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September 24, 2010

Creighton in the News

As Science Unlocks Secrets, Cancer Rates Fall
Bloomberg Business, Sept. 24, 2010
“We're beginning to understand that each cancer has an individual pathway to development," said Dr. Alan G. Thorson, president of the American Cancer Society, a clinical professor of surgery and director of colon and rectal surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
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Elderly can lower risk of falling
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 24, 2010
Joy Doll, an occupational therapist at Creighton University, said throw rugs often trip up older adults and should be removed. She also suggested adding lighting and handrails and moving furniture to accommodate the walkers many older people use.
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Midlands Voices: Higher debt makes case against tax-cut extension
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 24, 2010
Tom Purcell is a professor of accounting and a professor of law at Creighton University. John Deskins is an assistant professor of economics at Creighton.
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New way to pray for Catholics
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 23, 2010
Ideally, that's how people will respond, said Eileen Burke-Sullivan, an associate professor of theology at Creighton University. “If you want to make sense out of the translation, you have to ask, what do these words mean?” she said. That could lead to a deeper exploration of faith, and even changes in how people live their faith.
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Suttle recall campaign launches
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 22, 2010
Rick Witmer, an associate professor of political science at Creighton University, said the anti-Suttle effort wouldn't be unique in targeting an elected official for recall because of a policy disagreement rather than misconduct.
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Weight Loss Support…Can We Get It From Calcium?
Worlds Breaking News, Sept. 22, 2010
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first clinical trial in a population-based postmenopausal women cohort, to observe that increasing calcium intake, in the form of non-dairy calcium supplementation, can prevent gain of fat mass and loss of lean mass,” wrote the researchers, led by Lan-Juan Zhao from the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.
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Herediatry Cancer (AUDIO)
CKNW Radio, Sept. 18, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Guest: HENRY LYNCH
Info: DIRECTOR OF THE HEREDITARY CANCER CENTRE AT CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
Topic: Women who have ovarian or breast cancer in the family may want to consider pre-emptive surgery. Why should they have surgery if they don’t have malignant cancer cells? What are the benefits of preventative surgeries? What are the risks?
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Three groups get grants to help small businesses
Journal Star, Sept. 21, 2010
Creighton University in Omaha, which received $123,502 to allow the Creighton University School of Law Community Economic Development Clinic to continue to provide legal technical assistance and support to micro-entrepreneurs and Microenterprise Development Organizations in rural areas of Nebraska and Western Iowa.
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Study says rural main street struggles (AUDIO)
Missourinet, Sept. 20, 2010
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the numbers are up for farmers, compared to a year ago. But he says rural mainstreet businesses have lost 2.4 percent of their jobs in the last year.
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CU gets grant to study strokes
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 19, 2010
A researcher at Creighton University’s School of Medicine has been awarded a $1.63 million grant to study better ways to prevent strokes.
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Review: Creighton prof’s book tells tale of 1930s Georgia
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 19, 2010
“The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia” is a delightful story, at times funny, at times tragic but never dull. Once you enter its pages and the worlds therein, it’s hard to leave them for a less colorful reality.
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