Investigators studying chronic kidney disease have uncovered abnormal molecular signaling pathways from disease initiation to irreversible kidney damage, kidney failure, and death. Their results point to new drug targets for the disease.
2/27/2014 4:45 PM EST
Eliminating Bacteria, Changing Lifestyle May Lower Risk in Those Genetically Susceptible to Colorectal Cancer
Using a transgenic mouse model, a Mount Sinai research team found that development of intestinal tumors depends on bacteria in the gut and that eradicating the bacteria with antibiotics also prevented polyp formation. They propose that gut bacteria...
3/1/2014 11:00 AM EST
Knowing Your Kidneys: Doctors from the Mount Sinai Health System Discuss Risk Factors and Tips to Help Prevent Kidney Disease
The kidneys, two very important organs located in your back, help to continuously clean out wastes and extra fluid from your body. One in 10 Americans develops kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney...
2/28/2014 3:00 PM EST
Opiate use triggers changes in the protein RGS9-2 in neurons in the brain's reward center. Repeated use affects analgesic relief and tolerance, as well as addiction.
2/18/2014 9:20 PM EST
Experts from the Mount Sinai Health System Discuss Eight Ways to Help Reduce and Prevent Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon or rectum affecting both men and women, is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Although highly treatable and preventable, about 140,000 Americans are still diagnosed and more than...
2/21/2014 7:00 PM EST
Appendicitis, the most common potential surgical problem for kids seen in the emergency department, can be visualized with a high degree of accuracy using point-of-care ultrasound. Using it as 1st-line imaging study of choice also reduces kids'...
2/10/2014 11:00 AM EST
This February during American Heart Month, Vivek Reddy, MD, of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital implanted the United States’ first miniature-sized, leadless cardiac pacemaker directly inside a patient’s heart without surgery.
2/6/2014 8:00 AM EST
Alex D. Federman, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been approved for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for his...
2/5/2014 2:00 PM EST
Mount Sinai Experts Share Tips for Prostate Cancer Prevention and New Advancements in Treatment and Detection
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 230,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Overall, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent for men with the...
1/30/2014 2:00 PM EST
Valentin Fuster, MD, PHD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has an extreme interest in striking out the obesity epidemic and helping parents prevent its negative impact on their children's cardiovascular health.
9/4/2013 5:00 PM EDT
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention.
8/28/2013 3:20 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Experts and Patients Share Their Skin Cancer Tips and Stories for Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday
Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday is May 7, Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention and insight on the new FDA labeling requirements on sunscreen. Patients are also available to discuss their experience with...
4/27/2012 11:45 AM EDT
Dr. Mark Green, director of the Headache Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, provides insight into new guidelines released by the American Academy of Neurology on migraine treatments.
4/25/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Rebecca Solomon is the Nutrition Coordinator of the Program for Surgical Weight Loss at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
8/28/2009 1:00 PM EDT
Seasonal allergies follow the growth cycle of plants. Beginning in early March, the common allergies come from tree pollen, and by late April or early May, grass begins to pollinate. These allergies last until July and then the next round begins...
2/27/2009 1:00 PM EST
As spring approaches, many parents around the country are concerned about the wide scale use of artificial turf fields on school grounds and in parks properties. While the recognized benefits include the potential for increased use and thereby...
2/27/2009 1:00 PM EST