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Bill Bangert

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I'm a proud Bearcat who translated his broadcasting major in the College Conservatory of Music into a 30-year career in radio, including 17 years in Cincinnati on WLW and WEBN. I write about news and research in the College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and most areas of the College of Medicine.

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Spectrum News: FDA proposes annual COVID boosters

January 25, 2023

The FDA is recommending an annual COVID-19 booster shot for most adults and children. Spectrum News interviewed Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine to get his reaction to this recommendation.


UC research shows benefits from Jewish tradition

January 18, 2023

Research from the University of Cincinnati shows people who wear tefillin, leather bands used in a Jewish religious practice which involves the tight wrapping of an arm with the bands, may receive cardiovascular health benefits. The study suggests those benefits are the result of ischemic or reduced blood flow preconditioning which produces protection from the damage caused by heart attacks.


Cincinnati.com: Ohio decriminalized fentanyl test strips. Here's why experts say that matters

January 11, 2023

Public health agencies and advocates in Ohio will no longer be breaking the law when they hand out potentially life-saving fentanyl test strips. Cincinnati.com reported that Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Jan. 3 decriminalizing the paper test strips that detect fentanyl and its analogues in drugs. The law takes effect sometime in April. Tasha Turner-Bicknell of the UC College of Nursing was one of the experts interviewed for the story.


UC researchers reengineer segmentation of the spine

January 11, 2023

How cells shape complex tissues and organs during embryo development, which makes us what we are, has many mysteries. New UC research examines one such process which leads to the formation of vertebral or spinal column.


UC research provides valuable comparison of anticoagulant drugs

January 4, 2023

Newly published research out of the University of Cincinnati and the University of California-Davis shows that direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) drugs are more effective and are more cost-effective than low molecular weight heparin for treating cancer-associated thrombosis. The research was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.