CBS News - Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth: “Cutting Cancer Risk”
March 24, 2015
Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, Gynecological Oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, discusses Angelina Jolie’s choice to have preventative surgeries to lower her cancer risk and options for women to consider.
USA Today - Dr. Susan Boolbol: "'Jolie Effect': Could Her Candor Help Save Lives?”
March 24, 2015
Jolie published Tuesday another candid essay on why she chose surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes: to help reduce her chances of getting killer cancers after genetic testing suggested she was at an elevated risk.
Globo TV Brazil - Dr. Lisa Anderson: “Angelina Jolie Announces Extraction of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes to Prevent Cancer”
March 24, 2015
The actress Angelina Jolie published an article in The New York Times on Tuesday that provoked discussion all day. To prevent cancer, she decided to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
The Washington Post - Dr. David A. Fishman: "The Angelina Jolie Effect: When a Sex Symbol Removes Her Ovaries to Prevent Cancer, Women More Likely to Follow"
March 24, 2015
Angelina Jolie, mother of six, whipped the Internet into a frenzy Tuesday after announcing her decision to have her ovaries removed in an elective surgery meant to prevent cancer.
Doctors Lounge via Healthday - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian: “IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report”
February 5, 2015
Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants appear to prevent pregnancy one year beyond their approved length of use.
Yahoo via Health.com - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian: “5 Things You Definitely Should Not Be Doing to Your Vagina”
February 2, 2015
Just when we thought we’d heard it all, Gwyneth Paltrow recently touted the restorative powers of $50 vaginal steam treatments on her website, Goop.
Martindale.com - Dr. Joanne Stone: “FDA Replaces Pregnancy Labeling System with a New Standard in a Bid to Provide More Clarity”
January 29, 2015
Women currently rely on a system that uses the letters A, B, C, D and X to identify risks.
Health.com - Dr. Alan Copperman: “How Thyroid Problems Could Harm Women’s Fertility”
January 28, 2015
A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women.
Healthday - Dr. Alan Copperman: “Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade”
January 20, 2015
Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes.
The New York Post - Dr. Alan Copperman: “We have a baby, but I still froze my eggs!”
January 19, 2015
Whether they haven’t yet met the right man, want to concentrate on their careers, or are married and looking to delay motherhood, a growing number of New York women are now opting to freeze their eggs.
The Daily News - Dr. Lawrence Grunfeld: "Modern Family: New Jersey Woman Shares her Story of Embryo Adoption"
December 17, 2014
When Inga Wismer miscarried in 2010, she was heartbroken — but ready to welcome children another way.
Healthline - Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth: "Rock Docs Use Music to Boost Cancer Awareness"
December 13, 2014
Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth is doing a lot of things right. He is a famed gynecologic oncologist and cancer surgeon at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Shape - Dr. Joanne Stone: "6 Foods That Are Off-Limits During Pregnancy"
December 8, 2014
Are herbal teas safe to sip while pregnant? According to the American Pregnancy Association, the concern with consuming herbal teas during pregnancy is the lack of research available on how most herbs affect a developing fetus.
CBS News - Dr. Joanne Stone: "FDA to Improve Drug Warning Labels for Pregnant Women"
December 3, 2014
Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.
TIME - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian: "Is the Menstrual Cup Going Mainstream?"
November 24, 2014
Menstrual cups have existed in some form since the 1930s, though earlier iterations were nothing like the Keeper, Softcup and the Diva Cup, to name a few modern models.
New York Daily News - Dr. Joanne Stone: "Daily Checkup: Preventive Care is the Key to Dealing with High Risk Pregnancies"
November 23, 2014
Dr. Joanne Stone of Mount Sinai says identifying potential problems can avoid adverse outcomes; women who've had premature births before or other medical problems should be careful.
Fox News - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian: "Kickstarter campaign raises over $250G for tampon alternative: What are menstrual cups?"
November 14, 2014
For a woman on her period, tampons and pads are the only options, right?
Healio - Dr. Andrei Rebarber and Dr. Nathan S. Fox: "Optimal Gestational Diabetes Screening Threshold Identified for Twin Pregnancies"
November 6, 2014
The optimal first step blood glucose cutoff for additional gestational diabetes screening has been identified for twin pregnancies, according to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
NBC News - Dr. David A. Fishman: "Missing Out: 8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening"
November 5, 2014
As many as 8 million adult women who should be screened for cervical cancer haven't had that checkup in the past five years, and they're missing a chance to prevent or treat the disease before it could kill them, federal health officials said Wednesday.
Huffington Post - Dr. Rebecca Brightman: "Menopause and Pelvic Exams: The Rules are Changing"
October 23, 2014
The FDA has recommended a replacement screen to detect gynecological cancers, suggesting that the Pap is soon to become a thing of the past.
CBS - Dr. Alan Copperman: "Facebook, Apple to Cover Egg Freezing for Female Employees"
October 15, 2014
In an effort to recognize the personal challenges this presents, Apple and Facebook say they offer coverage to female employees who wish to freeze their eggs to delay parenthood to a later time.
New York Daily News - Dr. Laura MacIsaac: "New York Women Ditching Other Birth Control Methods for IUD's"
October 14, 2014
New York women are parting from the pill, breaking up with the patch and saying sayonara to the sponge. And no, these aren't women with a deep-seeded baby wish — they've all gotten IUDs.
ABC - Dr. Alan Copperman: "Young Breast Cancer Patients Grapple With Fertility"
October 10, 2014
Crystal Miller, a patient at the Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, learned that chemotherapy would age her ovaries by 10 years and that, even after treatment, pregnancy would be a challenge.
Health Line - Dr. Joanne Stone: "What Happens When You Find out You're Pregnant and Have Breast Cancer on the Same Day?"
October 6, 2014
Adele Rivas and her husband Luis had been trying for more than three years to get pregnant, and more than one doctor had told them that they couldn't conceive without medical help.
ABC News - Dr. Joanne Stone: "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.
WCAX - Dr. Mamta Mamik: "Doctors Release Guidelines to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Women"
September 16, 2014
It's a common health issue that many women don't want to talk about. Millions of women have trouble controlling their bladder.
The New York Times - Dr. David A. Fishman: "Training Dogs to Sniff Out Cancer"
September 10, 2014
McBaine, a bouncy black and white springer spaniel, perks up and begins his hunt at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
Huffington Post - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian: "Can I Skip My Annual Pelvic Exam?"
August 19, 2014
Taraneh Shirazian Director, Global Women’s Health, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses more.
Fox News - Dr. Joanne Stone: "A New and Yummy Supplement to Prenatal Vitamins"
July 22, 2014
When you're pregnant or trying to conceive, prenatal vitamins can be your best friend – and sometimes your worst enemy.
New York Daily News - Dr. Joanne Stone: "One Mother's Triumph: Having a Baby Late in Life"
July 15, 2014
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, there were 7,157 babies born to women 45-49 years old, and 600 babies born to women 50-54 years old in 2012.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Achieves Honor Roll Status, Ranked 16th in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report
July 15, 2014
By earning "top rankings" in six medical specialties, The Mount Sinai Hospital achieved “Honor Roll” status in this year's U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" guidebook.
Women's Day - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian and Dr. Debra Wattenberg: "Your Healthiest Summer Ever"
July 7, 2014
When you're between rest stops on a road trip, you end up "holding it" more than you normally would.
ABC News - Good Morning America - Dr. Jacques Moritz: "Baby Girls are Family's Fourth Generation of Twins"
June 11, 2014
A British family is celebrating an usual milestone – the birth of a fourth generation of twins.
CBS News - Dr. Taraneh Shirazian and Dr. Rebecca Brightman: "Pregnant Women Advised to Eat More Fish"
June 11, 2014
Taraneh Shirazian, MD, Director of Global Women's Health and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at The Mount Sinai Hospital, recently discussed the new government guidelines for fish consumption.
CBS News - "How Much Fish is Safe for Pregnant Women?"
June 10, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering new advice for pregnant women about how much fish is safe to eat.
ACOG - "Guest Blog: The Value of Education and Outreach to Improve Global Women's Health"
March 14, 2014
Millions of women around the globe lack basic rights — rights to health care, rights to family planning services, and the right to lead long, healthy lives.
NY Times - "F.D.A. Weighs Fertility Method That Raises Ethical Questions"
February 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing a fertility procedure that involves combining the genetic material of three people to make a baby free of certain defects.
HealthDay - "OBGYN Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates"
February 19, 2014
Two major medical groups representing America's obstetricians/gynecologists issued joint guidelines aimed at curbing the overuse of cesarean sections in first-time mothers.
NY Daily News - "Daily Checkup: Women's Global Health"
December 29, 2013
Although on average women worldwide live four years longer than men, about 300,000 each year are still dying from preventable problems related to pregnancy and childbirth.
ABC News - "Woman Chose Hysterectomy to Avoid Cancer"
September 6, 2013
Sarah Durham said she knew it was time to undergo a radical hysterectomy when she went into full-fledged panic mode every time she was scheduled for an ovarian cancer screening.
U.S. News and World Report - "Surgeons Form Band N.E.D. to Raise GYN Cancer Awareness"
September 3, 2013
Six surgeons formed the band No Evidence of Disease to put below-the-belt cancers in the spotlight.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Recognized by U.S. News and World Report in Annual “Best Hospitals” Rankings
July 16, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is prominently featured in U.S. News & World Report’s clinical specialty ranking of the nation’s most outstanding hospitals.
Huffington Post - "Preventive Mastectomy: Benefits and Risks"
May 17, 2013
Angelina Jolie opened up about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had the so-called "breast cancer gene."
Katie Couric - "Baby Born Amid Natural Disaster"
October 31, 2012
Sally Bertough gave birth shortly after arriving at Mount Sinai where she was taken after backup generators failed at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Rock Band Consisting of Six Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons to Perform Series of Sold-Out Concerts as Part of September’s Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
September 19, 2012
Band to raise awareness about gynecological cancer and raise money for women’s cancer charities.
NY Daily News - "The Difficulty of Detecting Ovarian Cancer Increases Its Danger"
September 13, 2012
In 2012, an estimated 22,380 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S., and 15,500 women will die from it.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rises to No. 14 in Best Hospitals Rankings by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
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.
Erin DuPree, MD, and Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS, of Mount Sinai Selected for New Innovation Advisors Program
January 26, 2012
Erin DuPree, MD, and Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS, have been selected as inaugural members of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program.
Maternal Type 2 Diabetes and Low Income Significantly Increase Risk for ADHD in Children
January 2, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have found that low socioeconomic status and gestational diabetes together increase the risk of ADHD in children 14-fold.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to Honor Roll of America’s Elite Hospitals By U.S. News and World Report
July 19, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranks 16 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2011-2012 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, and earns a spot on the “Honor Roll.”