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Focusing on the Past Can Hurt your GPA

May 03, 2016
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New York, NY -- Graduate students who focused on negative problems in the past performed worse academically than their peers who focused on the present or the future, according to a study that was presented here at Touro College Research Day.

High Intensity Statins are No More Effective than Regular Statin Therapy

May 03, 2016
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New York, NY -- Patients who were on lower dose statins did just as well at lowering their cholesterol as those who were on moderate to high intensity statin medications, according to a new study presented here at Touro College Research Day. The results call into question newer recommendations that advocated for more aggressive treatment of cholesterol.  

Genetic Differences May Reduce Pain Relieving Effects of Opioids

May 03, 2016
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New York, NY - A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on opioid pain management found that people with a certain gene mutation do not respond as well to opioid pain medications and may need to be managed differently to get relief.  

Women May Benefit from Fall Screening at Any Age

May 03, 2016
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New York, NY -- Physical therapists should consider screening women for fall risks, according to a study that was presented here at Touro College Research Day show.

ER Reduces Radiation Exposure in Children with Suspected Appendicitis

May 03, 2016
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New York, NY -- Physicians can safely reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) scans in children who have a suspected appendicitis by performing an ultrasound first, according to preliminary results of a retrospective study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

African American Women Have Less Accurate Mammograms

May 03, 2016
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New York, N.Y. -- African American women are referred for fewer breast biopsies after having a mammogram than white women, yet they have a higher rate of unnecessary biopsies or false positive results, according to a study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

Touro College and University System 42nd Annual Commencement Speakers are Leaders in Medicine, Judaism, Law and Pharmacy

April 21, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Touro College and University System (TCUS) will be holding approximately a dozen commencement ceremonies this academic year, awarding an estimated 5,706 doctor of philosophy, doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy, juris doctor, master’s, baccalaureate and associate degrees to students from 29 schools and colleges located in the United States and around the world.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

Touro’s Lander College for Men Holds Third Annual Model Beis Din Competition

April 20, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – File this under “it really happened.” In Israel a father and caregiver for his mentally impaired son was diagnosed with kidney failure, and all attempts to find a suitable organ donor failed. His son, however, was a near-perfect match, but incapable of providing any reasonable form of consent. Could the son be allowed, under Israeli law, to donate a kidney to save his father’s life?

First New Dental School in New York State in Nearly Fifty Years to Open July

April 19, 2016
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VALHALLA, NEW YORKNew York State’s first new dental school in nearly 50 years is set to open this summer, Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System (TCUS) announced today. Touro, one of the leading educators of health care professionals in New York State, received final state approval and will establish the Touro College of Dental Medicine at its New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Valhalla, New York.