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Touro Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Annecy Baez, Ph.D. Honored at 12th Annual Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund Event

May 23, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Touro College Graduate School of Social Work  Associate Professor Annecy Baez, Ph.D. was honored with a Leadership Award from the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund (LSWC) at the group’s 12th Annual Awards Dinner held recently at The Copacabana in New York City.

Experts from School of Health Sciences Teach Fall-Prevention Tips to Suffolk’s Seniors

May 19, 2016
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New York, N.Y. - Faculty experts from Touro College School of Health Sciences partnered with Suffolk County Department of Health (DOH) recently for a community-wide fall prevention program called “Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls, and Staying Independent for Life.”

Touro Law Student Appointed in Leadership Role for the National Black Law Students Association

May 09, 2016
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Central Islip, NY – Touro Law 1L student Rebekah Gordon has been named National Director of Membership for the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) for 2016-2017 academic year. In this position, Ms. Gordon will work to reactivate inactive chapters and establish contact at law schools that do not have NBLSA chapters as well as distribute information about the membership process and compile statistics about approximately 200 chapters to make them available for the National Executive Board.

Touro College School of Health Sciences Hosts Health Fair and CarFIT Screenings

May 06, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Students, faculty, and administrators from Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) welcomed members of the community to its third annual Spring Forward into Health free health fair at the School’s Bay Shore campus.

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.