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Medical Unit
Jul 25, 2014 9:17am

Report Raises Safety Questions on Popular Blood Thinner

By Suneel Kamath, MD A scientific study released Wednesday suggests the makers of the blood thinner Pradaxa may have held back information that may have prevented serious bleeding complications among some of the million or so Americans using it. Meanwhile, the maker of Pradaxa, German… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 24, 2014 6:00am

How ‘NY Med’ Neurosurgeon Prepares Patients for ‘New Me’

By Philip Stieg, PhD, MD As chief of neurosurgery at a major teaching hospital, I am used to being observed — I always have students and residents watching me. Teaching is something I love to do, and nothing is more rewarding than mentoring the next… Read More »

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A Day in the Life
Jul 24, 2014 4:00am

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

By Emily Helck In the days leading up to my reconstructive surgery, I was scouring breast cancer forums, looking at dozens of reconstruction photos and generally fretting while applying creams and packs to the flat side of my chest. But mostly, I was thinking about… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 17, 2014 6:00am

‘It’s Not Brain Surgery’ Was a Siren Call, ‘NY Med’ Neurosurgeon Says

By Brad E. Zacharia, M.D. I’m a neurosurgeon, which I knew was my calling long before I applied to medical school.  I’m not sure what it was – my fascination with the brain or love of a challenge – but I was never going to… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 11, 2014 3:52pm

Sexual Addiction May Be Real After All

By Tara Berman, MD The debate over whether sex addiction actually exists may be put to bed by a new study that peers into the brains of those with compulsive sexual behaviors. Researchers at the University of Cambridge used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 10, 2014 6:00am

Having Heart Surgery Is Like Flying, NY Med Doc Says

By Michael Argenziano, M.D. I’m a cardiac surgeon. I’m lots of other things, of course–a husband, father, and Little League coach–but I’ve spent the 30 years since high school graduation essentially working toward one goal, to become the best cardiac surgeon I can be. Cardiac… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 3, 2014 6:00am

‘NY Med’ Doc Recalls Mom’s Reaction to Sexual Medicine Specialty

By Darius A. Paduch, M.D., PhD “Sexual medicine? Why can’t you be the director of Cardiac Health?” – My mother. Those were the words of shock and embarrassment I heard when I announced proudly that I had become a director of Sexual Health and Medicine… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 2, 2014 5:10pm

Challenges Mount for Doctors Fighting Deadly Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization said today that it is struggling to contain an unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus on the continent of Africa. The contagious and deadly disease is spreading, in part because of trade, across the borders of three countries: Liberia, Guinea and… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jul 2, 2014 10:07am

Popular Diet Blogger Reveals Eating Disorder to Her 70,000 Followers

ABC News’ JuJu Chang and Ariella Weintraub report: For Jordan Younger, going vegan began with a simple goal — to get healthy. Little did she know her humble blog, “The Blonde Vegan,” chronicling her impeccable food choices, would soon amass a huge fan base with… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jun 27, 2014 6:37pm

Runner, 8.5 Months Pregnant, Completes 800-Meter Race

Alysia Montano may have come in last in the 800-meter race at the US Track and Field Championships, but in the hearts of many watching and cheering her on she was the winner. That’s because Montano, 28, ran in Thursday’s race in California while 8.5… Read More »