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WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show
June 14, 2013
Please Explain: Pain

Article exploring how the body perceives pain—what causes it, its affects, and how to treat it—interviews Jing Wang, MD, PhD.

June 12, 2013
Chemical Concerns: BPA and Childhood Obesity

New evidence has found the chemical bisphenol A may play a role in causing childhood obesity. Leonardo Trasande, MD, is interviewed, noting longer term studies are needed regarding the effects on BPA on children.

National Public Radio
June 12, 2013
Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back

Biologists at NYU Langone Medical Center have figured out just how lizard-like regeneration happens in mice in the fingertips. There's some secret sauce at the nail cuticle that makes it possible, scientists reported in the journal Nature. Lead author Mayumi Ito, PhD, is quoted.

New York Times
June 4, 2013
Podcast: Science Times, Left Right Problems

It turns out that body “directionality” (knowing left from right) is something that is figured out while you are still just a tiny clump of cells in the womb. Orrin Devinsky, MD, is interviewed for Science Time Podcast about how the brain can compensate after part is damaged or removed surgically. Listen to segment (begins at 15:00):

May 27, 2013
Patient Communication Has Room to Grow: Studies

There's room - and need - for improvement in the discussions between doctor and patient that go into medical decision-making, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. Mack Lipkin, MD, who wrote the accompanying editorial, points out that not everyone may want to play an active role in their care.

NBC Nightly News
May 27, 2013
Program Brings Theater to Children in Hospitals

"Only Make Believe" brings theater performances to children with chronic illnesses and disabilities in more than 50 hospitals nationwide, including NYU Langone. Joan Gold, MD, is interviewed about the importance of such a program for children who are hospitalized.

May 24, 2013
C-Sections Tied To Child Obesity

Children who are delivered via cesarean section are much more likely to become obese as they age when compared to those who were delivered vaginally, according to new research led by Jan Blustein, MD, published in the May 14 online issue of the International Journal of Obesity.

Daily News
May 21, 2013
Boys With ADHD Twice As Likely To Be Obese Adults: Study

Boys diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in childhood are more likely to be obese adults, finds a new study led by Rachel Klein, MD, that sheds light on how ADHD can affect the body as well as the mind.

Huffington Post Live
May 20, 2013
Life with Trichotillomania

Ali Mattu, PhD, discusses living with trichotillomania, a compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair. Between two percent and five percent of Americans suffer from the condition, which can lead to noticeable hair loss and social anxiety.

May 20, 2013
Childhood ADHD Tied to Obesity Decades Later

Boys who are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school are more likely to grow up to be obese adults than those who don't have the condition, a new study in Pediatrics suggests. Lead author of the study Xavier Castellanos, MD, is quoted.