Dr. Sharyn N. Lewin, MD

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  • New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive.

    But a new, long-term European study says this str...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.

    Waiting until about two minutes after birth to clam...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report early progress in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer.

    The results of their study -- the first of three stages of research required of drug treatments in the United S...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study.

    "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The scourge of dementia may come with a silver lining: Those with declining memory and thinking skills may be significantly less likely to die from cancer, new research indicates.

    Analyzing more than 2,600 Spaniards over the age of 65, scientis...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

    This finding suggests that women with irregular periods -- including those wi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

    "Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered yet another reason to love coffee: A new study suggests that people who drink at least a cup a day have a lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who only indulge occasionally.

    The study was to be present...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women may face increased risk for early-term delivery during heat waves, according to a large new study from Canada.

    Researchers analyzed data from 300,000 births in Montreal between 1981 and 2010, and also looked at summer temperatures ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaginal gel has the potential to protect women from HIV, even if it is applied several hours after sex, animal research suggests.

    The antimicrobial gel protected five out of six monkeys from a hybrid simian/human AIDS virus when it was u...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental cancer drug that activates the immune system has shown early promise for advanced cases of melanoma skin cancer, researchers report.

    The findings come from an early stage trial of just 31 patients. But experts were cautiously opti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.

    Diabetes has been considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but what's not clear ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed unt...Full Article