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UC study: Kidney patients benefit using organs from Hep...

February 17, 2020

A new medical approach recommended by University of Cincinnati physician-researchers may reduce organ wait times, save money, boost quality of life and prolong life expectancy for kidney patients. Using kidneys from hepatitis C infected donors in dialysis patients without hepatitis will cut wait times for kidney by 61 percent from an average of four years to 1.56 years, according to research from Mark Eckman, MD, professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Understanding heart health may help tame an often silent foe

February 1, 2020

Dr. Hina Jamali, an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health cardiologist, explains risk factors and preventive measures for addressing heart disease. Dr. Jamali is sharing her knowledge during February, which also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women and men. Go Red for Women and the American Heart Month have designated Friday, February 7, as National Wear Red Day to call attention to the impact heart disease has among women.

UC professor tackles heart disease in the lab and community

December 11, 2019

It’s no secret that genetics, family history and ethnicity can play a role in heart disease. Sakthivel Sadayappan, a professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, has spent more than two decades examining that complex tie and discovering a genetic variant that predisposes people of South Asian descent to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart. Sadayappan uses that knowledge unearthed in the laboratory to reach members of the South Asian community through a non-profit known as Red Saree.

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