Monthly Archives: February 2012

Safety Alerts Cite Cholesterol Drugs’ Side Effects

By GARDINER HARRIS Published: February 28, 2012 (to see original post on nytimes.com click here) Federal health officials on Tuesday added new safety alerts to the prescribing information for statins, the cholesterol-reducing medications that are among the most widely prescribed drugs in … Continue reading

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Knee Replacement May Be a Lifesaver for Some

By TARA PARKER-POPE By the time 64-year-old Laura Milson decided to undergo total knee replacement after 12 years of suffering from arthritis, even a short walk to the office printer was a struggle. After her surgery last August at the Rothman Institute at Thomas … Continue reading

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Heart Attack Symptoms, Outcomes Often Different In Women

This article was featured on huffingtonpost.com, for the original article click here It was a frosty March morning in Washington, D.C., but Andrea Wongsam was burning up. She opened her car windows and peeled off her clothing, but still could … Continue reading

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HIV Among African Americans

Originally taken from cdc.gov.  click here for the original article Fast Facts African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. In 2009, African Americans comprised 14% of the US population but accounted for 44% of all new HIV … Continue reading

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Awareness Day Social Media 2012

Children and youth who experience trauma display increases in stress hormones comparable to those displayed in combat veterans. Researchers point to multiple potential outcomes for children exposed to trauma, including attachment, mood regulation, dissociation, self-concept challenges, and behavioral, cognition, and … Continue reading

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Senator Shirley L. Huntley Finalizes Cost Effective Healthcare Plan for Jamaica Queens

Moves “Road Map To Recovery” to Governor’s Desk Senator Shirley Huntley will present to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo a 465-page detailed report outlining her plan for a cost effective healthcare delivery model for Southeast Queens. Senator Huntley in coordnation with … Continue reading

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Hip Implants U.S. Rejected Sold Overseas

This article originally appeared in The New York Times on Feb. 14th.  To see the original article, click here. The health care products giant Johnson & Johnson continued to market an artificial hip in Europe and elsewhere overseas after the Food and … Continue reading

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The JJ Way® Model of Maternity Care

The goal of The JJ Way is to eliminate racial and class disparities in perinatal health and improve birth outcomes for all. Key objectives of The JJ Way® are for pregnancies to reach a gestation of 37 weeks or greater … Continue reading

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‘Talk Therapy TV’ Needs Your Support!

Recently the Daily News brought to light that a well received local TV show is on the ropes.  ‘Talk Therapy TV’, despite its rave reviews, is in danger of leaving the cable line up.  Shedding light on mental health issues … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Surgery Rules Are Called Unclear

This article was originally published on Jan. 31st in the New York Times.  To see the original article click here. Nearly half of women who had lumpectomies for breast cancer had second operations they may not have needed because surgeons have been … Continue reading

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