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Sleep Awareness for Adults and Children

April 09, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"Night terrors and sleepwalking usually occur due to disruptions in sleep - a later bedtime, nighttime awakenings, illness or sleeping in a un familiars environment(which may include vacations and friends' houses)"

NYMC Faculty News: Priya S. Prashad, M.D., M.Sc.E., assistant professor of pediatrics

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Is it really true that…?

April 09, 2019
Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Two Lives Hanging in the Balance

April 09, 2019

Edmund F. La Gamma"The success of Jake and his mother illustrates the value of regionalized perinatal services concentrating in one place the best obstetrical and neonatal teamwork and technology in the world. It is that combination that makes these tiny miracles occur"

NYMC Faculty News: Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. ’76, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

One Week. Six Transplants.

April 09, 2019

Chhaya Aggarwal"We Were surprised to get six hearts in a week, but we weren't complaining," says Chhaya Aggarwal-Gutpa, MD, cardiologist at Westchester Medical Center. "We knew this was our patients' one chance, and everyone stepped up because our patients put so much faith in us."

NYMC Faculty News: Chhaya Aggarwal, M.D., assistant professor of medicine
NYMC Faculty News: David Spielvogel, M.D., professor of surgery

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

WMCHealth debuts eNeonatology service

April 08, 2019

Edmund F. La Gamma“Measures taken in the first hour after birth, known as the ‘golden hour,’ will define a patient’s course in the first several weeks after birth,” said Edmund LaGamma, chief of newborn medicine and director of the Regional Neonatal Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

“It is critical that advanced neonatal care is available immediately for neonates who require it in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our new eNeonatology program is an extra layer of support – not a replacement – for the expert doctors, midwives and other clinicians at HealthAlliance Hospital who care for babies in Kingston.”

NYMC Faculty News: Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics and biochemistry and molecular biology

Westfair Online

Orthodox Medical Students Aspire to Touro’s Shomer Shabbat Residency Programs

April 04, 2019

Journal News“We make all reasonable attempts to accommodate Shabbat and Yom Tov. However, patient emergencies come first, as saving lives always takes precedence,” said Dr. Edward Halperin, chancellor and chief executive officer and chief executive officer of New York Medical College.

NYMC leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer and Daniel Kadosh, M.D. ‘16

Jewish Link

Rockland measles outbreak: Doctors answer questions about the MMR vaccine

April 02, 2019

Robert Amler, M.D."During a measles outbreak, persons who do not know their immunization status should not be encouraged to get tested for measles titer because if they are not immune they may become infected with measles (and spread infection to others) while waiting for test results," Amler said. "Ideally, such persons should be vaccinated instead."

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

The Journal News

How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your toothpaste and your face cream

April 01, 2019

TCDMOpinions on the efficacy of charcoal toothpaste are split. Some dentists swear by it, others abhor it. Benjamin Schwartz, an associate professor at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College tells me, “In general charcoal toothpaste to whiten teeth is okay in moderation, but not everyday use.”

TCDM faculty news: Benjamin Schwartz, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and instructor of pre-clinical dentistry

The Washington Post

Vaccination is key to eradicate measles, says MD

March 27, 2019

Robert Amler, M.D.The dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College in Valhalla says getting a measles shot is the most effective way to prevent the disease.

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


State of Emergency: Rockland County Measles Outbreak

March 26, 2019

Robert AmlerDr. Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A. speaks about the state of emergency in Rockland County due to the outbreak of measles. [video]

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

CBS New York

Why infectious disease experts are concerned about Rockland measles ban

March 26, 2019

Robert Amler“The goal always is not to limit people’s movement but to protect them against a disease that in some situations can cause serious complications and death,” said Dr. Robert Amler, dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice.

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

The Journal News

Check it out: Program to offer free blood pressure monitors at library

March 25, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"If individuals know certain specific numbers, it can really reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. You want to know what your blood pressure is, not just one time but blood pressure is something you need to monitor over a period of time," says Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler.

NYMC faculty news: Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., FAAP, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health, senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine and Institute of Public Health

News 12 Hudson Valley

7 Interesting Things Happen To Your Body When You're Recovering From Not Sleeping Well

March 19, 2019

BioInc"Red, puffy eyes, dark under-eye circles and droopier skin can all be side effects of being tired," Dr. Samant Virk, a neurologist and founder of telehealth company, MediSprout

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


Fighting diabetes is serious business for NYMC’s new dean

March 17, 2019

Jerry Nadler, M.D. Dean of SOMCould a vaccine to prevent Type 1 diabetes? That’s not such a far-fetched question to be asking in view of the arrival on March 4 of the NYMC’s new dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Jerry L. Nadler, a renowned diabetes expert and leading researcher into the causes and treatment of the disease.

NYMC leadership news: Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine, professor of medicine and pharmacology

Westfair Online

Harckham Says Budget Resolution Advances Hudson Valley Priorities Funding for Hudson Valley Items

March 14, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoProvides for a record level of funding of $1.5 million for New York Medical College's Center of Excellence program. The Center of Excellence, located in Valhalla, provides expertise in disaster medicine and medical countermeasures and works with partners in New York State to increase the capacity of first responders, hospitals, and health care systems to respond to disasters, acts of terrorism and public health emergencies.

NYMC news: Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters


Life Science: Incubator of Opportunity

March 13, 2019

BioIncLocated on the New York Medical College campus in Valhalla, the incubator offers shared office space and fully-equipped wet lab space at an affordable rate that gives high-potential startups with minimal capital access to top-notch resources. “Starting a life science business is an expensive, daunting and lengthy process,” says BioInc@NYMC Director Deborah Novick. 

BioInc@nymc in the News: Deborah Novick, director of BioInc@NYMC

Empire State Development

CDC: Over 200 confirmed measles cases in the U.S.

March 12, 2019

Robert AmlerAt least 206 measles cases confirmed in the first two months of this year just in the US alone, according to a recently released CDC report.  Dr. Robert Amlers speaks about the outbreak.

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


Advances in Haploidentical Transplantation and Cellular Therapies

March 10, 2019

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.At HAPLO2018, Mitchell Cairo, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, discussed research on adoptive NK-cell therapy in pediatric solid tumors. 

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

The ASCO Post

Doctors might have found a cure for HIV. But is it worse than the disease?

March 09, 2019

Keosha T. Bond, EdD, MPH, CHESSome are skeptical that an HIV cure would make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with the virus. Keosha Bond, an assistant professor at New York Medical College who has researched HIV, said a therapy that relies on bone-marrow transplant won't be practical for many.

NYMC faculty: Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health

USA Today

Who Will Care For Baby Boomers?: Seaver’s Diagnosis Brings Geriatric Care To Forefront

March 09, 2019

Kenneth KnappIn an interview with WCBS 880, Dr. Kenneth Knapp, an assistant professor at New York Medical College, explains that the issue has been a large concern for a while and currently, there’s not enough facilities to care for the growing population.

NYMC faculty: Kenneth Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management and co-director, the Center for Long-Term Care

WCBS 880

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