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Yong Bradley, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Director of the Molecular Imaging and Translational Research Program, was the first guest to appear on the debut of "Mornings with Fox 43," a local morning news show, on June 2. A few days before, the World Health Organization announced new information on the link between cell phones and cancer, and Dr. Bradley discussed if people should change their cell phone use habits. On the live show, and in a subsequent interview with WBIR, Dr. Bradley said that research is still inconclusive. He advises moderation in cell phone use, especially children. Also, utilization of Bluetooth device, ear buds, and speaker would significantly decrease the radiation burden.
Karla Matteson, PhD, FACMG, Professor of Medical Genetics and Pathology and Co-Director of the UT Genetics Center, was recently interviewed by WATE 6 News Anchor/Reporter Denae D'Arcy to provide information on DNA testing following announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden. In D'Arcy's article, "DNA Testing of Osama bin Laden Completed Quickly," Dr. Matteson said that the actual process of DNA testing can be completed in as quickly as six hours.
Mona Nair, a WATE 6 News reporter, recently spent a day with Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Knox County Medical Examiner, to compare the "glamour" of ABC's television show "Body of Proof" to Dr. Mileusnic's reality. In Nair's article, "Medical Examiner Compares Fact and Fiction Using ABC's 'Body of Proof,'" Dr. Mileusnic said the show is similar to real life in that a lot of what she does is about bringing families an answer. The biggest difference, she said, is the way examiners go about bringing families an explanation. For Dr. Mileusnic, investigating crimes requires objectivity. While she often testifies in high-profile murder cases, she must be cautious to not become too involved with the families. Otherwise, she said, it affects her testimony as a medical expert. Read more about the differences and similarities on wate.com.
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