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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is on a mission to diversify the medical industry

October 08, 2019

New York , NY -- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is on a mission to diversify the medical profession by attracting more students of color to train as doctors as a part of an effort to improve health care in underserved communities.

Top psychologist talks about kids and trauma

September 25, 2019

Psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Gardere talks about what three little kids could face following two severely traumatic events that made headlines. The stories include the little girl whose father jumped onto a Bronx subway track with his daughter in his arms -- she survived but her father died -- and the case of the Florida 6-year-olds who were arrested at school.

This is the best luggage for travelers for under $50

August 16, 2019

Lead the pack when it comes to luggage.

The U.S. has the largest luggage and bags market, with revenue reaching more than $27 million this year, which is predicted to grow annually by 1.3%, according to Statista. And many of us spend hundreds, even thousands, on luggage. But you needn’t drop a ton, according to travel experts, frequent fliers and doctors. Here are the best luggage buys under $50, according to experts.

Failed COMLEX or USMLE? What it means for matching into residency

July 17, 2019

Failing a COMLEX or USMLE exam can be a wrenching moment in a medical student’s career, but becoming a physician is still an attainable goal.

Everything You Need to Know About the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Going Around Florida

July 10, 2019

Do you need to worry about swimming in the ocean this summer?

Future looks bright for Touro, grads

June 06, 2019

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Middletown campus continues to grow five years after opening. 

NAACP’s Eaton Named Director Of Community Affairs And Diversity At Touro In Harlem

April 15, 2019

Mr. Eaton has a long history of leadership in Harlem, serving as first vice president of the New York State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s most prominent civil rights organization. 

Touro students use sports to combat stress of medical school

March 11, 2019

Peter Botros, a second-year student, said activities like these are common at other medical schools, but the dean’s participation is unique to Touro. 

Warwick Valley teachers, staff get trauma training

February 12, 2019

Teachers, staff members and administrators in the Warwick Valley School District are receiving life-saving trauma response training, making Warwick Valley the first school district in Orange County to partner with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer such training.

HONOR Takes on Homelessness in Middletown

January 25, 2019

Students helped HONOR on Friday do the homeless head count in Middletown. Ian Baston, TouroCOM Middletown Class of 2021, was interviewed.

11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu

January 22, 2019

How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus.


Millennials Ditching The Doctor

January 22, 2019

According to a new survey, more and more millennials are skipping out on visiting the doctor or even having a primary care physician. Some doctors fear this could mean people overlooking serious health issues. Dr. Niket Sonpal joins CBSN New York.

6 Stomach Pains You Should Never Ignore

January 17, 2019

For most people, stomach aches are a regular part of life. But beyond the acute, temporary discomfort that we’ve all experienced, there are also several forms of abdominal pain that can be a sign of a serious health issue and shouldn’t be ignored.

Doctors' orders: Developing an immunity at an early age

December 02, 2018

This morning during one of my more lucid Sunday moments, in a church meeting with a speaker who seemed to go on forever, I watched a baby crawl around on the carpet, eating what all church-going children eat — Cheerios and Froot Loops.

Is It Food Poisoning—or Stomach Flu?

November 27, 2018

You're racked by nausea, your stomach is doing flip-flops, and your toilet has become your new best friend. As you make yet another dash to the bathroom and anxiously ponder what the hell is going on, two possibilities pop into your head. You've come down with the stomach flu, or you've contracted food poisoning.

But how do you tell the difference? That's where things get tricky.

Signs of anxiety and depression you shouldn’t ignore

October 29, 2018

Psychologists Jennifer Hartstein and Jeff Gardere talk about the signs of anxiety and depression, from emotional to physical symptoms. The mental health experts also share ways to deal with mental health issues, including detaching from our phones and channeling sadness and anger.

TouroCOM Ranked #4 for Top 10 Best Osteopathic Medical Schools

October 22, 2018

Choosing an osteopathic medical school to go to can be a difficult process even with only 33 accredited colleges. The projected growth for physicians and surgeons is much faster than average at 14% making it a great field to go into. Regardless of what you are looking for, each osteopathic medical school has something that may stand out over the others.

This Is What Alkaline Water Really Does to Your Body

September 21, 2018

Alkaline water is having a moment—but is it really worth the extra money? Here's what experts have to say about this beverage trend.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1958 stabbing recalled 60 years later at emotional Harlem event

September 21, 2018

Among the many roles Harlem played in the rich history of America was saving the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958, when the minister was stabbed in an uptown department store.

Before he won a Nobel Peace Prize or helped secure voting and civil rights for African-Americans, or outlined his dream for a multicultural society, or condemned the war in Vietnam or marched for striking sanitation workers, King, just 29, was nearly killed by a “demented” black woman — Izola Curry, who plunged a letter opener in his chest while he was signing copies of a book he had written about the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott.

MLK remembered on anniversary of Harlem stabbing that nearly killed him and the movement a decade before he was assassinated

September 19, 2018

It’s a progressive medical school now, doing innovative research on dementia and immunology, but the spot where Harlem’s Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine stands was once home to a bustling department store where a movement almost died.

It happened that fast, in the time it takes to click a ballpoint pen. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was signing copies of his first book, “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story,” on 125th St., in what was then Blumstein’s department store. It was there that a mentally ill black woman, Izola Curry, stepped up to his table and plunged a 7-inch, ivory-handled steel letter opener into the minister’s chest.

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