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Families at Rare Disease Day Event at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The first family arrived at Einstein around 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday in February. Despite having taken an eight-hour flight from Surrey in southeast England, its members were bright-eyed, spirited, and filled with hope. They entered the Price Building, excited finally to meet the families with whom they had shared their many successes, anecdotes, and Read More

Female doctor helping patient down hallway

So, just what is physiatry (fizz-EYE-ah-tree)? Psychiatry? No. Physical therapy? No. This is a common query. You might know physiatry better by some of its other names. It’s known officially as physical medicine and rehabilitation, or PM&R; some casually refer to us as “rehab doctors.” As a fourth-year medical student entering the field, I have Read More

Man with sleeve rolled up awaiting medical injection

Experts in infectious disease and public health warn that the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time unless a vaccine becomes available soon, which is not likely. Estimates of how long it will take for an effective vaccine to come to market range from 12 to 18 months or longer. This situation Read More

African American baby being prompted to say "ah" by doctor

Editors’ Note: In a recent Psychology Today post, Rahil Briggs, Psy.D., clinical professor, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein, describes issues surrounding the psycho-social needs of children from zero to three years old caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She explains how the disease poses an outsized threat to the mental health of children in a key Read More

Angela Baldwin, ABC News Medical Unit

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for any medical professional. If the current public health threat caused by COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we live in a digitally connected world where information can be beamed to a global audience in an instant, and that a failure to provide clear and Read More

Editors’ Note: This post first appeared in Bloomberg Opinions. In every epidemic, some die, others become ill and recover, and the luckiest live through infection without symptoms. In today’s pandemic, we are seeing this play out before our eyes. Although the initial epidemiological data show that Covid-19 is more severe in older people, men and Read More