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Stress, Comfort Foods Can Pack Pounds On Women

Study: Women who eat fatty foods while stressed can gain 11 extra pounds a year

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) July 2014 – A new study about indulging in high-fat comfort foods after stressful situations is bound to make many women uncomfortable. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found that women who ate a high-fat meal the day after a stressful event metabolized food slower, and the daily effect of that habit could lead to a weight gain of up to 11 extra pounds a year.

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Man Moves Paralyzed Hand With His Own Thoughts

Chip implanted in brain reads thoughts, activates sleeve to move hand

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2014 – A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand by using his thoughts. In a small, crowded laboratory at  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian’s family gasped.

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VO/SOT Three Ways You Can Get Burned By Your Sunscreen

You know sunscreen is a must to help protect your skin outdoors. But if you're not careful, doctors say you can get burned by the product designed to protect you.

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Three Common Indoor Allergy Myths Busted

Before you buy a “hypoallergenic pet” or swap out your feather pillows, watch this

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2014 – For millions of people with indoor allergies every season can be a struggle.  Things like pet dander, dust mites and mold can make life in your own home miserable.

But before you swap out your feather pillows or invest in a hypoallergenic pet, doctors suggest you sort allergy fact from fiction.

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New, Tiny Pacemaker Implanted Directly Into Heart

Half the size of a AAA battery, device requires no surgery, could last 14 years

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2014 – Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the first in the country to implant a tiny, high-tech pacemaker directly into the heart of patients, and to do so without surgery.  Only 24 millimeters in length, the pacemaker is fed through an artery in a patient’s leg and, using tiny prongs, is attached into place on the heart.

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