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, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year, according to a newly written personal account by Dr. Craig Spencer, the last American Ebola patient treated in the United States.

    He also believes that o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination antibiotic Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated infections of the intra-abdominal area or urinary tract, including the kidneys.

    Avycaz contains...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner.

    The strategy is known as "pre-exposure prophylaxis," or PrEP...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's recommendation and a patient's race may play a big role in whether or not people get an annual flu shot, new research reveals.

    Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit surveyed about 475 patients and found that 90 percent of the...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the measles outbreak that began at two Disneyland theme parks in California last December may be easing, California health officials reported Monday no new cases since their last update on Friday.

    The total number of measles cases ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people infected with measles has increased slightly to 154 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. health officials reported Monday.

    Last week, the number of cases was 141, officials said.

    The outbreak began ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If an American becomes infected with HIV, chances are he or she contracted the virus from someone who didn't know they were infected or wasn't getting proper treatment.

    That's the message of a new U.S. study, which found that undiagnosed and untre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A centralized statewide reminder system for immunizations may be a more reliable way to increase overall vaccination rates than reminders from the doctor's office, new research suggests.

    Efforts to get primary care physi...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease.

    But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-replicating strains of HIV damage the immune system in the very early stages of infection, resulting in quicker disease progression, a new study says.

    The results confirmed previous findings that people with faster-replicating HIV strains h...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cough of very sick Ebola patients could be as dangerous as their vomit or diarrhea to those around them, a new report suggests.

    However, the same experts also cautioned that this does not mean that the deadly virus could spread quickly thro...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with a "superbug" at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for seven serious infections, including two

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment, her doctors report.

    They no...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research links the virus behind chickenpox and shingles to a blood vessel condition that afflicts the elderly and can sometimes be deadly.

    The study doesn't prove that the so-called varicella zoster virus causes the condition, known as gian...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rivers and streams could be major contributors to antibiotic resistance due to the many infection-fighting medications flushed into them, a new study says.

    Antibiotic resistance means that commonly used medications don't work as well -- or don'...Full Article