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New Approach to Treating Cancer: Personalized Radiation Therapy During—Instead of After—Cancer Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is finding new ways to use individualized, internal radiation delivered in the operating room immediately after a cancer tumor is removed. Intraoperative radiotherapy, or IORT, represents an effort to reduce the chance of a recurrence, shorten the duration of conventional postoperative external radiation, and reduce the risk to healthy tissue associated with external radiation.  More

Patient Education and Empowerment Can Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetes Patients

A holistic approach to educating and empowering patients with diabetes can significantly improve their health, according to a new study led by diabetes nurse educators from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network. Participants in the study enrolled in a Diabetes Self-Management and Education program (DSME) to reduce their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  More

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Innovation Center Opens at Blueprint Health Accelerator

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) has opened dedicated innovation space at Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator and co-working space for health tech startups. This new space will help foster the hospital’s collaboration with the technology and startup sector in New York City and bring new technologies into use at NYP. The first component of NYP's nascent Innovation Center, the site at Blueprint Health, will focus on developing a new portfolio of technology projects, including building on applications from the hospital’s recent hackathon, expanding existing initiatives such as award-winning patient bedside tablets, and developing new solutions in conjunction with Blueprint Health’s members.  More

#6 in the Nation, #1 in New York: NewYork-Presbyterian Recognized for Excellence in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals'

For the 14th consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's prestigious "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll, published online today. The hospital ranks No. 6 on the Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties. Only 17 hospitals out of 5,000 nationwide were included. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital again earned the top spot among all hospitals in New York state and the New York metro region.  More

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