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Ads for Vivitrol in Grand Central Terminal, New York City

On my way to meet a friend, I walked through the Grand Central subway station and found myself confronted by a massive advertising campaign. Giant faces taking up much of the wall stared at me―black, white and Hispanic, all between 20 and 40 years old, looking serious and healthy. Big signs asked “What is Vivitrol?” Read More

Right after getting the phone call from the doctor that my PET scan was clean!

I began medical school, like many of my peers, with some experience working with patients. I worked as a volunteer EMT with Cornell University EMS for four years during my undergraduate years; shadowed a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist through Cornell's Urban Summer program at NYP Hospital - Cornell and worked with patients during Global Medical Read More

close up of cafeteria worker's hand serving lunch

I’ve worked with school nutrition managers and staff off and on for years and I’ve never met a more dedicated group of people in the field. Their budgets are low, requirements are high and they’re criticized by everyone, yet most enjoy what they do. What they hate, though, is seeing food go to waste. They Read More

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Editors’ Note: Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute recently joined forces with students at Cooper Union to address the problems faced by amputees in Soroti, Uganda. In this blog post, Meredith Hawkins. M.D., of Einstein and Anita Raja, Ph.D., of Cooper Union explain how their collaboration may improve the lives of diabetes patients in Soroti.   The Read More

MINIMED 670G hybrid closedloop insulin pump

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes (T1D). Five percent of people with diabetes have this form of the disease; it is usually first diagnosed in children and young adults, affecting their health and hampering their lifestyle. For those of us caring for these patients and trying to Read More

Word cloud with phrases associated with gene editing

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently issued a consensus report, “Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance,” on editing the human genome using a powerful technique called CRISPR/Cas9. This technique enables changes to be made not only to an individual’s genetic makeup, but also to the human Read More