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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

Why It’s Never A Good Idea To Go Nazi

June 19, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.While there is a popular marketing expression that “there is no such thing as bad press,” there is one very important exception to this rule–Never Go Nazi.

Faculty News: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Forbes

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

The COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing women out of science.

June 05, 2020

Marina Kaufman Holz, Ph.D. headshotIn the early days of working from home during the pandemic, before everyone discovered virtual backgrounds, I noticed something peculiar. My male coworkers joined meetings from bookshelf-lined offices, while my female colleagues logged in from kitchen tables and living rooms. 

Leadership News: Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and professor of cell biology and anatomy

ASBMB Today

Discussing COVID with kids in our new normal

June 03, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.Educating and parenting our children in our new "normal" 'Discussing COVID-19 with Kids' During this FREE Webinar, we will discover the science behind the COVID-19 illness, viral transmission, basic epidemiology and social distancing needed to protect our kids and community.

Faculty News: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

The Patch

Psychiatrist weighs in on ways to speak to children about racial inequality

June 03, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoA local doctor is educating parents on ways to talk to children about the nationwide racial tension.  Dr. Abraham Bartell of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital says it’s important to avoid seeing your child’s world through your eyes.

Faculty News: Abraham S. Bartell, M.D., M.B.A., clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

News 12 Hudson Valley

Protests May Lead to Spike in COVID-19 Cases, Doctor Fears.

June 03, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Bob Lahita, professor of medicine at New York Medical College, says that doctors are worried that the ongoing protests are going to cause another spike in COVID-19 cases if demonstrators aren’t careful. He also discusses the importance of antibody tests.

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

NBC New York

Discussing COVID with kids in our new normal.

June 03, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoEducating and parenting our children in our new "normal" 'Discussing COVID-19 with Kids' Presented by Lauren Block, M.D., M.P.H. and Adam E. Block, Ph. D Authors of Kelly Stays Home, The Science of Coronavirus.

Faculty News: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Patch