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Health and Medicine

News about UB’s health sciences programs and related community outreach.

3/5/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Few benefits and many risks will result from the marketing of Zohydro, the extended-release formulation of hydrocodone, according to Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine at the University at Buffalo and professor of family medicine in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/5/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The SUNY Construction Fund has awarded LPCiminelli the bid for the first phase of construction for the University at Buffalo’s new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building at Main and High streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

3/5/14

The event, held in downtown Buffalo, recognized innovators including researchers who developed 10 UB technologies licensed to companies in 2013.

2/27/14

Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, mark a significant step toward clarifying the risks of secondhand smoke exposure.

Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo
2/26/14

Texting and walking is a known danger, but Dietrich Jehle, University at Buffalo professor of emergency medicine, says distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving.

2/25/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The surgery and pediatric surgery residency programs at the University at Buffalo have been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). University officials were informed of the decision late yesterday.

2/25/14

The Food Lab at UB is part of a broad network of research partners leading a USDA-funded initiative to support local food policy.

2/7/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the past, diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (TMD), which affect an estimated 10 to 15 percent of Americans, have been based on a consensus of expert opinions and often reflect a shared clinical perspective. None had been rigorously tested by scientists.

2/7/14

For the 14th  year in a row, more than 800 local schoolchildren visited the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine during the school’s annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Feb. 7.

2/7/14

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shows that COPD patients do experience more respiratory symptoms when their lungs are ‘colonized’ by bacteria, even in the absence of an acute exacerbation.