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U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay)interviews Xiaobo Li, Ph.D., about her research indicating that children with ADHD show brain irregularities and process information through different pathways than children without ADHD. Currently, there is no single test capable of diagnosing the disorder. These findings could eventually be used to create a diagnostic tool for the disorder, which affects an estimated 5 percent to 8 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. Dr. Li is assistant professor of radiology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience. (Monday, November 28, 2011)

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The New York Times interviews Steven Libutti, M.D., in an article about Steve Jobs’ decision to delay surgery for his pancreatic cancer. In addition to explaining the difficulty of determining the best course of treatment for small tumors, Dr. Libutti observes that patients who learn of their condition accidentally, as Jobs did, are more likely to delay surgery. Dr. Libutti is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, professor and vice chair of surgery at Einstein and Montefiore, and associate director for clinical services at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Tuesday, November 01, 2011)

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Renal & Urology News interviews Anna Broder, M.D., about her research that found the chance of survival for lupus patients with end-stage renal disease improved with frequent rheumatologist follow-up and continued immunosuppressive treatment. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine. (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)

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ABC.com interviews Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., about the ethical and social consequences of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning’s decision to try an experimental stem cell treatment, not approved by the FDA, for a bulging disk in his neck. Dr. Macklin is the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics. (Tuesday, September 20, 2011)

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The Guardian (UK) interviews David Prezant, M.D., about his new Lancet study that indicates New York City firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks have an increased risk for cancer. Dr. Prezant is professor of medicine at Einstein, an attending physician in the pulmonary medicine division at Montefiore Medical Center and chief medical officer of the Fire Department of the City of New York. (Friday, September 02, 2011)

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Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can present many confusing choices about treatments and side effects. The New York Times reviews Dr. Arnold Melman’s new book,  After Prostate Cancer: A What-Comes-Next Guide to a Safe and Informed Recovery, noting its “straightforward and methodical” descriptions of treatments and side effects. Dr. Melman is professor and chair of urology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)

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Good Housekeeping interviews Adam Friedman, M.D., about nutrients in food that slow the skin’s aging process and protect against UV damage, including vitamin C, lean protein, fatty fish and beta-carotene. Dr. Friedman is assistant professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics. (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)

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Crain’s New York Business features Mark Mehler, M.D., in a series of profiles on neuroscientists working to unlock the mysteries of brain development, function and disease. Dr. Mehler is professor and chair of The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and director of Einstein’s Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration. (Monday, August 22, 2011)

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The Los Angeles Times's "Booster Shots" blog features new research by Rajat Singh, M.D., M.B.B.S., that show dieting causes certain brain cells to start eating small portions of themselves — triggering a hunger response. Dr. Singh is assistant professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. (Wednesday, August 03, 2011)

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MSN (via Healthday) features new research by Eliseo Eugenin, Ph.D., that may explain why half of all HIV patients experience memory loss and other neurological problems, a condition known as NeuroAIDS, despite taking antiretroviral therapies. Dr. Eugenin’s study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, indicates that a small group of supporting brain cells called astrocytes might be the key. In healthy people, these cells help maintain the blood-brain barrier, the network of blood vessels that protects the brain from harmful chemicals and toxins. The study suggests that when astrocytes are infected with HIV, it can lead to the brain being exposed to damaging toxins. Dr. Eugenin is assistant professor of pathology. (Wednesday, June 29, 2011)

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CBS’ The Early Show interviews Sheryl Haut, M.D., about a patient at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of the Department of Neurology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center whose nocturnal seizures she successfully treated with surgery. The patient, Danny Jakubowitz, explains how drastically his life has improved since the surgery, which eliminated the seizures that robbed him of a full night’s sleep for 21 years. Dr. Haut is associate professor of clinical neurology in The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and a neurologist specializing in adult care at Montefiore. (Thursday, June 23, 2011)

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The New York Daily News interviews Pamela Valera, Ph.D., M.S.W., about the Bronx Re-entry Working Group, a program created to help ex-convicts from the Bronx successfully transition back into society. Dr. Valera, who plans to survey the health behaviors of these ex-convicts next fall, notes that the program's major goal is to provide information and resources that could help paroled prisoners. Dr. Valera is an instructor of epidemiology & population health. (Tuesday, June 14, 2011)

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The New York Times interviews Todd Feinberg, M.D., about conjoined twins joined at the head who seem to share sensory inputs and experiences. The twins brains are uniquely linked through the thalamus, an organ that filters most sensory input. Dr. Feinberg notes that their connection is unprecedented. Dr. Feinberg is professor of clinical psychiatry & behavioral sciences and of clinical neurology in The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology. (Thursday, May 26, 2011)

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WABC-TV interviews Amy Sanders, M.D., on a new study suggesting that learning music at an early age can significantly increase memory function later in life. The study compared the memories of musicians aged 45-65 who started playing at nine years of age and younger to non-musicians of the same ages and found an increase in cognitive processes. Dr. Sanders states that lifelong musical training helps keep the brain active, which helps maintain thinking ability as one ages. Dr. Sanders is assistant professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology. (Thursday, May 12, 2011)

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The Wall Street Journal profiles critical care medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Einstein. Vladimir Kvetan, M.D., director of critical care medicine at Montefiore, is credited with introducing numerous innovations to the hospital system that have improved care and efficiency while reducing mortality and cost. The article notes that Einstein has one of the nation’s largest training programs for critical care specialists. More than 250 critical care attending physicians and ICU directors trained here. Dr. Kvetan is professor of clinical medicine, of anesthesiology and of surgery at Einstein. (Monday, March 28, 2011)

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