Michael Cirigliano, assistant professor of internal medicine, says individuals taking statin drugs should be aware that the drug's potency can increase and lead to troubling side effects if grapefruit is a part of their diet.
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Philadelphia Inquirer — November 30, 2003
Chicago Tribune — November 30, 2003
David Skeel, professor of law, says the Securities and Exchange Commission doesn't have the ability to police all small public companies required to comply with the new corporate financial accountability legislation.
Philadelphia Inquirer — November 30, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, discusses challenges that foster parents face when working with New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services.
Washington Post — November 29, 2003
Shannon Mattern, history of art lecturer, discusses how the public's involvement in a new building's design review process, which includes discussions, criticisms and recommendations, can be ultimately ignored by the design team.
Washington Post — November 27, 2003
Donald Ringe, professor of linguistics, says the new method of language analysis compares words and provides a partial reconstruction of our ancestor language but doesn't answer basic questions like when and where the language was spoken.
International Herald Tribune — November 24, 2003
Amy Kaplan, professor of English, says America's relationship with Iraq could be similar to Cuba where, after years of occupation, the United States forced the Platt Amendment which granted America its lease of Guantanamo Bay.
U.S. News & World Report — November 17, 2003
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says dieters who participate in programs with face-to-face meetings have better weight loss results than dieters who participate in Internet programs.
U. S. News & World Report — November 17, 2003
Daniel Rader, director of preventive cardiology, comments on the results of a five-week trial using a synthetic version of HDL, known to remove cholesterol from the walls of coronary arteries.
USA Today — November 12, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Howard Dean's initial response to the public's outcry against his Confederate flag comments could be seen as too defensive for a presidential candidate.
Washington Post — November 12, 2003
George Ehrlich, professor of rheumatology, agrees that most people experience chronic pain at some point in their lives, but he disputes whether fibromyalgia is a unique medical condition that warrants a special diagnostic category.
Associated Press — November 10, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the reality of creating and marketing bigger products for larger individuals and how, in doing so, it facilitates the acceptance of obesity.
Philadelphia Inquirer — November 10, 2003
Joan Weinryb, assistant professor of geriatrics, recommends knowing your loved-one's wishes about dying, and John Hansen-Flaschen, chief of pulmonary and critical care, discusses caring for advanced dementia patients.
Washington Post — November 10, 2003
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says the results of a year-long assessment of popular diet programs show that no single approach has a monopoly on weight loss.
Newsweek — November 10, 2003
Andrew Newberg, clinical associate professor of radiology, says more medical professionals are acknowledging the effects of meditation and prayer on the brain.
Newsday — November 9, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, comments on the difficulties facing Division of Youth and Family Services caseworkers particularly when they have little experience and no hard data on which to base their decisions.
Kansas City Star — November 8, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says federal officials are failing to educate the U.S. population about hepatitis C, a serious disease that has infected at least 4 million Americans.
Associated Press — November 5, 2003
Daniel Rader, director of preventive cardiology, discusses an experimental heart disease treatment using a laboratory-produced version of mutated HDL, the good cholesterol that removes plaque from the bloodstream.
USA Today — November 5, 2003
Britton Chance, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, and Daniel Langleben, assistant professor of psychiatry, discuss their research and the tools they are using to detect lies.
Los Angeles Times — November 4, 2003
Peter Cappelli, professor of management, comments on the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority's mechanics union labor dispute.
Chicago Tribune — November 3, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the implications of private companies claiming ownership of genes that cause disease.