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2013-11-19 12:30:47

New study finds general physicians order few genetic tests, don't always discuss risks and benefits; take limited family histories ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders. Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with patients, according to research published today in the American Journal of Medical Genetics....

2013-10-30 10:43:03

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has chosen two leading aging researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to chair panels at the first symposium on "geroscience"—the study of how aging influences the onset of chronic diseases. Aging is a major risk factor for major chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Understanding the biological processes that underlie aging could lead to new ways of treating or even preventing...

2013-10-16 08:28:16

Montefiore, WESTMED and Simone to Offer Urgent Care, Primary Care and Multiple Specialty Practices BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center, in partnership with WESTMED Practice Partners, Inc., today announced an agreement with Simone Healthcare Development Group to lease a new 11-story, 93,000-square-foot medical building in Riverdale. Simone Healthcare Development has acquired the site and will build a highly advanced facility, working closely with...

2013-10-10 16:24:32

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our ability to detect heat, touch, tickling and other sensations depends on our sensory nerves. Now, for the first time, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified a gene that orchestrates the crucially important branching of nerve fibers that occurs during development. The findings were published online today in the journal Cell. (Photo:...

2013-09-05 16:25:47

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological changes that increase hyperactivity. The study, conducted in mice, also implicated two brain proteins in this process, providing potential targets for intervention. The findings were published...

2013-08-28 16:22:43

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability. Younger children with ASD have trouble integrating the auditory and visual cues associated with speech, but the researchers found that the problem clears up in adolescence. The study was published today in the online edition of...

2013-08-06 16:28:01

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that community-based pharmacies can be effective locations for offering rapid HIV testing, diagnosing HIV, and connecting those who test positive with medical care quickly. The study is in the August issue of the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) The Centers of Disease Control and...

2013-08-02 16:23:20

Additional Regulatory Approvals Needed; Closing Anticipated This Fall NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Montefiore Health System and Sound Shore Health System today announced that Montefiore had received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains) for its affiliates to acquire the assets of Sound Shore Health System (SSHS). The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close this fall. At that time,...

2013-06-11 00:20:49

BRONX, N.Y., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/) of Yeshiva University have shown that soccer players who frequently head the ball have brain abnormalities resembling those found in patients with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury). The study, which used advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests that assessed memory, was published online today in the journal Radiology. (Logo:...

2013-06-10 23:01:20

The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the appointment of Ira Nash, MD, as senior vice president and executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the appointment of Ira Nash, MD, as senior vice president and executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group. In this role, Dr. Nash will work with the health system´s administrative and clinical leadership as he leads the...