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Family more grateful this Thanksgiving after the flu nearly killed daughter. 'I could be dead'

December 03, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoRebecca’s hand felt lifeless. Ten days earlier, she had been rushed to the hospital, a harrowing journey during which the ambulance needed to pull over to resuscitate her multiple times. At one point that night, a doctor told Kathie her youngest daughter was going to die.

NYMC Faculty News: Gary Tatz, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Times Record News

Buccaneers hire 2 female assistant coaches

December 01, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoJavadifar, who played basketball at Pace University in New York, has her doctorate in physical therapy from New York Medical College and completed her sports physical therapy residency at VCU in August. She has worked as a physical therapist and performance trainer in Seattle and Virginia.

NYMC Alumni News: Maral Javadifar, D.P.T. ’15

Stock Daily Dish

Yoga Can Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Finds New Study

November 30, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoA 2017 study found that yoga could effectively reduce depression symptoms. Other research works have also touched this topic and found the same. Now a new study has dived deeper and found that yoga with breathing exercises has a positive impact on mental health. It can reduce anxiety and depression as per the findings published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

New York Medical College News

Daily Health Talks

FDA Approves Secuado (asenapine) Transdermal System for the Treatment of Adults with Schizophrenia

November 28, 2019

Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H.Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Secuado (asenapine see below pic)) transdermal system, the first-and-only transdermal patch formulation for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia.

NYMC Faculty News: Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences

Med Chemist

Yoga Helps Improve Depression And Anxiety Symptoms

November 28, 2019

Patricia L Gerbarg MDThe researchers from the New York Medical College in Valhalla who sought to investigate the impact of yoga on MDD symptoms studied the impact of Iyengar yoga postures and coherent breathing. They assigned 32 MDD patients randomly to either a high-dose group (HDG) or a low-dose group (LDG) based on the frequency of the yoga classes and homework sessions, over a period of 12 weeks.

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

International Business Times

Yoga Worth 'Serious Consideration' for Major Depression

November 27, 2019

Patricia L Gerbarg MDYoga practice consisting of physical postures and breathing techniques can be helpful in improving symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), new research suggests.

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


Westch­ester Launches Anti-Va­p­ing Cam­paign

November 26, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWidespread con­cerns about health haz­ards as­so­ci­ated with va­p­ing have led Westch­ester County to part­ner with sev­eral com­mu­nity groups to start a Va­p­ing Pre­ven­tion and Aware­ness Cam­paign. Westch­ester’s “com­mit­ment to pub­lic health” was cited by Ex­ec­u­tive George La­timer in an­nounc­ing the cam­paign, which brings the Coun­ty’s De­part­ment of Health into a pub­lic pur­suit against va­p­ing.

NYMC Faculty News: 

Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine

Daniel H. Cohen, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

Amy S. Brown, M.D., M.Be., assistant professor of pediatrics

Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics

The Hudson Independent

Touro Honors Students, Faculty, and Partners at Annual Gala

November 25, 2019

TCDMThe Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) held its fourth annual Gala at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook, New York, on November 17. The event was TCDM’s largest Gala to date, bringing together more than 300 supporters and leaders from the region’s dental community to raise funds to support student scholarships and provide dental services to underprivileged patients.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News:

Golda Erdfarb, D.D.S., associate professor of dental medicine, course director of dental anatomy and occlusion and course director of operative dentistry

Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM and professor of dental medicine

Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM

Dentistry Today

​Westchester Releases PSAs On Vaping Prevention, Awareness

November 20, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWHITE PLAINS, NY — Upholding Westchester County's commitment to public health, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, the Department of Health and several community partners have launched a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Campaign. The campaign includes a series of three public service announcements (PSAs), which were created to help inform Westchester County residents about vaping.

NYMC Faculty News: Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine


Touro College promotes better dental care for veterans

November 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that it provided dental care for 577,000 veterans during fiscal year 2019, which seems like a huge number until compared with the approximately 9 million veterans who receive services from the VA and the 19,892,000 veterans who were on the government’s roster as of September 2017.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News: Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM and professor of dental medicine

Westfair Communications

The Quest to Cure PTSD

November 15, 2019

Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D.As a 21-year-old tank commander in the Israel Defense Forces, Yuval Neria saw comrades and close friends badly hurt and killed in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He himself suffered serious injury when his tank was hit, but that didn’t keep him from taking command of other tanks, for which he received the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest combat award. He served again in 1983.

NYMC Faculty News: Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

Psychology Today

Yoga May Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression And Anxiety

November 15, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThough yoga wasn’t exactly developed to treat depression and anxiety, research has shown that for some people, it does seem to be fairly good at it. A new study from researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, New York Medical College, and Harvard and Columbia Universities, finds that people who are assigned to take high or low “doses” of yoga that includes breath exercises have improved mental health at the end of three months.

New York Medical College News


Dr. Myra Adele Logan, first woman to perform open-heart surgery

November 14, 2019

It is commonly known that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was among the first doctors to perform a successful open-heart surgery in 1893. Much less known is that Dr. Myra Adele Logan, who 50 years later in 1943, was the first woman to perform an open heart surgery.

Alumni News: Myra Adele Logan, M.D. ’33

Amsterdam News

5 important health IT take-aways from 2019

November 14, 2019

BioIncOur industry has undergone a remarkable technological transformation since the required adoption of EMRs a decade ago. In the past year, alone, we have seen technology alter the way we care for our patients and operate our businesses. New advancements and growing acceptance and implementation have helped us deliver better care, improve time-draining inefficiencies, and even curb escalating costs.

BioInc@NYMC: Samant Virk, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of MediSprout, a BioInc client 

Physicians Practice

Touro Provides Free Dental Care for Veterans

November 12, 2019

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) teamed up with the Ninth District Dental Association for its second annual Smiles for Veterans event, a day of free oral healthcare for veterans, military personnel, and their families.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News: Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM and professor of dental medicine

Dentistry Today

NY Teen Becomes Advocate For Flu Shots After Nearly Dying From Illness

November 11, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Flu season is just starting, which is when we tell viewers to get their flu shot.

NYMC Faculty News: Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

CBS New York

Westchester planning new program for business startups

November 11, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWestchester County is about to take another step designed to help expand the local economy through new business activity, the Business Journal has learned. To be known as the Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator, the program will see the county joining with the accelerator ELabNYC (the Entrepreneurship Lab for New York City), and the program ABCT (Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut).

New York Medical College News

Westfair Online

Drs. Sergiy Nesterenko, Ying Chen & more: 5 spine, neurosurgeons making headlines

November 08, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoHarrison-based Brain & Spine Surgeons of N.Y. added spine surgeon John Galeno, MD, to its practice. Dr. Galeno is an assistant professor of orthopedics at New York Medical College in Valhalla. He treats complex spinal conditions such as scoliosis and kyphosis as well as tumors and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

NYMC Faculty News: John Galeno, M.D., assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery

Becker’s Spine Review

Building A Support System For Sufferers Of Brain Injury

November 08, 2019

Mill Etienne, M.D, M.P.H.The Haverstraw therapist and clinician holds two master’s degrees and had worked at the World Bank, helping give women and children resources to rise from poverty. But life skidded to an abrupt halt on the night of August 9, 2017, as five deer crossing the highway stopped traffic – except for the distracted driver behind Rubin who slammed into her car at 65 miles per hour.

NYMC Faculty News: Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., FAAN, FAES, assistant dean of student affairs, associate professor of neurology and School of Medicine House Advisory Dean

Daily Voice

A quick technique for digital maxillofacial prosthetics

November 07, 2019

Touro College of Dental MedicineThe Hippocratic oath dictates that clinicians do no harm and keep their patients’ best interests in mind at all times. Adhering to this doctrine means that we, as clinicians, must stay abreast of the latest treatment modalities, be as minimally invasive as possible, and always try to improve on treatment experiences and outcomes. Innovating and adapting digital workflows is part of this process given the enhanced patient experience and improved precision going digital provides.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News: Barbara Jurim, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and assistant director of digital dentistry

Perio-Implant Advisory

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