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The new clinical coordinator for Touro College’s School of Health Sciences physician assistant program has been around the world – literally. A petite woman with long sandy-colored hair and lots of spunk, Mary Showstark sits behind her desk in a basement office at the Touro College health sciences school, her computer desktop graced with a dazzling background photograph taken in Tahiti. The photo depicts a dozen would-be surfers on boats and jet skis on the shelf of the massive 60-foot wave during a storm swell, calmly waiting under the wall of water for what appear to the untrained eye to be their imminent demise.
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The 2nd Annual Orthodox Jewish Nurses Conference, entitled At the Crossroads of Jewish Law (Halacha), Nursing, and Patient Care, was hosted by Touro College on June 12, 2014. The conference, sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Phi Chapter, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, and The Graduate Center Doctoral Nursing Alumni Association of theCity University of New York, had a number of objectives. Key among them was to help Jewish and non-Jewish personnel in the healthcare field "to understand the influence of Orthodox Jewish law (halacha) on infertility, organ donation and end of life decision making."  
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Voices from across the voice care field – surgeons, scientists, speech-language pathologists, voice teachers and performing artists – rang out from Philadelphia during the Voice Foundation\'s 42nd annual symposium, which focused on the Care of the Professional Voice. 
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New Yorkers require more than 2,200 units of blood every day for transfusions throughout New York Hospitals. A need that is not being met. Dr. Richard Ancona MD, adjunct professor at School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Campus Physician Assistant Program, started his Hematology lecture to the Class of 2015 by impressing upon the class about the need for blood donations. He lamented that the United States of America is one of the stingiest countries with regards to blood donations. 
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Recovering from an injury is about more than healing wounds or mending broken bones. Robert Schreyer, a professor of Physical Therapy at Touro College’s School of Health Sciences, views the rehabilitation process in holistic terms. To Schreyer, physical therapy necessitates knowing your patient and appreciating how their pain is affecting overall quality of life. It’s about empathizing with the person you’re treating and feeling passionate about empowering them to feel better in body and mind.
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We all seek meaningful relationships and yet, for many of us, this goal remains elusive. What does it take to sustain a healthy and happy relationship? A lot of work and commitment, says Dr. Louis Primavera, dean of Touro College’s School of Health Sciences and coauthor of the newly-published Making Marriage Work, along with Dr. Rob Pascale. The two have identified these four key cornerstones for building a good relationship:
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Students from Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) embarked on a service trip to Lima, Peru in January to assist hundreds of community members in need of medical, dental, and obstetrics healthcare, as well as basic community infrastructure.   
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The Touro Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) Program held its traditional “White Coat” ceremony recently, with members of the graduating PA Class of 2014 and their families and friends gathering for the milestone event that marks the completion of the students’ studies and their official entrance into the PA profession.  Thirty students, with varied educational and professional backgrounds, completed the PA program, donned their new “long” medical white coats, and recited the PA professional oath while proud faculty and family members looked on (during the clinical phase of the program, the students are required to wear “short” student lab coats that designate them as being active in the learning process). 
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It was her own interaction with a Physician Assistant (PA) that inspired Rachel Farahan, a 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program. At the age of 20, she battled a serious illness, and remains grateful for the care she received. Now, as she begins tending to others, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable. "Patients have no reason to apologize for having questions and needing help," she says, and it’s a philosophy that may just help her save lives.
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Daniella Sinay, a graduate of the Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program class of 2015, was the first PT student to ever be granted the opportunity to complete a clinical experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the most prominent biomedical research facilities in the country and an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Patients seen at the NIH, come from all over the world with rare and severe diseases seeking experimental treatments in hopes of receiving life-saving interventions.