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2018 Healthcare Heroes Honorees

April 18, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNYMC faculty:
Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., vice dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Tricia J. Hiller-Dinoff, M.S., instructor of pediatrics
James R. McWilliam, M.D., clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery
Boriana Parvez, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics

Westchester Magazine

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

April 16, 2018

Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A."This study only had 68 people enrolled, which is a limitation, so there really needs to be larger-scale studies before being able to confidently recommend ketamine as a first-line choice," said Dr. Matthew Lorber, a psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

NYMC faculty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Health

What’s the Difference Between an HSA, FSA, and HRA?

April 16, 2018

Adam E. Block, Ph.D."Where does the money go if I don't use it? If you don’t use it, you lose it. This is why you might see signs outside of places like your eye doctor encouraging you to use up your FSA before the end of the year," Adam Block, Ph.D., an assistant professor of public health at New York Medical College.

NYMC faculty: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management

Self

WMC and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital reverified as Level One trauma center

April 13, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital“Our trauma program continues to grow academically, clinically and across the region with the expertise of adult and pediatric trauma surgeons who work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide the highest quality lifesaving care to Hudson Valley patients when they need it most,” said Dr. Rifat Latifi, director of surgery and chief of general surgery at WMCHealth.

NYMC affiliate news: Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
NYMC faculty: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery

MidHudsonNews

Hospitals Receive Reverification of Level I Trauma Statuses

April 13, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalWestchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital recently received reverification of the hospitals’ Level I trauma statuses – the highest level awarded by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons – for both its adult and pediatric trauma centers. “We are proud to receive this prestigious reverification of our Regional Level I trauma designation from the American College of Surgeons for Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” said Rifat Latifi, MD, Director of Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at WMCHealth.

NYMC affiliate news: Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
NYMC faculty: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery

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Expert On Nazi Medicine To Speak At New York Medical College

April 13, 2018

Howard Israel, D.D.S.April 17 is Yom Hashoah, the international day of remembrance for the six million Jews who perished in the HolocaustNew York Medical College's Holocaust Remembrance Day will feature a lecture on "The Origins of Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas & the Role of Nazi Medicine in the Holocaust" delivered by Keynote Speaker Howard A. Israel, D.D.S.

 

NYMC Event open to the public

White Plains Patch

Can looking at an anxiety GIF help with stress or panic attacks? We asked the experts

April 12, 2018

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., headshotWe then talked with Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at New York Medical College and the author of The Healing Power of the Breath. Dr. Gerbarg explained that the visual’s purpose is to help slow a person’s breathing, which therefore decreases a person’s anxiousness and/or panic. She noted that it’s the breathing that calms the anxiety rather than the actual visual.

 

NYMC faculty: Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Hello Giggles

New School Trains Next Generation of Dentists in Heart of Westchester

April 12, 2018

Touro College of Dental MedicineIt was Dr. Edward Farkas’s vision to open a new dental college in the Hudson Valley. After all, the difficult process in establishing a place to train tomorrow’s dentists had been a contributing factor in New York State having gone nearly a half-century without the launch of a new dental school.

 

TouroCDM faculty and staff: Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM, Rachel M. Silva, M.A., director of marketing, TouroCDM

The Examiner

Super Carbs to Supercharge Your Weight Loss

April 11, 2018
The Dr. Oz Show

Exercise – When Too Much is Hazardous

April 11, 2018

Maureen BroganLike many doctors, I too have advised patients and readers to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Now, Dr. Maureen Brogan, associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, reports that intense, repetitive, motion exercise can cause rhabdomyolysis. And in rare cases it can kill.

 

NYMC faculty: Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Red Deer Express

New York Medical College Honors WIHD’s Jenean Castillo with Diversity and Inclusion Award

April 11, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion AwardThe Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) recently announced that Jenean Castillo, PhD, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at Westchester Institute for Human Development University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Assistant Director of WIHD’s Child Welfare Program, has been awarded the New York Medical College Diversity and Inclusion Award.

 

NYMC faculty: Jenean Castillo, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor, Center on Disability and Health
NYMC faculty: Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and director of the Center on Disability and Health

Westchester Magazine

This Is What Really Happens to Your Body When You Go Under Anesthesia

April 10, 2018

Nitin Sekhri, M.D.Now isn't the time to estimate your weight! If you're unsure of the actual number, request a scale at the hospital so you can give the anesthesiologist an accurate number. "Initial dosing is often based on weight," says Nitin Sekhri, MD, medical director of pain management at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

 

NYMC faculty: Nitin Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

Reader’s Digest

Listen to Your Body, Over-exercise Can Kill You

April 09, 2018

Maureen BroganThe Earl of Derby once remarked that “Those who don’t take time for wellness, will eventually have to make time for sickness.” Like many doctors, I too have advised patients and readers to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Now, Dr. Maureen Brogan, associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, reports that intense, repetitive, motion exercise can cause rhabdomyolysis. And in rare cases it can kill.

NYMC faculty: Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Welland Tribune

WMCHealth Celebrates ‘Donate Life Month’

April 06, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“WMCHealth is committed to saving the lives of people in the Hudson Valley and beyond facing life-threatening conditions that can only be treated with an organ transplant,” said Thomas Diflo, MD, Chief of Intra-Abdominal Organ Transplantation at Westchester Medical Center.

NYMC Faculty: Thomas Diflo, M.D., professor of surgery

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WIHD to Honor Five Individuals at Gala

April 02, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Baldev Singh joined WIHD in 1987 and is the Director of Adult Neurology. Dr. Singh has played a pioneering role in providing care for adults with developmental disabilities and long-term seizure disorders for over 50 years.

NYMC Faculty: Baldev K. Singh, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health

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Obituary: Louis E. Fierro, M.D. ’60

March 31, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoObituary: Louis E. Fierro, M.D. ’60, was a member of the Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2011, president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association from 1989 to 1993 and 1999 to 2004, and former faculty member of the Department of Anesthesiology.

 

The Journal News

MRI sheds new light on brain networks tied to autism

March 27, 2018

Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A. This discovery gives us a more objective diagnostic method by using MRIs to aid us in the diagnosis of children who do have autism, and also gives us a better understanding of the abnormal differences in the brain," said Dr. Matthew Lorber. He's a psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

NYMC faculty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences"

HealthDay

CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

March 22, 2018

Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A.The Utah study shows "that much of our youth committing suicides have identifiable risk factors, and in order to counteract this alarming trend, we must be increasing access to mental health treatment for our children," said Lorber, who practices adolescent psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Faculty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

HealthDay

MidHudson Regional Hospital to accept 50 new patients today

March 20, 2018

MidHudson Medical HospitalThe 243-bed hospital is slated to receive continued upgrades and remodeling throughout the entire Cooke Building, according to Michael Israel, president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network

 

NYMC Mention: Westchester Medical Center Health Network and MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudsonNews

Causes kidney failure 40 percent of the time - so ignore at your peril

March 19, 2018
Maureen BroganAccording to Dr. Maureen Brogan, associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College and author of a 2017 paper on the condition, rhabdo can happen with any intense, repetitive motion exercise. Spin classes (high-intensity cycling), for example, have produced dozens of cases, typically among newbies who are just starting out and are working above capacity.
 
 
NYMC faculty: Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

 

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