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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Placebos prove powerful...even when people know they're taking one
Michigan State University

A team of researchers from Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Dartmouth College is the first to demonstrate that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking one.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

Released: 16-Jan-2018 2:55 PM EST
Families Who Adopt Receive Specialized Medical Care From Montefiore
Montefiore Health System

Parents of adopted children can now consult with a nationally recognized expert in adoption medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

20-Dec-2017 1:00 PM EST
Emergency Department Cancer Diagnoses: An Underreported Problem
Montefiore Health System

New study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, highlights the prevalence of ED cancer diagnoses; calls for new screening methods.

Released: 12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
$1 Million Gift Allows Babies to Get Heart Care Before Being Born
Montefiore Health System

Thanks to the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Pediatric Heart Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is opening the John H. Gutfreund Fetal Heart Program at the Montefiore Hutchinson Campus.

Released: 19-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Non-Opioid Treatment Substantially More Effective Than Opioids for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department, New Research Finds
Montefiore Health System

New data from researchers at Montefiore Health System shows that patients seeking care for migraine in the emergency department experience better pain relief from the non-opioid treatment intravenous (IV) prochlorperazine along with diphenhydramine, compared to the frequently used opioid treatment IV hydromorphone.

Released: 12-Oct-2017 12:30 PM EDT
Thriving at Home: One Year After a Marathon Surgery to Separate Them, Formerly Conjoined Twins Jadon and Anias McDonald “Achieve New Milestones Every Day”
Montefiore Health System

October 14 marks one year since complete separation of Jadon and Anias McDonald at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Released: 19-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST
Randi Kaplan Named Schwartz Center’s 2016 National Caregiver Of The Year
Montefiore Health System

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national leader in in providing compassionate care to patients and caregivers, has named Randi Kaplan, LMSW, director of the Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center at Montefiore, the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY). The prestigious award goes to people who display compassion, and establish mutual trust and respect with families involved in healthcare decision-making. The award was presented yesterday at the 21st Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner, where Randi was honored amongst 2,000 healthcare leaders, clinicians, patients and family members.

Released: 13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Montefiore Health System

Preeminent psychiatric researcher and clinician, Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D, has been named professor and university chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert, who will also hold the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry at Einstein, will assume his position on March 1, 2017.

Released: 28-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain Delivers Advanced Care for Patients with Cognitive Disorders
Montefiore Health System

During their first year, clinicians at the new Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain (CAB) saw significant improvements in their ability to identify patients with dementia symptoms and more quickly identify signs of depression and anxiety. This first year data has been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The Center’s model, which follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, examines referred patients for evaluation of cognitive complaints based on daily activities, demographic information, additional medical conditions, and medication review.

27-Oct-2016 3:00 PM EDT
Montefiore and the Hebrew Home at RiverdaleBring Cutting Edge Geriatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to Sub-Acute Care
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Health System and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale are proud to announce a unique partnership to improve care for patients requiring sub-acute rehabilitation at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Released: 20-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
New Study Highlights the Benefits of BRCA Testing for All People of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent
Montefiore Health System

A new study published in the journal Genetics in Medicine, conducted by Montefiore-Einstein’s Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) and the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics, has found that BRCA screening should be routinely offered to all adults of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Currently this is not the standard of care, which we found may be leading to more individuals unknowingly being at high cancer risk.

Released: 11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children
Montefiore Health System

Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Released: 3-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT
Montefiore And Einstein Receive $3.7 Million NIH Grant To Study The Link Between Sleep Apnea And Childhood Obesity
Montefiore Health System

Raanan Arens, M.D., chief of the Division of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study and develop tools for combatting obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.