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2014-09-22 23:11:54

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, a national leader in diabetes care, is first in NY metro area to offer new procedure New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Video: Preventing Diabetes After Pancreatectomy - Dr. Beth Schrope NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center now offers autologous islet cell transplantation, or auto islet surgery, to prevent diabetes in patients who require a total pancreatectomy. The hospital is the first center in the New...

2014-09-10 23:09:31

The center, a collaboration between NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, offers educational outreach and cutting-edge treatments for gastrointestinal illnesses New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at an event held this evening. Founded in memory of Jay Monahan, late husband of Yahoo News’ Global Anchor and...

electronic cigarettes and substance abuse
2014-09-04 04:00:17

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center Nicotine, no matter the source, may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug” — a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine — according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society by Columbia researchers Denise and Eric Kandel and...

2014-07-24 23:00:24

Dr. Henry H. Ting, a nationally recognized leader and innovator in health care quality, has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, effective July 21, 2014. In his new role, he will oversee the hospital's clinical quality and patient safety initiatives. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Dr. Henry H. Ting, a nationally recognized leader and innovator in health care quality, has been appointed senior vice president and chief...

2014-06-10 23:17:50

For nine years running, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals." New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 NEW YORK (June 10, 2014) – For nine years running, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals."...

2014-05-16 23:00:17

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center joins tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world in observing the third annual TSC Global Awareness Day on May 15, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center joins tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world in observing the third annual TSC Global Awareness Day on May 15, 2014. The rare genetic disorder causes tubers, or noncancerous...

2014-05-07 23:00:29

"NY Med," the hit television series from ABC News, returns to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital this summer. The second season of the series, which first aired in the summer of 2012, will premiere on Tuesday, June 24, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time on ABC and will run for eight weeks. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 "NY Med," the hit television series from ABC News, returns to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital this summer. The second season of the series, which first aired in...

2014-04-21 13:49:52

Compounds identified that stabilize retromer protein complex, which protects neurons from amyloid-beta A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating...

2014-04-08 23:00:10

Dr. Ali G. Gharavi, a leading kidney disease researcher, has been appointed chief of the division of nephrology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gharavi, also an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of its renal physiology and pathophysiology course, joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia in 2003. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 New Nephrology Chief Named at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...

2014-04-04 23:28:25

Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, and Dr. Michael Stern, co-director of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, explain why. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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