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Northeast research on COVID-19 indicates social distancing is critical in controlling spread

Northeast research on COVID-19 indicates social distancing is critical in controlling spread

Special to The Viewpoint

April 2, 2020

NORFOLK - New research from Northeast Community College indicates the public should continue to heed the call of authorities in practicing social distancing to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) reports as of Monday, two p...

Doctor and biomedical engineer team up on nerve stimulation device

Daniel Romo, MD, left, and Dan Gulick, a PhD in bio medical engineering, pose for a portrait on Jan. 8, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minn. Together they formed Aucta Technologies, a startup that is creating a novel method and medical device known as decima to non-invasively stimulate nerves in order to treat a range of diseases, including diabetes. They estimate their device, after appropriate medical testing, could be available to the public in about three years. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

February 28, 2017

By Alex Van Abbema Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Daniel Romo and Daniel Gulick, the young scientists behind the Minneapolis-based startup Aucta Technologies, are used to being flexible with their research. After spending last year wading through the field of noninvasive neuron stimulat...

Does the soda industry manipulate research on sugary drinks’ health effects?

Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola vending machines side by side in New York in 2010. (Richard B. Levine/Sipa USA/TNS)

November 1, 2016

One hundred percent. That is the probability that a published study that finds no link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and poorer metabolic health was underwritten by the makers of sugar-sweetened beverages, or authored by researchers with financial ties to that industry. Compare that...

Trump’s doctor: He’d be healthiest person ever elected to presidency

Donald Trump is just as outspoken on Twitter as he is off the Internet. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

December 20, 2015

By Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s doctor boasts in what can only be described as Trumpian fashion that if elected, the candidate would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The letter from Trump’s physician, released Mon...

‘Fit’ desks keep students moving, learning

Students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Ill., including Adam Boesen, 10, are learning this year with the help of so-called classroom fit stations, including standing desks, exercise bikes and elliptical machines. (Karen Ann Cullotta/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

October 1, 2015

By Karen Ann Cullotta Chicago Tribune (TNS) ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — For years, students were told to “sit still and stop fidgeting,” but that has changed with the addition of elliptical machines to classrooms at an elementary school here. On a recent morning in Christina Philo’s 5th grade...

Nearly 30 percent of depression in adults can be traced to bullying by teens, study says

Nearly 30 percent of depression in adults can be traced to bullying by teens, study says

September 15, 2015

By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (TNS) Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30 percent of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests. By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three tim...

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

November 25, 2014

By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (MCT) If you have trouble swallowing pills, it’s not your fault. You’ve just been doing it wrong. And now a group of German experts is ready to show you a better way. Two ways, in fact. The first is the “pop-bottle method,” and it makes tablets go down wi...

Pediatric Health Classes To Be Offered At Northeast Community College In O’Neill

April 1, 2014

O’NEILL - A series of pediatric health classes will be held in the coming weeks at Northeast Community College in O’Neill. The purpose of Pediatric Advanced Life Support is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge of prevention and recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest in infant...

Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

Scientists watched dye flow through the brain of a sleeping mouse.  Courtesy of Nedergaard Lab, University of Rochester Medical Center.

October 17, 2013

A good night’s rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours. These results suggest a new role for sleep in health and disease....

Healthcare fair: From Mosquitos to Babies

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

September 19, 2012

Northeast Community College hosted a community health fair on Friday, September 14th in the Cox Activities Center. The health fair is essentially a place where people can go to gain a better understanding of what good health is, learn about different health-care facilities in the city of Norfolk, a...

Tick Season is Coming Sooner than Usual

Tick Season is Coming Sooner than Usual

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

March 28, 2012

It’s getting to be that time of year. The warm weather-flowers blooming-rain showers-bug time of year. With those bugs comes those nasty blood suckers we call ticks. Because we had a very mild winter, we could see an early spring. The warmer weather is good for people and pets who want to venture...

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