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ABC News - Dr. Christina Weltz: "Woman Finds Out She's Pregnant After Breast Cancer Diagnosis"
October 1, 2014
Anchor Diana Williams discuss issues of great concern to those who are diagnosed with breast and features the story of Adele Rivas, who at 34 thought she was too young to have breast cancer, even though her mother had been diagnosed with the disease in her 40s.
The New York Times - Dr. Peter Taub: "Bothered by a 'Gummy Smile'"
July 31, 2014
Gummy smiles occur for a variety of reasons, most commonly a short upper lip, excessive gum tissue or small teeth, all of which are genetic.
Fox News - Dr. Stafford Broumand: "How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks (At Least Temporarily)"
July 29, 2014
It's been reported that 90 percent of women will get stretch marks — those thin, ropey white lines on your stomach, thighs or breasts — over their lifetimes.
ABC News - Dr. Alexander Greenstein: "How Mom's Pregnancy Hid Deadly Appendicitis"
June 16, 2014
A pain was coming from Claire Hadden's appendix, the small pouch that usually protrudes from the large intestine into the lower right corner of the abdomen.
HealthDay - Dr. Subhash Kini: "For Obese Diabetics, Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Best"
June 4, 2014
Compared to diet and lifestyle changes, gastric bypass surgery appears to be the clear winner in helping obese people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and even rid themselves of the disease, new studies published in JAMA Surgery show.
The New York Times (Well Blog) - Dr. Leo Keegan: "A Tattoo That Completes a New Breast"
June 2, 2014
Little Vinnie's Tattoos, a tattoo parlor in Maryland, has become a mecca for an unlikely crowd: women with breast cancer.
New York Daily News - Dr. Celia Divino: "Daily Checkup: Carcinoid Tumors Have a Variety of Symptoms"
April 27, 2014
There are 11,000-15,000 new cases of carcinoid diagnosed every year in the U.S., and an estimated 115,000 Americans are currently living with the disease.
The City Journal - Dr. Joel Zinberg: "The Doctor Won’t See You Now"
April 14, 2014
Proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insist that the law will extend health insurance to millions, expand access to health care, and improve Americans' overall health.
The Wall Street Journal - Dr. Peter Taub: "East Harlem Blast Survivor Thanks Rescue Workers"
April 11, 2014
One of the few survivors pulled from the rubble of last month's East Harlem building collapse thanked some of the emergency responders who saved her life Friday.
New York Daily News - Dr. Peter Taub: "East Harlem Building Explosion Survivor Reunited With Firefighters Who Saved Her from Rubble"
April 11, 2014
A survivor of the East Harlem building explosion had an emotional reunion Friday with the FDNY firefighters who pulled her from the smoky rubble.
HealthDay - Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka: "Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds"
April 10, 2014
Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.
Metro - Dr. Marco Harmaty: "Can Facial Exercise Work Better than Botox?"
April 3, 2014
According to Catherine Pez's new book, "The 5-Minute Facial Workout: 30 Exercises for a Naturally Beautiful Face," exercising facial muscles will lift, firm and arrest wrinkles.
NorthJersey.com - Dr. Richard D'Amico: "North Jersey Docs Offer Tips on Avoiding the Plastic Surgery Nightmares of Some Celebs"
March 24, 2014
The signs of aging creep up for years, and may lead one to resolve to look into what cosmetic facial procedures are out there.
Staten Island Live - Dr. Cynara Coomer: "Seven 'Inspiring' Staten Island Women Honored at Soroptimist Awards Luncheon"
March 23, 2014
Seven outstanding women were honored Sunday at the 32nd annual Awards Luncheon of Soroptimist International of Staten Island at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.
New York Daily News - Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka: "Daily Checkup: Screening is the Key to Fighting Colorectal Cancer"
March 2, 2014
Ever since Katie Couric had a colonoscopy on the "Today" show in 2000, there has been an uptick in the public awareness of colorectal cancer, but a third of adults age 50 and over are still not getting screened.
HealthDay - Dr. Peter Faries: "No Need to Screen All Adults for Clogged Neck Arteries, Experts Say"
February 17, 2014
Adults in the general population should not be screened for narrowing of the neck arteries, according to a draft recommendation from the influential United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
How to Stay Warm and Heart Healthy During This Year's Super Bowl
January 21, 2014
Advice from cardiovascular experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital for football fans of New York/New Jersey’s Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2.
New York Daily News - Dr. William Inabnet: "Daily Checkup: Adrenal Nodules and Cancer"
January 12, 2014
William Inabnet, MD, Professor of Surgery, and Co-Director of the Adrenal Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital said only a small percentage of nodules on adrenal glands are cancerous, but it's important to get them checked because the cancer is aggressive.
WCBS-TV - Dr. Philip Torina: "Incredible Emergency Microsurgery Saves NYC Man's Fingers"
December 27, 2013
A construction accident left 39 year old dad Jeffrey Bowden facing amputation of all five fingers, but an amazing microsurgery saved his hand.
Fox News - Dr. Peter Taub: "Newborn Undergoes Surgery for Bilateral Cleft Palate in Time for Christmas"
December 25, 2013
Throughout Joy Frederick's pregnancy with her daughter Bella Rose, everything seemed completely normal.
Downtown Express - Dr. Peter Midulla and Dr. Andrew Lipskar: "Doubly Grateful for Christmas"
December 18, 2013
Cecilia and her twin sister Georgia were born last month but Georgia needed major surgery two days later and was expected to stay in the hospital for at least a month.
ABC News - Dr. William Inabnet: "Medical Mystery: Student Stops Needing Sleep"
December 2, 2013
Cristina Speirs, 22, was a self-proclaimed "health freak" during her senior year of college, which is all the more reason she would have never guessed that her body would betray her the way it did.
Huffington Post - Dr. Stafford Broumand: "What's Really Lurking On Your Loofah? Dermatologists Tell Us the Gross Truth"
November 25, 2013
Using a loofah (plus a richly lathered body wash and some aromatherapy candles) can make an at-home spa treatment feel like you're getting pampered at a posh spa.
Fox News - Dr. Harvey Himel: "Necrotizing Fasciitis: New Treatment Discovered for Deadly Flesh-Eating Disease"
November 21, 2013
Necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh-eating disease, results from a bacterial infection and rapidly destroys the body's soft tissue.
The New York Times - Dr. Stephen Gorfine: "The 180-Pound Gorilla in the Operating Room: Ailing Occupants of the Bronx Zoo Get Sophisticated Medical Care"
October 14, 2013
It was a rough summer for Holli, a Bronx native born at the zoo in 1989. The first signs of trouble were a loss of energy and appetite.
Health - Dr. Stafford Broumand: "Ten Fall Foods for Luminous Skin"
September 13, 2013
The arrival of fall means the return of plenty of delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables that some experts say can help restore suppleness to your skin.
CBS News - Dr. Marco Harmaty: "Botox Now FDA-Approved for Treating Crow's Feet"
September 11, 2013
Botox has been officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat crow's feet, or wrinkles around the corners of the eyes.
NY Daily News - Dr. Peter Taub: "Daily Checkup for Sunday, July 28"
July 28, 2013
While craniofacial abnormalities are largely genetic, and not preventable, the treatment options are effective and include both braces and surgery.
Mount Sinai Doctors Named Among the Elite by New York Magazine in 2013 "Best Doctors" Issue
June 18, 2013
New York magazine named 145 physicians from The Mount Sinai Medical Center to its “Best Doctors” list, up from 129 last year.
The Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai Increases Number of Specialties Ranked in U.S. News and World Report "Best Children's Hospitals"
June 11, 2013
Kravis is ranked in 7 out of 10 specialties in this year's report.
WPIX - Dr. William Inabnet: "Governor Christie Has Secret Surgery to Lose Weight"
May 7, 2013
The procedure reduces weight by using small incisions to place a silicone belt around the top of the stomach.
General Surgery News - Dr. Brian P. Jacob: "Hernia Repair Forum Buzzes on Facebook"
February 1, 2013
Dr. Brian P. Jacob created the International Hernia Collaboration group as a forum for individuals who want to discuss hernia repair.
Mount Sinai Surgeon Performs First Two Percutaneous Treatments of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
December 11, 2012
Dr. Peter Faries performs minimally invasive procedure that is safer and more accurate than other methods.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Attains Silver Status In City’s Healthy Hospital Food Initiative
December 11, 2012
Mount Sinai was honored for reducing access to high-calorie beverages in vending machines, meeting new standards for sodium limits, and increasing fruit and vegetable servings in patient meals.
Mount Sinai Leads NYC in Best Doctors List from New York Magazine
June 6, 2012
New York magazine named 129 Mount Sinai physicians to its “Best Doctors” list, more than any individual hospital in New York City.
Mount Sinai First NY Hospital to Remove Spleen and Gall Bladder through Belly Button
April 23, 2010
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first in New York State to remove a spleen and gallbladder completely through a one-inch incision in the belly button.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Mount Sinai Organ Donation Medal of Honor
October 2, 2009
Mount Sinai Medical Center receives the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Organ Donation Silver 1 Medal of Honor.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Significantly Improves Its U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings
April 24, 2009
Over the past four years, Mount Sinai has improved in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings more than any other school in the United States, jumping from 32nd to 22nd.
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