Latest Health Updates from NYU Langone: November 21, 2023

NYU Langone Health has been at the forefront of sharing important health information through their faculty members. In a recent article published in STAT News, Stella S. Yi, MPH, PhD, shed light on how the broad “Asian American” category can obscure health disparities. This highlights the importance of disaggregated data in addressing health inequities within this population.

In another piece from Healio, Howard Weintraub, MD, discussed how inflammation may predict events more than cholesterol in high-risk statin intolerant patients. This suggests that a deeper understanding of patient issues beyond cholesterol levels may be necessary.

Sean Heffron, MD, took to HuffPost to remind readers of the potential impact of holiday eating habits on heart health with a discussion on one day of Thanksgiving food consumption.

Moving forward, Gregory Katz, MD, provided insights into the portfolio diet and explored the effects of electrolyte powder on sodium levels in Health. Meanwhile, Samantha M. Dunham, MD, addressed the importance of discussing perimenopause in Harper’s Bazaar and Marc K. Siegel, MD, examined the potential link between coffee consumption and a reduction in COVID-19 severity.

Faculty members at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island also tackled various health questions and concerns. Martin Backer, MD, answered questions on COVID-19 and holidays in Newsday while Shae Datta

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