Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.
A team of researchers from Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Dartmouth College is the first to demonstrate that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking one.
The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.
Thanks to the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Pediatric Heart Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is opening the John H. Gutfreund Fetal Heart Program at the Montefiore Hutchinson Campus.
New data from researchers at Montefiore Health System shows that patients seeking care for migraine in the emergency department experience better pain relief from the non-opioid treatment intravenous (IV) prochlorperazine along with diphenhydramine, compared to the frequently used opioid treatment IV hydromorphone.
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national leader in in providing compassionate care to patients and caregivers, has named Randi Kaplan, LMSW, director of the Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center at Montefiore, the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY). The prestigious award goes to people who display compassion, and establish mutual trust and respect with families involved in healthcare decision-making. The award was presented yesterday at the 21st Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner, where Randi was honored amongst 2,000 healthcare leaders, clinicians, patients and family members.
Preeminent psychiatric researcher and clinician, Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D, has been named professor and university chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert, who will also hold the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry at Einstein, will assume his position on March 1, 2017.
During their first year, clinicians at the new Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain (CAB) saw significant improvements in their ability to identify patients with dementia symptoms and more quickly identify signs of depression and anxiety. This first year data has been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The Center’s model, which follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, examines referred patients for evaluation of cognitive complaints based on daily activities, demographic information, additional medical conditions, and medication review.
A new study published in the journal Genetics in Medicine, conducted by Montefiore-Einstein’s Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) and the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics, has found that BRCA screening should be routinely offered to all adults of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Currently this is not the standard of care, which we found may be leading to more individuals unknowingly being at high cancer risk.
Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Raanan Arens, M.D., chief of the Division of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study and develop tools for combatting obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Montefiore Health System has a new collaborative program with its partner St. John’s Riverside Hospital to offer patients suffering from kidney, pancreas or liver disease an opportunity to be evaluated for transplantation at St. John’s Riverside Hospital by specialists from Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation.
Parents and pediatric health providers are often unaware of how toys are assigned safety labels and suggestions for recommended age-appropriate use. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) examined how toys are tested and labeled for safety concerns in a State-of-the-Art Review Article in the current issue of Pediatrics.
Montefiore Health System, the principal sponsor of Bronx Week 2016 and largest healthcare provider in the Bronx, will partner with community based organizations and local educational partners like Mercy College to educate local students and their parents about opportunities in the healthcare industry during its “Health at the Hutch” event today.
Leading experts in child health from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present research at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), April 30 – May 3 in Baltimore.
In an effort to increase access to healthier food choices in its neighborhood, Montefiore Health System Office of Community & Population Health, in collaboration with Shop Healthy NYC , and Center For Disease Control and Prevention’s Bronx REACH CHAMPS Initiative created The Healthy Store Initiative to help combat diet-related chronic disease, and promote health and well-being. On April 23rd, two Bronx markets, Martes Food Center, 124 E 176Th St. and Aqui Me Quedo, 1052 Gerard Avenue, will receive the Bronx CAN Health Initiative proclamation award. Both markets are participating in the program to provide healthy and affordable food options for community residents who need to manage restrictive diets as the result of diabetes, hypertension and/or obesity.
Just released two-year follow up data comparing coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) with combined CABG and mitral-value repair in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) found no significant differences in benefit. The patients with CABG and mitral-valve repair had an early hazard of longer hospital stay post-surgery, a higher incidence of postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias and higher rate of serious neurological events than those with CABG alone.
Women who have acute migraine attacks that are severe enough to prompt them to seek care may be more likely to have complications when giving birth, including preterm delivery, preeclampsia and low birthweight. Women 35 and older were seven times more likely to have these complications.These findings, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Health System, will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting on April 15 to 21.
Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s NCI–designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center have found.
Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research. The findings were published online this week in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, a publication of the American Headache Society.
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Albert Einstein Cancer Center and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore present research at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting. Presentations include the first report on a genetic risk factor for avascular necrosis associated with treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children.
NEW YORK (December 1, 2015)— Today, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOH) will honor the Montefiore AIDS Center staff for their work in the field of HIV/AIDS and Alain Litwin M.D. for his contributions to the field of hepatitis C (HCV). New York is home to approximately 116,000 people living with HIV or AIDS. Additionally, an estimated 200,000 New Yorkers have chronic hepatitis C, which like HIV, can be acquired by contact with blood.
Pre-existing asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Vedanta Research.
A team of researchers from the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) found that recipients of a mitral valve replacement for Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) experienced a lower rate of heart failure and fewer cardiovascular-related hospital readmissions in the two years following surgery.
Montefiore Health System (MHS) today announced receipt of a four-year, $9.6 million grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to fund a unique patient-centered approach to providing comprehensive healthcare to those with severe mental illness (SMI). Under this new initiative developed by the Montefiore Department of Psychiatry, a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) with a centralized care management program will be rolled out to support clinicians providing services to those with SMI, focusing on evidence-based treatments and relapse prevention interventions.
Researchers at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC) today announced receipt of a 3-year, $750,000 grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), an office of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).