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With both infection and hospitalization rates from coronavirus going up, why are deaths from the virus going down?

June 29, 2020

Robert AmlerCOVID infections are up in most U.S. states, and more people are going to the hospital with severe cases; but, at least for now, the death rate from the virus is going down. Why?  Dr. Robert Amler is dean of the School of Health Sciences & Practice at New York Medical College; previously served as Regional Health Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

NYMC Leadership News: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

KNX 1070 News Radio

Where does the statue removal and renaming frenzy end?

June 28, 2020

Edward HalperinThe problem is what historians call presentism. Presentism is when we look backward in time to condemn or condone historical figures for living in their own time in history instead of adopting today’s attitudes. Rendering judgment on our predecessors is rarely cut and dried. Historians try to understand what people said and did in the context of the time in which they lived, and not to criticize them for failing to live in our time.

NYMC Leadership News: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

New York Daily News

Black seed oil and omega-3 combination supports obesity-related inflammation, says new study

June 26, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“Obesity creates excess fat which then may create excess inflammation. The uniqueness of this omega-3 and ThymoQuin combination creates Omega-3 Forte, which can fight efficiently against fat inflammation by converting inflammation fat to healthy fat and drastically improves insulin sensitivity,” explained Professor Nader Abraham of NY Medical College, and lead author of the study, in a press release.

Faculty news: Nader G. Abraham, Ph.D., DR.H.C., FAHA, professor of medicine and pharmacology

Nutritional Outlook

Trump’s Kung Flu Takes its Place in Chronology of Racial Fear-Mongering

June 26, 2020

Edward HalperinAs a medical historian, I immediately recognize and recoil from anyone labeling diseases with names that disparage racial or religious groups. Behavior of this type occupies a dark place in medical history.

NYMC Leadership News: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

The Globe Post

Doctor warns uptick of illegal fireworks creates greater potential for accidents

June 26, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoFireworks usage is on the rise, and doctors are hoping the number of injuries that usually go along with it doesn't go up as well.  Illegal fireworks have become a growing a nightmare for neighbors. But annoyance is the least of concerns for Dr. Ivan Miller, head of Westchester Medical Center's Emergency Department.

Faculty News: Ivan Miller, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

News 12 Westchester

Dr. Samant Virk of MediSprout: "Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel; 5 Reasons To Be Hopeful During this Corona Crisis.

June 25, 2020

BioInchad the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Samant Virk. Dr. Samant Virk is Founder & CEO of MediSprout, a company focused on connecting doctors with their patients through innovative technology solutions.

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

Authority Magazine

Woman celebrates a new life after surgery rids her of a half-century of migraine pain.

June 25, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoFinally, she underwent surgery some 300 miles from her East Rochester home, at Westchester Medical Center. Her surgery took place in October, performed by Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery and associate professor of surgery at New York Medical College.

Faculty News: Kaveh Alizadeh, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery

LoHud

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

June 24, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"Some people are prone to postoperative nausea or headaches. Others may be slow to wake." Shivering is another possible strange side effect. It happens because of the way anesthetics affect the brain, says Dr. Sekhri.(slides 4, 7, 8, 10 & 11).

Faculty News: Nitin Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology 

MSN Health & Fitness

Is It Safe to Go to a Movie Theater Right Now?

June 24, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe last time I spoke to Dr. Robert Lahita about going to the movies in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, going to the movies was still an option. When we talked on Thursday, March 12, he advised a “wait and see” approach.

Faculty News: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

Vulture

Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials testify on COVID-19 response.

June 24, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoTop federal health officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as 26 states saw an increase in new coronavirus cases. Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College and chairman of medicine at St. Joseph Healthcare System, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.

Faculty News: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

CBS News

New Canaan Library offering webinar on telehealth

June 24, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way physicians are seeing healthy patients these days. New Canaan Library will present a live webinar by Dr. Larry Leibowitz, who will explore the topic and seek to answer the question of whether telehealth is here to stay Tuesday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty News: Lawrence D. Leibowitz, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

New Canaan Advertiser

Amid a Historic Pandemic, Public Health Must Take the Lead Even With Other Concurrent Disasters.

June 23, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAs we continue into mid-2020 and several months into this historic COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial Day 2020 marked an important milestone as the death toll in the United States surpassed 100,000 deaths, and many states started to reopen even while cases are still rising in their respective areas.

Faculty News: George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health

Healthcare Business Today

What Happens to Traffic Deaths When Marijuana is Legalized?

June 22, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIt is well known that marijuana usage impairs driving ability, yet the early studies of the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on traffic fatalities were inconclusive.

Faculty News: Russell S. Kamer, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine

Medical Research

Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

June 22, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe four-state study, led by Dr. Russell Kamer of New York Medical College, accounted for jobless rates, maximum speed laws and seat-belt laws. But the authors said other factors they did not consider could have influenced traffic deaths.

Faculty News: Russell S. Kamer, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine

The New York Times

Opinion: Don't Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research

June 22, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoUnder normal conditions, scientific research is meant to be a slow, peer-reviewed, and calculated process of developing and testing a hypothesis, reporting the answers, and, finally, waiting for the scientific community to corroborate or disprove the findings. We are experiencing unprecedented times, and the scientific community has stepped up to address this pandemic.

Faculty News: Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research at NYMC and provost for biomedical research at Touro College and University System and John Loike, Ph.D., professor of biology, Touro College and University System

The Scientist Online

COVID-19 Travel Tips: How to Stay Safe in Airports and on Planes

June 22, 2020

Robert AmlerA recent review of the scientific literature found that coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for anywhere from two hours to nine days, so, when you get to your seat, “wipe down the armrests, the seat back, the seatbelts, the tray, even the air vents and light buttons—everything you’re going to put your hands on during a flight,” says Robert Amler, M.D.

NYMC Leadership News: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice, and professor of public health, pediatrics and environmental health science.

Men’s Journal Online

The Trump rally in Tulsa is a recipe for disaster

June 20, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoPresident Trump is set to hold a rally Saturday evening inside the 19,199-seat Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The country is still in the middle of a historic pandemic. Cases are spiking in Oklahoma. And there’s no treatment for the disease or vaccine against it. The rally is a recipe for disaster.

Faculty News: George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health

STAT

A plea that resonates in policing reform and vigilance against the coronavirus

June 19, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAs a New York City paramedic, nothing is more daunting than responding to a call and as I approach my patient, hearing those three words. It has always been an immediate concern, but in the context of the current pandemic, it is even more powerful since many of the patients who have COVID-19 experienced severe respiratory difficulties.

Faculty News: George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health

New York Daily News

Millennials and Gen Z Are Not Invincible from the Coronavirus

June 18, 2020

A bar in Jacksonville, Florida, was forced to close its doors due to 16 reported coronavirus cases. NY Medical College Professor of Medicine’s Dr. Bob Lahita weighs in on the importance of social distancing for people of all ages, including young adults.

Faculty News:  Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

NBC New York

How To Safely Shop At A Farmers Market During COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Robert AmlerIn the same way you distance yourself from other customers when you're shopping at a supermarket, you should do so at a farmers market, says Robert W. Amler, MD, dean of New York Medical College's School of Health Sciences and Practice. "Spaces should be laid out to encourage a minimum of six feet distancing in the aisles, checkout lines, etc."

NYMC Leadership News: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice, and professor of public health, pediatrics and environmental health science

MSN

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