Diabetic Friendly Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is all about overindulging, but if you have diabetes, you don’t always get to enjoy it. It’s not just the apple pie and the cranberry sauce, there’s sugar hidden in most of your favorite dishes. To help you and your family enjoy a delicious meal, Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and WABC teamed up to create a diabetic friendly Thanksgiving menu. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Celebrating a Groundbreaking and Two Galas

Mount Sinai Queens Groundbreaking

Hospital and community leaders, local legislators, and residents of Western Queens gathered on Monday, October 21, to break ground on a $125 million expansion project at Mount Sinai Queens, which will enhance emergency and outpatient care, and diagnostic and laboratory services, when it is completed in 2016.

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Influenza Vaccinations Available for Mount Sinai Health System Staff

All faculty, staff, and students throughout the Mount Sinai Health System are expected to get an annual influenza vaccination, a request that has new urgency this year. For the first time, the New York State Department of Health is requiring that all hospital personnel either receive the influenza vaccination or wear masks in areas where there is potential for patient contact, including lobbies, corridors, elevators, and cafeterias, as well as in all typical patient-care areas. This new regulation will be in effect throughout the influenza season, which typically runs from December to late spring.

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GI Medical Oncology Practice Recognized by QOPI Certification Program

Mount Sinai’s Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology practice has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  The QOPI® Certification Program provides a 3-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

QOPI certification signifies that an outpatient oncology practice has met core standards in a variety of areas that affect the quality of patient care, including staff training and education, chemotherapy orders and drug preparation, patient consent and education, safe chemotherapy administration, and monitoring and assessment of patient well-being. Mount Sinai is the first site in Manhattan to receive QOPI-certification.

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Patient Transfer Center Unites Hospital Campuses

The Emergency Departments at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals started transferring pediatric cases to The Mount Sinai Hospital on Tuesday, October 1, a day after the creation of the Mount Sinai Health System. These patient transfers are among the first systemwide synergies to be implemented throughout the seven campuses, and point to the fluidity of the Health System’s Inter-Hospital Transfer Center, which is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Town Hall Meetings Present Vision for Future

It was standing room only at the campuses of Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for a series of Town Hall meetings at which the leaders of the Mount Sinai Health System presented their vision for the future and how the new system will address today’s health care challenges.

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BOTOX Gains FDA Approval to Treat “Crow’s Feet”

As of September 11th 2013, BOTOX™ Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) received approval from the FDA for the treatment of lines extending around the corner of the eyes, commonly known as “crow’s feet.” Since its initial FDA approval in 2002, Botox has become incredibly popular for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, both on label (glabellar lines – the dreaded “11” seen between the eyebrows) and off-label (all the other lines and wrinkles on your face, including crows feet). Botox, along with its competitors and Dysport™ and Xeomin, are often referred to as “relaxing agents.” Technically, they are paralytic agents produced from sterile derivatives of Botulinum Toxin but most patients prefer not associate Botulism, toxins or paralysis with their face.

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October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Liver cancer may be less well-known than other cancer types, but it is the fifth most common cancer in the world.  And despite progress in other fields, liver cancer is one of the few cancers whose rate in the United States is continuing to rise.  Liver cancer, whose medical term is hepatocellular carcinoma, is tumor that starts in the liver and can spread to other organs if left untreated.

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Welcome to the Mount Sinai Health System: A New Era Begins

The Boards of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners announced on Monday, September 30, the establishment of the Mount Sinai Health System. This new health system includes Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, seven major member hospital campuses in New York City, an extensive network of approximately 45 ambulatory care locations, 12 free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, and more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with local health care organizations—all throughout the greater metropolitan region.

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Community-Based Care Throughout Greater New York

The Mount Sinai Health System has launched a bold new era in community-based care that will provide world-class medical services to millions of people each year. Its vast geographic footprint includes seven member hospital campuses in Manhattan, from Chinatown to Chelsea, and midtown to Morningside Heights, as well as Queens and Brooklyn. It also extends into communities in each borough of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.

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