Medicare Patients Who Use Hospice Receive Better Care at a Lower Cost to the Government
March 4, 2013
The study, led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Mount Sinai’s Corita Grudzen, MD, Named a Practice Change Leader to Improve Health Care for Older Adults
January 11, 2013
National initiative aims to increase the number of health care leaders who can effectively promote innovative, high quality health care for older adults.
Diane E. Meier, MD, Receives Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society
November 28, 2012
Dr. Meier was awarded the ACS's highest honor for pioneering leadership in bringing non-hospice palliative care into mainstream medicine.
Health Care Spending in Last Five Years of Life Exceeds Total Assets for One Quarter of Medicare Population
September 10, 2012
The findings from Mount Sinai appear online in the current issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Specific Toxic Byproduct of Heat-Processed Food Leads To Increased Body Weight And Diabetes
August 20, 2012
Researchers at Mount Sinai have identified a common compound in the modern diet that could play a major role in the development of abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Mount Sinai Opens New York City’s First Emergency Room for Geriatric Patients
April 6, 2012
The Mount Sinai Hospital, a leader in geriatric care with the most highly rated program in the country, has opened New York City’s first emergency room exclusively for patients 65 and older.
American Medical News - "76% of Patients Neglect End-of-Life Care Planning"
February 27, 2012
Although a majority of patients surveyed believe end-of-life preparation is important, less than 25% have followed through with the planning. R. Sean Morrison, MD, discusses this topic.
Theresa Soriano, MD, Recognized for Excellence in End-of-Life Care at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
January 19, 2012
Dr. Theresa Soriano received the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award for her efforts leading the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program.
The Mount Sinai Stroke Center Receives "Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality" Achievement Award
January 18, 2012
Award Demonstrates Mount Sinai’s Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD, Named to National Board of Medical Examiners
September 22, 2011
In her new role, Dr. Leipzig will represent the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and share the viewpoints, issues, and health policy concerns of more than 700,000 medical specialists nationwide.
A Natural Chemical Found in Grape Seeds May Prevent Development or Progression of Alzheimer’s
July 15, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers found that polyphenols, a natural extract found in grapes, may help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Diabetic Kidney Failure May Be Reversed with Low-Carbohydrate Diet
April 20, 2011
Researchers have found that by administering a low-carb, high-fat diet in mice, that diabetic kidney damage was reversed, and also uncovered an array of genes associated with kidney failure.
Indications of Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Evident Decades Before First Signs of Cognitive Impairment
March 28, 2011
Mount Sinai Researchers find a link between lower glucose utilization in the brain and Alzheimer’s disease.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Vast Majority of Americans Have Access to Hospice Care
November 3, 2010
A new study shows that 98 percent of Americans live within 60 minutes of hospice services, indicating that disparities in enrollment are not likely related to access.
Mount Sinai Researchers Make Groundbreaking Discovery on Origin of Brain’s Immune Cells
October 21, 2010
New study could lead to new treatments for degenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis.
Gene Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Is Low in People with Alzheimer’s Disease
October 12, 2010
A study in the journal Aging Cell shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease have a low level of the gene PGC-1, which regulates glucose.
Increased Costs, Hospitalizations Seen in People with Cancer Who Leave Hospice Care Early
September 23, 2010
Researchers from Mount Sinai have found that people with terminal cancer who disenroll from hospice care have increased health care usage and costs.
Older Patients: The Universal Gap in Medical Training
August 12, 2010
In her article for AARP's Summer issue of The Journal, Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD, details how the principles of geriatric medicine, the conditions evaluated, and the care that follows differ from those of general adult medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Pilot Novel Palliative Care Initiative
May 24, 2010
Mount Sinai announced a partnership with Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, Inc, to provide palliative care counseling to those with kidney failure or memory loss.
Pilot Program Seeks to Improve Care for Older Adults
April 19, 2010
Top geriatrics specialists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins have created a pilot program that will test leading geriatric care models in hospital settings
Study Reveals That Dimebolin Therapy May Contribute to Neuron Deterioration
January 7, 2010
A study led by Mount Sinai researchers suggests that dimebolin increases levels of beta amyloid, a protein related to the plaque buildup found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.
Palliative Care Specialist Diane Meier, MD, FACP, Named to U.S. Senate HELP Committee Fellowship Post
January 4, 2010
Director of both the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Dr. Meier has an extraordinary opportunity to take part in the federal policy-making process.
Mount Sinai Researchers Take Part in Phase 2 Clinical Trial Testing Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Patients
November 16, 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of 12 sites participating in the Phase 2 study of neurological interventions for Alzheimer's disease research.
Mount Sinai Study Concludes Cognitive Testing of Elderly by Phone Is Effective Evaluation Method
September 15, 2009
Cognitive testing of the elderly by telephone is generally as effective as in-person testing, according to a study by Mount Sinai investigators.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find New Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Promising
July 12, 2009
Study hopes to show that the new treatment is safe and effective for stabilizing cognitive performance for patients with mild to moderate forms of Alzheimer's disease.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Significantly Improves Its U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings
April 24, 2009
Over the past four years, Mount Sinai has improved in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings more than any other school in the United States, jumping from 32nd to 22nd.
Diane E. Meier, MD, Receives Clinical Excellence Award from Castle Connolly
March 23, 2009
Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute Director Diane E. Meier, MD, is a pioneer in palliative care who has fought to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic and debilitating illnesses.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Link Between Genes That Regulate Energy Metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia
March 13, 2009
A Mount Sinai study suggests that certain genes associated with utilization of glucose, such as PGC-1α, diminish in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease dementia patients.
AARP Names Diane E. Meier, MD, One of New York’s Top 50 Champions of Social Change
January 5, 2009
Diane E. Meier, MD, Director of Mount Sinai’s Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, has been awarded AARP’s 50th Anniversary Social Impact Award. Dr. Meier was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008.