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Today Show
September 26, 2013
Alanis Morissette: Home Birth was ‘Beyond Pain’

Alanis Morissette describes her home birth delivery. Iffath Hoskins, MD, is interviewed and notes patients should always be provided with choices but, if they choose a home birth, there should also be a backup plan in place in case something goes wrong.

The New York Times
September 24, 2013
Pregnant Weight Lifter Stirs Debate

Recent pictures of a pregnant woman weight lifting weights has started a debate regarding what women should do about exercise when they are expecting. Daniel Roshan, MD, provides perspective and commentary.

NBC The Today Show
September 23, 2013
All In the Family: Should You Fight in Front of Your Kids?

Kristen Cullen Sharma, PsyD, is featured in a segment about whether or not parents should fight in front of their children. Although the answer is complicated, she notes that arguing in front of your children can be beneficial for the child’s development and that it’s important to show children productive conflict resolution, but adds that there are negative messages that should be avoided.

September 18, 2013
Around The World, Gun Ownership and Firearms Deaths Go Together

A study on guns, violence, and mental health, long scheduled to be published this week, finds that gun ownership is a bigger factor than mental illness when it comes to firearms deaths. But the data suggest that both play roles. Lead author Sripal Bangalore, MD, discusses the findings of his new study published in the American Journal of Medicine.

MedPage Today
September 18, 2013
Academics Argue: 3 Years or 4 Years to Educate Doctors?

If medical school were reduced from four to three years, it wouldn't necessarily mean that doctors were less prepared for medical practice, or would it? The New England Journal of Medicine this week aired that dilemma by inviting educators from NYU School of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to make the case for and against the 3-year alternative. Steven Abramson, MD, is interviewed about NYU School of Medicine’s NEJM Perceptive article on the three-year MD program.

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.

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.

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.