Montefiore Insider - Issue 2 - November 2016
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Montefiore Insider - Issue 2 - November 2016

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Twin boys conjoined at head successfully separated at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore after more than 20 hours of surgery

Last month, a team of expert surgical and medical providers at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) separated thirteen-month-old craniopagus (joined at the head) twin boys Jadon and Anias McDonald. “Once again the Montefiore Einstein team is leading the way in pioneering medicine that changes lives,” said Steven M. Safyer M.D., President and CEO, Montefiore. Read More.

Recap: News & Events

Genetic screening in the Jewish community

Montefiore-Einstein’s Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) and the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics have a new study published in Genetics in Medicine that reinforces the value of screening for common BRCA mutations in the United States Ashkenazi Jewish population. Read More.

Celebrate Montefiore 2016

Last month, Montefiore hosted its annual Celebrate Montefiore event at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. The generosity of our supporters allowed us to raise more than $2.2 million benefiting important programs within the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Surgery. On behalf of our physicians, staff, patients and families, we thank them for their support. Interested in supporting Montefiore through one of our upcoming events? Keep an eye on our events page.
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Read: Did You Know?

Support #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29th, celebrate #GivingTuesday and the spirit of philanthropy by opening your heart to the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. For this year’s #GivingTuesday, help us raise $8,000 to buy 400 therapeutic pillows – one for each of the 400 pediatric cardiac patients we will treat this year. For only $20, you can help us purchase a pillow for each child. Read More.

Tech Companies Join Fight Against America's Top Killers

In the United States alone, chronic diseases are responsible for seven of ten deaths each year. The good news is that, with the correct diet, most of these premature deaths are preventable. Robert Ostfeld, MD, Director, Preventive Cardiology, comments on the importance of widespread dietary changes to defend against the many chronic diseases plaguing our society. Read More.