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The Philadelphia Inquirer features new research by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., that found high triglycerides levels were a risk factor for stroke in postmenopausal women while cholesterol was not. Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller is head of the division of epidemiology and principle investigator of the Women’s Health Initiative at Einstein. (Monday, February 13, 2012)

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ABC.com interviews Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., about a new study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association showing that depression increases the risk of stroke in older women – which confirms her own 2009 Women’s Health Initiative study linking the use of antidepressants and stroke in the same population.  Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller is head of the division of epidemiology and principle investigator of the Women’s Health Initiative at Einstein. (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

 

CanWest News Service interviews Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., on a Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study that found a link between high blood pressure and dementia. The study, for which Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller is a co-author, found that elevated blood pressure in postmenopausal women contributed to significant amounts of white matter lesions, which are a risk factor for dementia. Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller is head of the division of epidemiology and principle investigator of WHI at Einstein. (Tuesday, February 09, 2010)

 

US News & World Report interviews Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., on the new multi-institution study linking antidepressant use in postmenopausal women with an increased risk for stroke and death. The study, which is part of the Women’s Health Initiative Study, finds a small but statistically significant increased risk compared with those who do not take the drugs – although the overall risk remains small. Among the other institutions involved in the research are Massachusetts General Hospital, University of California San Diego, and the University of Washington. Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller is division head of epidemiology and the Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation & Molly Rosen Professor of Social Medicine. (Tuesday, December 15, 2009)

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U.S. News & World Report features an interview with Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., on a large study published in Archives of Internal Medicine shows multivitamins offer no protective effect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, and dying among postmenopausal women. Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller is professor of epidemiology & population health and the principal investigator of the Women's Health Initiative study at Einstein. The story was originally reported by HealthDay. (Monday, February 09, 2009) read more...

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U.S. News & World Report, WCBS-TV, United Press International, The New York Times, Jerusalem Post, and WebMD highlight a study linking regular attendance at religious services with reduced death risk (over the study period.) The study appears in Psychology and Health and was conducted by Dr. Eliezer Schnall, clinical assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University and Dr. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, professor of epidemiology and population health at Einstein. The study is based on responses by more than 92,000 post-menopausal women who participated in the NIH's Women's Health Initiative. (Wednesday, November 26, 2008) read more...
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