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The New Normal: The CDC relaxed guidance on masks outdoors - what does it mean for your family?

April 27, 2021

Rene Garrick, M.D., Vice DeanDr. Renee Garrick, of Westchester Medical Center Health Network, says this is the right time to relax the guidance for masks. Garrick says it also shows the importance of getting vaccinated.

NYMC Faculty news: Renee Garrick, M.D., vice dean for Westchester Medical Center and professor of clinical medicine

News 12 New Jersey

Newborn Sleep Schedule: What to Expect Between Birth and 3 Months

April 15, 2021

Getting your newborn to sleep benefits the entire family. The key to making it happen? Knowing the changes they’re going through during their first few months of life. 

NYMC Faculty news: Nadav Traeger, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics

Parents

Open Door Renames School-Based Health Centers

April 12, 2021

The Open Door Family Medical Center's school based program will be renamed the Nita M. Lowey Center for Health in Schools.

NYMC Faculty news: Lindsay C. Farrell, M.B.A., Instructor of family and community medicine

The Business Journal

When Will Kids Get COVID-19 Vaccines? Experts Share a Timeline to Keep In Mind

April 08, 2021

Robert AmlerDr. Amler adds that each state may change priorities based on the addition of younger children to the list, but many previously prioritized groups would probably have been already vaccinated.

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

Good Housekeeping

The Hippocratic Oath Stops at the Arkansas Border

April 08, 2021

Edward HalperinRefusal to provide care to those in need of that care is an egregious breach of the Oath.

 
NYMC Leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
The Globe Post

Todavía Tenemos Que Mantener La Guardia Alta (We Still Need To Keep Our Guard Up)

April 07, 2021

George W. Contreras"I have nothing to worry about because I already got vaccinated or I already had COVID." We need to stop this misinformation now!

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 

 

El Diario

CDC Says Travel Is Low Risk If You’re Fully Vaccinated

April 07, 2021

Robert Amler“All three vaccines currently in use in the U.S. are highly protective against COVID-19. For those who are fully vaccinated, 2 weeks after the last required dose, the risk of out-of-home activities like traveling is substantially lower,” 

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

Healthline

WCM-Q researchers investigate student stress at universities in Qatar

April 06, 2021

Albert B. Lowenfels, M.D. headshotThe study found that elevated stress was significantly associated with being female, country of origin, residing off-campus, eating when bored, lack of self-discipline, disturbed sleep, and low levels of life satisfaction.

Faculty news: Albert B. Lowenfels, M.D., FACS, professor emeritus of surgery

The Peninsula

New Study Identifies Mental Health as a Risk Factor for COVID-19

April 01, 2021

A mental health diagnosis, in combination with known COVID-19 physical conditions (i.e., diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension) acts as a strong multiplier on predicting COVID-19 incidence.

Faculty news: Deborah Viola, M.B.A., Ph.D., senior lecturer, health policy and management 

WBOC

Physician Spotlight Podcast

March 31, 2021

William H. Frishman, M.D.The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the specialty of Internal Medicine in New York State through education, advocacy and quality improvement.

Faculty news: William H. Frishman, M.D., emeritus chair of medicine, professor of medicine and professor of pharmacology, Rebecca Castro, School of Medicine Class of 2021

New York Chapter American College of Physicians

Doctor discusses Biden's COVID-19 plan and latest vaccine guidance

January 22, 2021

Robert G. Lahita, M.D.Dr. Bob Lahita spoke with CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers to break down the latest guidance, and what the CDC says to do if you can't get your second shot of the vaccine on time.

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

CBS News

Know the scientist: Jane Cooke Wright

January 21, 2021

Jane Cooke WrightJane Cooke Wright (1919 – 2013) was an American medical researcher who did pioneer work in chemotherapy. Her contributions to oncology revolutionised cancer treatment across the world.

Alumni News: Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. ’45, served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975

https://www.thehindu.com/children/know-the-scientist-jane-cooke-wright/article33623483.ece

Vaccine scramble leaves many Westchester residents seeking doses elsewhere

January 20, 2021

Robert AmlerRobert Amler, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs at New York Medical College, compared the vaccine distribution to a traffic jam.

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

City and State New York

The Faustian bargain that was Trump has come home to roost - opinion

January 20, 2021

Edward HalperinWhen you make a bargain with a devil you ultimately face the consequences. The members of the Jewish community who aided and abetted the right-wing nationalism of Donald Trump and his hooligan mobs have endangered the safety of the Jewish community.

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

The Jerusalem Post

Norway warns of coronavirus vaccine risks for elderly

January 15, 2021

Robert G. Lahita, M.D.Dr. Bob Lahita joined CBSN to discuss whether the warning is cause for concern and to explain what we know so far about new coronavirus variants emerging in the U.S.

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

CBS News

Did Trump pandemic advisor Scott Atlas commit public health malpractice? | Opinion

January 06, 2021

Edward HalperinBy giving patently wrong advice to the president and the American people about the pandemic and by practicing medicine outside his area of clinical expertise, one might entertain an accusation of malpractice against Atlas.

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

The Journal News

Tips to fight COVID fatigue

January 05, 2021

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Mark Kittleson, chair of public health, New York Medical College, offers tips on how to fight Covid fatigue.

Faculty news: Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., professor and chair of Department of Public Health

The Journal News

COVID confusion: What to do if you receive contradictory test results

January 05, 2021

Robert G. Lahita, M.D.Savannah Sellers revealed that she recently tested positive for Covid-19, but then days later, tested negative. While she continues to quarantine, Sellers spoke with Dr. Bob Lahita, Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, about what to do if you receive contradictory test results.

NYMC Faculty news: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine (at 5:10 mark)

NBC News

Should families wear masks when they're at home for Christmas?

December 31, 2020

Robert G. Lahita, M.D.New York Medical College professor Dr. Bob Lahita advises how to safely celebrate the holidays on 'Bill Hemmer Reports'

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

Fox News

Who’s First-in-Line for the Vaccine? A Classic Problem in Medical Ethics

December 30, 2020

While these issues will be a new experience for many people, the prioritization of scarce medical resources is certainly not a new problem in medical ethics. Indeed, the opposite is the case. It is, unfortunately, a common problem

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

The Globe Post

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