Dr. Andrea Wolf, 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
  • 1190 Fifth Avenue
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-9502
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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors should not be excluded from clinical trials of new lung cancer treatments, according to a study that challenges common practice.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 103,000 people older than 65 who were diagnosed with advanced l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

    The findings highlight the difficulty facing many smokers trying to quit -- even when smo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow, researchers have repaired a fistula -- a potentially fatal tissue abnormality -- in the man's lower airway.

    "This is another interesting new therapeutic approach for stem cells," said l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Ozone has been linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death.

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer screening with CT scans can be cost-effective while saving lives, a new study suggests.

    But, there are two caveats to that finding -- the procedure has to be performed by skilled professionals and the screening must be done on a ver...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare should cover low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening for people at high risk for the disease, a coalition of more than 60 patient and medical groups says.

    The coalition, which includes the Lung Cancer Alliance, the Society of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not be as reliable in geographic regions where certain lung infections are more common, a new analysis says.

    One noninvasive way of detecting lung cancer is through the use of what's known as functional i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report.

    Based on the results of a four-country study, the researchers recomm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the agency said Thursday in a news release.

    COPD, which includes chronic bronchiti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Governments should ban or limit the use of electronic cigarettes until more is known about their health effects, say experts from the world's leading lung organizations.

    The position statement was issued Wednesday by the Forum of International R...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical biopsy is safe for certain late-stage lung cancer patients and could improve their chances of getting treated with newer types of drugs that target cancer-related genetic mutations, a new small study reveals.

    In ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have an increased risk of problems after heart bypass surgery, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at more than 9,200 patients in China who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) between 1999 and 2008, and f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're returning home after having chest surgery at an out-of-town hospital, flying is as safe as driving, an expert says.

    It's widely believed that ground travel is safer than air travel after chest surgery, but a study by Mayo Clinic thoracic ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing lung cancer patients' tumors for various gene mutations may help doctors choose the best treatment, and possibly extend people's lives, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings, reported in the May 21 Journal of the American Medi...Full Article