Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the overuse of health care procedures, diagnostic tests and medications has been widespread in the United States for at least 30 years. Such unnecessary health care services contribute to high medical costs, and could be harmful to patients. The study was published today in JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine.
The Mount Sinai researchers studied 172 articles published in MEDLINE from 1978 through 2009, which described the overuse of procedures, diagnostic tests, and medications in the United States. The most commonly studied services were antibiotics for upper respiratory infections, coronary angiography, carotid endarterectomy and coronary revascularization (including
Maimonides Is One of Only Three Hospitals in NYC so Recognized Maimonides Medical Center announced today that HealthGrades has named it a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the third consecutive year, placing Maimonides in the Top 5% nationwide for clinical performance. In New York City, only three hospitals were awarded this distinction: New York Weill Cornell, NYU and Maimonides.
“We strive for the best patient outcomes, so this is wonderful news for the patients and families
According to Dr. Andrew Yacht, Vice Chair of Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, most of us try to make too many changes all at once – setting ourselves up for failure. He cautions his patients to set modest goals in order to achieve better health in 2012. First, see your doctor and find out where you stand. If you have a significant medical problem, follow your doctor’s recommendations. If you are relatively healthy, just lacking in overall fitness, try the following… Instead of focusing on what
The Orthodox Union announced this week that it will be presenting a community forum on “Eating Disorders Among Our Young People,” Sunday, January 29. The event, in cooperation with Lander College for Men, in Queens; Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, in Manhattan; and Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, will take place at the synagogue, 894 Woodmere Place. The free program will begin at 8:00 PM and is open to both men and
Last Tuesday night, the last night of Chanukah, in what has become a yearly Chanukah event, there was a large gathering of close to fifty mohalim that are certified by the American Board of Ritual Circumcision. The event was graciously hosted by Rabbi & Mrs. A. Romi Cohn. Rabbi Cohn, the world renowned expert mohel and worldwide authority on milah, serves as the Board’s Chairman. The evening was graced by the presence of Harav Binyomin Landau, shlita, Tosher Dayan, Harav Yisroel Belsky