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2014-01-21 23:01:51

Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians Announce Clinical Alliance New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians Announce Clinical Alliance Today, the Mount Sinai Health System and Affiliated Physicians, one of the nation’s top providers of corporate preventive healthcare services, announced a formal agreement between the two organizations, known as a “clinical alliance,” that will allow both entities to leverage the individual strengths of each...

2014-01-20 23:03:55

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Designs HDL Nanoparticle to Deliver Statin Medication Inside Inflamed Blood Vessels to Prevent Repeat Heart Attacks and Stroke New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside heart arteries — the process that leads to clots rupturing and causing myocardial infarction or stroke. But a report in Nature Communications by Icahn...

2014-01-20 16:21:45

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction. Published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Dr. Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the preclinical research reveals how an abundant enzyme and synaptic gene affect a key reward circuit in the brain, changing the...

2014-01-15 23:01:50

Vicki LoPachin, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital NY, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Vicki LoPachin, MD, who completed her residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai, and who previously served on the medical staff as an internal medicine specialist, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to this post, Dr. LoPachin served as Medical Director of the North Shore University Hospital “Dr. LoPachin’s talents and...

2014-01-12 23:00:32

Mount Sinai Heart leads international research team testing new sugar-based tracer to help in the cardiovascular imaging hunt for inflamed high-risk, vulnerable artery plaques before they rupture. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 An international research team led by Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is testing its novel sugar-based tracer contrast agent to be used with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to help in the hunt for dangerous...

2013-12-31 23:02:33

New research from the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai working with Veterans Administration Medical Centers suggests that alpha tocepherol, fat-soluble Vitamin E and antioxidant, may slow functional decline (problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling) in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease and decrease caregiver burden. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Difficulty with activities of daily living often...

2013-12-31 23:00:05

Mount Sinai Experts Available to Discuss Tips & Information on the Degenerative Eye Disease New York, New York (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 Glaucoma, a degenerative eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, is the second leading cause of blindness in the world according to the World Health Organization. Ophthalmologists at The Mount Sinai Hospital offer tips for prevention and early detection of the condition. In most cases, there are few or no symptoms of glaucoma. Gradually...

2013-12-20 23:01:49

Dr. Butts also named Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Gary C. Butts, MD, currently the Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs and a pediatrician holding professorships in Medical Education, Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion...

2013-12-17 23:19:53

Nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York-based health care system develop joint venture to provide care and research focused on respiratory and related diseases. Denver, CO and New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 National Jewish Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce Creation of Respiratory Institute in New York Nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York-based health care system develop joint venture to provide care and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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