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2014-10-15 23:02:13

A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child’s heart. The 3-D model was used as a guide for surgery on the child, who was born with a complex and deadly form of congenital heart disease (CHD). New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a...

2014-10-09 23:00:27

The Department of Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital collaborated with other departments to harness information technology (IT) during a measles outbreak earlier this year – including text message alerts to vulnerable patients – to prevent the spread of the disease. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Nearly 50 percent of young children returned to the hospital to receive a measles vaccination following a text message. The Department of...

2014-10-06 23:04:03

Karen Westervelt has been appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, effective October 20. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Karen Westervelt has been appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, effective October 20. In this role, she will work with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Board of Trustees and senior leadership to develop and implement key strategic...

2014-10-02 23:02:37

Supported by a $10 million gift from Barbara Walters, the center will provide specialized treatment for patients in NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan Stanley Adult Emergency Department. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center celebrated the opening of the Barbara Walters Acute Care Treatment Center on October 1. Supported by a $10 million gift from broadcast journalist and television personality Barbara Walters, the Barbara Walters Acute...

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...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin