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ABC News Good Morning America
December 31, 2013
Medical Miracle: New Treatment for Tourette Syndrome Changes Boy’s Life

Alon Mogilner, MD, PhD, is interviewed about a radical experimental treatment for Tourette syndrome, deep brain stimulation.

National Athletic Trainer’s Association
December 23, 2013
Day in the Life: Dance Theater of Harlem

Alison Deleget, MS, ATC, talks about her role as an outreach athletic trainer for the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. She provides outreach athletic training services to the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

MedPage Today
December 20, 2013
JNC 8 in Practice

Howard Weintraub, MD, is featured in a piece regarding the new hypertension treatment guidelines that came out in 2013. He notes the changes in guidelines may result in similar confusion to patients and physicians as the cholesterol and risk assessment documents published only one month ago.

NY1
December 20, 2013
Maintaining a Healthy Heart a Good New Year's Resolution to Strive For

Eugenia Gianos, MD, is featured in a piece regarding heart health over the holidays and into the New Year. She notes that cardiovascular disease is an entirely preventable disease as long as risk is assessed early and people take actions such as quitting smoking, eating healthier, avoiding trans fats and keeping weight in check.

New York Times
December 19, 2013
Perelman Pledges $50 Million to New York Hospital

On Thursday, Ronald O. Perelman announced a $50 million, 10-year gift to finish the construction of an expanded NYU Langone emergency department. The 22,000-square-foot complex, at 570 First Avenue and 33rd Street, will triple the size of the old unit and include a separate area for children’s emergency services. 

CBS New York
December 11, 2013
Health Watch: Cancer Researchers Share Latest Knowledge in Texas

Doctors are figuring out what breast cancer treatments work and what doesn’t, which could potentially spare thousands of women from grueling treatments that may not improve their survival. Freya Schnabel, MD, is interviewed about the findings and explains the risk factors for various groups.

NPR
December 9, 2013
Epilepsy Patients Help Decode the Brain's Hidden Signals

Patients with severe epilepsy are giving scientists the chance to see the human brain in action, a view they could never get with an MRI or other high-tech tools. By applying small jolts of electricity to the brain, they're able to wipe out a person's ability to recognize faces, spark hallucinations, or even induce a will to persevere, as researchers reported last week in the journal Neuron. Orrin Devinsky, MD, discusses how valuable it is when patients share their experience with medical scientists.

Reuters
November 27, 2013
Higher Clot Risk Seen with Thoratec Heart Pump: Study

Researchers have found a higher rate of dangerous blood clots in patients who received Thoratec Corp's HeartMate II heart pump than had been seen in clinical trials or prior experience, according to a study published on Wednesday. Alex Reyentovich, MD, is featured, noting that though the results are worrisome, patients who need this device do not have any other options.

NY 1
November 18, 2013
New Health Guidelines Shift Focus on Fighting Heart Disease

New guidelines suggest that on top of eating healthy and exercising, more Americans may benefit from a common cholesterol drug therapy. Nieca Goldberg, MD, discusses the guidelines.

Nature
November 13, 2013
Medical Microbiology: Gut Microbes Linked To Arthritis

Unfriendly bacteria in the gut might bring on inflammation in the joints. Gut bacteria have long been implicated in arthritis, but research published in open journal eLife by Dan Littman, MD, and his colleagues is the first time that researchers have correlated the onset of human disease with a particular microbial species.