NYU Langone Health celebrates landmark second face transplant
Dec04

NYU Langone Health celebrates landmark second face transplant

Less than 11 months after Cameron Underwood underwent a face transplant, the 26-year-old is revealing himself to the world. He also experienced damage to his upper face and palate.Underwood, of Yuba City, California, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot to the face in June 2016. The extensive damage left him missing most of his lower jaw, his nose and every tooth but one, a press statement said Conventional reconstructive surgery, which...

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Everything you need to know about lung cancer
Nov27

Everything you need to know about lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung care awareness month is winding down, but the issue never stops being relevant. We talked to Dr. Nicholas Rohs, assistant professor of medicine, hermatology and medical oncology at the Icahn school of medicine at Mount...

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A look at why one in four New Yorkers is obese
Nov27

A look at why one in four New Yorkers is obese

The Big Apple is getting bigger – literally – as obesity levels among New York City residents has nearly tripled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four New Yorkers is battling the bulge and according to the CDC, being overweight means a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-30, while anything more than 30 is obese. A recent study made by WalletHub ranked each state, based on more than...

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Ninth child dies in deadly viral outbreak in New Jersey
Oct30

Ninth child dies in deadly viral outbreak in New Jersey

A ninth child died over the weekend in a deadly viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center where a total of 25 young patients with compromised immune systems have been confirmed with adenovirus infections, state health officials said. The death on Sunday at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, was reported over the weekend by the New Jersey Department of Health. “These children were all...

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7 children dead in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
Oct24

7 children dead in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

Seven children have died after a “severe outbreak” of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, according to health officials. According to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health, 12 other children have also been infected by the adenovirus, including “medically fragile children,” some of whom were on ventilators and had trachea tubes. The seventh deaths came as a...

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