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Dec 19, 2014, 16:30 ET
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System Name New Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

 Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A., has been named professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at...

Dec 11, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Short Sleep Duration and Sleep-Related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids

Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research...

Sep 30, 2014, 17:49 ET
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Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit

In the news release, Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit, issued 30-Sep-2014 by Albert Einstein...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Brainwave Test Could Improve Autism Diagnosis And Classification

A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to...

Aug 08, 2014, 13:08 ET
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Pinpointing Genes that Protect Against Frailty

Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which...

Jul 25, 2014, 15:08 ET
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Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints Can Predict Dementia

A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that...

Jul 17, 2014, 11:48 ET
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$2.5 Million Grant Will Establish Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Training Program At Einstein And Montefiore

 Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for...

Jun 03, 2014, 16:00 ET
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Study: New Test Predicts If Breast Cancer Will Spread

A test that counts the number of locations in tumor specimens where tumor cells may invade blood vessels predicted the risk of distant spread, or...

May 29, 2014, 17:42 ET
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Study Shows Environmental Influences May Cause Autism in Some Cases

Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder...

May 20, 2014, 13:26 ET
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Physical Activity Can Protect Overweight Women from Risk for Heart Disease

For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease,...

May 08, 2014, 17:14 ET
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Investigating The Role Of Aging And Poor Nutrition On Colon Cancer: NIH Awards Einstein $3.2 Million Grant

Two risk factors – getting older and eating poorly – are implicated in more than 80 percent of colon cancer cases in developed...

Feb 24, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Study Of Hispanic/Latino Health Presents Initial Findings

One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet,...

Feb 12, 2014, 20:00 ET
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Science Awards Best Paper of the Year to Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study describing the complete wiring diagram for the part of the nervous system that controls mating behavior in male roundworms was chosen as...

Feb 04, 2014, 17:06 ET
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Price Family Foundation Funds Research Collaboration Between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and University of Oklahoma

$3 Million Gift Establishes Anaerobic Structural Biology Program, Focusing on C. Difficile When the foe is a disease-causing microbe,...

Jan 14, 2014, 00:05 ET
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Prevalence of Hepatitis C Infection Found to Vary Widely Among Hispanics

The first study of hepatitis C infection among different Hispanic groups in the U.S. has found that infection with the virus varies widely, with...

Jan 09, 2014, 11:36 ET
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Veterans' Brain Injury Examined By Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Roadside bombs and other blasts have made head injury the "signature wound" of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Most combat veterans recover...

Jan 07, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Boost Careers of Female Scientists: Make Sure Women Help Choose Meeting Speakers

More women are choosing science careers, yet women are notoriously underrepresented in senior academic positions—often because they abandon...

Dec 19, 2013, 16:16 ET
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Lactation Consultant Visits Spur Breastfeeding Among Women Who Usually Resist It

 In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings...

Nov 25, 2013, 16:52 ET
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Einstein-Ferkauf Researchers Secure $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Management and Behavioral Interventions

More than 25 million Americans have diabetes, yet as many as 60 percent of type 2 diabetes patients do not follow treatment plans prescribed by...

Nov 20, 2013, 13:40 ET
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Montefiore and Einstein Researchers Receive $1.17 Million Grant to Develop Comparative Effectiveness Research Center

Funds to support research focused on underserved populations The New York State Department of Health has awarded Montefiore Medical Center a...