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Huffington Post
January 22, 2014
BPA Among Toxic Chemicals Driving Up Health Care Costs, Experts Say

Leonardo Trasande, MD, is featured as the lead author of a new study that discusses the social costs of childhood obesity and adult coronary heart disease attributable to BPA exposure in the United States. 

CBS News
January 16, 2014
Who Should get the PSA Test for Prostate Cancer?

Jonathan LaPook, MD, and Herbert Lepor, MD, discuss prostate cancer, the most common cancer found in American men and the tests used for prostate screening.  

WashingtonPost.com
January 13, 2014
Should Medical School be Shortened to Three Years? Some Programs Try Fast Tracking

Steven Abramson, MD, is interviewed about NYU School of Medicine’s new three-year degree option. Student Travis Hill, a 30-year-old neuroscientist who was admitted to the new program that would allow him to complete medical school in only three years and guarantee him a spot in its neurosurgery residency, is highlighted.

Reuters
January 5, 2014
Skin Cancer Awareness Low Among Minorities

A new study suggests that minorities tend to know less about skin cancer than whites, a new study suggests. The research was led by Dorota Z. Korta, PhD. Darrell S. Rigel, PhD, is also quoted.

ABCLocal.com
January 3, 2014
Gut Bacteria Can Determine if Someone Is Fat or Thin, Study Says

More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, we're learning what could be a major factor when it comes to how much you weigh. Sue Decotiis, MD, a medical weight-loss specialist, says there's proof as to why her patients are successfully shedding pounds.

ABC News Good Morning America
December 31, 2013
Medical Miracle: New Treatment for Tourette Syndrome Changes Boy’s Life

Alon Mogilner, MD, PhD, is interviewed about a radical experimental treatment for Tourette syndrome, deep brain stimulation.

National Athletic Trainer’s Association
December 23, 2013
Day in the Life: Dance Theater of Harlem

Alison Deleget, MS, ATC, talks about her role as an outreach athletic trainer for the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. She provides outreach athletic training services to the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

MedPage Today
December 20, 2013
JNC 8 in Practice

Howard Weintraub, MD, is featured in a piece regarding the new hypertension treatment guidelines that came out in 2013. He notes the changes in guidelines may result in similar confusion to patients and physicians as the cholesterol and risk assessment documents published only one month ago.

NY1
December 20, 2013
Maintaining a Healthy Heart a Good New Year's Resolution to Strive For

Eugenia Gianos, MD, is featured in a piece regarding heart health over the holidays and into the New Year. She notes that cardiovascular disease is an entirely preventable disease as long as risk is assessed early and people take actions such as quitting smoking, eating healthier, avoiding trans fats and keeping weight in check.

New York Times
December 19, 2013
Perelman Pledges $50 Million to New York Hospital

On Thursday, Ronald O. Perelman announced a $50 million, 10-year gift to finish the construction of an expanded NYU Langone emergency department. The 22,000-square-foot complex, at 570 First Avenue and 33rd Street, will triple the size of the old unit and include a separate area for children’s emergency services.