NYIT D.O.s: Treating the Whole Patient
Oct 11, 2013
Osteopathic physicians often have to explain to a prospective patient what a D.O. is and dispel notions that D.O.s receive less medical education than M.D.s, say NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine leaders, faculty, and alumni in "The D.O. Will See You Now" in Long Island Business News (subscription required).
The "whole patient" approach to preventing, diagnosing, and treating illness, disease, and injury is central to the osteopathic physician's education, along with their training in osteopathic manipulative treatment. "As alternative and complementary healthcare has become more obvious, many students are drawn to the hands-on manipulative care they can learn in osteopathic programs," says Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.
Cooper on High Healthcare Spending: Inequality is at the Core
Oct 09, 2013
"It is difficult not to connect the dots from inadequate social spending to excess poverty and income inequality to more chronic illness and higher healthcare spending," writes Richard "Buz" Cooper, director of NYIT"s Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce, in Health Affairs Blog. Cooper says these factors are central to comparisons of healthcare costs among developed countries "and the failure to cope with them is placing an unsustainable burden on our healthcare system."
Knowing the Rules about Social Security
Oct 06, 2013
Knowing the rules about Social Security is crucial. School of Management Professor Peter Harris tells Newsday in "Money Fix: Social Security Rules" that one of the top rules concerns when to tap into your social security account. If you take Social Security before your full retirement age, says Harris, there will be a permanent decrease in payments.
Those who take it later will see an increase in payments. Harris was among several experts who contributed tips for those who need a better understanding of Social Security.
Shapiro on the Shutdown in The Christian Science Monitor
Oct 01, 2013
"I'd like to think despite what we're seeing in Washington right now, that cooler heads will prevail and people will realize that not dealing with this and allowing this uncertainty to remain about the future course of the economy -- all of this will have an impact," says School of Management Professor Steven Shapiro in an article about Wall Street's reaction to the government shutdown in The Christian Science Monitor.
Shapiro and other experts comment about the market's initial reaction to the shutdown with a negative trend and the possibility of a downturn as a result of the looming government default.
Blazey on Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community
Oct 01, 2013
"The rate of domestic violence in same-sex relationships is equal to, and sometimes higher, than the rates found in heterosexual ones," writes College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, D.O., in Living Out.
"There are many ways that an abuser may try to control his or her partner, and often times the abuse is more than physical. Common threats include telling the survivor's contacts about his or her sexual orientation, threatening to alienate their partner from their community, and even 'outing' a spouse to their children if they share custody."
Hadjiargyrou Letter to The Times: Research and the Tea Party
Sep 29, 2013
In "Research and the Tea Party," Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., chair of the life sciences department at the College of Arts and Sciences, argues that the Tea Party wing of the Republic Party is both "shortsighted and partisan" in its oppostiion to the nation's biomedical research.
In response to a column by Thomas L. Friedman, Hadjiargyrou, who also conducts research at Stony Brook University, writes, "As a biomedical scientist at an academic institution who relies heavily on money from the National Institutes of Health to conduct scientific research, I have witnessed the devastating results of this political extremism: laboratories closing, junior faculty members being fired for lack of research dollars, senior members of the faculty not being promoted, faculty members unable to follow through on their innovative research ideas, students not being trained, and so on."
Guiliano in Newsday: Federal Funding for New Center Will Create, Save Jobs
Sep 26, 2013
"The center will create jobs, save jobs, create human capital and invest in marketplace technologies and high-tech enterprises," says NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., in Newsday, commenting on the $1.2 million in federal support for NYIT's Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) on its Old Westbury campus, which will work with companies and industry trade groups to prepare students for high-tech careers.
This federal funding for the ETIC, part of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, also was covered in Long Island Business News.
Blazey on Smoking Cessation in Medical Economics
Sep 25, 2013
College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, D.O., tells Medical Economics that he uses the "5 A's Intervention" to help his patients stop smoking. The 5 A's include sking patients about tobacco use, advising them about quitting, assessing their interest in quitting, assisting them with a specific plan, and arranging follow up visits.
"We found that by making templates [for the intervention] on our EHR system, we can do a brief, focused clinical intervention," says Blazey. He notes that the system also ensures that doctors will raise the question at each visit. "Hopefully sooner or later, [the patient] will see the light and when they do, they'll come to you."
Chute and Cooper Comment on the Affordable Care Act's Impact on Education
Sep 24, 2013
School of Health Professions Dean Patricia Chute, Ed.D., tells the Center for Digital Education that NYIT's simulation labs help students attain crucial experience in scenarios they'll encounter in hospitals and other clinical settings. In article about the Affordable Care Act's effect on educational institutions, Chute notes that standardized patients (actors) and high-tech mannequins provide excellent pre-training for students.
"We're teaching some very important aspects of medicine that help the student once they get into the actual clinical experience," she adds. Richard 'Buz' Cooper, director of NYIT's Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce, also notes in the article that the shortage of residency slots coupled with the growth of people who will have healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act means trouble for both patients and aspiring doctors. "It was utterly responsible," says Cooper, referring the ACA's exclusion of extra funding for new residency positions. "It's like planning a war and not training any soldiers."
NYIT Financial Aid Associate Dean Quoted as Expert in NerdScholar
Sep 03, 2013
"All college students should have a checking account and know how to balance a check book," says Rosemary Ferrucci, Associate Dean of Financial Aid, in NerdScholar's article "Top Financial Tips for College Freshman." Ferrucci adds that students should deposit any refunds provided from student loan money directly into their highest interest-earning account.
"Only withdraw as much as absolutely needed for educational expenses." She also advises students to shop for credit cards that come with some type of a reward: cash back, travel miles or a low interest rate. Keep your credit score strong, Ferrucci adds, by watching your debt-to-income ratio and by paying credit balances in full and on time.