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2/5/2016 (Michigan Radio) Why cities like Flint transport water using pipes made with a poisonThe Flint water crisis has attracted attention and outrage from all over the globe, but unfortunately, the city of Flint isn't the first to have its population affected by lead.
2/7/2016 (Psychology Today) Listening to Your Heart on Valentine's DayJoanne Davila writes "the dates, and popularity, of the original Emily Dickinson quote and the recent Selena Gomez song title suggest one thing: the idea that the heart wants what it wants is timeless and reflects a deep emotional experience that people can relate to. But is it a healthy one?"
2/9/2016 (Healio - Cardiology Today) Javed Butler, MD: A nationally recognized HF investigatorAs a physician and researcher specializing in the management and treatment of HF, Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC, has studied the entire spectrum of HF from prevention to treatment, with a special emphasis on management of patients with advanced HF.
2/5/2016 (Newsday) Algal blooms, rising temps caused fish kills in Peconic River, report saysInvestigators with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell University and Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences -- which conducted the study -- found normal levels of nutrients, bacteria and pesticides in the water, discounting the possibility of illegal discharge, spills or the presence of toxic substances.
2/5/2016 (ABC News) In Brazil, Pregnant Women Urged to Be Cautious With a KissIn a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present....Asked about the guidance to pregnant women, Dr. Susan Donelan, medical director of the epidemiology department at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital, said: "I can understand the Brazilian Health Ministry being concerned about not leaving out any potential mechanism for transmission, even if it's theoretical."
2/5/2016 (USA Today) NCAA tourney contender Stony Brook shows 'You Can Play'The warmup shirts on the court match the scoreboard, which is lit up like the rainbow to match the LGBT pride flag.
2/5/2016 (Fox News) Couple who found each other on Tinder match for kidney donationWhen Alana Duran and Lori Interlicchio swiped right on each other on Tinder, signaling a mutual interest, they never realized their match would later be life-saving.
2/3/2016 (TBR News Media) Preventing heart disease and caring for your heart is a year-round commitmentFebruary means heart health awareness, but taking care of your heart requires a year-round commitment that has lifelong benefits. What will you do differently to take better care of your heart?
2/4/2016 (MarketWatch) Martin Shkreli-style drug price hikes are not that newIf modern gripes are to be believed, health care is more expensive and worse than ever. Nostalgia or clear-eyed assessment? Who better to answer the question than Stony Brook University professor Nancy Tomes, who takes a look at a hundred years of American health care in her new book, "Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers."
2/1/2016 (Newsday) Long Island spotlights people of color in whaling historyNew research by scholars into the impact of local African- and Native American peoples in whaling; an upcoming symposium on the subject at Stony Brook University; a new book on the history of whaling on Long Island -- as well as popular depictions in such films as "In the Heart of Sea" -- are all helping shine the spotlight on a group long consigned to history's margins.
2/2/2016 (WLNY/CBS-New York) "Exit 10:55: A Ninth Planet"In this "Exit 10/55" segment, TV 10/55's Richard Rose interviews Stony Brook University Professor Frederick Walter about the possibility of a ninth planet in our solar system
2/2/2016 (CBS News) 2016 Iowa caucuses: Two races decided by very different factors"Two very competitive contests in Iowa Monday night were decided by very different factors. Here are some key findings from the CBS News Iowa entrance poll..." Voting behavior expert and Political Science Professor Stanley Feldman co-authors commentary with key findings from a CBS News Iowa entrance poll.
1/31/2016 (NPR) Getting Science Right In Film: It's Not The Facts, FolksBut why not go for hard facts as well as imaginative story-telling? Kerry Bishe recounted her experience in visiting the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, where in a "boot camp" setting scientists are coached in how to grab the public's interest when explaining their research. Upon arrival, the scientists simply don't want to sacrifice any detail of their work, Bishe recalled. When shown specifically how they risk losing the very audience they hope to engage, they come around -- and tell a story that illuminates the human side of how the scientific process unfolds.
2/1/2016 (Reuters) African boy attacked by chimps recovers after New York surgeryJust weeks after a surgical team on New York's Long Island began a series of operations to rebuild both lips of an 8-year-old boy mauled by chimpanzees in Africa, the sound of success filled a play room at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
1/28/2016 (BuzzFeed) Michigan Officials: Lead Water Pipes Will Remain For Now In FlintThere are between 3 million and 6 million miles of lead pipes in the U.S., but records are often murky about exactly where they are, said Chris Sellers, a history professor at Stony Brook University
01/28/2016 (CNBC) Growing fears of spreading Zika virusDr. Bettina Fries, Stony Brook School of Medicine, explains how the Zika virus spreads.
01/26/2016 (Fox News) Zika virus triggers travel warnings for pregnant womenZika virus is already linked to brain damage in babies and perhaps paralysis in adults. Dr. Saul Hymes provides commentary.
1/26/2016 (Associated Press) AP Exclusive: Medics beat blizzard to make transplant happenStony Brook Hospital paramedic Pete Amato made sure that kidney transplant patient Melanie Chirichella made it safely to the hospital in time for her surgery during a raging blizzard.
1/26/2016 (Washington Post) Trump and Sanders allow partisans to stick with their parties while also rejecting themWritten by Samara Klar, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Arizona and Yanna Krupnikov, an assistant professor of political science at Stony Brook University. They are the author of the book Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction.
1/25/2016 (Newsday) Stony Brook University Hospital's food delivers health, good taste, survey saysIn a survey of 262 hospitals that ultimately ranked 24 hospitals nationwide, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine named Stony Brook first....for providing a "healthy hospital food environment."More News