clinical assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UIC School of Public Health, talks about her recent study that finds most Latino day laborers in Chicago used personal protective equipment when […]

March 20, 2012

What Does Delaying Childbearing Cost?

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, talks about her recent study that finds neither egg freezing nor ovarian tissue cryopreservation are cost effective for healthy women who want to delay childbearing for social reasons. Here’s Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron: [Hirshfeld-Cytron] […]

December 6, 2011

Most U.S. Presidents Live Beyond Average Life Expectancy

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, talks about his recent research letter in JAMA — the Journal of the American Medical Association — that finds most U.S. presidents live beyond average life expectancy. Here’s professor Olshansky: [Olshansky] So here’s what happened. […]