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2013-05-07 23:02:22

A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Remembering the acronym FAST is an easy way to learn how to recognize a stroke and what to do to minimize its long-term damaging effects. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Strokes -- 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain -- are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier...

2013-04-11 16:25:17

BRONX, N.Y., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will join the New York Genome Center (NYGC) as its twelfth Institutional Founding Member (IFM). A collaboration among leading academic medical centers, research universities and commercial organizations, NYGC aims to transform medical research and clinical care by creating one of the largest genomics research facilities in North America. (Logo:...

2013-04-04 12:27:28

NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery has received, for the second consecutive year, the 2013 "Gallup Great Workplace Award" and is the only hospital in the Northeast to achieve this recognition. According to Gallup, this award recognizes the best-performing organizations for their special ability to create an engaged workplace culture. Applicants' results were compared across a research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100...

2013-02-27 08:29:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 25, 2013, C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, passed away at the age of 96. "We will miss Dr. Koop dearly, but his notable contributions to public health and health promotion will live on," said Dr. Ron Goetzel, president and CEO of The Health Project. "The Health Project Board Members offer Dr. Koop's wife, children, family and friends our sincere condolences. America lost an important figure in public health." Dr....

2012-11-16 16:23:30

Forum co-hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) held the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum New York, the 10(th) program in a series of events to drive national discussions on effective quality improvement methods that surgeons, physicians and hospitals are using to improve patient safety and reduce costs. The forum was hosted by ACS in partnership with...

2012-11-15 08:31:52

DOHA, Qatar, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of some of Qatar's leading players in health care and medical education arrived in Duesseldorf today to attend Medica, the world's largest trade fair for providers of healthcare services. The delegation includes Dr. Joachim Dudenhausen, Medical Advisor and Head of Medical Staff Services at Sidra Medical and Research Center, and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Dr....

2012-07-12 02:27:51

LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca and Dr. Steven Paul of Weill Cornell Medical College today announced a first of its kind research alliance that brings four leading academic research laboratories together with AstraZeneca to study a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, the apolipoprotein E4 genotype (ApoE). Members of the newly established collaboration with AstraZeneca, called the A5 alliance, include Dr. Paul of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research...

2012-06-29 06:25:28

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study results published in the July issue of the Journal of AIDS provide further evidence of the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability among men and service providers of the Shang Ring, a novel medical device that could vastly increase access to male circumcision in countries hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. The latest finding by researchers from EngenderHealth, Weill Cornell Medical College, FHI 360 and Homa Bay, Kenya, confirms...

2012-04-06 06:21:45

NEW YORK, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery has received, for the first time, the 2012 "Gallup Great Workplace Award" and is the only hospital in the Northeast to achieve this recognition. According to Gallup, this award recognizes the best-performing organizations for their special ability to create an engaged workplace culture. Applicants' results were compared across a research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of...

2012-03-14 22:01:38

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell research on ambulance use underscores need to urgently recognize stroke symptoms Nationwide ambulance use by patients suffering from a stroke has not changed since the mid-1990s, even though effective stroke treatments are now available. In a study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center found that the number of stroke victims transported via...