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2014-07-15 23:02:37

By earning “top rankings” in six out of 16 medical specialties, The Mount Sinai Hospital achieved “Honor Roll” status in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 By earning “top rankings” in six out of 16 medical specialties, The Mount Sinai Hospital achieved “Honor Roll” status in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook. Another Mount Sinai Health System hospital to be...

2014-07-03 23:03:50

Leaders and experts from Mount Sinai appear at Aspen Ideas Festival Aspen, CO (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Significant findings are being made in medicine, but to support and develop effective new treatments, the United States will need to create innovative new public and fiscal policies, said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO and President of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Dr. Davis discussed his ideas for creating “an ecosystem of innovation,” during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival...

2014-07-03 23:03:46

Tablet-Based Application Gives Patients, Relatives and Staff Comprehensive, Real-Time Overview of Clinical Care While In Hospital New York, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 A new “Patient Itinerary” app now gives patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital a detailed schedule of upcoming treatments, procedures and tests. Conceived by the Mount Sinai Inpatient Care Model Redesign Team and developed by Mount Sinai Information Technology, the iPad app is housed on tablets provided by the New York...

2014-07-03 23:03:20

Pediatric patients, families, and physicians joined together to introduce revamped quarters for the Food for Life program. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Pediatric patients and their families recently joined physicians from The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and representatives from the Genetic Disease Foundation (GDF) to introduce revamped quarters for the Food for Life program, which serves patients in Mount Sinai’s Program for Inherited Metabolic Diseases – one of the...

2014-07-03 23:00:45

Mount Sinai Dermatologists Identified Many with Sun-damaged Skin over Ten Days NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Dermatologists from the Mount Sinai Health System performed 713 skin cancer screenings at the Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), identifying nine possible melanomas, 190 precancerous lesions, 80 atypical moles and 89 potential non-melanoma skin cancers. This is nearly twice the number of screenings performed at last year’s Festival. These potential diagnoses must be confirmed with...

2014-06-30 16:26:50

First Large-Scale Analysis of Protective Role of Vitamin D in Elderly NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ. Analysis of pooled data by Paolo Boffetta, MD, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Associate Director for Population Sciences of...

2014-06-26 23:02:27

Mount Sinai Recruits Julie Swain, MD, Experienced Medical Device Expert and Cardiothoracic Surgeon to Launch Innovative Center for Consultation, Clinical Trial Design, and Testing of Promising Cardiac Medical Devices New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created an innovative Center for Medical Devices(CMeD) to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine and accelerate the delivery of promising medical devices to cardiac...

2014-06-26 23:01:11

Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Joins Forces with Other Leading Global Cardiovascular Experts to Provide a Road Map for Reducing the Growing Worldwide Epidemic of Cardiovascular Diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Global authorities in the field of cardiovascular medicine led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created a free, special publication produced in collaboration with Scientific American Custom Media....

2014-06-25 12:25:45

BOSTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated health system comprising the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses, has expanded its partnership with Press Ganey to capture deeper patient data through census-based surveying(TM). Mount Sinai is one of the largest health systems in the New York metropolitan area, and the ability to segment at the department, service and unit level will enable the system to better pinpoint...

Specific Mechanisms Of Alzheimer’s Disease Countered By Cocoa Extract
2014-06-24 03:38:45

Mount Sinai Hospital Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains long before they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published June 20 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD). Specifically, the study results, using mice...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'