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Scientific American interviews Steven Sparr, M.D., about amusia, the inability to recognize musical tones or to reproduce them, which strikes many stroke victims. Dr. Sparr is professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and director of the neurovascular laboratory and of neurorehabilitation at the Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore. (Thursday, November 03, 2016)

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New York Times interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about the scientist awarded the Nobel Prize for his discoveries on how cells recycle, known as autophagy. Dr. Cuervo is a leader in this field of research, focusing on chaperone-mediated autophagy. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, and of medicine, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research, and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein. (Wednesday, October 05, 2016)

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Scientific American quotes Peter Belamarich, M.D., and cites his research that found health claims made by infant formula manufacturers are not supported by evidence. In response to his report, which was published in Clinical Pediatrics in 2015, the Food and Drug Administration now suggests that manufacturers conduct clinical trials to prove their claims.  Dr. Belamarich is associate professor and chief of general pediatrics at Einstein and vice-chair for affiliate and network relations at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. (Monday, September 12, 2016)

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The Huffington Post quotes Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., about her research that found that potassium-rich foods cut the risk of stroke and death in older women. Dr. Smoller is distinguished university professor emerita of epidemiology & population health. (Monday, August 29, 2016)

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Crain’s Health Pulse interviews Dr. Laurie Bauman regarding a collaborative study aimed at controlling the spread of HIV using PrEP, a drug proven to reduce risk. Dr. Bauman is a principal investigator on the study, which includes Einstein, Montefiore and Columbia. She also is director of the Preventive Intervention Research Center and professor of pediatrics. (Friday, July 29, 2016)

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Fox News Health interviews Sophie Molholm, Ph.D., regarding her research on sensory processing disorder. Dr. Molholm is director of the Tishman Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, associate director of the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, associate professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, and the Muriel and Harold Block Faculty Scholar in Mental Illness in the department of pediatrics. (Friday, July 08, 2016)

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The Washington Post interviews Snehal Patel, M.D., about his study that found eliminating a blood test could safely increase the number of donor hearts for transplants. Dr. Patel is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care. (Thursday, June 23, 2016)

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Reuters interviews Michal Melamed, M.D., about her research that found many young, obese adults are unaware they are at risk for kidney disease. Dr. Melamed is associate professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and attending physician, nephrology at Montefiore Health System. (Friday, June 03, 2016)

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CNN interviews Richard Lipton, M.D., about a new study that finds moderate to intense exercise may slow the rate of mental decline. Dr. Lipton notes the study shows that low physical activity predicts cognitive decline, including the abilities that are important for everyday function such as processing speed and episodic memory. Dr. Lipton is director of the Einstein Aging Study and vice chair of the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and director of the division of cognitive aging and dementia at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)

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PBS’ NewsHour.com interviews Ruth Stein, M.D., regarding her research on how often pediatricians screen for postpartum depression. Dr. Stein’s research found that while screening rates had increased, the condition is often overlooked and undertreated. Dr. Stein is professor of pediatrics at Einstein. (Thursday, March 24, 2016)

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The Washington Post quotes Andrew Racine, M.D., Ph.D., about new recommendations, which he helped develop, that encourage pediatricians to screen for poverty in a bid to reduce its health effects. Dr. Racine, who chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics workgroup that developed the recommendations, notes that pediatricians will take this role on “because it is the right thing to do.” Dr. Racine is senior vice president and chief medical officer at Montefiore Health System and professor of clinical pediatrics at Einstein. (Wednesday, March 09, 2016)

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The Washington Post quotes Marcus Bachhuber, M.D., M.S., and Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about their new study with Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S., on the surge in overdose deaths from benzodiazepines. Dr. Bachhuber notes that this growing public health problem has largely flown under the radar. Dr. Bachhuber is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician, Montefiore; Dr. Cunningham is professor of medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and associate chief of the division of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. (Tuesday, February 23, 2016)

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Newsweek interviews Ilir Agalliu, Ph.D., about his research with Robert Burk, M.D., that found HPV significantly increases the risk of head and neck cancer. In a study of nearly 100,000 people, the researchers found that when HPV-16 is found in the mouth, people are 22 times more likely to develop cancer than those without it. Dr. Agalliu is assistant professor of epidemiology and population health and Dr. Burk is professor of pediatrics, of microbiology & immunology, of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and attending physician, pediatrics at Montefiore Health System. Drs. Agalliu and Burk are also members of the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center’s Cancer Epidemiology program. (Monday, January 25, 2016)

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Live Science interviews Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., about his research engineering the first antibodies that can neutralize the most lethal strains of Ebola virus. Dr. Lai notes that these findings are the first significant step towards developing an all-inclusive treatment. Dr. Lai is associate professor of biochemistry at Einstein. (Monday, January 25, 2016)

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New York Times interviews Michael Alderman, M.D., about research that found reducing systolic blood pressure below current guidelines can save lives. The study determined that participants whose blood pressure was kept below 120, rather than the current recommended target of 140, had a 25 percent reduction in heart attack, heart failure or stroke, or died from heart disease. This was primarily achieved by providing additional medications. Dr. Alderman urged caution, noting decades-long pill taking by generally healthy people may lead to unintended consequences. Dr. Alderman is distinguished university professor emeritus of epidemiology & population health and of medicine. (Monday, November 09, 2015)

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