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2014-08-08 12:25:37

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and robust well into old-age. The question remains: why? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...

2014-08-04 16:26:25

Montefiore Physicians Continue to Participate in Craniopagus Separations around the World NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Formerly conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre celebrated the tenth anniversary of their separation today with the medical team that successfully separated and cared for them at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). "We are thrilled to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of one of the first successful staged separations of...

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...


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