Dr. Hank Schmidt, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using women's own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn't increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests.

    The procedure is known as lipofilling. Fa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports.

    For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a laboratory to check for levels of a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    "Our study was the most comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of adult su...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplant Hepatology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for transplant centers to reject donor livers for the sickest patients on the transplant waiting list, a new study suggests.

    That means those patients have a higher risk of death while they wait for a lifesaving transplant, the research...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical safety checklist reduced patients' risk of death over 90 days and shortened their hospital stay, a new study found.

    The findings suggest that surgical safety checklists can reduce health care costs by reducing the risk of complication...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on your hospital, a new study finds.

    The study of more than 62,000 patients cared for in four different U.S. health ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tumor in children, a new study reports.

    And the new therapy causes fewer long-term side effects, th...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using tanning beds at a young age significantly raises a woman's risk of developing melanoma before the age of 50, a new study finds.

    A study of adults ages 25 to 49 found the risk for the deadly skin cancer increased two to six times for women...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests.

    The study included more than 41,000 people who had lung cancer surgery between 2009 and 2014. Patients were cat...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Helping smokers quit may be as easy as mailing them free nicotine-replacement patches, even in the absence of counseling or other support, a new Canadian study shows.

    The finding didn't surprise one expert in lung healt...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don't need, a new study contends.

    The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed.

    The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S. patients with stage 2 or ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

    Colon tumors that don't produce a protein called CDX2 are more likely to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatopathology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer during or just after pregnancy are at greater risk from the cancer than other women, a new study finds.

    Pregnancy hormones may fuel the most deadly type of skin cancer, the researchers said.

    "Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals.

    Relatives reported a better end-of-life experience mor...Full Article