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February 2011

Links to media reports about Mount Sinai Hospital.

Researchers derive stem cells from horses, hope to enable new treatment
A study led by Dr. Andras Nagy of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital has derived transformative stem cells from a horse, which they hope will help speed healing of injured animals and provide a model for better understanding and possibly treating similar problems in people.

Menopause linked to lower heart risks
Scientists from Northwestern University and Harvard Medical School have found that those who experienced hot flashes at the onset of menopause may be at a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and premature death. Dr. Wendy Wolfman, Director of the Mature Women's Health Program shares her thoughts with PostMedia News. 

C-Sections on the rise
A new report shows 28 per cent of children in Ontario are born by C-Section. Dr. Alan Bocking, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology speaks to Global Toronto about when C-sections are medically necessary and the risk associated.  

Don't seniors deserve better?
The first baby boomers are turing 65 this year and the number of seniors in Canada is expected to double in the next two decades. Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics shares with Maclean's Magazine how Mount Sinai is making caring for our aging population a strategic priority and the new model of care Mount Sinai is developing.

Special needs patients at risk for poor oral care
Following in her father's footsteps, third-year dental student Ali Sigal started Oral Health, Total Health a program to raise awareness about the issues people with special needs have accessing dental care. Dr. Michael Sigal, Chief of Dentistry tells CHCH News about the Mount Sinai clinic where he has spent his entire career.

Zinc shows promise in curing the common cold
Dr. Allison McGeer, Director of Infection Control shares her thoughts with the Toronto Star on a new study showing zinc may reduce the misery of the common cold.

Inconceivable
Carolyn and Sean Savage have written a book documenting their heartbreaking story about successfully becoming pregnant through IVF at a fertility clinic in the United States and later finding another couple's embryo had been implanted. Dr. Ellen Greenblatt, Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health tells CBC The Current about the safeguards in place to prevent these types of mistakes from happening and what to look for when choosing a fertility clinic.

Doctor's Orders: Sex During Pregnancy Gets the Green Light
Dr. Dan Farine and obstetrical residents Drs. Claire Jones and Crystal Chan speak with Time Magazine about their study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that found there are very few proven risks to intercourse in low-risk pregnancies.


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