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Are Physicians Hypocrites for Supporting Black Lives Matter Protests and Opposing Anti-Lockdown Protests? An Ethical Analysis

August 27, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIf the medical community expresses the opinion that mass gatherings during a pandemic endanger health, then it would seem that all mass gatherings should be equally condemned. Like most things in medicine however, there is a risk-benefit balance to be considered.

Faculty news: Randy A. Goldberg, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine

Bioethics

The Pandemic Has Shown Why Telehealth is the Future of Healthcare

August 27, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.When it comes to healthcare delivery, the pandemic is forcing state and health leaders to consider alternative methods—such as telehealth—that could fundamentally change how patients access healthcare in the future.

Faculty news: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program and Adam S. Herbst, Esq., adjunct assistant professor of medicine

Medbridge

Higher Education Leaders: Stop Confusing Wishful Thinking with Innovation

August 26, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Since the beginning of the summer, colleges and universities all over the country have been spending millions of dollars trying to make campuses safe for their students to return.

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

Forbes

GoBroad Healthcare Group Showcases Innovative Hematologic Treatment Capabilities at the China Precision Medicine Forum

August 26, 2020

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.First launched in 2019, the event was joined by over 500 prominent medical experts across the globe to present the latest development, innovative insights in the field. Prof. Mitchell S. Cairo of New York Medical College is invited to give keynote speech.

NYMC Faculty news: Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy

WFMZ-TV

Adjusting to life in the pandemic

August 25, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.“I couldn’t help noticing there was nothing to read them to explain what was going on in their lives right now,” said Adam, 42, an economist and assistant professor of public health at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. “I mean, I love reading them books about dinosaurs, but it doesn’t have much relevance.”

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

Newsday

Dr. Amler on Fox 5 NY Discussing COVID-19 Reinfections

August 25, 2020

Robert AmlerRobert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President for Government Affairs and Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice, discusses COVID-19 reinfections with Fox 5 New York.

 

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

Fox 5 New York

Nurturing Neonates During COVID-19: 8 Steps for Safe Transitions

August 25, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoFamilies need to be equipped with knowledge from professionals and made to feel confident in applying that knowledge at home with fewer physical visits and more teletherapy appointments. 

Faculty news: Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor of speech-language pathology and Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Medbridge

Don’t Panic Over Covid-19 Reinfection Report, Expert Says

August 25, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerDr. Neil Schluger, chairman of the department of medicine at the New York Medical College, says that the report underlines the complexity of developing a vaccine for Covid-19.

 

Faculty news: Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine

 

Barron's

Long Island couple writes back-to-school coronavirus children's book

August 25, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.Lauren and Adam Block, of Port Washington, wrote "Kelly Goes Back to School: More Science on the Coronavirus" as a way to help children understand the changes they will see in school this fall, such as friends and teachers wearing masks.

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

ABC 7 New York

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

August 24, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoSo I again rang up Dr. Robert Lahita, chairman of medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in New Jersey, professor of medicine at New York Medical College, and adjunct professor of medicine at Rutgers, to discuss whether or not we should be rushing to the box office this week.

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

Vulture

We Must Avoid a Repeat of the Battle Between Upper West Siders and Homeless New Yorkers

August 21, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAs the homelessness crisis persists and the threat of a second covid wave looms, this is an issue in which every New Yorker has a stake, even if they do not yet know it. New York City has the infrastructure and expertise to be a national leader in this area.

Faculty news: Adam S. Herbst, Esq., adjunct assistant professor of medicine 

Gothmam Gazette

Inside Out: New job and new board certification for these RUMC docs

August 20, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Shats is also RUMC’s associate director of gynecology, and director of the hospital’s family planning clinic. She serves as assistant director of the OB/GYN residency program, and clerkship director for American University of Antigua and St. George University School of Medicine. She is also an associate professor at New York Medical College.

Faculty news: Rita Shats, M.D., instructor of obstetrics and gynecology

Silive

Surgical Management of Acute PE Provides Good Outcomes

August 20, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoUse of either technique was associated with improvements in central venous pressure, pulmonary artery systolic pressure, RV/LV ratio, and fractional area change, according to researchers led by Joshua Goldberg, MD (Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY).

Faculty news: Joshua B. Goldberg, M.D., assistant professor of surgery

TCTMD

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work? Practice Yoga Controlled Breathing

August 20, 2020

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., headshotYoga has several significant benefits for men and women who practice it. The many benefits of practicing yoga include improvements in balance and body control, improved fitness and toning, better metabolism, body composition, and faster weight loss.

Faculty news: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Thrive Global

Get A Daily Dose Of Good Vibes With 'Here’s Something Good'

August 18, 2020

Patricia GerbargDr. Patricia Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, explains that breathing is the only automatic function of our bodies that we can voluntarily control, basically hacking our body’s communication network.

Faculty news: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

iHeartRadio Podcasts

Telehealth Is Great, But Patients Need More Privacy Protection

August 18, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Ignoring potentially dire consequences and leading to greater distress, more complicated treatments, and longer suffering. Telehealth has been – and will continue to be – a way to care for patients who need it but cannot, or will not, seek out conventional care.

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

Healthcare Business Today

Even After a COVID-19 Vaccine is Approved, Distribution Will Be Challenging City Limits

August 18, 2020

Raj TiwariThough there’s no set date for when a COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available, Raj Tiwari, professor of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College, estimates that ideally, one could potentially be ready for distribution in a year—a timeline based on Moderna’s testing progress so far. 

Faculty news: Raj K. Tiwari, Ph.D., professor and interim chair in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and associate professor and otolaryngology

City Limits

New book to help explain the science of COVID-19 to children

August 17, 2020

Adam BlockAssistant Professor of Public Health at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, Adam Block, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Lauren Block explains the right age to address the science behind coronavirus with kids.

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

News 8

Notable in Health Care 2020

August 17, 2020

Salomon AmarDr. Salomon Amar has been the driving force behind a partnership between New York Medical College and pharmaceutical giant Regeneron to determine whether a drug that is used to treat inflammation is an effective treatment for critically ill Covid-19 patients.

NYMC Leadership 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

Crain’s New York Business

August Anxiety: Why we get anxious at the end of summer

August 17, 2020

Stephen FerrandoAccording to Stephen Ferrando, director of psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center, the experience of seasonal depression in the summertime is more of an agitated and anxious depressive state.

Faculty news: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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