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2014-04-11 23:02:54

Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers 12 facts about becoming an organ donor. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Top 12 Facts About Becoming an Organ Donor Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. Only 21 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors, compared...

2014-04-08 23:00:10

Dr. Ali G. Gharavi, a leading kidney disease researcher, has been appointed chief of the division of nephrology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gharavi, also an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of its renal physiology and pathophysiology course, joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia in 2003. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 New Nephrology Chief Named at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...

2014-04-04 23:28:25

Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, and Dr. Michael Stern, co-director of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, explain why. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at...

2014-03-24 23:24:56

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center marked a milestone in cardiac care after completing its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure for patients who need a new heart valve but are too sick to undergo open-heart surgery. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Pioneered by Newyork-presbyterian/columbia Experts, Minimally Invasive Procedure Offers New Hope for Patients Unable to Undergo Open-heart Surgery NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University...

2014-03-24 23:00:07

Research led by doctors from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center finds that universal neuromuscular training—which focuses on the optimal way to bend, jump, land, and pivot the knee—is an effective and inexpensive way for adolescent athletes to avoid anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains and tears. The findings were presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on March 14, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014...

2014-03-19 23:00:41

Katie Couric, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) want you to "Make That Call" to your doctor for colon cancer screening if you are 50 or older or otherwise at high risk for colon cancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Katie Couric, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health,...

2014-03-17 23:00:04

This past weekend, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital brought together software designers and developers from around the city and country for InnovateNYP, New York's first hospital-focused hackathon. Seventeen teams worked around the clock to develop an innovation that would enhance and improve myNYP, the hospital's online patient portal, which allows patients to track their health records, coordinate doctors' appointments, and more. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Two-day...

2014-03-05 23:00:11

While the number of men in the United States diagnosed with low testosterone has increased considerably over the last decade, a team of experts, led by Dr. Darius A. Paduch from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has found that relying on a blood test alone is an insufficient method of diagnosing the condition. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Testosterone blood tests, long questioned as being unreliable, should be used in conjunction with a physical exam to determine...

2014-02-25 23:27:02

“It’s important for people to understand that with proper screening, colon cancer can not only be detected early, but often can be prevented from developing,” says Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist and director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United...

2014-01-31 12:25:20

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer Helps Commemorate Opening of Building that Nearly Doubles Medical College's Research Space, Enhances Student Education NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weill Cornell Medical College today opened the Belfer Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility that ushers in a new era at the institution for cutting-edge, translational science. The 18-story, $650 million building, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, nearly doubles Weill...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.