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Newsweek interviews Nanette Santoro, M.D. for a cover story on why the public should be skeptical of medical advice offered The Oprah Show. The article, entitled Crazy Talk: Oprah, Wacky Cures & You, contends that some of Oprah's guests make health claims and medical recommendations not supported by science. The article appears in the June 8, 2009 issue. Dr. Santoro is professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein. (Monday, June 01, 2009)

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The Sunday Times (UK) interviews Kelvin Davies, Ph.D., on his involvement in a study that used an innovative new drug-delivery system—nanoparticles infused with nitric oxide and applied topically---to successfully treat erectile dysfunction in animals. The nanoparticle technology was developed by Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology & biophysics and of medicine at Einstein and his son, Adam Friedman, M.D., a resident in dermatology in Einstein’s department of medicine. The findings received extensive press coverage at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association on April 26, 2009. The topical treatment may offer localized therapeutic results with the benefit of a lower dosage and the avoidance of adverse side effects due to systemic absorption. Dr. Davies is associate professor of urology at Einstein. (Sunday, April 26, 2009)

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El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student Monica Payares for a feature story in their "Buena Gente" (Good People) section. In memory of her young father who passed away following surgery, Monica established a foundation, la Fundación Juan José Payares Bustos, to help provide health care for hundreds of people in her father's underserved hometown in their native Colombia. Recently, on "Match Day", Monica learned that she will begin her residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center (the Einstein/Montefiore program) this July. (Sunday, April 05, 2009)

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Time, United Press International (UPI), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Asian News International (ANI) feature research by Dominick Purpura, M.D. and Mark Mehler, M.D. regarding their theory that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. This new theory, published in the journal Brain Research Reviews, states that autism is a disorder caused by impaired regulation of the locus coeruleus. Dr. Mehler is chairman of neurology and director of the Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration at Einstein. Dr. Purpura is dean emeritus and distinguished professor of neuroscience at Einstein. (Thursday, April 02, 2009)

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New York Daily News interviews Einstein students and faculty for a feature on Match Day, when graduates learn where they will do their residencies. Fourth-year students Monica Payares, Bat-Sheva Maslow, Ashley Maranino and Debbie Hana Li were interviewed for the print story and/or the accompanying video feature taken at Lubin Dining Hall. Stephen H. Lazar, Ed.D, assistant dean, is also featured in the video. (Friday, March 20, 2009)

CanWest, a major Canadian syndicate, interviews Rachel P. Wildman, Ph.D. about a recommendation by prominent Canadian doctor Arya M. Sharma, M.D., Ph.D. that not all individuals classified as obese be encouraged to lose weight. Dr. Wildman is an assistant professor of epidemiology & population health at Einstein. She authored a study, published last August in Archives of Internal Medicine, that showed a significant proportion of overweight and obese people are metabolically healthy. (Tuesday, March 17, 2009)

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Modern Healthcare interviews Eric Bouhassira, Ph.D.,and Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., in a cover story on federal and state stem cell funding. The cover, entitled, Dishing it Out, appears in the March 16th edition. Dr. Bouhassira has recently been awarded a $6 million grant from the Empire State Stem Cell Board, Dr. Pessin has been awarded a $1 million grant. Dr. Bouhassira is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and a professor of medicine and of cell biology. Dr. Pessin is director of Einstein's Diabetes Research Center and a professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. (Monday, March 16, 2009)

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US News & World Report and AFP (Agence France Presse) feature interviews with Rachel Saunders-Pullman, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., on research showing women with shorter fertility lifespans have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The results are from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI). Dr. Saunders-Pullman is assistant professor of neurology at Einstein and attending physician in neurology at Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of Einstein's in Manhattan. (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)

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WebMD includes perspective from Peter Bernstein, M.D., on the role obesity plays in increasing pregnancy risks. Dr. Bernstein is a professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, February 10, 2009)

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Reuters highlights research by Benjamin Friedman, M.D., showing that most migraine sufferers don't visit emergency rooms. The finding was reported in the journal Headache. Dr. Friedman is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Einstein and affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. (Friday, January 30, 2009)

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Chicago Tribune features research by Einstein postdoctoral student Bianca Acevedo showing that feelings of lasting love can be objectively measured using brain MRIs. Acevedo is the chief researcher on the study, presented recently at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The research was the topic for her doctoral dissertation that she conducted while at Stony Brook University. (Sunday, January 25, 2009)

Reuters cites research by Dr. Deborah Palliser on an experimental topical liquid that shows long-acting protection against genital herpes. The finding appears in the latest edition of Cell Host & Microbe. Dr. Palliser is assistant professor of microbiology & immunology at Einstein. She conducted the research with former colleagues at Harvard Medical School and with scientists at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. (Wednesday, January 21, 2009)

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Reuters and Medscape report on a study led by Dr. Marc Gunter in conjunction with senior author Dr. Howard Strickler, which found that high insulin levels are an independent risk factor for breast cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women who did not use hormone therapy. The findings were observed among more than 1,600 postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Dr. Gunter is an assistant professor epidemiology and population health at Einstein; Dr. Strickler is a professor of epidemiology and population health. Numerous media carried the story, including the Washington Post, Fox News, Boston Globe and Science Daily. Other Einstein researchers involved with the study include Drs. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Thomas Rohan, Gloria Ho, Xiaonan Xue, Robert Kaplan, Judy Wylie-Rosett, Tiffany Harris, and Robert Burk. (Tuesday, December 30, 2008)

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Scientific American interviews Dr. Thomas Weber, professor of surgery and of molecular genetics, about a controversial study published in Annals of Internal Medicine that suggests colonoscopy, considered the gold standard for detecting colon tumors, does not reduce deaths from tumors located deep within the colon. (Monday, December 15, 2008)

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviews Dr. Mary Fabry, professor of medicine (hematology) on the promise of bone marrow transplants in curing sickle cell anemia. (Tuesday, November 11, 2008)

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