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2014-07-25 16:22:54

BRONX, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-07-18 23:04:24

Simone Development Companies says mixed-use complex attracts growing number of healthcare and medical tenants. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Simone Development Companies announced today that Affinity Health Plan, a leading managed care organization serving more than 267,000 members in the New York metro area, has signed a lease for 95,000 square feet of office space at Simone's Metro Center Atrium mixed-use complex in the Bronx. Affinity Health Plan is relocating its headquarters...

2014-07-17 12:30:28

BRONX, N.Y., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish a training program to improve the practice of healthcare in real-world settings. The program, in an emerging area called patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), will be housed in the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and...

2014-07-16 12:27:38

Montefiore to Receive $5.6 Million Grant to Pilot Project That Provides Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care Settings NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center has been selected to receive a $5.6 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project (Bronx-BHIP), a program that will integrate behavioral healthcare for children and adults in...

2014-06-03 16:24:50

BRONX, N.Y., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A test that counts the number of locations in tumor specimens where tumor cells may invade blood vessels predicted the risk of distant spread, or metastasis, for the most common type of breast cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/93895 The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)?designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-05-20 12:34:32

BRONX, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical...

2014-05-08 16:28:20

BRONX, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two risk factors - getting older and eating poorly - are implicated in more than 80 percent of colon cancer cases in developed countries. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate how aging and poor nutrition interact to cause the mutations responsible for driving colon cancer development....

2014-05-08 16:27:56

New Partnership with Jennifer Lopez Promotes Healthy Eating and Physical Activity NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center today announced a new partnership with the Lopez Family Foundation and the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood. Designed to promote healthy living through community health programming and messages and a healthy environment, the new initiative builds upon Montefiore's activities throughout its health system and...

2014-02-24 12:27:00

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is One of Four U.S. Field Sites for Landmark Study BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet, despite their strong representation and relative longevity, little is understood about this group's health conditions and behaviors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO The Hispanic...

2014-02-12 20:22:02

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A study describing the complete wiring diagram for the part of the nervous system that controls mating behavior in male roundworms was chosen as the most outstanding paper published in Science in the year June 2012 to May 2013. Scott Emmons, Ph.D. , senior author of the paper and professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will accept the American Association for the Advancement of Science's...


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