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Simplified Physical Therapy Regimen for Parkinson's Boosts Patients' Walking Speed

April 28, 2015

Effective exercise-based treatments for Parkinson's disease can be intensively structured, time-consuming and difficult to implement, but research presented here at Touro College Research Day shows a multi-modal therapeutic approach that can make a big difference for patients.

Trendy Vocal Quirk Common in Speech of Both Younger and Older Women

April 28, 2015

Celebrities like the Kardashians are known for using “glottal fry” when they talk, but new research presented here at a poster session at Touro College Research Day shows the vocal affectation is common among non-famous women, too. Touro College Research Day, organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy campus at 230 West 125th Street in Harlem. 

'Fun and Games' After School Boost Autistic Kids' Motor Skills

April 27, 2015

An after-school program for children with autism featuring activities ranging from golf to yoga to indoor surfing significantly improves their motor skills, according to a new pilot study presented in a poster session at Touro College Research Day.

SHS Interprofessional Symposium Focuses on Challenges of Home Health Care

April 23, 2015

Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) hosted its 2nd Annual Symposium for Inter Professional Education on March 19 at Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere, L.I. More than 350 students from Touro College SHS, as well as faculty, and health care workers from the community, discussed the critical need for inter professional collaboration in contemporary health care delivery. This year’s theme, “Destination Home,” focused on the importance of coordinated care for patients when they are discharged from hospitals to their own homes. 

Major League Call Up: Touro Professor Signs with Boston Red Sox

March 26, 2014

New York, N.Y. – It was Labor Day weekend of last year.  Dr. Ray Mattfeld, an associate professor and the director of clinical education in the physical therapy program at Touro School of Health Sciences’ Bay Shore campus, was relaxing with his family when he received an intriguing email.