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:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests.

    Antibiotics should be used to treat travelers' diarrhea only in severe cases, said the study authors.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have hard numbers to back up their warnings that this season's flu shots are less than perfect: A new study finds the vaccine reduces your risk of needing medical care because of flu by only 23 percent.

    Most years, flu vac...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of many types of hospital-acquired infections are on the decline, but more work is needed to protect patients, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

    "Hospitals have made real progress to reduce some types ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If the current high rates of monitoring and hospitalization continue, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be halted by the middle of this year, researchers report.

    After including data collected as of Dec. 1, 2014, a computer model projected tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research dispels the widely held belief that spiders are a common cause of skin infections in people.

    "Although spider bite may be an attractive and tenable causative agent of a bacterial infection, the data show this is highly improbable," the...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With flu now widespread across the United States, experts recommend you take several steps to reduce your risk.

    Getting a flu shot is crucial, said Dr. Saul Hymes, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and a specialist in pediatric infectious ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable birth control Depo-Provera is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection in women, according to a review of research in Africa.

    Women who receive the so-called "birth control shot" have about 40 percent higher odds of becomin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is more than just a troublesome skin condition for millions of Americans -- it also causes up to $135 billion a year in direct and indirect costs, a new study shows.

    According to data included in the study, about 3.2 percent of the U.S...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Laboratory researchers say they've discovered a new antibiotic that could prove valuable in fighting disease-causing bacteria that no longer respond to older, more frequently used drugs.

    The new antibiotic, teixobactin, has proven effective agai...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It started as a deadly but little-known outbreak in West Africa, but the lethal and unchecked spread of the Ebola virus dominated U.S. headlines for much of 2014, making it one of the year's top health news stories.

    Acc...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may have started with virus-infected bats, a new study says.

    Ebola epidemics are "zoonotic" in origin, spreading to humans through contact with bats or larger wildlife, according to the researchers in Germany.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that adults with HIV tend to have worse hearing than those not infected with the AIDS-causing virus.

    Researchers led by Peter Torre, of San Diego State University, assessed the hearing of 262 men averaging 57 years of age, and 13...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab technician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta earlier this week.

    And up to a dozen other lab workers are being checked for possible exposure...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rapivab (peramivir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat influenza.

    The intravenous drug inhibits an enzyme that releases viral particles from infected cells, the FDA explained Monday in a news release. Rapivab is ap...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Viekira Pak, a combination of four antiviral drugs -- ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir and dasabuvir -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C infection, including a major complication, cirrhosis of the liver.<

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