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Tulane professor leads team in redefining blood pressure guidelines
Tulane epidemiology professor Dr. Paul Whelton led the team behind this week’s blockbuster announcement that redefined high blood pressure for the first time in 14 years. The new guidelines lower the threshold for diagnosis, resulting in almost half of U.S. adults now considered hypertensive. The...

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Nov 10, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University geologist is among a team of scientists studying an ancient Canadian ice sheet to determine if its collapse could be a preview of future climate change.

 

Nov 07, 2017 - Carolyn Scofield

A Tulane researcher wants to know if, as they get older, parents can more readily pass a specific type of genetic damage down to their children - even if they’re not carriers themselves.

Nov 06, 2017 - Mary Cross

Since opening its doors in September, the Tulane Living Well clinic has provided a central location for employees to get free same-day appointments for everything from urgent care services to dietetic counseling.

Oct 31, 2017 - Carolyn Scofield

A Tulane professor of child psychiatry is part of a team that has been awarded the 2017 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research. The award recognizes important advances in the understanding and treatment of early-onset brain and behavior disorders. Dr. Charles Zeanah, the Mary Peters Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine, shares the award with two fellow researchers.

Oct 24, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to abuse alcohol, but a Tulane researcher is hoping a study of the brain can provide insight into the problem and catch it before it escalates.