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Everyday Health
September 17, 2013
Living With Lupus

Every case of lupus is different and, while genetics likely play a role, the condition may be triggered by factors such as exposure to the sun, infection, or stress. Anca Askanase, MD, explains the complexity of Lupus.

Reuters
September 12, 2013
Maternal PTSD Linked to Children's Trauma

The children of mothers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at high risk of being traumatized themselves, according to a new study by lead author Claude Chemtob, PhD.

WABC 7 – NY
August 30, 2013
Newborn Overcomes Incredible Odds by Living

The smallest baby ever born at NYU Langone at only 23 weeks is home and, despite the long odds, is not only surviving but thriving. Doctors will continue to watch her development closely, but so far, brain scans show no sign of damage, and she is breathing on her own. Her parents say they are grateful to the hospital staff for never losing hope. Her doctor Michael Espiritu, MD, is interviewed about the care at NYU Langone.

Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2013
Concussion Settlement Highlights Difficulty of Proving Brain Damage

Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its link to neurocognitive problems that appear years later remains an enigma. Yvonne Lui, MD, is interviewed about her recent MRI/Concussion study.

CBS News Sunday Morning
August 18, 2013
For All the World to See

Former fashion model Matuschka is profiled in a segment about breast cancer and breast reconstructive surgery. Matuschka’s reconstructive plastic surgeon, Christina Ahn, MD, is interviewed about the surgery and options for women.

NY1
August 14, 2013
Oxygen Treatment Helps Dissolve Chronic Wounds

The use of oxygen as medicine is growing in popularity and the newest center to open in the city is already improving patients' lives. Frank Ross, MD, is interviewed about the treatment now available at NYU Langone’s new Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center.

CBSNews.com
August 12, 2013
Researchers Find New Epilepsy Genes, Hope Treatments will Follow

Epilepsy researchers from NYU School of Medicine are reporting they have found up to 25 new genetic mutations that may be behind some of the most debilitating forms of the condition. By identifying these new mutations they found on nine key genes associated with the disorder, the researchers hope they can develop new treatments that precisely target the mutations. Co-author Ruben Kuzniecky, PhD, is quoted in article.

Nature Podcast
August 8, 2013
NewsChat: Social Signals

Rich Tsien, PhD, is interviewed for the weekly podcast produced by the Journal Nature and explains the research he and his colleagues published recently about the role that the 'love hormone' oxytocin plays in neurological signal processing in the brain.

CBS News This Morning
July 30, 2013
Back Pain: Are You Getting the Right Treatment for Your Backache?

A new study shows 80 percent of Americans with back pain are not getting the right treatment. Norman Marcus, MD, discusses steps to get the appropriate treatment for your backaches.

ABC Eyewitness News
July 30, 2013
Health News: Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening for Some Smokers

Low dose CT scans are being recommended by a government panel for the early detection of lung cancers in high-risk patients, such as long-time smokers and those with family history of the disease. Georgeann McGuiness, MD and Alissa Greenberg, MD, are interviewed.