The Zika virus is spreading like wildfire through the media, causing mass panic around the globe. But how much do we actually know about the condition?
Zika has been linked to major birth defects as the virus can be transmitted from mother to foetus, or even to newborns, although this is more rare.
"The major concern with Zika virus and pregnancy is possibly a link to a condition known as microcephaly," Niket Sonpal, M.D., associate clinical professor at Touro College of Medicine in New York City, states, according to shape.com. "With this condition, the baby's head is much smaller than expected, which can lead to many neurological problems."
The United States is facing physician shortage in the not-so-distant-future. The Association of American Medical College found physician demand will surpass supply by approximately 46,000 to 90,000 physicians due to an aging population and increasing number of insured individuals.
There’s nothing more frustrating than being stuck with a persistent case of the hiccups. So what’s really going on?
Hiccups happen when your diaphragm – the sheet of muscle surrounding your lungs that’s responsible for respiration – contracts involuntarily. At the same time, your voice box contracts, too, causing that jump in your chest and producing that annoying hiccup sound.
“Hiccup bouts are usually caused by your stomach getting too inflated too quickly from overeating or even carbonated beverages,” says Niket Sonpal, assistant clinical professor of gastroenterology at Touro College of Medicine. “Other causes, such as excessive alcohol ingestion or emotional stress, can also precipitate hiccups.”
“Hiccup bouts are usually caused by your stomach getting too inflated too quickly from overeating or even carbonated beverages,” says Niket Sonpal, M.D., assistant clinical professor of gastroenterology at Touro College of Medicine. “Other causes, such as excessive alcohol ingestion or emotional stress, can also precipitate hiccups.”
For the most part, hiccups are totally normal and not cause for concern. However, “persistent hiccups lasting more than 48 hours may necessitate a thorough medical evaluation,” says Sonpal. Similarly, if you find yourself wrestling with regular bouts of hiccups for a month or more, it might be time to see the doc. Although rare, hiccups like this could be caused by a serious cardiovascular, neurologic, or gastrointestinal disorder—not something you want to play around with.
There’s nothing more frustrating than being stuck with a persistent case of the hiccups. So what’s really going on?
Hiccups happen when your diaphragm—the sheet of muscle surrounding your lungs that’s responsible for a little ol' thing called respiration—contracts involuntarily.
At the same time, your voice box contracts, too, causing that jump in your chest and producing that annoying hiccup sound.
“Hiccup bouts are usually caused by your stomach getting too inflated too quickly from overeating or even carbonated beverages,” says Niket Sonpal, M.D., assistant clinical professor of gastroenterology at Touro College of Medicine.
“Other causes, such as excessive alcohol ingestion or emotional stress, can also precipitate hiccups.”
It’s a city of artistic pioneers, a city of explosive cultural exchanges, a city of diversity and creativity. And perfectly exemplifying this spirit is Shen Yun Performing Arts, a refreshing performance offering audiences glimpses into authentic, traditional Chinese culture spanning five millennia of history and civilization.
It’s a cultural heritage that has largely been lost, because the Chinese Communist Party has attempted to stifle and destroy it with movements like the Cultural Revolution. But Shen Yun is bringing it back.
“In a place like New York City, to have this kind of talent, and to be culturally stimulated and energized, it doesn’t get any better,” exclaimed Jerry Cammarata, Chief Operating Officer and Dean of Student Affairs at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, after seeing a sold-out showing of Shen Yun at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Jan. 15.
Randy Gener, the prominent editor-writer-artist, who has been published in The New York Times, Village Voice, and American Theatre magazine, has earned a New York’s Nubian Union Legend Award at a “Chasing Stars” Holiday Gala in Greenwich Village.
The “Chasing Stars” Holiday Gala featured a host of clergy, celebrities and community leaders. Other honorees were Dr. William Gibbs of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn; China Flowers, fashion and media specialist; Prof. Richard Alston, renowned concert pianist; and Nadege Dady, Dean of Student Affairs at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem.
You’ve washed your hands and taken vitamin C, but you still managed to catch your office cubemate’s germs. Part of avoiding a cold or the flu is knowing the facts. Dr. Kenneth Steier, Dean of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown Campus, helps debunk 10 flu myths.
Kourtney Kardashian, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you having fun hookups with young hottie Justin Bieber, 21. However, if rekindling love with Scott Disick — even if for the sake of the kids — is on your To Do list at all, then say bye-bye to doing the Biebs.
Your Justin affair could send Scott either off the wagon again or into the arms of a whole bunch of other women. “It may send him into a tailspin, to start ‘using’ [drugs and alcohol] again. He doesn’t do well with emotional pain,” points out psychologist Jeff Gardere, PhD and assistant professor at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. “On the other hand, it could push him into winning Kourtney back.”
Employer sponsored health care may cost families 20 percent of income by 2025, Pioneer Institute study indicates
With health care costs rising quickly, the average family in the United States with an employer-sponsored health plan can expect to pay a fifth of its household income – or $13,213 a year – out of pocket for health care by 2025, according to a new study by the Pioneer Institute, a Boston think tank.
FKCSR is pleased to announce that the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has appointed Andrew Regenbaum, Esq. to its faculty.
If you Google “how to have better sex” you’ll find some 700 million posts.
Some of the best doctors, scientists and institutions all over the world have documented their own theories. The common denominator in the majority of the research? Physical fitness.
“If you feel good, if you look good, all of those things will also enhance your relationship with your significant other, or others,” Dr. Jeff Gardere of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine told CBS2’s Chris Wragge.
Dr. Fernando Bruno, a former postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Mahalia Desruisseaux, was recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for a discovery that may help alleviate human suffering. Dr. Bruno is now an assistant professor of general pathology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he intends to continue his research.
TouroCOM Lauded for “High Regard for Applied Knowledge and Discovery”
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) honored the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) with its prestigious “Spirit of the Heart” Award, bestowed at the organization’s 6th Annual Awards Dinner.
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) honored the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) with its prestigious “Spirit of the Heart” award, bestowed at the organization’s 6th Annual Awards Dinner.
The Award and presentation honored individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to cardiology and advancement in health equity by eliminating cardiovascular disease disparities in the delivery of healthcare.
Celebration to honor individuals and organizations advancing the field of cardiology and health equity.
The annual celebration will honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the field of cardiology and advancement in health equity by eliminating cardiovascular disease disparities in the delivery of healthcare to the community.
Award recipients include: Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres; Nuclear Cardiologist; Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Office of Community and Public Health; Professor of Cardiology & Population Health - Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine (Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr. Health Promotion Award); Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe; Professor of Population Health and Medicine; Director, Division of Health and Behavior; Director, Center for Healthful Behavior Change - NYU Global Institute of Public Health (Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Science Award); Dr. N. Anthony Coles; Chairman and CEO of Yumanity Therapeutics (ABC BioPharma Leadership Award); Novartis (ABC Spirit of the Heart Health Equity Award); Aetna Foundation (ABC Spirit of the Heart Health Promotion Award); Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (ABC Spirit of the Heart Award)
Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education would expand into the CUNY School of Medicine and become New York’s newest four-year medical program. It will affiliate with St. Barnabas Health Center in the Bronx, a teaching hospital in one of the poorest and sickest counties in the United States.
The New York school officials argue that paying for clerkships offers foreign schools a competitive advantage. They say that it keeps their students out, and allows for a lower quality student, who was likely rejected by U.S. schools, to attend.
“To match them we’d have to raise our tuition significantly,” said Robert Goldberg, executive dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. “$20,400 per student in their clinical years.”
The NAACP recognizes the medical school’s efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine.
The osteopathic medical profession has a long history of providing medical care in underserved areas. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM-Harlem) in New York continues that tradition by training DOs to work in underserved communities. Recently, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch honored the medical school’s commitment to minorities and underserved patient populations with its Community Service Award.
The daylong, free event transforms the Apollo building and 126th Street behind the Theater into a fairground filled with health and educational resources, live music, and family fun. Hosted by celebrity mental health expert Dr. Jeffrey “Dr. Jeff” Gardere, who provided tips on healthy living, the event will also include live entertainment under the Apollo’s iconic marquee, a special performance set by Gospel star Erica Campbell (of the duo Mary Mary and recent gospel single “I Luh God”) on the Apollo mainstage and an appearance by Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan.
The Festival also offered screenings testing blood pressure, BMI, HIV, hepatitis, and other health issues. There will also be health education resources addressing some of Harlem’s most critical health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, childhood asthma and more. Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. John M. Palmer, served as the health advisor for the Festival.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch has honored the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) with its distinguished Community Service Award.
The Award was presented at the organization’s 14th Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon held recently at the elegant Marina del Rey in the Bronx.
The Award was presented for TouroCOM’s commitment to training osteopathic physicians with an emphasis on practicing medicine in underserved communities and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities and African Americans in medicine.
“TouroCOM has excelled in its commitment to expanding educational opportunities and careers in medicine, science, research and technology to underrepresented minorities and African Americans while also establishing linkages and programs for elementary and high school youth,” said Geoffrey E. Eaton, president of the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch. “We salute your place in history and trumpet your achievements.”