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April 17, 2014
Later, Baby: Will Freezing Your Eggs Free Your Career?

James Grifo, MD, is featured in a cover story about egg freezing and IVF. He notes that though egg freezing, which is similar to in vitro fertilization (IVF), has been around for 30 years, it has only been recently that fertility clinics are as successful with the procedure as they are now.

April 9, 2014
Talking to Kids about Tragedy a Tough Task for Parents

Glenn Saxe, MD, discusses how to talk to your kids about tragedy after another school stabbing.

TIME Magazine
April 9, 2014
It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier

Doctors could soon be prescribing crucial shuteye as treatment for everything from obesity to ADHD to mental health as experts say carving out time for sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. David Rapoport, MD, weighs in on the importance of sleep.

The Atlantic
April 4, 2014
When Doctors Act on Tradition and Emotion over New Science

Barron Lerner, MD, writes about the new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and why doctors might be reluctant to change.

The Huffington Post
March 31, 2014
A Public Health Success Story: The Non-Physicians Behind the Decrease in Colon Cancer Rates

Mark Pochapin, MD, writes an article on non-physicians raising awareness for colon cancer screening.

CNN Tech
March 28, 2014
Designer Genes Take A Leap Forward After Scientists Make New Chromosome

Scientists, led by Jef D. Boeke, PhD, have built a designer chromosome and inserted it into a cell, 500 changes have been made to its genetic base. The cell survived, reproduced, and subsequent cells carried the new chromosome forward.

The New York Times
March 12, 2014
Report Says Medication Use is Rising for Adults with Attention Disorder

The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the nation’s largest prescription drug plan manager. Lenard Adler, MD, discusses the findings.

The New York Times
March 8, 2014
The Fat Drug

Decades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds. In the lab of Martin Blaser, MD, he and his colleagues investigate whether antibiotics may be changing the animals’ microbiome — the trillions of bacteria that live inside their gut. These bacteria seem to play a role in all sorts of immune responses, and, crucially, in digesting food, making nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight.

Runner’s World
February 27, 2014
The Whole Body Fix

Reporter Katie McDonald Neitz visited RunSmart at NYU Langone, a new running clinic, hoping to end her six-year struggle with hamstring pain. After being tested and advised by a team of physicians and therapists, and spending many hours in PT, she is getting healthier and running stronger.

USA Today
January 31, 2014
David Andelman Under-Going Heart Surgery

Aubrey Galloway, MD, performs heart surgery to replace patient David Adelman’s faulty valve.