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Giddy: Here we go again: The return of the common cold

November 10, 2021

With people wearing masks over the past 18 months or so to ward off COVID-19, the incidence of the common cold has been reduced during that time. However, as more people get vaccines and boosters, and mask mandates are eased in some instances, the common cold could be poised to make a comeback as we head into the fall and winter months. Giddy posted a primer on what causes the common cold and how to combat it and one of the expert sources they cited was Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.


Health: Antidepressant for COVID-19 reduces hospitalization...

October 29, 2021

The anti-depressant drug fluvoxamine is being looked at by researchers as a possible treatment for COVID-19. A recently released study showed the drug showed a reduced risk of hospitalization and death among COVID patients. Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine was interviewed for a Health.com story on the study results.


UC research examines coping mechanisms for loss of smell from...

October 21, 2021

One of the most common and disturbing side effects of COVID-19 is the loss of the sense of smell. New research from UC found some common coping mechanisms that helped COVID patients deal with a lessened sense of smell, which severely impacts the sense of taste. The study was published in the International Forum of Allergies and Rhinology. The combination of the loss of smell and taste, which are also known as the chemosensory senses, due to COVID-19 has been particularly devastating, with research showing associated depression, anxiety and impaired quality of life. It is something Katie Phillips, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the UC College of Medicine sees in many COVID patients who come into her clinic.


Final ‘Strength in Immunity’ vaccination drawing winners...

October 7, 2021

The University of Cincinnati is awarding prizes in the weekly ‘Strength in Immunity’ drawing. To further encourage vaccination against COVID-19, the university is conducting weekly drawings for gift cards in varying amounts of $2,500 or $5,000. In all, the university will award nearly $50,000.


Managing mask-related anxiety, aggression

September 29, 2021

UC experts explain how public health guidelines like mask requirements affects anxiety levels among groups of people, including children, first responders and other front line workers.


Fox 19: Hundreds of Ohio physicians call for universal masking...

September 8, 2021

UC's Hilja R. Ruegg, MD, medical director of Integrated Mental Health Care and program director in the UC Family Medicine/Psychiatry Combined Training Program, spoke with Fox 19's Trevor Peters about the grassroots campaign of area physician moms encouraging schools to require universal masking.


CBS: Questions remain about COVID-19 booster shots

September 2, 2021

Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, medical director of the UC Cancer Center's Clinical Trial Office and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, spoke with Local 12's Liz Bonis about the latest research leading to the recommendation that cancer patients should receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.


Return to campus reminders from President Pinto

June 24, 2021

As we make our way through Summer Semester and plan for Fall, I’m encouraged that we anticipate a more robust experience for our students and university community. To best serve our students, the expectation is that every office will be open and fully staffed no later than July 15.

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