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January 06, 2009

Top Stories

Bed check

Getting at least six hours of sleep per night—especially for women—may lessen the risk of coronary artery calcification, an early step toward cardiovascular disease.

Listen to Chicago epidemiologist Diane S. Lauderdale, AM'78, AM'81, discussing her study on NPR's Morning Edition.

More years, more meds, more risks

If you're 57 or over, you may be one of about 2.2 million people in the United States who take prescription and non-prescription drugs in combinations that can produce harmful interactions. Chicago researcher Stacy Tessler Lindau, AM'02, sounded the warning in the December 24/31 Journal of the American Medical Association.

Opinion leader

On January 1 Tom W. Smith, PhD'80, senior fellow at the Chicago-based National Opinion Research Center, took office as vice president and president-elect of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

Readers of the University of Chicago Magazine's recent story on robotic surgery have a chance to see Sudhir Srivastava perform a closed-chest coronary artery bypass graft. OR-Live.com will Webcast an October 2008 operation this Wednesday, Jan. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. CST.


Thursday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Service

Address by Rev. Joseph Lowery

Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Chicago Booth's Economic Forecast Dinner

Panel and dinner

6 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

View all events


Need a New Year's Nudge? Chicago Booth professor Richard H. Thaler and Law School visiting professor Cass R. Sunstein wrote the book on how nudges influence our choices.

Podcast Listen to Thaler's overview of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.
PDF Read an excerpt listing Thaler and Sunstein's top nudges.

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