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PBS News Hour
November 8, 2013
New Rules Set Standard to Ensure Mental Health Care Coverage Parity

The Obama administration made the final step Friday to expand mental health care, five years after a law requiring the coverage passed. The new regulations mandate that insurers cover mental illness and addiction the same as they would a physical ailment. Carol Bernstein, MD, explains the changes and the impact to patient care.

Fox News
November 7, 2013
Students Abusing So-Called 'Smart Drugs'?

Timothy Verduin, MD, provides insight and commentary on why adolescents and college students abuse ADHD and other stimulant type drugs. There is also concern about mixing these drugs with alcohol, which can have deadly effects.

ABC World News
October 29, 2013
NICU Babies' Amazing Story of Surviving During Hurricane Sandy - Doctors and Nurses Carried Tiny Babies Down Flights Of Stairs, In Darkness To Help Them Survive

One of the most memorable images from Superstorm Sandy was that of newborn babies being evacuated from NYU Langone Medical Center. Visiting ABC World News along with their babies, the parents who were there that night sat down with David Muir to thank the staff at NYU Langone who helped to evacuate them and their babies. Nicole Lieb, RN, and Flavia Contratti, RN, are interviewed.

New York Daily News
October 29, 2013
Parents of Baby NYU Medical Evacuees Reunite For Sandy, Birthday Reflections

On Tuesday, fifteen grateful families celebrated their children’s health and the help they received from the medical staff before the hurricane forced them to go to uptown hospitals. William Schweitzer, MD, is mentioned.

WNYW Fox 5 News
October 24, 2013
NYU Langone and Bellevue Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Sandy hit and NYU Langone hospital lost power. Backup generators died, and the hospital was forced to evacuate hundreds of patients including Jeremiah. NYU Langone and its new ED are mentioned.
October 18, 2013
Bacteria in The Gut May Hold Key To Many Diseases

What if there was a pill that could restore the natural balance of bacteria in your gut and treat not only digestive ailments but other diseases as well? Medical researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of this science, explains Ilseung Cho, MD.

Metro NY
October 16, 2013
City Seeks to Regulate Tanning Salon Industry

In what may be one of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s final health initiatives, the city launched an offensive this week targeting tanning salons. If enacted, the city would enforce a state law barring New Yorkers under the age of 17 from tanning salons. Jennifer Stein, MD, PhD, is interviewed about the risks of using tanning beds for younger generations.

CBS This Morning
October 14, 2013
Migraine Study Says Nerve Stimulation Could Bring Relief

About 36 million Americans suffer from migraines - chronic headaches that can strike up to 15 times a month, lasting between four and 72 hours. James Galvin, MD, talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about a new study that could bring hope to people with migraines.

NY1 News
October 10, 2013
Eye Exams A Good Way to Learn About Overall Health

Robert Cykiert, MD, is interviewed about the importance of regular eye exams, one of the most effective ways of learning about your overall health.

Today Show
October 10, 2013
How to Treat Pain in Your Back, Knees and Head

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain every day, whether it's your back, knees or migraine pain. Neurologist and migraine expert Audrey Halpern, MD, discusses how chronic, severe headaches can be treated.