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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Activity

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The third American medical missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa left a Nebraska hospital Thursday, free of the virus.

    The treatments given to Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, included doses of an experimental drug and...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infections from the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone could soar to 1.4 million cases by mid-January unless the global community mounts a rapid response to the West African crisis, according to new estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The five types of yeast pathogen detected by the T2Candida t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds.

    The researchers evaluated more than 500 very low birth...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, new research shows.

    That's because the balance of stress hormones during bereavement changes with age, British researchers say. As a result, older people who are grieving are mo...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama escalated the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Thursday, ordering key federal agencies to pursue a national strategy to deal with the threat.

    Obama signed an executive order that creates a new cabinet-level...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

    "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to testing samples taken from th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

    More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who's struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus.

    Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last Fr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 10 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

    About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respiratory illness in Missouri ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with sepsis are more likely to survive this life-threatening bloodstream infection if they're treated in a hospital that handles a large number of sepsis cases, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The third American medical missionary worker infected with the Ebola virus while working in West Africa arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

    Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at the 10-bed special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Ce...Full Article

  • 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

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    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