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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.

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP

September 13, 2018

Your family's health history can offer clues into your own well-being. 

When it comes to assessing your risk for a variety of health conditions and diseases, your parents can provide a wealth of information that can help doctors to treat you correctly. This is especially true for your mom and her side of the family tree.

Not all health problems have a genetic component, but understanding more about your maternal health history can help you to understand your own body better and make predictions for the future. But first, you need to ask the right questions.


7 Things Your Body Is Trying To Tell You When You Have Body Odor

September 10, 2018

Everyone has body odor of some sort. Try as you might to get rid of it, between your sweat and oil glands, you likely have a scent, subtle though it may be. Chances are, you don't even regularly notice it, because you're more than used to the way your body smells after being so up close and personal with it day in and day out, but if your body odor changes (or if you forgo a shower one too many times), you might notice it more. There are some things your body is trying to tell you when you have body odor, however, that might be worth paying attention to.

Will I Get Committed if I Say This to My Therapist?

August 23, 2018

IF YOU TELL YOUR therapist that you hate your boss and are angry enough to kill him or her, could that get you committed to a hospital against your will?

5 Hangover Cures That Actually Work (Plus 4 That Really Don’t)

August 22, 2018

While your memories may be a little fuzzy, the morning after a night of one-too-many cocktails brings into full focus the effect alcohol has on your body. From a headache to nausea, the total exhaustion from drinking too much can even making lying in bed and watching Netflix all day seem too difficult. The desperation can leave you scrambling for hangover cures, no matter how far-fetched.

The problem? A lot of common hangover cures are total myths, according to the experts. We dug into which remedies are BS to get to the bottom of the science-backed hangover cures that will actually make you feel better.

DO cancer survivor develops intrauterine device with help from Bill & Melinda Gates

August 17, 2018

Growing up in Bangladesh, a then-8-year-old Mikail Kamal, DO, was fighting for his life. The diagnosis was leukemia and led to him and his family relocating to Singapore for three years for his treatment. The chemotherapy and the associated pain of the illness wound up turning a young child against the field of medicine with its constant intrusions and supposed solutions.

How to Eat Vegan During Pregnancy

July 23, 2018

Whole grains, nuts and fortified cereals can help expectant moms get the nutrients they need.

8 Myths About Managing Labor Pain

July 16, 2018

Our very own Dr. Zeszutek was quoted in this article on myths about managing labor pains.

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