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Latest Health News from NYU Langone – Tuesday, November 21, 2023


Nov 21, 2023

In recent news, NYU Langone Health faculty members have shared their expertise on a range of health topics. Stella S. Yi, MPH, PhD, discussed the limitations of the broad “Asian American” category in a STAT News story and emphasized the importance of disaggregated data in addressing health disparities within this population. Meanwhile, Howard Weintraub, MD, highlighted in Healio how inflammation may be a better predictor of events than cholesterol in high-risk statin intolerant patients, suggesting that a deeper understanding of patient issues beyond cholesterol levels may be necessary.

Sean Heffron, MD, used HuffPost to discuss the potential impact of one day of Thanksgiving food on heart health. Gregory Katz, MD, provided insights into the portfolio diet and explored the effects of electrolyte powder on sodium levels in Health. Samantha M. Dunham, MD, addressed the importance of discussing perimenopause in Harper’s Bazaar while Marc K. Siegel, MD examined the potential link between coffee consumption and a reduction in COVID-19 severity.

Martin Backer, MD offered guidance for safe and healthy holiday celebrations during COVID-19 by answering questions about it in Newsday. Lastly, Shae Datta, MD discussed a reduction in hippocampus size linked to cognitive decline risk in a ReachMD segment that contributed to our understanding of cognitive health and brain function.

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