"I never realized learning could be so easy."
Sheldon Newman, MD
Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Welcome to Medical Moments, an online series of mini-lectures.
I realize that you are overwhelmed, pressed for time, and required to encompass an ever expanding knowledge base within the framework of your own specific sphere of practice. Why should you listen to our offerings? It is because we will bring you brief and portable updates on evolving topics. These topics will be out of your comfort zone but will be in areas you will be asked about by friends, family and patients. Our aim is to help you fulfill the expectations the community has about you and your expertise.
Let me challenge you.
What do you know about peanut allergies? Why has this become an epidemic and what can we do about it? What is the rationale for the new recommendations regarding mammography? What do you know about the new diet drugs? Are they safe? The answer may surprise you. Is Hepatitis C now easily curable? When your mother tells you what she heard on TV about the latest recommendations on BP, what do you tell her? What do you know about Zika virus? These issues and others have been or will soon be addressed through this series on our website. In essence, the goal is to quickly & succinctly give you the knowledge to answer the questions raised on TV or by Dr. Oz. We hope you enjoy, and learn. And again, welcome. Howard Kerpen, MD Editor Howard Kerpen, MD, FACP Director Lorber Center for the Advancement of Medical Education Long Island Jewish Medical Center Lorber Professor of Medical Education Professor of Medicine Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine