News and notes from the day in MedCity, Ohio:
Six researchers from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center have been awarded over $4 million in federal research grants to investigate chronic diseases that commonly affect veterans, according to a university release.
A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital supports the use of an alternative medication to prevent seizures in patients who have suffered a life-threatening traumatic brain injury or bleeding stroke, according to another university release.
The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy has “outgrown” its wordy name and needs a new one, Jay Alan Gershen, new president of the Rootstown medical school, said Tuesday in his State of the University address to faculty and staff, the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reported.
Retailer Lowe’s will offer its employees heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, under an alliance between the hospital in Ohio and the No. 2 home improvement chain, according to an Associated Press story posted at Yahoo! Finance.
Dublin’s Cardinal Health is considering an expansion of its factory in Marsa, Malta, that country’s prime minister, Lawrence Gonzi, told some of the factory’s 110 workers on Wednesday, according to the Times of Malta. The plant, which makes Medi-Vac suction canisters, among other products, is expected to take over some production now being done by Europe factories that are closing.
Delaware County, about 20 miles north of Columbus, has the state’s healthiest residents, according to the the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Northeast Ohio boasts two of the state’s 10 healthiest counties: Geauga is ranked second; Medina is fourth. The state’s least-healthy county? Lawrence.