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New York Daily News
July 1, 2014
Can You Overdose On Caffeine? Yes, Says Local Doc

Too much caffeine is being linked to two fatal overdoses in teens since the end of May. Deena Blanchard, MD, explains the risks.

Wall Street Journal
July 1, 2014
From WWI to Today: How PTSD Treatment Has Evolved

War-related neurological injuries and mental illnesses such as PTSD have been a part of civilization since man first took up arms in battle, says NYU Langone’s Charles Marmar, MD, Director of NYU Langone’s Cohen Veterans Center. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, he discusses these conditions.

Everyday Health
June 30, 2014
3 Things You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes

Health experts remain split on how effective and safe electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are as a tool to quit smoking. For the 44 million Americans who smoke, research suggests e-cigarettes might help when it comes to kicking the habit. Jonathan Whiteson, MD, explains why he believes other cessation aides are better options.

NBC’s “Today” Show
June 30, 2014
The Tired Truth

Getting enough sleep is a problem plaguing many Americans. Andrew Varga, MD, PhD, discusses the importance of sleep and tips to help get to bed at night.

HealthDay
June 27, 2014
Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

Audrey Halpern, MD, is interviewed about the effectiveness of migraine surgery, which is increasingly touted as a potential "cure" for the debilitating headaches. Researchers say the evidence just isn't there to support those claims.

The Washington Post
June 25, 2014
Incontinence is Surprisingly Common Among People Living Outside Nursing Homes

More than half the people age 65 or more who live outside institutions report episodes of bladder or bowel incontinence, with women plagued considerably more than men, according to a large government report released Wednesday that highlights the surprising prevalence of the debilitating condition. Benjamin Brucker, MD, is interviewed and provides perspective.

Bloomberg TV
June 25, 2014
What’s the Cure for United States Doctor Shortage?

Dean and CEO Robert I. Grossman, MD, is interviewed about the future of healthcare and NYU Langone's efficient and quality healthcare delivery.

Bloomberg TV
June 18, 2014
Will Robots Render Surgeons Obsolete?

An expert in robotic surgery, Michael Stifelman, MD, is interviewed about robotic surgery and its benefits. For instance, it can be faster and less invasive than traditional methods in many subspecialty areas. Additionally, the technology allows greater functionality, such as the use of four robotic arms instead of two human arms, and greater visual abilities of the surgical field.

WPR/NPR
June 13, 2014
Changing Faces

There’s an emerging option for people with severe facial disfigurements – facial transplantation. In an in-depth interview, Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS, tells the story of Richard Lee Norris, the patient on whom in 2012 he performed the most complex – and most successful – facial transplant to date. Dr. Rodriguez also discusses the new facial transplantation program at NYU langone, and what the future holds for this burgeoning field of medicine.

CNN
June 11, 2014
Talking to Kids about Tragedy a Tough Task for Parents

When another school shooting took place this week, many parents across the country wondered what to tell their children. Glenn Saxe, MD, provides advice for how parents can reassure their children.