Environmental factors like sunlight, sleep & screens may play vital roles
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2013 – For decades doctors have looked inside the minds of patients to better understand A-D-H-D. Now, in a fascinating new approach, many are beginning to look at external factors like the three S’s - sunlight, sleep and screens - to better understand this growing problem.
“This opens up new vistas for us, new things to be investigated that maybe we hadn't quite thought about before,” said Eugene Arnold, MD, a psychiatrist and ADHD expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Nisonger Center.. . . read more
Study tracks what & where you eat to see how your home impacts health
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2013 – If you want to improve your health, doctors often suggest making changes to your diet or exercise routine. But what about making changes to your house?
A compelling new study is underway at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to see how your home may impact your health.
“There have really been no studies that have looked very carefully at people’s homes to see if they either reinforce healthy activity and behaviors or undermine them,” said Charles Emery, professor of psychology and internal medicine at Ohio State and principal investigator. “So, that’s why we decided to do this study.”. . . read more
Researchers chart patient progress with technology you use every day
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) April 2013 – The same smart phone technology you might use to find directions or play video games is being tested in a new way - to see if it can help stroke survivors learn to walk again.
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first to test this innovative approach, which combines blue tooth technology with a sophisticated computer program that charts the movement of a patient’s arms and legs during rehabilitation.. . . read more
Study to see if teaching kids Shakespeare can ease autism symptoms
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2013 – William Shakespeare has inspired millions of people over hundreds of years, and now researchers hope to use his work in a whole new way - as a novel therapy for children with autism.
Doctors say many children with autism have trouble communicating and sharing emotions appropriately, but teaching them the works of Shakespeare appears to help.. . . read more
Expert who is leading project to protect NBA players shares simple tips
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2013 – It’s estimated that someone suffers an ACL injury every four and a half minutes in this country, and whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, serious knee injuries are a growing concern.
“These are very major, very expensive injuries,” said Dr. Timothy Hewett, director of research at The Ohio State University Sports Medicine. “Even a high school athlete tearing an ACL costs your insurance company about the cost of a car.”. . . read more