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Released: 6-Aug-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Placebos prove powerful...even when people know they're taking one
Michigan State University

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.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

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.

Released: 16-Jan-2018 2:55 PM EST
Families Who Adopt Receive Specialized Medical Care From Montefiore
Montefiore Health System

Parents of adopted children can now consult with a nationally recognized expert in adoption medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

20-Dec-2017 1:00 PM EST
Emergency Department Cancer Diagnoses: An Underreported Problem
Montefiore Health System

New study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, highlights the prevalence of ED cancer diagnoses; calls for new screening methods.

Released: 12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
$1 Million Gift Allows Babies to Get Heart Care Before Being Born
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 19-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Non-Opioid Treatment Substantially More Effective Than Opioids for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department, New Research Finds
Montefiore Health System

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.

Newswise: Thriving at Home: One Year After a Marathon Surgery to Separate Them, Formerly Conjoined Twins Jadon and Anias McDonald “Achieve New Milestones Every Day”
Released: 12-Oct-2017 12:30 PM EDT
Thriving at Home: One Year After a Marathon Surgery to Separate Them, Formerly Conjoined Twins Jadon and Anias McDonald “Achieve New Milestones Every Day”
Montefiore Health System

October 14 marks one year since complete separation of Jadon and Anias McDonald at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Released: 19-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST
Randi Kaplan Named Schwartz Center’s 2016 National Caregiver Of The Year
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 28-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain Delivers Advanced Care for Patients with Cognitive Disorders
Montefiore Health System

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.

27-Oct-2016 3:00 PM EDT
Montefiore and the Hebrew Home at RiverdaleBring Cutting Edge Geriatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to Sub-Acute Care
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Health System and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale are proud to announce a unique partnership to improve care for patients requiring sub-acute rehabilitation at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Released: 20-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
New Study Highlights the Benefits of BRCA Testing for All People of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children
Montefiore Health System

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)

Released: 3-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT
Montefiore And Einstein Receive $3.7 Million NIH Grant To Study The Link Between Sleep Apnea And Childhood Obesity
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 26-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Montefiore Receives $2 Million to Improve Health Habits at Two Bronx Primary Care Sites
Montefiore Health System

New Program Teams MDs and Psychologists to Reduce Hospitalizations for Patients with Chronic Respiratory Illness

Released: 22-Sep-2016 11:55 AM EDT
Children’s Hospital At Montefiore Physician-In-Chief Awarded $5.3 Million NIH Grant To Study Environmental Influences On Child Health
Montefiore Health System

CHAM researcher awarded $5.3 million from NIH as part of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes

Released: 28-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Montefiore Einstein Physician Researcher Awarded $4.2 Million National Institutes of Health Grant to Advance Asthma Care
Montefiore Health System

Dr. Marina Reznik receives grant from NIH to examine impact of asthma guidelines promotion through technology-based intervention and care coordination

Released: 19-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Ranks as One of the Best in the Nation According to U.S. News & World Report
Montefiore Health System

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore takes its place for the ninth year in a row on the U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

Released: 5-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Montefiore Is Selected by CMS to Participate in New Cancer Care Delivery Model
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care is Chosen by CMS to Participate in its New Oncology Care Model

Released: 14-Jun-2016 8:55 AM EDT
Kids' Asthma Severity Under-Recognized & Undertreated at Routine Healthcare Visits
Montefiore Health System

An innovative primary care-based asthma program improves identification of poorly controlled asthma among children and enhances treatment plans, compared to care provided during routine office visits.

Released: 13-Jun-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation and St. John’s Riverside Hospital Announce New Venture in Yonkers
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 9-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Montefiore and Einstein Researchers Leverage Social Media to Uncover New Data on Migraine Sensory Experiences
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore and Einstein researchers leverage social media to yield important insights on migraine associated-smells and hallucinations.

Released: 8-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Paying Attention to Toy Safety Labeling and Developmental Guidelines: An Overview for Pediatricians and Parents
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 1-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Investigators From Montefiore and Einstein to Present Data at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore/Einstein investigators present new data at ASCO meeting, including biomarkers for neuroendocrine therapies, benefits of immunotherapy for African American men with prostate cancer.

Released: 13-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Montefiore Highlights New Healthcare Career Opportunities and a Breadth of Wellness Workshops
Montefiore Health System

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.

30-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Leading Children’s Health Physician-Scientists Present Research at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Montefiore Health System

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.

27-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Migraine Consequences Affect All Family Members
Montefiore Health System

New study by Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, quantifies the significant burden of migraine.

Released: 23-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Bronx Borough President to Honor Two Local Food Stores with Bronx Can Health Initiative Award
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 6-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Montefiore Caregiver Support Center Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary
Montefiore Health System

The only center of its kind in New York City, Montefiore’s Caregiver Support Center is Celebrating Fifth Anniversary

3-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT
Two-Year Data Suggest Added Health Risks of Combining Mitral-Valve Repair to Bypass Surgery with Little Benefit
Montefiore Health System

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.

3-Mar-2016 4:00 PM EST
Pregnant Women With Severe Migraine May Be At Increased Risk for Labor and Delivery Complications
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 29-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST
Less Than Half of Pediatricians Inquire About Maternal Mental Health
Montefiore Health System

Although asking about maternal depression increased among pediatricians by about 30 percent between 2004 and 2013, less than half of pediatricians usually screen for the condition.

Released: 16-Feb-2016 12:35 PM EST
One in Ten Adolescents Living in Households with Food Insecurity Have Poor Mental Health
Montefiore Health System

New Study Published in Academic Pediatrics is First to Use Validated Measures to Explore Association Between Household Food Insecurity and Adolescent Mental Health

Released: 9-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST
New Study Finds Interruption of Radiation Therapy Risks Cancer Recurrence
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 21-Jan-2016 12:00 PM EST
Migraines Worsen as Women Approach Menopause
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 20-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
Montefiore and Einstein Lung Cancer Expert Is Appointed to National Cancer Institute Board
Montefiore Health System

Dr. Perez-Soler of Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Albert Einstein Cancer Center, is named to NCI's Board of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Science and Epidemiology

Released: 5-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST
Promising New Research in Sickle Cell DiseaseGets $1.6 Million Grant From FDA
Montefiore Health System

A new clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a biologic medicine that may significantly reduce pain and hospitalizations for children and young adults with sickle cell disease

Released: 17-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST
Montefiore-Einstein Breast Cancer Expert Is Elected to National Cancer Society Leadership
Montefiore Health System

Breast cancer expert at Montefiore and Einstein is named to the ASCO Nominating Committee

Released: 4-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST
Montefiore-Einstein Investigators Present Research at 2015 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 1-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
Montefiore AIDS Center and Addiction Medicine Expert Is Honored on World AIDS Day, December 1
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 30-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST
Beware Asthma Sufferers: Migraines May Worsen
Montefiore Health System

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.

9-Nov-2015 1:30 PM EST
Researchers Compare Two-Year Clinical Outcomes of Mitral Valve Replacement and Repair in Treating Severe Valve Regurgitation
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 9-Nov-2015 7:05 AM EST
Head to Head Trial Challenges AAP Guidelines for Treating Bronchiolitis
Montefiore Health System

New study published in Pediatrics challenges AAP guidelines for treatment of bronchiolitis; identifies efficiency in pediatric care

Released: 23-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Montefiore Receives 4-Year $9.6 Million CMMI Grant for Transformative Behavioral Health Initiative
Montefiore Health System

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.

Released: 13-Oct-2015 7:55 AM EDT
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care Receives Department of Defense Grant for Ovarian Cancer Research
Montefiore Health System

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).

Released: 9-Oct-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Montefiore Receives $1.2 Million HRSA Grant to Launch First Preventive Medicine Residency Program with Integrative Health Focus
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Health System (MHS) today announced receipt of a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will help to develop and implement a new preventive medicine (PM) residency program, woven into an existing residency in family medicine. This four year program, one of only a few in the U.S., will be the first to have an integrative health focus. It will launch in July 2016 with two residents.


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