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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

45 Secrets Surgeons Won’t Tell You

November 25, 2019

Howard Luks PhotoSurgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair than the doctors who cut our bodies. Here, insider tips to become a smarter, healthier patient.

NYMC Faculty News: Howard j. Luks, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and medicine

The Healthy

​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

Patch

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

Forbes

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

A Positive Test for Lyme Disease Is Not Associated with Neuropsychiatric Disorders

November 07, 2019

Gary Wormser, M.D.Being exposed to a Lyme disease bacterium does not increase the risk of developing depression or dementia in older people, according to a paper published in the September 27 online issue of JAMA Neurology.

NYMC Faculty News: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology, and vice chair of medicine for research and development

Neurology Today

BSSNY Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon With Spinal Surgery Specialty To Practice

November 06, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoBrain & Spine Surgeons of NY is pleased to announce the arrival of John Galeno, MD to the practice. Dr. Galeno is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Spinal Surgery and General Orthopedics. He is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at New York Medical College.

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

Daily Voice

For Percutaneous LVADs, Vascular Complications Decreasing but Still Common

November 06, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoA decade’s worth of data point to some reduction in vascular complications among US patients receiving percutaneous left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Still, by 2015, around one in nine experienced such an event, most commonly acute limb thromboembolism and bleeding requiring transfusion, according to numbers from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).

NYMC Faculty News: Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., professor of medicine

TCT MD

New York spine, neuro practice adds Dr. John Galeno

November 05, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoHarrison-based Brain & Spine Surgeons of N.Y. added spine surgeon John Galeno, MD, to its practice, reports Danbury Daily Voice.

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

Becker’s Spine Review

Women in Wellness with Dr. Padmini Murthy of New York Medical College

November 05, 2019

Padmini MurthyAs a speaker and executive member of the yoga day committee formed by a group of US members of NGOs affiliated with the United Nations, I speak to women about the importance of Yoga. I have authored articles on yoga and wellbeing and described the tremendous beneficial role played by yoga in improving one’s health and well being. I think in my own small way I am trying to educate people about the importance of wellness for women. This is a ripple effect as it will be passed on by those who hear about it from me or other colleagues.

NYMC Faculty News: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Thrive Global

14 Reasons Your Breath Smells Absolutely Awful, According to Doctors

November 04, 2019

Touro College of Dental MedicineWhen you’ve just finished off a garlicky meal or downed a beer (or three) after a long day, it’s expected that your breath is going to smell, well, off. But sometimes the cause of your bad breath (a.k.a. halitosis in doctor-speak) isn’t so clearly defined, and can leave you feeling self-conscious—maybe even embarrassed.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News: Allison Baylis, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine 

Prevention