The Nation - Dr. Anne-Marie Sparrow: “What the Anti-Vax Movement Doesn’t Tell You About Measles”
February 19, 2015
As the most contagious disease on earth roars back, it’s time to embrace the most effective public health intervention we have.
The New York Times - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “The Dangers of Vaccine Denial”
February 7, 2015
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, the chairman of the department of preventative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, says that there may be environmental factors linked to autism, but these relate to endocrine disrupting chemicals in consumer products, not to vaccines.
Time Warner Cable News - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “Tips and Challenges to Raise Healthy Conscious Children”
January 30, 2015
Previously, we discussed how some health experts believe environmental changes have contributed to the rise in chronic illnesses among kids. Here are some practical safety tips.
Vogue - Dr. Anne-Marie Sparrow: “Health Activist Annie Sparrow’s Fight to End Polio”
January 29, 2015
It’s 2:00 a.m. in Gaziantep, a Turkish city just a stone’s throw from the Syrian border, and Sparrow, a professor of global health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, has just spent a long day presenting evidence to international-aid workers on a seven-round polio-vaccination campaign in Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011.
Time Warner Cable News - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “Safety Tips to Protect Children as Environment Changes”
January 29, 2015
The common diseases affecting kids are chronic and there's growing evidence that they're a product of our changing environment.
Al Jazeera America - Dr. Anne-Marie Sparrow: “Fighting ISIL: Humanitarian Crisis”
January 28, 2015
The recapture of the Kurdish town of Kobane is a symbolic blow against the terrorist group ISIL. The group’s black flag has been replaced with Kurdish colors, but it will take many more battles before the threat of ISIL is completely gone.
Science Codex - Dr. Paolo Boffetta: “Breast Cancer Will Soon Be Only the Second Most Common Deadly Tumor for EU Women”
January 27, 2015
Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast cancer for the first time among European women in 2015, according to new predictions in Annals of Oncology.
Digital Journal - Dr. Anne-Marie Sparrow: “Critical Care Pediatrician Annie Sparrow joins the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland"
January 24, 2015
Pediatric Critical Care Physician Dr. Annie Sparrow joins the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Medpage Today - Dr. Rosamond Rhodes: “Forcing Teen to Have Chemo Not Troubling to Ethicists”
January 13, 2015
A Connecticut teen's fight to refuse chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma -- and a court's decision to force it on her anyway -- is not arousing many concerns on the part of medical ethicists. Rosamond Rhodes, PhD, director of bioethics education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, agreed with Caplan that the court's ruling was justified.
Prevention - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “8 Toxic Products to Ban from Your Home Today”
January 13, 2015
According to Dr. Landrigan, phthalates are among the biggest culprits in cosmetics because they mimic the action of our natural hormones.
SheKnows - Alexandra Rothwell: “Prevent 8 Common Diseases with These Rockstar Superfoods”
December 9, 2014
According to a new study in BMC Medicine that followed about 200,000 people over as much as three decades, low- and high-fat dairy consumption was not linked to having a risk for type 2 diabetes.
Allied Health World - Alexandra Rothwell: “ 5 Health Care Careers on the Front Lines of Fighting Breast Cancer”
December 1, 2014
"I'm always thinking about the connections between all chronic diseases and I try to use the diagnosis of breast cancer to work on things like reducing inflammation, insulin resistance, and other markers of disease, just to improve overall health and wellness," said Alexandra Rothwell, RD, Registered Dietitian, Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
WPIX TV - Dr. Ian Holzman: “Project Sunshine brightens days for sick kids and families”
November 14, 2014
Music, arts, crafts, face painting, laughter and more! It’s definitely not what you’d expect in a hospital.
Journal of Medical Ethics - Dr. Rosamond Rhodes: "Good and not so good medical ethics"
October 29, 2014
Medical ethics is useful in a variety of tasks. It can and should guide clinical practice, contribute to the education of clinicians, advance thinking in the field, inform biomedical research, and give direction to healthcare policy.
Science and Development - Dr. Craig Katz: “Let’s Rethink Self-Help Models for Alcohol”
October 8, 2014
Research in the Caribbean on alcohol use problems shows that self-help groups need not be anonymous.
CNBC Squawk Box - Dr. Kenneth L. Davis: “How Ebola May Affect Us”
October 7, 2014
“As soon as the CDC made its announcement, we began educating our staff [for an Ebola patient]. To date we’ve had four patients come in with the possibility of Ebola, all of whom turned out to be negative,” says Dr. Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System.
Healio – Dr. Philip J. Landrigan: “Mount Sinai Receives $1.1 million to Assess Heart, Kidney Disease in 9/11 Responders”
September 21, 2014
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced receipt of a $1.1 million grant from the World Trade Center Health Program in order to evaluate the risk for heart and kidney disease among first responders and volunteers at Ground Zero of the 9/11 attacks.
Bloomberg Business - Dr. Philip J. Landrigan: “The Chemical Weapons Ukrainian Separatists Didn’t Get”
September 15, 2014
The founder and principal of Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth, a New York-based nonprofit, Fuller had been leading a group of 15 around the scraped slope of an open pit mercury mine not far from Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. A village near the mine had reported dangerously high levels of mercury in its soil and water.
CBS New York - Dr. Philip J. Landrigan: “Sen. Charles Schumer Proposes Ban On 10 Flame Retardants In Kids Products”
September 14, 2014
Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children’s products, saying the chemicals have been linked to developmental delays and cancer.
Syria Deeply - Dr. Annie Sparrow: “Syria ER: Infectious Diseases are Poised to Spread Across Syria and Iraq”
August 15, 2014
Infectious diseases are set to spread across Syria and Iraq, with deadly consequences.
Medpage Today - Dr. Paolo Boffetta: “Excess Weight May Fuel Many Cancer Types”
August 14, 2014
Increasing body size had significant associations with 10 common types of cancer, a study involving more than 5 million people showed.
Food Poisoning Bulletin - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “Groups Urge Congress to Reject Enlist Duo Herbicide”
July 28, 2014
Consumer groups, scientists, and doctors are urging congress to pressure the Obama administration to reject an application for “Enlist Duo ™ which is a new toxic herbicide made of 2,4-D and glyphosate.
Everyday Health - Dr. Paolo Boffetta: “New Evidence for Protective Effects of Vitamin D on Your Heart”
July 25, 2014
Although vitamin D is obtained from diet and dietary supplements, the main source of vitamin D is production in our skin under the influence of solar radiation.
Medpage Today - Dr. Rosamond Rhodes: “FDA Issues Reformed Consent Guidance”
July 23, 2014
The FDA recently issued an updated guidance document on obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, but little has changed that would affect enrollment, according to one expert.
WNBC-TV - Dr. Paolo Boffetta: “Vitamin D Benefits"
July 19, 2014
Dr. Paolo Boffetta, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Associate Director for Population Sciences of the Tisch Cancer Institute, joins Chris Glorioso to talk about the health benefits of vitamin D.
The Washington Post - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “What to know before you Spray your Lawn with Pesticides”
July 7, 2014
Though the goal may be to make these green spaces more pleasant places to play — fewer bugs, fewer weeds — spraying pesticides may not be as safe as you assume.
Reuters - Dr. Philip Landrigan: “ Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy to Autism”
June 23, 2014
In a new study from California, children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have mothers who lived close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy.
The Washington Post - Dr. Anne-Marie Sparrow: “Polio Vaccine Effort in Syria Reaches 1.4 Million Children as Volunteers Brave Violence”
June 22, 2014
Despite grave danger, a campaign to combat the spread of polio in rebel-held Syria has been surprisingly successful, with volunteers inoculating about 1.4 million children since the beginning of the year.
Medscape Multispecialty - Dr. Paolo Boffetta: “'D' Levels Linked to Cancer Death Risk Only in Survivors”
June 20, 2014
People with low vitamin D levels are at increased risk of dying from cancer ― but only if they have already had cancer, report the authors of a meta-analysis.
Team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Conducts Health Impact Assessment for the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project in Puerto Rico
May 16, 2014
The HIA, conducted with funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, will be used to recommend actions to protect the health of local residents
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Honors Leaders in Global Human Rights, Medicine, Research, and Journalism
May 9, 2014
Students, physicians and scientists encouraged to meet today’s health care challenges through strength of character and compassion
September 11 Linked to Two Heart Disease Culprits: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
March 20, 2014
New study shows high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero linked to the risk of obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD.
Major Disparities Between For-Profit and Nonprofit Hospice Detailed in National Survey
February 24, 2014
Mount Sinai researchers flag less training and research, higher hospice disenrollment, exceeding medicare’s aggregate cap more often in for-profits.
Graduate Program in Public Health at Mount Sinai Joins Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
August 14, 2013
ASPPH connects public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Mount Sinai Honors Innovators in Scientific Research and Health Care Philanthropy at 2013 Commencement
May 10, 2013
Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, PhD, delivers keynote address and receives honorary degree