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Live Science
June 4, 2014
New Fitness Clothing Is Its Own Workout

A group of medical students are interviewed about a new line of athletic clothing they are creating that makes muscles work harder by resisting their motion and, as a result, burn extra calories during everyday activities or exercise. Medical adviser for Skinesiology J.R. Rizzo, MD, is interviewed about the benefits of the new fitness apparel.

NBC News The Today Show
June 2, 2014
Drowning Dangers: Keeping Your Family Safe this Summer

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children, ages one to four. Nonfatal or "secondary drowning" occurs when there has been an event in the water and that leaves water in a child’s lungs, a very rare pneumonia-like condition. Julie Capiola, MD, describes what parents can do to keep their children safe this summer and demonstrates how to give CPR in the event of an emergency.

New York Daily News
June 1, 2014
Learning Captors’ Language is Normal for POWs, Losing English Skills is Rare

Charles Marmar, MD, writes that prisoners may take on the language of their captors to better understand their thinking and planning or to reduce feelings of isolation.

The New York Times
May 28, 2014
With Special Clinics, Hospitals Vie for Hesitant Patients: Men

The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, and Steven Lamm, MD, are featured in a story that addresses the needs of specialty clinics focused on men’s health.
May 20, 2014
HPV Infects Two-Thirds of Healthy Americans, Study Finds

New research led by senior investigator, Zhiheng Pei, MD, PhD, suggests that about two-thirds of healthy American adults are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), but only a few of the strains they carry are the high-risk types known to cause cancer.

May 19, 2014
FDA-Approved Hybrid Cochlear Implants Help Hearing Patients Understand Sound

After decades of struggling to hear, a woman gets the gift of clear sound thanks to a new FDA-approved device that could help many with partial hearing loss. William Shapiro, AuD, CCC-A, is interviewed.

USA Today
May 18, 2014
Column: VA Serves Meat-and-Potatoes Care

Marc Siegel, MD, writes a piece on the recent corrupt practices that have recently been revealed at VA facilities throughout the country and ways to make them better.

ABC News
May 15, 2014
Bunny Cuddles Just What the Doctor Ordered

NYU Langone Medical Center’s therapy bunnies Clovis and Nutmeg, who are part of the Horticulture Therapy program, are profiled. Gwenn Fried, the program’s manager, discusses why horticulture therapy is important.

The New York Times
April 29, 2014
An About-Face on a Risky Transplant

In the first comprehensive study published this week in The Lancet of every face transplant reported since the procedure was first performed in 2005, the authors, led by Eduardo D. Rodriguez, DDS, MD, conclude that the procedure is generally safe and feasible, and should be offered to more patients.

CBS News This Morning
April 28, 2014
Fueling Disease: The Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse

More than 250 million antibiotic treatments are prescribed each year in the United States. Martin Blaser, MD, discusses the risk of taking too many pills goes beyond the threat of drug-resistant illnesses.