Dr. Alan J. Cohen, MD

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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 Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the Ebola outbreak continues to overwhelm health-care workers in three West African nations, medical experts from the United States and the United Nations called on Tuesday for a concerted international response to stem history's biggest outbreak of t

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report.

    The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in all 18 monkeys who received...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The main strain of a common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study says.

    Researchers studied so-called community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aur...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday.

    Already the largest Ebola outbreak ever, the viral infection has produced 3,069 cases...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers in poor nations often do not have enough protective gear to keep them safe from being infected with blood-borne viruses such as Ebola and HIV, a new study shows.

    While the study was conducted before the current Ebola outbreak ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows.

    About four in 10 adults said they are worried that there will be a major Ebola outb...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using two types of polio vaccines seems to provide stronger protection against the disease and may boost efforts to eradicate polio, a new study shows.

    The research involving nearly 1,000 children in India found that giving the Salk inactivated ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

    "We are finally making major progress in being able to treat human RSV infections -- the world's secon...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus while doing missionary medical work in West Africa will be released Thursday from the Atlanta hospital where he has been slowly recovering for several weeks.

    Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, was work...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.

    Ancient strains of tuberculosis spread from people in Africa to seals and sea lions, who then spread i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.

    The drug protected 16 monkeys infected with lethal do...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.

    Researchers tested the two vaccines -- MenACWY-CRM and 4CMenB -- on volunteers aged 18 to 24. ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossings, the World Health Organization recommended Monday.

    The United Nations' health agency reiterate...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be far greater than the current statistics indicate, officials from the World Health Organization said Friday.

    Patients are flooding treatment centers that have just been opened, and the recor...Full Article