Einstein in the Media | U.S./Global

Reuters Health interviews Charles Hall, Ph.D., on his study that finds stimulating brain activities delay the onset of dementia. The research, led by Dr. Hall and Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., was published in the August 4 online edition of Neurology. Dr. Hall is professor of epidemiology & population health and of neurology. Dr. Verghese is associate professor of neurology and director of the division of cognitive & motor aging. (Tuesday, August 04, 2009)

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Wall Street Journal blog "The Numbers Guy" interviews Swapnil Rajpathak, M.B.,B.S., Dr.P.H., regarding a new study indicating that the rapid rise of obesity in children may be slowing. Dr. Raipathak notes that data for obesity rates is spotty and cautions against drawing broad conclusions. Dr. Raipathak is assistant professor of epidemiology & population health and of medicine. (Wednesday, July 22, 2009)

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UPI features Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., and his new research that links high insulin levels to an increased risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Dr. Kabat and his colleagues analyzed data on 5,450 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large multicenter study investigating the influence of a number of factors on women's health. Notably, the link between elevated insulin level and breast cancer was strongest among lean women and weakest among obese women (who, in general, have higher insulin levels compared with lean women). Dr. Kabat is senior epidemiologist in the department of epidemiology and population health. (Monday, July 13, 2009)

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NPR's "Morning Edition" interviews David Hamerman, M.D., on osteoarthritis, a condition that affects 27 million Americans, two-thirds of whom are over 65. Dr. Hamerman addresses the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to this condition. Dr. Hamerman is a distinguished professor of geriatrics. (Monday, July 06, 2009)

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Reuters features research by Martin I. Surks, M.D. and colleagues on how an underactive thyroid may hold the key to longevity. Dr. Surks announced, at a meeting of the Endocrine Society, that after studying a group of Ashkenazi Jews, his team found that 15-20% of the people over the age of 60 showed signs of low thyroid activity. The study also suggested that those who lived to 100 had this same evidence. Dr. Surks is professor of the department of medicine. (Monday, June 15, 2009)

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Los Angeles Times interviews Steven Hahn, M.D. and Sharon Parish, M.D. on why patients lie to their doctors and the serious consequences it can have on their care. Misinformation from a patient can lead a doctor to misinterpret symptoms and overlook warning signs, which can result in flawed diagnoses and treatments. Dr. Hahn is professor of clinical medicine and Dr. Parish is associate professor of clinical medicine. (Monday, June 08, 2009)

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Newsweek interviews Nanette Santoro, M.D. for a cover story on why the public should be skeptical of medical advice offered The Oprah Show. The article, entitled Crazy Talk: Oprah, Wacky Cures & You, contends that some of Oprah's guests make health claims and medical recommendations not supported by science. The article appears in the June 8, 2009 issue. Dr. Santoro is professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein. (Monday, June 01, 2009)

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USA Today interviews Andrew D. Racine, M.D., Ph.D. about response by New Yorkers to the spread of the swine flu in the city. Dr. Racine relates parents’ questions regarding having their children tested for the virus and what steps they can take to prevent infection. He advises that because only a couple of U.S. labs can conclusively identify the swine flu virus and its symptoms are similar to seasonal influenza, routine testing is not advised. Dr. Racine is chief of general pediatrics at Einstein. (Wednesday, April 29, 2009)

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The Sunday Times (UK) interviews Kelvin Davies, Ph.D., on his involvement in a study that used an innovative new drug-delivery system—nanoparticles infused with nitric oxide and applied topically---to successfully treat erectile dysfunction in animals. The nanoparticle technology was developed by Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology & biophysics and of medicine at Einstein and his son, Adam Friedman, M.D., a resident in dermatology in Einstein’s department of medicine. The findings received extensive press coverage at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association on April 26, 2009. The topical treatment may offer localized therapeutic results with the benefit of a lower dosage and the avoidance of adverse side effects due to systemic absorption. Dr. Davies is associate professor of urology at Einstein. (Sunday, April 26, 2009)

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El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student Monica Payares for a feature story in their "Buena Gente" (Good People) section. In memory of her young father who passed away following surgery, Monica established a foundation, la Fundación Juan José Payares Bustos, to help provide health care for hundreds of people in her father's underserved hometown in their native Colombia. Recently, on "Match Day", Monica learned that she will begin her residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center (the Einstein/Montefiore program) this July. (Sunday, April 05, 2009)

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Time, United Press International (UPI), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Asian News International (ANI) feature research by Dominick Purpura, M.D. and Mark Mehler, M.D. regarding their theory that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. This new theory, published in the journal Brain Research Reviews, states that autism is a disorder caused by impaired regulation of the locus coeruleus. Dr. Mehler is chairman of neurology and director of the Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration at Einstein. Dr. Purpura is dean emeritus and distinguished professor of neuroscience at Einstein. (Thursday, April 02, 2009)

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New York Daily News interviews Einstein students and faculty for a feature on Match Day, when graduates learn where they will do their residencies. Fourth-year students Monica Payares, Bat-Sheva Maslow, Ashley Maranino and Debbie Hana Li were interviewed for the print story and/or the accompanying video feature taken at Lubin Dining Hall. Stephen H. Lazar, Ed.D, assistant dean, is also featured in the video. (Friday, March 20, 2009)

 
 
CanWest, a major Canadian syndicate, interviews Rachel P. Wildman, Ph.D. about a recommendation by prominent Canadian doctor Arya M. Sharma, M.D., Ph.D. that not all individuals classified as obese be encouraged to lose weight. Dr. Wildman is an assistant professor of epidemiology & population health at Einstein. She authored a study, published last August in Archives of Internal Medicine, that showed a significant proportion of overweight and obese people are metabolically healthy. (Tuesday, March 17, 2009)

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Modern Healthcare interviews Eric Bouhassira, Ph.D.,and Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., in a cover story on federal and state stem cell funding. The cover, entitled, Dishing it Out, appears in the March 16th edition. Dr. Bouhassira has recently been awarded a $6 million grant from the Empire State Stem Cell Board, Dr. Pessin has been awarded a $1 million grant. Dr. Bouhassira is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and a professor of medicine and of cell biology. Dr. Pessin is director of Einstein's Diabetes Research Center and a professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. (Monday, March 16, 2009)

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US News & World Report and AFP (Agence France Presse) feature interviews with Rachel Saunders-Pullman, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., on research showing women with shorter fertility lifespans have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The results are from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI). Dr. Saunders-Pullman is assistant professor of neurology at Einstein and attending physician in neurology at Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of Einstein's in Manhattan. (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)

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