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DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY IN THE NEWS: 2014




Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
CNN


Better Sleep
"Be a Champion" with Dhani Jones
December 10, 2014
"Having trouble sleeping? The culprit might be something you're carryng around in your purse or back packet." [watch video]



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CBS NEW YORK


Dr. Cheryl Waters spoke with CBS News' Max Gomez about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.



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CBS NEW YORK


Dr. Cheryl Waters spoke with CBS News' Max Gomez about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.



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Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
MEDICAL DAILY


Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: What's A Good Night Of Sleep, And How Do You Get It?
By Dana Dovey
November 19, 2014
"When it comes to getting a good night of sleep, sleep quality takes precedence over sleep quantity…" [read more]


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Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
NEUROLOGY ADVISOR


Treating Comorbid Sleep, Neurological Disorders
By Michael O'Leary
November 17, 2014
"Primary sleep disorders are caused by endogenous abnormalities in the mechanisms regulating the sleep-wake cycle…" [read more]



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Dr. Claire Riley
Dr. Claire Riley
WALL STREET JOURNAL


Sanofi's Genzyme Gets FDA Approval for MS Drug
By Charles Ornstein
November 15, 2014
"You write a prescription for five years and you can't take it back," said Claire Riley, director of the Columbia University's Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center. "From a physician standpoint, it gives you pause." [read more]


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TODAY


How sleep apnea affects a good night's rest
November 13, 2014
"Dr. Carl Bazil has suggestions on how to treat sleep apnea, a condition that interferes with breathing during slumber. TODAY also looks at the sleep habits of some Ohio firefighters and how apnea affects them on the job."


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Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
Dr. Andrew J. Westwood
TODAY


Sawing logs: 7 ways to get more sleep with a snorer
By Judy McGuire
November 13, 2014
"There are many reasons Americans aren't getting enough sleep, but one good reason could be lying in bed right next to you: a snoring spouse…" [read more]



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TODAY


TODAY anchors reveal sleeping habits
November 10, 2014
"Dr. Nina Radcliff and Dr. Carl Bazil join TODAY to talk about Matt Lauer's sleep test results after he wore a monitor to track his slumber. Matt reveals he puts music on before going to bed and sleeps with his arm over his head, while Savannah Guthrie admits she drools."


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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
NEW YORK TIMES


To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate
By Pam Belluck
October 26, 2014
"Science edged closer on Sunday to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age…" [read more]
Also covered by: WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES, TIME, NBC TODAY, ABC NEWS, CBS NEW YORK, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, IFL SCIENCE!, and THE GUARDIAN.

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Dr. Karen Duff
Dr. Karen Duff
NEW YORK TIMES


Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer's Research
By Gina Kolata
October 12,2014
"For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer's in a Dish…" [read more]
Also covered by: BOSTON GLOBE


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Vincent Santana, MBA, EMPH
Vincent Santana, MBA, EMPH
THE RECORD


COLUMBIA PEOPLE: Vincent Santana
By Gary Shapiro
"Santana is responsible for human resources, information technology, resident education administration and departmental operations. As part of the senior manage - ment team, he plays a part in the strategic development of department initiatives…" [read more]


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Dr. Stanley Fahn
Dr. Stanley Fahn
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Second Thoughts on Out-of-Favor Parkinson's Disease Treatment
By Shirley S. Wang
October 6, 2014
"Several patients with Parkinson's disease who received brain-tissue transplants from fetuses in the early 1990s have needed little or no medicine to treat the disease ever since…" [read more]


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Dr. Michael E. Goldberg
Dr. Michael E. Goldberg
THE NEW YORKER


Attention
By Alan Lightman
October 1, 2014
Columbia's Michael Goldberg has recently shown that, in the process of attention, a particular area of the brain called the lateral parietal area "sums up" visual signals and cognitive signals. [read more]


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Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto
NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS


Quest, NYP & NYG Team up for ALS Awareness
Bob Papa hosts a panel of the leading experts, including Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, to discuss the latest developments in a search for a cure for ALS. [watch video]




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Dr. David Sulzer
Dr. David Sulzer
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop
By: Pam Belluck
August 21, 2014
"As a baby's brain develops, there is an explosion of synapses, the connections that allow neurons to send and receive signals. But during childhood and adolescence, the brain needs to start pruning those synapses…" [read more]
Also covered by: ABC, DISCOVERY NEWS, and SCIENCE DAILY.

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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
NY1


Often-Overlooked Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Health Problems
By: Jill Urban
August 21, 2014
"Sleep apnea means that when you relax in sleep the muscles in your throat relax enough so that you have difficulty breathing or that your breathing actually stops," says Dr. Carl Bazil. [read more] [watch video]


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NBC NEW YORK


Doctor Talks Link Between Parkinson's Disease and Depression
August 18, 2014
Dr. Cheryl Waters, professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, joins Contessa Brewer to talk about Parkinson's disease and depression.


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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
WOMEN'S HEALTH


The Very Real Dangers of Taking Sleeping Pills
By Annie Daly
August 15, 2014
"The report showed that the number of emergency room visits involving overmedication of zolpidem—the active ingredient in some prescription sleeping pills—almost doubled…"
[read more]

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Dr. Cheryl Waters
Dr. Cheryl Waters
DAILY NEWS


Unlike Robin Williams' case, Parkinson's disease rarely leads to suicide: expert
By Dr. Cheryl Waters
August 14, 2014
"While depression can be associated with Parkinson's, it's not usually the kind of depression that has been attributed to Robin Williams…" [read more]



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Dr. Claire Riley
Dr. Claire Riley
THE NEW YORK TIMES


The Obscure Drug With a Growing Medicare Tab
By Charles Ornstein
August 4, 2014
"An obscure injectable medication made from pigs' pituitary glands has surged up the list of drugs that cost Medicare the most money…" [read more]



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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Andrew B. Lassman
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Racing Against Time: Doctors Collaborate to Help Pregnant Woman with Brain Tumor
July 30, 2014
"In early 2013, Pamela Sternberg of Washington Heights was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer… After consulting with neuro-oncologist Andrew B. Lassman, MD, she was offered an unconventional option: to receive radiation during her pregnancy…" [read more]


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Dr. Richard Mayeux   Dr. Devangere P. Devanand
Dr. Richard Mayeux                     Dr. Devangere P. Devanand
THE WASHINGTON POST


Alzheimer's researchers hunt for new tools to identify disease's onset
By Fredrick Kunkle
July 13, 2014
"A simple test of a person's ability to identify odors and noninvasive eye exams might someday help doctors learn whether their patients are at risk of Alzheimer's disease…" [read more]
Also covered by: THE TELEGRAPH, NBC NEWS, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and MEDICAL DAILY.

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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Andrew B. Lassman
DAILY NEWS


Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby's life -- while she was pregnant
By Erica Pearson
July 15, 2014
Pamela Sternberg was 22 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called Glioblastoma multiforme…an innovative team at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center [led by neuro-oncologist Dr. Andrew Lassman] came up with a special care plan that offered Sternberg innovative choices about her treatment, including the possibility of getting radiation during her pregnancy… [read more]

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Olajide Williams
Dr. Olajide Williams
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Using M.C.s and M.D.s to Promote Healthy Eating for Youths
By Winnie Hu
July 8, 2014
"The campaign, which draws upon anti-obesity research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center, seeks to make healthy eating seem cool through original hip-hop songs, comic books and cartoon-style videos. 'It's about having fun while learning,' said Dr. Olajide Williams…" [read more]

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Dr. Michio Hirano
Dr. Michio Hirano
THE NEW YORK TIMES


The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F.
By Kim Tingley
June 27, 2014
"Michio Hirano, a mitochondrial specialist at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, told me that many of his patients, not just women of childbearing age, get very excited about the technique." [read more]


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TBS eFM


How to cope with sleep deprivation
June 23, 2014
Featuring: Dr. Carl W. Bazil


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Jacqueline Montes, PT, MA, NCS
Dr. Rebecca Traub
Business Insider


What Happens When Your Foot Falls Asleep
June 13, 2014
By Dina Spector
"You've had your foot bent in an awkward position for a long time, and now it feels kind of numb, making it difficult to stand up." [read more]



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Dr. Scott A. Small

2014 NEW YORK MAGAZINE BEST DOCTORS LIST

- Dr. Cigdem I. Akman
- Dr. Carl W. Bazil
- Dr. Andrew B. Lassman
- Dr. Randolph S. Marshall
- Dr. James J. Riviello
- Dr. J. Kirk Roberts
[see the list]

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Jacqueline Montes, PT, MA, NCS
Jacqueline Montes, PT, MA, NCS
The Best Toys for Kids With Muscular Dystrophy


The Best Toys for Kids With Muscular Dystrophy
By Laura Anastasia
"Finding the right toys for your child with muscular dystrophy can be a challenge, but our experts make it easier with these tips on what to look for." [read more]




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WNBC


Survey Looks to "Clock Your Sleep"
May 30, 2014
Featuring: Dr. Carl W. Bazil


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NBC NEW YORK


World MS Day
May 23, 2014
Dr. Claire Riley, director of MS Clinical Care & Research Center, and Liz Samurovich, with the National MS Society Southern NY Chapter, talk about MS week and how people suffering from it can get the help they need.


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WNBC


Campaign for Better Sleep in NYC
May 19, 2014
Featuring: Dr. Carl W. Bazil


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WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Teen Girls Might Be More At Risk for Concussions
April 30, 2014
Featuring: Dr. Jamie Noble


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Olajide Williams   Dr. Noble
Dr. Olajide Williams                      Dr. James M. Noble
SONGS FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA NEWSLETTER


Kids learn to shoot down stroke with video game
April 21, 2014
Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) founder Dr. Olajide Williams, Dr. Jamie Noble, and the HHPH team participated in the "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape" festivities at the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. [read more]


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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
MEDICAL DAILY


Targeting Alzheimer's Disease: Protein 'Chaperone' Contributes To Build-Up Of Brain Plaque
April 21, 2014
"In his past research, Dr. Scott Small, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), showed that retromer protein complex is deficient in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease…" [read more]
Also covered by SCIENCE, WORLD PHARMA NEWS, MEDICAL NEWS TODAY, FIERCE BIOTECH RESEARCH, and MEDICAL DAILY.

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WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show


Clock Your Sleep: Adults
April 23, 2014
Featuring: Dr. Carl W. Bazil


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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


What You Need to Know: Alzheimer's Disease
April 18, 2014
Dr. Richard Mayeux dispels common misconceptions and explains the basics about Alzheimer's disease.
Please visit medpageTODAY to view the full "Alzheimer's: Initial Triggers?" interview with Dr. Mayeux and other Alzheimer's Disease experts.


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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Aging and the Changing Landscape of Memory
April 9, 2014
"We now know that the dentate gyrus is important for a particular kind of memory called pattern separation, which allows us to distinguish things that are similar, like faces, but also clearly distinct," says Dr. Small [read more]



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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
TIME


Exercise Powers the Body – and the Mind
April 7, 2014
"They used to say you don't grow new brain cells. They were wrong." [read more]





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WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting: Sleep
April 2, 2014
Dr. Carl W. Bazil


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CBS

Seen At 11: Insomnia May Be A 24-Hour Condition, Research Shows
April 1, 2014
Dr. Carl W. Bazil

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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
WNYC


Six Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Sleep in New York
March 31, 2014
"If you sleep fewer than seven hours per night, you get sick more. In fact, "you have three times the risk of contracting a cold compared with those who slept at least 8 hours per night," according to Dr. Carl W. Bazil, director of the division of epilepsy and sleep at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center."
[read more]

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CBS

Seen At 11: Position Yourself For A Good Night's Sleep
March 24, 2014
Dr. Carl W. Bazil

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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Joshua Willey
REUTERS


Slightly elevated blood pressure also tied to strokes
March 12, 2014
"People with blood pressure that is elevated but not enough to be considered "high" are still at an increased risk for strokes, according to a new analysis…" [read more]




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Dr. Adam Brickman
Dr. Jack Grinband
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Ever-So-Slight Delay Improves Decision-Making Accuracy
March 7, 2014
"Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing…" [read more]




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Dr. Kimberly Noble
Dr. Kimberly Noble
THE ECONOMIST


In the beginning was the word
February 21, 2014
"The more parents talk to their children, the faster those children's vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops…" [read more]




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Dr. Yaakov Stern
Dr. Yaakov Stern
CHICAGO TRIBUNE


Science refreshes its view of aging
February 18, 2014
"Scientists also addressed the need to stay mentally active. Symptoms of cognitive decline appear later in people with more "cognitive reserve," said Yaakov Stern…" [read more]



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NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN

Amazing Things Are Happening Here
Dr. Cigdem I. Akman


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Olajide Williams
Dr. Olajide Williams
REUTERS


Kids learn to shoot down stroke with video game
By Ronnie Cohen
February 6, 2014
"A doctor who generally advises children to turn off electronic devices urges them to play "Stroke Hero," a video game that teaches kids to identify stroke symptoms and summon help…" [read more]


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Dr. Serge Przedborski
Dr. Serge Przedborski
HEALTH NEWS DIGEST


Toxin from Brain Cells Triggers Neuron Loss in Human ALS Model
February 6, 2014
"In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, Columbia researchers reported…" [read more]


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Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas
TODAY'S DIETITON


The Mediterranean Diet and Cognition
By Lindsey Getz
February 4, 2014
"Growing evidence suggests that following this eating pattern may improve memory and prevent neurodegenerative disease…" [read more]



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Dr. Fabio M. Iwamoto
Dr. Fabio M. Iwamoto
THE TOWERLIGHT


Doctors, kids throw punches for cancer
By Stephanie G-Munguia
February 2, 2014
"Dr. Iwamoto, along with pathologists and other researchers, follows many cases that deal with brain cancer in order to find a cure or at least medication…" [read more]



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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Taking a Restful Position
January 27, 2014
"Is it best to sleep on your back, side or stomach?"
[read more]
Also covered by Charlotteobserver.com



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Dr. Kimberly Noble
Dr. Christopher E. Henderson
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


Study Identifies Gene Tied to Motor Neuron Loss in ALS
January 22, 2014
"Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a gene, called matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), that appears to play a major role in motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…" [read more]



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Dr. Carl W. Bazil
Dr. Carl W. Bazil
THE NEW YORK TIMES


A Mental Alarm Clock
January 13, 2014
"Why do I wake up at exactly the same time every night, without any stimulus?"
[read more]




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Dr. Scott A. Small
Dr. Scott A. Small
HUFFINGTON POST


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]


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TEDMED CUMC

"Can 5th graders teach their parents about stroke?…"
Dr. Olajide Williams speaks at CUMC's second TEDMED.



 

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