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New Spinal Fusion Surgery Technique Leads to Better Outcomes, Reduced OR Time & Length of Stay for Patients

NYU Langone research finds a new spinal fusion surgery technique leads to better outcomes and shorter hospital stays for patients.
23-Nov-2020 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Program Can Pick Best Candidates for Skin Cancer Treatment

Experts trained a computer to tell which skin cancer patients may benefit from drugs that keep tumors from shutting down the immune system’s attack on them, a new study finds.
16-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

NYCHA Secondhand Smoke Policy Needs More Time and Effort To Show How Well It Works

One year into a smoking ban in buildings run by the nation’s largest public housing authority, tenant exposure to secondhand smoke in hallways, stairwells, and apartments has not declined, a new study shows.
2-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nerves Keep Pancreatic Cancer Cells from Starving

Pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation by signaling to nerves, which grow into dense tumors and secrete nutrients.
30-Oct-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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"White Matter Lesion" Mapping Tool Identifies Early Signs of Dementia

A new tool for analyzing tissue damage seen on MRI brain scans can detect with more than 70 percent accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, new research shows.
22-Oct-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New York City’s Coronavirus Outbreak Spread from More European Sources Than First Reported

The COVID-19 pandemic started earlier than previously thought in New York City and Long Island by dozens of people infected mostly with strains from Europe. A new analysis also shows that most of the spread was within the community, as opposed to...
26-Oct-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Helps Explain Declines in Death Rates from COVID-19

Fewer New Yorkers are dying from the coronavirus than health experts had anticipated, a new study shows. Regional death rates have dropped from the highs seen at the start of the outbreak, partially due to a shift in the population contracting the...
22-Oct-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduced Hormone Supply in Pregnant Mothers Linked to ADHD in Their Children

Low levels of key, body-regulating chemicals in mothers during the first three months of pregnancy may interfere with the baby’s brain development, a large American study shows.
16-Oct-2020 4:30 PM 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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