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2014-08-08 12:25:37

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and robust well into old-age. The question remains: why? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...

2014-08-04 16:26:25

Montefiore Physicians Continue to Participate in Craniopagus Separations around the World NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Formerly conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre celebrated the tenth anniversary of their separation today with the medical team that successfully separated and cared for them at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). "We are thrilled to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of one of the first successful staged separations of...

2014-07-25 16:22:54

BRONX, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-07-17 12:30:28

BRONX, N.Y., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish a training program to improve the practice of healthcare in real-world settings. The program, in an emerging area called patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), will be housed in the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and...

2014-07-16 12:27:38

Montefiore to Receive $5.6 Million Grant to Pilot Project That Provides Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care Settings NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center has been selected to receive a $5.6 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project (Bronx-BHIP), a program that will integrate behavioral healthcare for children and adults in...

2014-06-03 16:24:50

BRONX, N.Y., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A test that counts the number of locations in tumor specimens where tumor cells may invade blood vessels predicted the risk of distant spread, or metastasis, for the most common type of breast cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/93895 The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)?designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-06-01 16:20:16

Lopez Family Foundation Donates $250,000 to Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Mothers, Kids, Teens and Families in the Bronx BRONX, N.Y., June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jennifer and Lynda Lopez, co-founders of the Lopez Family Foundation, and Montefiore Health System today launched the Center for a Healthy Childhood at Montefiore's Community Health Fair. The new initiative between the Lopez Family Foundation and Montefiore aims to promote healthy living through community health...

2014-05-29 20:20:55

BRONX, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The findings, published online today in PLOS Genetics, shed light on why older mothers are at increased risk for having children with ASD and could pave the way for more research into the role of environment on ASD....

2014-05-27 16:26:11

Agreement enhances and strengthens shared missions in a more sustainable model NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Health System and Yeshiva University have come to an historic agreement to build upon a longstanding, 50-year relationship that has trained generations of physicians and medical researchers. A new entity will be jointly formed by Montefiore and Yeshiva, with Montefiore assuming greater responsibility for the day-to-day operations and financial...

2014-05-20 12:34:32

BRONX, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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