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2011-11-16 22:23:36

Experts from Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center will present research and clinical insight into complex medical rehabilitation, the treatment of traumatic brain injuries and the integration of handheld technologies into practice management at the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Meeting in Orlando, November 17-20, 2011. Experts will be available to comment about advances in rehabilitation medicine....

Study Links Father's Depression To Child's Behavioral Problems
2011-11-07 13:52:47

According to a new study, depression in fathers is linked to behavioral problems in their children. The study said that while 6 percent of children with non-depressed parents had behavior problems, 11 percent of children with a depressed father did. "There are countless articles on the effect of depression and other mental health problems in mothers on children, but this is virtually the first paper that we are aware of that has looked at similar effects in fathers," study author Dr....

2011-10-27 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield, New York's largest health insurer, today announced a new three-year agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, that will serve as a national model for pay-for-performance. Since 2007, NYU Langone has been in the forefront in entering pay for performance arrangements with the different payors. Part of the arrangement with Empire, NYU Langone agreed to...

2011-10-21 13:49:25

In the October 20th edition of the journal Cell Host and Microbe, Drs. Claudia Plottel and Martin J. Blaser of the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Department of Biology at New York University, present a model for understanding how cancer evolves in humans based on an understanding of the bacteria living in our body, the microbiome. The authors suggest that the bacteria that reside in us play a crucial role in maintaining our health. This...

2011-08-26 09:00:00

Lauren Kennish M.D., rheumatologist, has joined the medical team in Summit Medical Groupâs rheumatology department. Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 Lauren Kennish M.D., rheumatologist, has joined the medical team in Summit Medical Groupâs rheumatology department. Dr. Kennish earned her BA in biology with distinction at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and she earned her MD at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. After...

2011-08-24 21:45:35

Researcher urges immediate investigation of widespread antibiotic use and overuse In the zeal to eliminate dangerous bacteria, it is possible that we are also permanently killing off beneficial bacteria as well, posits Martin Blaser, MD, Frederick H. King Professor of Medicine, professor of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. His commentary is published in the August 25 edition of the journal Nature. Dr. Blaser sounded the alarm to the...

2011-08-15 22:07:30

In a new study published in the August 16th issue of Developmental Cell, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center identified a molecular mechanism that guarantees that new blood vessels form in the right place and with the proper abundance. "We have known for a long time that blood vessels branch to give rise to new ones and that in some places of our bodies this branching occurs with a reproducible pattern. However, the mechanisms that ensure that new vessels sprout at specific locations...

2011-08-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced it has received an $84 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study the comparative effectiveness of two initial management strategies for patients with coronary artery disease. The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) is a randomized controlled trial that will study...

2011-07-16 00:00:37

Dr. Longobardi to lead the Orthopedic Surgery Department at the new Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Raphael S. F. Longobardi, MD, FAAOS has been named Chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery Department at the new Meadowlands Hospital and Medical Center (MHMC). As the new Chairman of the Department, Dr. Longobardi will lead and implement a vision for the newly structured orthopedic department. "Developing a vision for the...

2011-06-14 09:50:00

NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced today that it is the first medical center in the Northeast to use PatientSecure(TM) -- a cutting-edge biometric technology - to identify patients. Utilizing near infrared light to map an image of the blood-flow pattern through the veins in a person's palm, the digital palm image is converted into a unique patient identifier that interfaces with the medical center's electronic health record system. "Vein...