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Presenting at APHA 2019? Check out these tips: Thousands of presentations to be shared in Philadelphia

August 01, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoEvery year, about 5,000 abstracts are selected for APHA’s Annual Meeting. Once the excitement of being accepted sinks in, many presenters have the same question: What’s the best way to share my work?

NYMC Faculty: Maureen Kennedy, B.A., B.S., M.S. ’04, Dr.P.H. ’11, assistant professor, Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology

The Nation's Health

A Modern Approach to Disasters

July 31, 2019

Kevin PohlmanCommunication failures remain chief among contributing factors to the complexity behind MCI responses. Since MCIs inevitably involve multiple agencies that often use different frequencies, a lack of communication is a danger to both the initial MCI victims as well as the responders.

Faculty news: Kevin L. Pohlman, M.Ed., NRP, CCEMT-P, EMT-T, CHSE, CHSOS, NHDP-BC, assistant director, Center for Disaster Medicine, assistant professor, Institute for Public Health

EMS World Online

NY Gives Infrastructure Grants To 4 Hudson Valley Colleges

July 30, 2019

BioIncThe state announced $21.3 million in grants for capital projects at 35 colleges and universities around New York. The funding will be coming to four Hudson Valley colleges including NYMC where a grant in the amount of $450,000 will be used for expansion of the Bio Inc. facility.



For a Torn A.C.L., Considering Repair Rather Than Replacement

July 29, 2019

Howard Luks PhotoA torn A.C.L. is an all-too-common injury that typically results in complex surgery and prolonged rehabilitation. It can spell the demise of a promising athletic career and limit an amateur’s ability or willingness to participate in sports like tennis, basketball, soccer, football, skiing and gymnastics that involve quick twists and turns or pounding stress on the knee.

NYMC Faculty: Howard J. Luks, M.D. '91, M.S. '90, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and medicine

The New York Times

Understanding Credentialing Vs. Privileging as They Relate to Resuscitation Courses

July 24, 2019

David MarkensonWhile providers have the responsibility to offer an evidence-based resuscitation training program, they also are given the freedom to choose a program whose educational scope and delivery method suits their needs. This latitude of choice involves the ability to choose from a wide variety of offerings, some of which may wind up not meeting organizational end goals. It’s here that credentialing and privileging should be seen for what they are, notes Dr. Markenson, who also is a pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric critical care physician, as well as being internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in disaster medicine, health system preparedness and education, public health preparedness, and operational medicine. 

NYMC Faculty: David Markenson, M.D., medical director of the Center for Disaster Medicine


Healthy Habits: Breakthrough Cure for Migraine Sufferers

July 24, 2019

Kaveh AlizadehMany people suffer with migraine headaches on a daily basis. The headaches can be completely debilitating and cause a person to miss work, and lose their personal relationships. Now there is a revolutionary procedure being conducted by Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, the director of WMC Headache Specialists that is bringing 24-hour relief to migraine sufferers.

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

Motherhood Moment

Why Build When You Can Buy? -- Considering A White Labelled Telemedicine Solution

July 23, 2019

BioIncTelemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors of the healthcare industry. How fast? In 2015, about 1 million patients used a telemedicine service; over the next three years, that number grew to 7 million. And many industry experts expect 2019 to be the “tipping point” at which telemedicine truly scales up across all areas of healthcare.

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

Health IT Outcomes

As many as 3 in 4 Americans have the “Sunday Scaries”

July 23, 2019

Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A.From complicated co-workers to deadlines that come on just a little too soon, the Sunday Scaries is a common experience for millions of people. The anticipation of a busy workweek the following morning is enough to generate massive amounts of worry, and this can lead to real anxiety. Psychologists claim that this anxiety is the result of pressure from society to succeed in the workplace.

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

ZME Science

Dr. Samant Virk: Ensuring successful outcomes for weight loss surgery patients with telehealth

July 22, 2019

BioIncBariatric weight-loss surgery is a perfect example of how telehealth can improve outcomes for a variety of reasons. Nearly every American owns some kind of device – computer, tablet or smartphone – allowing them to connect with a health care provider from a location that is convenient for them. By completing pre- and postoperative visits through a video connection with the bariatric surgery center, patients can reduce their travel time to receive pre-surgical care, and are more likely to complete their pre-surgical workup and eventually undergo bariatric surgery.

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

The Business Journal

Touro Announces Fall/Winter CE Schedule

July 19, 2019

TCDMThe Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) in Hawthorne, New York, has announced its fall and winter 2019 lineup of continuing education (CE) courses for dentists and dental professionals. The schedule includes several hands-on courses leveraging the expertise of TCDM’s faculty and other experts, the school’s new simulation and clinical training facilities, and investments in the latest digital dental technologies, the school reports.

TCDM Faculty News: Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM

Dentistry Today

How to Handle Common Medical Issues

July 18, 2019

Gary Wormser, M.D.If you suspect a tick bite, watch for “an expanding red rash at least two inches in diameter,” says Dr. Gary Wormser, chief of infectious diseases at Westchester Medical Center. While that’s the most common physical sign, other symptoms may arise, like facial paralysis, fever and more. Seeing a doctor quickly (and bringing the tick for identification) is key and getting help—if you have Lyme, you’ll get antibiotics—is the best way to advocate for yourself, he says.

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


Lawmakers Want The Pentagon To Investigate A Bizarre Conspiracy Theory That The Government Weaponized Ticks And Spread Lyme Disease

July 18, 2019

Gary Wormser, M.D.Lawmakers are demanding an investigation into an old conspiracy theory that the government weaponized ticks and caused the spread of a debilitating disease that infects an estimated 300,000 Americans each year.

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

Buzz Feed

Can Healthcare Be Cheaper Than A Cup of Coffee?

July 18, 2019

BioIncThere are a number of reasons healthcare is so expensive in the U.S. and many of the issues that cause these rising costs require big-picture solutions beyond one patient or doctor. But there is one way that healthcare organizations, doctors and their patients could help lower costs. In fact, they could make a doctor visit cheaper than a Starbucks Latte.

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

Health IT Outcomes

A Heavenly Match

July 17, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAltruistic kidney transplants, in which the donor is neither a relative nor a spouse, are rare. Of the 79 living donor kidney transplants performed since 2014 at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), only three cam from donors with limited prior relationships.

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

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Look Out, World!

July 17, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoOn October 14 2015, dental consultant Renee Saltzman was watching her daughters Emilie and Ella, Respectively 7 and 8 at the time, during their weekly equestrian lessons. Emilie had been struggling to keep an unfamiliar horse under control. Then, without warning, and with great force, she was thrown. Renee ran to her unconscious daughter and found she was not breathing. 

NYMC Faculty: Avinash L. Mohan, M.D., assistant professor of neurosurgery

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Building Better Cells

July 17, 2019

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.Creating, improving and custom-packaging a product under the highest standards of manufacturing is good practice. But when that product is the human cell, such improvements can help fight disease, repair damaged tissue and save lives. 

NYMC Faculty: Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

WMCHealth’s Spring Events Raise Funds and Spirits

July 17, 2019

Michael Gewitz, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FAAPHeld at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the 40th Annual Westchester Medical Center Gala celebrated the 15th birthday of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, the only all-specialty children's hospital in the Hudson Valley. The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner and a performance by a choir made up of patients from the past 15 years, including formerly conjoined twins.

NYMC Faculty: Michael Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

New Telemedicine Programs Links Newborns in Kingston to Top Neonatologists in Valhalla

July 17, 2019

Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D.Babies delivered at HealthAlliance: Broadway Campus in Kingston, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), can now benefit from the expertise of the top neonatologists at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a fellow WMCHealth member in Valhalla, with a top-rated Level IV Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU).

NYMC Faculty: Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics, division of newborn medicine and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Just the Facts: What are the best ways to protect skin from summer heat

July 17, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWe all know that the sun can cause sunburn, but it's easy to forget that concrete surfaces, strollers, metal bleachers, slides and other play equipment also can burn sensitive skin after just one to three seconds of exposure.

NYMC Faculty: Francis V. Winski Jr., M.D., clinical assistant professor of surgery and otolaryngology

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Just the Facts: How do I keep my children safe around the pool?

July 17, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoFor infants and toddlers, having a closed-off pool area is the key to safety. "Build or install a self-latching gate with childproof locks and, ideally, an audible alert when motion is detected in the water," says Darshan Patel, MD, Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

NYMC Faculty: Darshan D. Patel, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, family and community medicine, and emergency medicine

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

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