Elizabeth Arthur

Liz Arthur
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Research Assistant Professor

Arthur is a health behavior scientist whose research specializes in cancer survivorship and supportive care in oncology. Current projects investigate novel approaches for interventions to address sexual well-being in women treated for cancer and their partners, to implement survivorship care plan recommendations in older adults, and understand biopsychosocial outcome patterns in young adults diagnosed with cancer. 

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March 26, 2020

Microwave ovens produce radio-frequency waves that cause the water molecules in an object to vibrate. This vibration causes friction, which allows the object to heat up to a temperature that can kill germs.

That's why microwaves are sometimes used to disinfect items such as a household sponge, as they are a hotbed for viruses and bacteria.

However, research has found mixed results on whether a microwave can effectively kill germs on a sponge, or even in food. Here's what you need to know.

March 25, 2020

A recent TEDxColumbus talk on innovation and nursing was given by Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN. Tim is a nurse, teacher, and Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University, and co-author of the book Evidence-based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare.