December 15, 2013
The body of NFL player Jovan Belcher will be exhumed to examine for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or another brain injury that may have led to a tragic murder surgery. "CTE has been linked with dementia, depression, aggressive behavior, drug addiction, and even suicidal behavior," said Columbia University Dept. of Neurology's Dr. James Noble.
December 15, 2013
Apocalyptical FULL SHOW
Featuring Dr. Waters [segment starts at 01:32:12]
"Nobel Laureate and KIBS Director Dr. Eric R. Kandel, and Drs. Elias Pavlopoulos and Scott A. Small discuss their new study, the science of age-related memory loss, and the prospects for helping people recover their ability…" [read more]
Dr. Richard MayeuxDr. Christiane Reitz Dr. Badri Vardarajan
Ex-Yeshiva U. head could get a pass in sex suit
By Rich Calder
September 25, 2013
"Former Yeshiva University Chancellor Norman Lamm, 85, was examined on Sept. 16 by neuropsychologist Elise Caccappolo of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, who found that he can't provide reliable testimony…" [read more]
Scientists find clue to age-related memory loss
By Lauran Neergaard
August 28, 2013
"Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse." [read more]
Dr. Michio Hirano took part in an ABC Health Tweet Chat this week on “Fighting Muscle Diseases,” hosted by Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News, along with Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) staff and spokespeople, including singer Paula Abdul and Olympic gold medal gymnasts Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conners.
Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance
By Veronica Hackethal, MD
August 16, 2013
" Researchers in Brazil looked at children age seven to 10 who attended Sao Paulo public schools. They found kids with symptoms of sleep disorders or sleep breathing disorders earned lower grades than those without problems sleeping…" [read more]
Michelle Obama continues obesity fight with a musical collaboration
By Michele Richinick
August 13, 2013
"Music is so universal, it's so powerful, that as an educator I'm always amazed of why it's not being used more ubiquitously within public health," Dr. Olajide Williams, founder of Hip Hop Public Health and associate professor of clinical neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, told MSNBC. [read more]
On August 12th, 18-year-old Michael Rothman, a patient in our Columbia Neuropathy Center, rang the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Closing Bell on behalf of over 20 million people living with neuropathy and neuropathic pain. Michael was joined by The Neuropathy Association leadership and staff, as well as family and friends, in this effort to build Neuropathy awareness among the millions of worldwide viewers of the NYSE closing bell proceedings.
Genes That Drive Brain Cancer Revealed
August 5, 2013
"A team of researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center has identified 18 new genes responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme, the most common -- and most aggressive -- form of brain cancer…" [read more]
Also covered by: HEALTH CANAL
New Alzheimer's Research Could Lead To Treatments
By Carey Goldberg
July 25, 2013
"A new report in the journal Nature shows a significant step forward in figuring out what causes things to go wrong in the brain early on in Alzheimer's disease…" [read more]
Also covered by: WBUR RADIO (NPR, Boston, MA), GENOME WEB, EVERYDAY HEALTH, RED ORBIT, PRENSA LATINA, MEDICAL NEWS TODAY, MEDILEXICON, MEDICAL XPRESS, BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, TELESUR TV, EUROPA PRESS, ABC.ES, and JAKARTA GLOBE.
Do we want to die tethered to a machine?
By Stephan A. Mayer
July 18, 2013
"The predicament facing Nelson Mandela, who has been critically ill for the past five weeks and turns 95 on Thursday, brings into sharp focus an important question that eventually affects all of us…" [read more]
6 Ways To Reduce Your Stroke Risk
By Dr. Daniel Seidman
July 31, 2013
"May was stroke awareness month. Dr. Olajide Williams, my colleague and friend at Columbia University Medical Center, has been a great teacher about the importance of recognizing stroke symptoms…" [read more]
The Ecology of Stress
May 8, 2013
"Even at today's lower levels of PTSD, there are still tens of thousands of people affected, says Randall Marshall, a Columbia trauma-studies specialist…" [read more]
Dr. Stephanie Cosentino
Could family longevity protect against dementia?
By Andrew M. Seaman
May 6, 2013
"It's not necessarily that these individuals never become cognitively impaired, but what it seems like is that there is a delayed onset of cognitive impairment," said Stephanie Cosentino, of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York. [read more]
Dr. Andrew B. Lassman
Making This the Right Place and The Right Time
By Michael Weiner
May 6, 2013
"In 2012, I suppose, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time: In August I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Since then I've undergone radiation and chemotherapy, under the care of the committed team at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, led by Dr. Andrew Lassman…" [read more]
CROSS-SPECIES IMAGING OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
8 New Mistakes That Mess Up Your Sleep
By Gina Roberts-Grey
Mistake #6: You're skipping breakfast
"Without breakfast, your body may think you're in a starvation situation. And that starvation mode ramps up production of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which can make it tough to sleep at night.
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8 Ways to Sleep Better Tonight
March 04, 2013
"It's seems as if it should be so easy. All you have to do is lie down, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland. But "sleep is not automatic," as Dr. Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, a sleep expert at Columbia University Medical Center, explained." [read more]
Four Steps Against Alzheimer's
By Linda Marsa
January 23, 2013
"Alzheimer's disease has repeatedly defeated predictions that effective treatments were right around the corner. … But several 2012 advances improve the prospects for intervening …" [read more]
Dr. Elkind and Dr. Noble have been selected as new members of the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, an active community of College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) educators dedicated to promoting outstanding education for P&S students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Membership in the Academy represents not only recognition of excellence as an educator, but also considerable commitment to the educational life of the P&S medical community.
Dr. Scott A. Small
Is It Alzheimer's?
By Richard W. Besdine, M.D.
January 9, 2013
"…neurologist Scott Small, M.D., Ph.D., a Beeson scholar and recipient of a Hartford/AFAR Collaborative Research Award, published direct scientific evidence of the neurological difference between memory loss and Alzheimer's." [read more]