Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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Alejandro R. Zuretti, MD, has been appointed as chairman of the department of pathology and laboratories at the Nassau University MedicalCenter

A recent press release stated “AS chair, Dr. Zuretti leads the activities of the department with services that include gold-standard infectious disease testing in our virology and microbiology laboratories, blood banking and transfusion services, as well as molecular diagnostics and cytopathology. Anatomic pathology services include autopsy, surgical pathology and fine needle aspiration.”

Arthur A. Gianelli, President and CEO of NuHealth said “The recruitment of Dr. Zuretti, an outstanding clinician with a terrific track record of success in research and many publications, fits very well within our health system and will take our hospital to the next level… He brings a national reputation in anatomic pathology with particular expertise in surgical pathology. 

Before joining NuHealth at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Zuretti served as the director of laboratories, chair of pathology and blood bank director of Kinsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. 

Dr. Steven J. Walerstein, executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director for the NuHealth System said “we are delighted to welcome a physician of Dr. Zuretti’s caliber to the NuHealth System… His clinical and research expertise will be of tremendous benefit to the patients we serve.”

To read the full press release, click here.

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NuHealth System Giving Patient's a New Lease On Life

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, October 26, 2011 0 comments


Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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Coming Full Circle- Michael Geier (Former Patient)

Michael Geier was airlifted to NuHealth ten years ago when he fell off a horse and lapsed into a coma.  The avid equestrian had always wanted to be veterinarian, but his experience at NuHealth changed his focus.  Today, Michael’s life has come full circle—he’s in medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and next year plans to complete his clerkship at the place where it all started.  At NuHealth.

“I saw an empathy in the doctors at NuHealth that I related to.  I have that same empathy, and now I want to use it to help other people.  That’s why I’m becoming a doctor.”


A New Lease On Life- Krista Lesinski, (Patient)

Over a period of six months, Krista Lesinski was constantly under the weather.  Her ankles would swell, she would break out in rashes, and she was frequently depressed.  Finally one day she looked in the mirror and her face was yellow.  She entered NuHealth, where doctors arranged for a liver transplant that ultimately saved her life.

“I could tell that the doctors at NuHealth really cared about me.  They checked on me over the weekend, on their own time, because I was really sick.  Their dedication meant a lot.”

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Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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Dr. Nyapati R. Rao, MD, MS and Chair of Psychiatry and behavior sciences at NuHealth System at  Nassau University Medical Center has been elevated to Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, reported a recent press release.

The press release states that membership in The College is limited to 750 participating psychiatrists who have demonstrated outstanding competence in the field of psychiatry, and who have achieved national recognition in one of the following fields: clinical practice, research, academic leadership, and teaching. New members must be nominated by Fellows or members of The College who are personally familiar with their work and career. 

President/CEO Arthur Gianelli said “we are pleased that Dr. Rao has been elevated to Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Rao’s commitment to scholarly research and his unwavering interest in recruiting, retaining and enhancing culturally and linguistically competent mental health professionals, makes him the ideal leader to receive the honor bestowed on members who have made significant contributions to ACP and the field of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.”

Dr. Rao expressed his gratitude, “I am extremely grateful to Art and Steve for their unwavering support to my academic activities and, consequently, any national recognition that I receive is as much theirs as it is mine. The Fellowship of American College will offer me opportunities to understand the trends and priorities in academic medicine and use that knowledge to further strengthen our academic undertaking at NUMC. A strong commitment to academic mission at NUMC will only elevate the quality of care we deliver, strengthen the professionalism of our workforce, and enable the practice of cutting edge medicine to the befit of it all.”

To read the entire press release, log on to www.NuHealth.net or click HERE.
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Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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Dr. Steven J. Walerstein is a medical doctor at NuHealth. Recently he published an article about Gout, a painful arthritis which develops in patients with a high burden of uric acid (or urate). Here is what the doctor had to say about the painful condition:

Characterized by “podagra,” an acute inflammation of the great toe, gout can affect other joints as well as the kidneys. Gout tends to be recurrent over years, with the second episode usually occurring within two years from the first. In its most severe and untreated form, Gout can lead to renal failure. Besides obesity, Gout is associated with hypertension and diabetes, so control of these conditions is part of the basic management of Gout.
Gout is commonly found in middle aged people, with an increased prevalence in patients with obesity, hypertension, alcohol and excessive intake of meat and certain seafood’s. All of these conditions are caused by a buildup of too much uric acid- a natural body constituent that normally dissolves in the blood and is excreted by the kidneys- in the body. When the body has excessive urate, the kidneys excrete too little, or the diet contains too much, levels can build up.
Gout has three phases: acute, intercritical and chronic. Acute Gouty Arthritis is very painful, develops over 24 hours, and is associated with redness, swelling and tenderness of the joint. The diagnosis is often based upon aspiration of joint fluid with a small needle, and microscopic examination for the characteristic gouty crystals. Treatments include anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids.
For more information, and to read the full article written by Dr. Steven J. Walerstein, click here.
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Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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Robert A. Benrubi, counsel to the Preseident and CEO of NuHealth System, Arthur A. Gianelli, was an honoree at the 16th Annual Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk Golf Classic on October 13th at the Huntington Crescent Club. 

Benrubi was honored for his community service and support of the important work that Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk does in the community, primarily helping families that are suffering the effects of domestic violence and those who have experienced the horror of sexual assault. 

“It’s a privilege to have been selected as an honoree by VIBS. This event raises much needed funds to help VIBS provide essential and vital services to help victims of a very severe and horrible problem in our community- those that have experienced or are experiencing the horrors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” said Benrubi.

VIBS works toward creating communities of safe and loving homes, healthy and abuse-free relationships and a social climate that discourages abuse and restores dignity to survivors.

For more information on VIBS, click here.
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Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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NuHealth System at Nassau University Medical Center opened a new Eye Center on Friday, October 14th, providing specialty and emergency ophthalmological services and care.

A recent press release stated that NuHealth officials, along with board of directors and staff have opened the new Eye Center at NUMC. The Eye Center had been previously located in a trailer for almost 40 years, and finally has relocated to a new facility on the first floor of the B building at NUMC.

For almost 50 years, the Eye Center had been providing the residents of Nassau County with superior eye care, ranging from comprehensive eye exams to emergency eye care and to specialized eye surgeries to its 11,000 eye outpatient center patients and over 600 surgeries each year.

NuHealth officials noted that the renovations were undertaken with $600,000 from NUMC’s capital project funds. The new state-of-the-art 3,500 square ft. facility is fully equipped with ten new eye exam rooms. 

The services include specialty ophthalmological services with highly sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies not often found in private eye care centers. The services also include cataract surgery, glaucoma, retina and vitreous disease, pediatric eye care, eye care for trauma patients, laser vision corrections, etc.

For more information on the new Eye Center, visit www.NuHealth.net.
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Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
www.nuhealth.net     516-572-5809
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Are you looking to lose a few pounds before the holiday season? You don’t need a weight loss pill or personal trainer to shed pounds.

According to a recent article published by the Chicago SunTimes, those who eat slower, eat less, and therefore weight less. By making one simple change to the way you eat, you could drop a few inches.

Here’s what you need to do, “try taking your time when you eat, really savoring and enjoying your food, instead of racing through your meals and snack,” suggests the Chicago Sun.

“People who eat slowly tend to consume fewer calories and weight less than those who eat quickly, research shows,” (Chicago Sun Times).

It is believed that slower eating allows you to feel full before you’ve consumed too much food.

To try to slow down your eating rate, the Chicago Sun Times suggests selecting high-fiber foods that take more time to chew, such as apples, pears, carrots, broccoli and air-popped popcorn.

So, make this little change to your eating habits and lets the results speak for themselves.

For more information, visit www.NuHealth.net.
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