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Mental Health Benefits of Parks Dimmed by Safety Concerns

No matter how close parks are to home, perceptions of park-centered crime may keep New Yorkers from using them.
2-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Common Fireworks Release Toxic Metals Into the Air

Some of America’s favorite Independence Day fireworks emit lead, copper, and other toxins, a new study suggests. These metals, which are used to give fireworks their vibrant color, also damage human cells and animal lungs.
24-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Strategy Emerges for Vaccine Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Aureus

Experiments in mice have shown early success in vaccinating them against potentially deadly bacterial infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus, or MRSA, the strain resistant to most drug treatments.
25-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Star-Shaped Brain Cells May Play a Critical Role in Glaucoma

After a brain injury, cells that normally nourish nerves may actually kill them instead, a new study in rodents finds. This “reactive” phenomenon may be the driving factor behind neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma, a leading cause of...
16-Jun-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Decode How the Brain Senses Smell

Scientists have further decoded how mammalian brains perceive odors and distinguish one smell from thousands of others.
15-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New COVID Local Risk Index Helps Cities Identify Neighborhoods at Highest Risk for COVID and Better Target Resources to Blunt Local Pandemic Impact

A new city-oriented COVID Local Risk Index will help municipal leaders identify cities and neighborhoods with populations at higher risk of COVID-19 infection and more severe COVID-19 illness by incorporating key risk factors of race and ethnicity,...
16-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients In Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce COVID-19 disease severity. The experimental treatment consists of identical copies of an antibody, a blood protein related to those...
1-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health System in Pandemic Epicenter Identifies Outcomes and New Risk Factors of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19

A team of investigators at NYU Langone Health determined that just over half of 5,279 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized -- and nearly a quarter of those hospitalized died or were discharged to hospice, including 60 percent...
26-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed associate director for clinical research at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. She assumes her...
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Rusk Rehabilitation Launches Specialized Program to Optimize Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health has opened a new specialized program to address the complex rehabilitative needs of individuals with cancer, with a principal goal of helping them re-establish optimal function during and following...
23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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World Renowned Surgeon and Researcher to Lead New Pancreatic Cancer Center at NYU Langone

NYU Langone Medical Center has announced that internationally recognized surgeon and scientist Diane M. Simeone, MD, will join its Perlmutter Cancer Center on March 1 to serve as associate director for translational research and to lead its newly...
9-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST

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National Leader in Mood Disorders Research and Clinical Care Bolsters NYU Langone’s Psychiatry Department

Dan Iofifescu, MD, MSc, a clinician-scientist specializing in mood disorders, has been recruited to the Psychiatry faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, furthering the department’s national reputation in diagnosing and managing depression and...
3-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST

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Renowned Lung Cancer Expert to Join NYU Langone as Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology

The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center has named noted clinician-scientist Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD, as its new Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
3-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses. At NYC Treats Tobacco, we are committed to ending health disparities. We have...
14-Apr-2015 2:35 PM EDT

Don’t Let Daylight Savings Disrupt Your Child’s Sleep

Setting clocks forward this Daylight Savings Time may lead to your kids to be sleepy. Sanjeev Kothare, MD, has tips to ensure sleep isn’t disrupted.
3-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EST

Give the Gift of a Healthier Heart

The heart is a symbol of love, and there’s no better way to say “I love you” than to help someone you love quit smoking. February is American Heart Month, and New York City Treats Tobacco wants you take steps towards a healthier heart by...
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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