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 Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 11,000 extra deaths due to malaria may have occurred in 2014 because of disruptions in health care services caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a new study suggests.

    Another 3,900 extra malaria deaths may have been caused by the...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year.

    Most of those victims are children, but the success of a new malaria vaccine in late-stage trials could offer real ho...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The bird flu outbreak that has resulted in the slaughter of millions of chickens and turkeys in the United States has little chance of sickening humans, federal health officials said Wednesday.

    The reason: the genetic makeup of the virus behi...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug being tested on Ebola victims in Sierra Leone has proven effective in treating infected monkeys during laboratory trials, a new study reports.

    The antiviral drug, TKM-Ebola, cured three monkeys infected with Ebola, said st...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bird flu has been detected on an Iowa farm with a flock of about 5 million chickens, bringing the total number of chickens and turkeys affected by the virus to nearly 8 million nationwide.

    All of the birds on farm will be killed, the Wall Str...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

    "HPV is a local infection that can separately ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pets can transfer infections to humans, especially young children, seniors, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems, experts report.

    Pet owners and health care providers need to be aware of this risk and t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

    Just how overused these medications were varied widely, the study authors found. Some neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) gave antibiotics to newbor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The California measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks was officially declared over Friday by state health officials.

    A total of 131 people in California were diagnosed with measles during the outbreak, according to the sta...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The death from encephalitis of a 6-year-old Tennessee boy has led researchers to a better understanding of the mosquito-borne virus that killed the child.

    La Crosse virus, transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, often causes no symptoms....Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks in California will officially be over if no new cases are reported by Friday, state health officials said.

    According to the California Department of Public Health, a total of 134 ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of dogs and cats across the United States have been infected by a roundworm parasite that targets the eye, according to a new report.

    While the condition isn't fatal, researchers say vets and owners should be aware of the outbrea...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With more than 1,000 dogs sickened by a highly contagious dog flu in the Midwestern United States, veterinarians urge pet owners to take precautions.

    "My advice to dog owners is to watch the news and be aware of where the disease is across the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.

    The likely cause? Bacteria are less likely to be passed from person to person due to better sanitation and cleaner drinking wa...Full Article