NYU Langone Health experts are featured in news articles discussing the effects of wildfire smoke on air quality in the Northeast and other parts of the U.S. Dr. Daniel Sterman, a professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine, discusses the health risks of breathing in smoky air. Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan, an associate professor of population health and medicine, discusses the economic impact of smoky air on businesses in the city. Dr. Purvi Parikh, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and allergy and immunology, offers advice on staying safe during poor air quality conditions. Other NYU Langone Health experts are featured in articles discussing topics such as AI in healthcare, sports injuries, and oncology.
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Wildfires on the west coast have been causing hazardous air quality conditions across the country, including in the northeast, where New Yorkers are experiencing smoky air that is disrupting their daily lives. NYU Langone Health experts have been providing insights and recommendations on how to stay safe during this time.
In light of the recent report by the New York Times, Dr. Daniel H. Sterman, the Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has warned that the smoke from these wildfires can cause respiratory problems, especially for people with pre-existing conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Crain’s New York Business reports that Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan, associate professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine, has observed that the smoky air has caused parts of the city to go quiet, with fewer people walking or biking outdoors.
Dr. Purvi S. Parikh, clinical assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, has spoken to TODAY.com about the safety of going outside during this time, advising people to limit their time outdoors and wear masks to filter out smoke particles.
Dr. Jonathan Newman, the Eugene Braunwald assistant professor of Cardiology, has been quoted by The Weather Channel, which reports that air quality alerts are active in 16 states. Dr. Newman warns that exposure to wildfire smoke can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Meanwhile, The City reports on recommendations from NYU Langone Health experts on how to stay safe during this time. Dr. George D. Thurston, professor in the Departments of Environmental Medicine and Population Health, advises people to stay indoors as much as possible, close windows and doors, and use air purifiers. Dr. Terry Gordon, professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine, recommends using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to remove smoke particles from the air.
NYU Langone Health experts have also been making headlines in other areas of healthcare. The Daily Mail reports on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict patient outcomes, including death, with greater accuracy than traditional methods. Dr. Eric K. Oermann, assistant professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology, has been involved in this research.
In sports medicine news, The Athletic and NJ.com report on the possible recovery timeline for New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s toe injury. Dr. Spencer Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, weighs in on the best-case scenario for Judge’s return to the field.
Finally, in oncology news, Targeted Oncology reports on the growing impact of drug shortages in the field. Dr. Joshua K. Sabari, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, discusses the challenges and potential solutions.
To draw a final conclusion, NYU Langone Health experts continue to provide valuable insights and recommendations on a wide range of health topics, from air quality to artificial intelligence to sports medicine and oncology.
Source: NYU Langone Health