2014 OUR EXPERTS

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Luzuriaga: Case of second baby apparently cleared of HIV offers more hope for early therapy

News that a second baby born with HIV appears to have been cleared of infection after early and aggressive treatment is further evidence that early therapy may be the key to achieving remission, said immunologist Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, who is working on both cases.

Grosowsky explains how CVS tobacco ban targets youth smoking

Tobacco policy expert Tina Grosowsky explains why youth will be the biggest beneficiaries of the landmark decision by leading retail pharmacy chain CVS Caremark to stop selling all tobacco products this fall.

UMMS expert: Increasing brown fat could promote weight loss

In this Expert’s Corner video, physician-scientist Marcus Cooper explains the function of brown fat and how it might help reduce diabetes and heart disease.

College kids distressed or depressed? Consider all treatment options

Psychological distress and depression are widespread among college students and both respond well to treatments other than medications. In this Expert’s Corner, psychiatrist Dan Kirsch, who directs the UMMS College Consultation Service, recommends a conservative approach.

New numbers show tanning bed popularity among the young

Alarming new data on indoor tanning show 59 percent of college students and 35 percent of adults have used tanning beds, which researchers estimate will result in more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer a year. Professor Mary Maloney explains the risk of tanning beds in this Expert’s Corner video.

Family doctors cautious about new guidelines to prevent heart disease

In this Expert’s Corner, family doctors Frank Domino, Hugh Silk, Barry Saver and Ron Adler discuss how they will use hotly debated new guidelines from the American Heart Association intended to help patients reduce their risk of heart disease.

JAMA: Smoking rates in mentally ill still high despite big declines overall

Smoking cessation expert Douglas Ziedonis, MD, acknowledges rates of smoking among the mentally ill are declining more slowly than in the general population, as confirmed in a new JAMA study, but explains in this Expert’s Corner video why he is optimistic they will decline further.