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Handout Dr. Reymundo Lozano specializes in helping children and adults who are living with intellectual disabilities. The Specialist: Dr. Reymundo Lozano specializes in helping children and adults who are living with intellectual disabilities. He’s an assistant professor of pediatrics, genetics and genomic sciences, and psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Who’s at risk: Doctors estimate that about 250,000 Americans have Down syndrome. “Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual disability that can range from mild to moderate,” says Dr. Reymundo Lozano, an assistant professor of pediatrics, genetics and genomic sciences, and psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “This is the most common chromosomal condition and is cause
Mount Sinai Dr. Monica Prasad Hayes is assistant professor in the division of gynecologic oncology art Mount Sinai; she specializes in gynecological cancer surgery and treatment. The Specialist An assistant professor in the division of gynecologic oncology, Dr. Monica Prasad Hayes specializes in gynecological cancer surgery and treatment. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. WHO’S AT RISK Though less common than breast cancer, ovarian cancer still affects thousands of American women — 21,290 new diagnoses of the disease are made each year, and doctors estimate that 1 out of every 70 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime. “Ovarian cancer is a malignancy that affects only women, because it arises from the ovaries or fallopian tubes,” says Hayes. “While about 5-10% of ovar
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Andrew Lichtenstein The Director of Otologic Research at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mount Sinai, Dr. Ana (Hae-ok) Kim treats patients for hearing loss, balance problems, and anything ear-related. The Specialist The Director of Otologic Research at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mount Sinai, Dr. Ana (Hae-ok) Kim treats patients for hearing loss, balance problems, and anything ear-related. She sees about 50 patients a week for hearing loss. WHO’S AT RISK It’s easy to take hearing for granted, but doctors now estimate that up to 15% of Americans under the age of 70 have some degree of hearing loss due to exposure to harmful noise. “Hearing loss falls into one of two categories, depending on whether it’s caused by nerve damage or a structural injury, like a perforated ear d
Mount Sinai/Eugene Gologursky Dr. Gina Sam of Mount Sinai The Specialist: An assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Gina Sam is a gastroenterologist who specializes in treating patients for GERD and acid reflux. She sees more than 1,000 patients with GERD a year. Who's at risk: MORE THAN 60% of the adult population reports experiencing some kind of acid reflux during any one-year period, but for an estimated 7 million Americans, chronic reflux impacts their quality of life. “Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when contents from the stomach flow from up the esophagus,” says Sam. “Normally your lower esophageal sphincter acts as a barrier to stop contents from flowing up, but when that sphincter becomes weak or relaxes inappropriately, the stomach contents