Dr. Alan J. Cohen, MD

Bio

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 17 East 102nd Street
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-7968
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season.

    Those same coughs and sneezes can be downright terrifying these days, given that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

    The new monitoring program, whic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four hospitals that are home to advanced biocontainment facilities have become America's ground zero in the treatment of Ebola patients.

    Their special isolation units feature layer upon layer of safety measures to prevent the spread of nightmar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company's rubber tree plantation in Ebola-ravaged Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease there and could prove effective elsewhere, researchers report.

    The Firestone Natural Rubber Co. pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If passengers weren't screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a n

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday.

    In a draft internal memo obtained by the Associated Press, WHO blamed incompetent staff and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds.

    The findings show that doctors should keep using vancomycin to treat ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A health care worker who helped treat the Liberian man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital last week has tested positive for the virus, public health officials reported Sunday.

    "We don't know what occurred in the care of the original patient in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Harvoni, a daily pill that treats the most common form of hepatitis C, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

    It's the first combination pill (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) approved to treat the chronic infection, and the fi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    Their first mission: to set up an isolation center for doctors and other health-care workers infected with the deadly disease.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.

    Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients don't wash their hands often, even when they use the restroom or eat meals, potentially increasing their risk of getting an infection, a new study shows.

    "This is important because getting patients to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

    "This study shows t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Five major U.S. airports will begin screening travelers entering the country from the three West African nations hit hardest by the ongoing Ebola epidemic, federal health officials announced Wednesday.

    These five airports receive 94 percent of t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infection rates within U.S. nursing homes are on the rise, and that trend will continue until better hygiene practices are put in place, a new study suggests.

    "Infections are a leading cause of deaths and complications for nursing home resident...Full Article