WSJ - March 28, 2019
Lisa Shulman, M.D., discusses her research that found most children who "recover" from autism still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support. Dr. Shulman is professor of pediatrics at Einstein and interim director of the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - March 6, 2019
Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S., helped draft the opioid prescription guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention three years ago. Now, she is among the 300 signatories of a letter sent to the federal agency contending the guidelines are harming one group of vulnerable patients: those with severe chronic pain. Dr. Starrels is associate professor medicine at Einstein and an attending physician at Montefiore.
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Kaiser Health News - March 5, 2019
Despite the "off-label" use of some drugs, like metformin, to fight the effects of aging, Nir Barzilai, M.D., believes rigorous clinical trials are necessary to prove their efficacy and safety. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein and an endocrinologist at Montefiore.
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US News & World Report - February 12, 2019
Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D., says losing weight and exercising can prevent prediabetes from progressing to Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Wylie-Rosett is professor and division chief of health promotion and nutrition research, Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine, and co-director of the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research.
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NBC News - February 12, 2019
Harris Goldstein, M.D., says he is encouraged by the prospect of increased federal funds for regional AIDS research centers that help advance treatments and improve health outcomes. Dr. Goldstein is director of the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research and an attending physician at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
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Scientific American - January 23, 2019
Research led by Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D., proves for the first time that the cerebellum—long thought to be mainly involved in motor coordination—helps control addictive and social behavior. Dr. Khodakhah is professor and chair of the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein and Montefiore.
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The Atlantic - January 2, 2019
Harry Ostrer, M.D., says rare genetic diseases prevalent in Jews have been found in some Latin American populations, which suggests a hidden Jewish ancestry. Dr. Ostrer is professor of pathology and of pediatrics at Einstein and director of genetic and genomic testing at Montefiore.
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NPR - January 2, 2019
Eric Hollander, M.D., is conducting the first large clinical study in the United States to test the effectiveness of medical marijuana on certain behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Hollander is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Einstein and Montefiore.
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