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Jun 30, 2014, 16:05 ET

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular and Cancer Death

A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of...

Feb 10, 2014, 17:00 ET

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Proves Accurate For Kids With Suspected Appendicitis

Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces...

Feb 05, 2014, 11:06 ET

Mount Sinai Medical Center is Florida's Top Heart Hospital for Heart Attack Survival

 Mount Sinai Medical Center is among the top hospitals in the nation for heart attack survival.  According to the Centers for Medicare and...

Jan 30, 2014, 13:00 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify UHRF1 As Oncogene Driving Liver Cancer

Patients with advanced hepatocellular (or liver) cancer have high mortality rates, with existing drugs demonstrating only a small, but significant...

Jan 22, 2014, 13:00 ET

Mount Sinai Research Underscores The Genetic Complexity In Schizophrenia

Largest exome studies to date establish critical new resources for biomedical community  The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today...

Jan 22, 2014, 09:30 ET

Parental Exposure To Marijuana Linked To Drug Addiction And Compulsive Behavior In Unexposed Progeny

Mount Sinai Study Pinpoints Molecular and Neurobiological Effects of THC, the Main Psychoactive Ingredient in Marijuana Exposing adolescent...

Jan 20, 2014, 15:00 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Promising New Drug Targets For Cocaine Addiction

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward...

Dec 20, 2013, 16:58 ET

Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai Named To New NIH Stroke Research Network

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai joins a top-flight network of 25 regional stroke centers announced by the National Institute of Health...

Dec 16, 2013, 17:00 ET

Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai Garners $6 Million NIH Grant For Concussion Research

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers have been awarded a major federal grant to determine the long-term clinical and...

Dec 02, 2013, 15:00 ET

Age-Related Cognitive Decline Linked to Energy Available to Synapses in Prefrontal Cortex

 Age-related cognitive decline and changes in the nervous system are closely linked, but up until recently, they were thought to result from...

Nov 19, 2013, 14:01 ET

Chelation Therapy Reduces Cardiovascular Events For Older Patients With Diabetes

 Chelation treatments reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not...

Jul 22, 2013, 10:33 ET

Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach Honors Wallack Family Generosity

 In June, Mount Sinai Medical Center honored Florence and the late Irving Wallack, and paid tribute to their son David for his generosity to...

May 03, 2013, 09:22 ET

Moody's Upgrades Mount Sinai Medical Center's Outlook From Stable To Positive

 Moody's Investors Service has upgraded its investment grade ratings assigned to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida from stable...

Apr 02, 2013, 15:18 ET

Mount Sinai Medical Center Achieves Positive Net Income for the Fourth Consecutive Year

 For the fourth year in a row, Mount Sinai Medical Center's mission-driven operations have brought positive earnings and reinforced the medical...

Jan 30, 2013, 13:11 ET

Mount Sinai Medical Center Names Alex Mendez Executive Vice President Of Operations And Chief Financial Officer

Alex Mendez has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Mendez,...

Oct 31, 2012, 10:40 ET

Mount Sinai Medical Center Launches Lung Screening Program

 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women – responsible for more deaths each year than breast, colon...

Oct 02, 2012, 11:24 ET

Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida Publishes Landmark Study

Study is only one of its kind to evaluate minimally invasive valve surgery approach in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Sep 28, 2012, 11:29 ET

First-Ever National Summit On Hospital Rankings Demonstrates Impact And Explores Possibilities For Change

Hospitals and U.S. News & World Report editors conduct dialogue on how methodology could evolve to create more useful rankings ...

Sep 25, 2012, 12:14 ET

First-Ever Summit On Hospital Rankings Co-Hosted By The Mount Sinai Medical Center And U.S. News & World Report

 According to a 2011 study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, 38 percent of Americans use...

Sep 20, 2012, 16:34 ET

Landmark Hybrid Approach Study Conducted at Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (September 2012) has published a Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach study that reports...