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A strategy for securing religious freedom and tolerance in health care

February 11, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.A new rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services in mid-January, “Ensuring Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Organizations,” is intended to provide clarity about the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations and also eliminate certain requirements previously imposed on those organizations.

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

STAT

Chinese Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

February 10, 2020

Robert AmlerThe Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System, hosted a briefing about coronavirus on Friday, January 31. The rapidly spreading coronavirus is still a limited risk in the United States, but the situation could change quickly.

New York Medical College Leadership Mentions:
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Alan Kadish, M.D., president of the Touro College and University System
Chandra Shekar Bakshi, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology
Marisa Montecalvo, M.D., professor of medicine and director for health services
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine, and health commissioner at Westchester County Department of Health

5 Towns Jewish Times

2020’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America

February 10, 2020

Mark J. Kittleson. Ph.D. headshotLocation matters when it comes to health. Some places promote wellness by expanding access to nutritious food and recreational facilities. Others strive to keep healthcare costs affordable for everyone or keep parks clean and well-maintained.

NYMC Leadership News: Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., chair and professor in the Department of Public Health

WalletHub

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

February 07, 2020

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalVarious Articles: 100.7 WHUD Radiothon Marks 15th Year Supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; WMCHealth Running Events Support Programs and Services, A Seamless Continuum of Cardiac Care, The ABCs of Heart Health, A Game Changer for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, ‘There’s Nothing I Can’t Do’, Strength From Within, Celebrating Life, They Saved My Life, What five habits should parents teach their kids for good heart health?, Is intermitten fasting safe?, How can I successfully achieve my New Year’s resolutions?, How reliable are wristwatch health-tracking apps?

NYMC Faculty Mentions: Joseph L. Giamelli, M.D. ’02, assistant professor of pediatrics, Melanie Leong, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pediatrics, Fabio O. Danisi, M.D., clinical associate professor of neurology, Lisa N. Hirsch, M.D., instructor of medicine, Elizabeth Tilley, Ph.D., instructor of surgery, Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine, Joshua Ab. Melcer, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Joseph L. Giamelli, M.D. ’02, assistant professor of pediatrics, Khanh H. Nguyen, M.D., professor of surgery, Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., professor of medicine, Cary S. Passik, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, Ramin Malekan, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, Joseph J. Fulton, M.D., clinical assistant professor of surgery , Jayesh R. Modi, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics, J. Keith Festa, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine, Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Carol L. Karmen, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Advancing Care

PMDD Almost Ruined My Life Before I Found out What It Was

February 07, 2020

Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11 headshotHaving lived with depression for most of my life, I thought it was just related that. But this felt different. It was more severe. It was scary. I felt completely hopeless, even suicidal. I couldn't stop crying. I felt rage at minor triggers. This deep emotional spell lasted only a few days and then I felt back to myself. I didn't notice at first that it had lifted when my period started.

NYMC Faculty News: Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Yahoo Lifestyle

Does Everyone Have Pain with Ovulation? Experts Explain Mittelschmerz

February 07, 2020

Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11 headshotA friend of mine used to grab her side and cringe from time to time, muttering something about ovulation pain. I never understood what on earth she meant. With this in mind, does everyone experience ovulation pain? It's definitely a real thing for many people.

NYMC Faculty News: Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Romper

Coronavirus: Advice from Touro's medical school

February 07, 2020

From Left to Right: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S.,According to the World Health Organization, the new Coronavirus is a respiratory virus, which spreads primarily through contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets generated when a person, for example, coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. Symptoms of this Coronavirus include fever coughing and shortness of breath.

New York Medical College Leadership Mentions:
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Alan Kadish, M.D., president of the Touro College and University System
Chandra Shekar Bakshi, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology
Marisa Montecalvo, M.D., professor of medicine and director for health services
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine, and health commissioner at Westchester County Department of Health

The Jewish Star

Coronavirus: What We Know, What We Don’t Know and What You Need to Know

February 06, 2020

Alan Kadish(Courtesy of Touro College) The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System, hosted an up-to-the-minute briefing about coronavirus on Friday, January 31. The rapidly spreading coronavirus is still a limited risk in the United States, but the situation could change quickly. Conference speakers explained the origins and characteristics of the virus. They also discussed the response by public health officials and steps the public can take to stay safe.

NYMC Leadership Mentions:
Alan Kadish, M.D., president
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Jewish Link

Westchester medical experts say no reason to panic over coronavirus

February 04, 2020

Robert AmlerIn addition to Amler, who also is an associate professor at NYMC, the featured speakers included: Alan Kadish, president of the Touro College and University System; Marisa A. Montecalvo, a professor of medicine at NYMC and an infectious disease specialist; Edward C. Halperin, chancellor and CEO at NYMC; Chandra Shekhar Bakshi, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at NYMC; and Robert W. Amler, dean of NYMC’s School of Health and Sciences and Practice.

NYMC Leadership Mentions:
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Alan Kadish, M.D., president of the Touro College and University System
Chandra Shekar Bakshi, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology
Marisa Montecalvo, M.D., professor of medicine and director for health services
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine, and health commissioner at Westchester County Department of Health

Westfair Online

The Wuhan coronavirus is now found on doorknobs, another reason that washing your hands is better than wearing a mask

February 04, 2020

Sherlita AmlerFace masks are flying off shelves around the globe, as people scramble to stop the spread of the virus. Some precincts in China have even started lottery systems for buying masks, as The Global Times reported.

NYMC Leadership News: Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine, and health commissioner at Westchester County Department of Health

Business Insider

Talmud, every day

February 04, 2020

Yardaena Osband, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She hails from Boston, and studied for two years in Midreshet Lindenbaum, received her BA in Jewish Studies and Music at Stern College for Women, and attended medical school at the Sackler School for Medicine. She has taught in many schools and synagogues, lecturing in Tanach, Halacha, and Talmud with a specific interest in the biographies of the Taanim and Amoraim. Yardaena also serves on the board of ORA - Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, The Riverdale Minyan and is a founder of the Orthodox Leadership Project. She currently resides in New York with her husband and children.

NYMC Faculty News: Yardaena B. Osband, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

The World News

10 myths about the coronavirus, including a link to meat-eating and imported packages

February 03, 2020

Robert AmlerThe US has issued a mandatory quarantine for citizens and their families coming back from Hubei province in China, where the disease originated in December. There is no treatment or vaccine for the virus, which scientists suspect originated in bats, and might've hopped into an intermediary host animal, before infecting people.

NYMC Leadership Mentions:
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine, and health commissioner at Westchester County Department of Health

Business Insider

Coronavirus Update: WHO Teams Up with Google To Battle Online Misinformation

February 03, 2020

Edward HalperinThe World Health Organization has joined up with Google to tackle false conspiracy theories floating online about the coronavirus epidemic sweeping across China. WHO has engaged the search engine giant’s help to guarantee that people obtain facts from WHO first when looking for information on the virus on the internet.

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

International Business Times

Coronavirus is a public health emergency, but here's why the flu should worry you much more

February 03, 2020

Touro College of Dental MedicineThe fact is, according to the federal government, which on Friday declared the coronavirus a public health emergency, Tri-state residents are susceptible to viruses in our area. However, coronavirus is not one of them. The one to which people in our region are most susceptible — the flu — is more widespread than it's been in years, and possibly ever, in the U.S.

Touro College and University System

Pix11

Coronavirus: Here Are 10 Misconceptions Being Spread

February 03, 2020

Robert AmlerThat was a question from an audience member at a coronavirus public information session held on Friday in New York City by the Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC). No, it wasn’t a nutrition meeting or a “dishes-to-watch-out-for-if-you-want-to-avoid-flatulence-on-a-date” meeting. This was a session that had assembled medical experts from NYMC, elected officials, and city and state health department officials to answer questions that the public had about the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

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

Forbes

FDA Approves First Drug for Peanut Allergy

January 31, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first treatment for peanut allergy, providing a new option for the growing number of children and their families dealing with the life-threatening condition.

NYMC Faculty News: Subhadra A. Siegel, M.D., M.A., assistant professor of pediatrics

The Wall Street Journal

How Effective Are Face Masks in Preventing Illness?

January 30, 2020

Robert AmlerHow Effective Are Face Masks in Preventing Illness? With the spread of the coronavirus, face masks have been selling out in the U.S. But how reliable are masks in preventing the spread of viruses? Though there is no conclusive research, studies have found that respirators are more protective than surgical masks.

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

One News Page

How area officials, hospitals are preparing for the coronavirus

January 30, 2020

Robert AmlerNew York hospitals have stepped up preparations for the possibility that a patient with this year's novel strain of coronavirus would walk into a local emergency room as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case Thursday of person-to-person transmission within the United States.

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

Crain’s New York Business

US learned from Ebola but is 'nowhere near as prepared' as needed if coronavirus outbreak happened here

January 29, 2020

Robert AmlerAt the height of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa five years ago, CDC officials faced what seemed like an impossible request: Could U.S. airports screen passengers for the deadly virus when they arrived from three hard-hit nations, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone?

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

USA Today

Should You Buy Surgical Masks to Avoid the Coronavirus and Flu?

January 28, 2020

Robert AmlerWhen Busy Philipps lost the face mask she wears on airplanes to avoid getting sick, she got creative. The actress recently posted a selfie on Instagram with a blue bandana tied around her face to cover her mouth and nose. Not a bad look, TBH.

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

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